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Thursday, February 22, 2001

Carmack on the GeForce3

id's John Carmack updated his .plan with his impressions of the newly-announced GeForce3 from NVIDIA. He lists the good, the indifferent, and the bad in it (it's mostly good). One of those would look great in my system, but for $600?

Battle for Naboo Demo

Gamespot got their hands on a demo of LucasArts' soon-to-be-released game Battle for Naboo. It is a 51M download. I snagged it tonight. It is (not surprisingly) very similar to Rogue Squadron. If you liked that game, you'll like this. If you didn't, well, let's just say it won't make you forget X-Wing. It also requires DirectX 8.0, so factor an extra 11M into your download if you don't have it already.

IBM Withdraws CPRM for Hard Drives

According to The Register, IBM has withdrawn their proposal to add CPRM to ATA hard drives. CPRM is the controversial copy-protection scheme, primarily intended for removable media. It's always nice to see a moment of lucidity among hardware manufacturers. Thanks Linux Today.

Broussard re:Carmack

3d Realms' George Broussard updated his .plan with praise for John Carmack after seeing the Doom3 engine preview from MacWorld.
Last night John sent a shockwave through the world of gaming that will be felt for years. We got a peek at Doom 3 - or at least it's engine.

Yup, he's pretty damned good as what he does all right :)


Jim Dosé Interview

Now that The Planet* sites seem to be working again, I can link to the Mean Arena interview with Jim Dosé, the (relatively) new programmer at id Software. They talk about his past programming exploits and how he intends to use that knowledge on Doom 3.

NVIDIA Announces the GeForce3

NVIDIA has formally announced the GeForce3. This announcement focuses on the Mac, but it is safe to assume that the PC version will be very similar. Start saving those pennies!

The Master comments: At $600, I'm gonna have to save for 6 years to get that sucker. Good grief.

New Doom Engine Shots

EuroGamer posted some screenshots from the MacWorld demo of what will become the Doom 3 engine. Pretty amazing stuff. I dread to think what the system requirements will be for that. There's also supposed to be a video of the demostration available, but for the life of me I can't get it to work in Mozilla, Netscape, or IE. Thanks Blue.

UPDATE! The Shugashack has posted some screenshots of their own as well.

UPDATE! 3:30 P.M. I just got done downloading the movie from VR Magazine. Absolutely stunning and amazing. It blows my mind how much technology has advanced since the original Doom.

Wednesday, February 21, 2001

The Carmack at MacWorld

I saw on several sites that Steve Jobs announced during his keynote speach at MacWorld that the GeForce3 will be available first on Macintoshes. Even more amazing was the fact that id's John Carmack was on hand to show off a development version of what will become the new Doom engine on a GeForce3-powered machine. I can't wait until the screenshots and movies from that hit the 'Net.

JeffK Interview

OK, it's a slow day. Check out The Mushroom's 20 Questions with JeffK. If you don't know who JeffK is, um, you are probably better off not knowing. Here's my favorite quote from the interview:
10: If you met CliffyB in the mall, what would you do?


My AvantGo Channels

Our very own J just got a brand-spanking new Handspring Visor Deluxe when the inevitable thought struck him: "Now what?" To help out folks just like J, I've written the first in what I hope will be a series of articles on cool stuff you can do with your Visor or any other PDA. Today I reveal to you My AvantGo Channels. AvantGo brings web content to your PDA. See what channels I find to be most helpful, and the most fun.

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