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Monday, February 5, 2001

M$ Announces Windows/Office XP

No doubt hiring the same brain cell that came up with "GeForce" and "Pentium", Microsoft has announced that the latest version of Windows will be Windows XP and Office will be Office XP. Apparently the XP stands for Experience. If they use Hendrix's "Are You Experienced" in their ads, I'm going to shoot out my T.V. No word on whether or not it will suck more than WindowsME.

XBox Trademark Problems

Microsoft may have some problem releasing the XBox gaming console on time due to a trademark dispute with a company called Xbox. In case you were wondering, yes, I am smiling quietly to myself. Thanks VoodooExtreme.

New Ask Hook

VoodooExtreme posted a new Ask (Brian) Hook Q&A. Today's question is about a team with zero experience getting attention from a publisher. I knew this guy was in trouble when I read the first words of his question:
Me and about four other people are about to start a development house
Nothing impresses a publisher like a fine grasp of the English language.

Leavin' on a Jet Plane

Sorry to quote a John Denver tune--I blame poor parenting. At any rate, my family and I are heading out to warmer climates for a little over a week. In the meantime, I leave you in the capable hands of The Master for all your gaming news and J.t.Qbe for all the Linux stuff. I don't know if I'm going to have any kind of Internet connection at all while I'm gone. I hope no one weeps uncontrollably at my absence.

Sunday, February 4, 2001

Lazy Day Update

Since it's such a slow news day, why don't you head over to Wraith's Riot Project: Arena website for the latest news on his Shogo-esque mod for Quake III Arena? Cool stuff.

CD of the day: Steve Vai "Passion and Warfare". My favorite track is "Sisters". The only problem is that every time I listen to this CD I want to burn my guitar. I could practice for a billion years and never play like that.

NOLF Beta Patch

The No One Lives Forever team updated their collective .plan with a plea for assistance. If you are comfortable trying a beta patch, they are asking for help in stamping out the final bugs. Check The NOLF homepage for the details.

Note to the NOLF team: including links in your .plan is A Good Thing.

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