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Thursday, March 22, 2001

Mir: Rest in Pieces

Rosaviakosmos, the Russian space agency, has begun the space station Mir's final descent. In a couple of hours what's left of it should splash down in the Pacific Ocean. The torch is now passed to the International Space Station. Here's to hoping she does not meet such an ignoble fate in 15 years.

Let's hope we all get free tacos.

New Winamp

There's a brand-spanking new version of Winamp, everybody's favorite Windows MP3 player, available for download. It's version 2.73, to be specific.

More Shogo 2

Daily Radar posted an interview with Monolith's Jason Hall on LithTech 3 and the Xbox. Included was this comment on the Shogo 2 Mecha pictures that hit the Net recently:
If Shogo 2 were underway, it could likely be an Xbox title, but the fact is that the images on the net that are creating that perception are just LithTech Inc. supplied images that are using some art assets to demonstrate RenderStyles. Those images happen to partially contain some Shogo 2 concept stuff. The shots do not come from Monolith, actually they are coming from LithTech Inc.

I cannot confirm or deny a Shogo 2.
Well, that certainly clears things up. *cough* Thanks Blue.

UPDATE! 10:30 P.M. Gamespot has a report on a LithTech engine demo that was shown at GDC that appeared to have Shogo-esque characters in them. Once again, Jason Hall refused to comment on the existence or non-existence of the title. I would anticipate an announcement at GDC or E3.

Verisign Issues Bad Certificates

According to a Microsoft security update issued today, Verisign has issued a set of bad code signing certificates that perport to be from "Microsoft Corporation", but are actually owned by someone with no link to Microsoft.

Thankfully, the certificates will NOT automatically run under the Microsoft certificate names, since certificates are checked by certificate data, not the name. However, be VERY careful approving code signed by "Microsoft Corporation" to run on your system without verifying the certificate (ED: Or run Linux-beat ya to it Qbe :-). I would also highly recommend reading the above link to review the issue in detail.

Ouch. For once Microsoft gets caught by a major security issue that they didn't do to themselves, like normal. It's gotta be a first.

Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Shogo 2 In Development!

Voodoo Extreme got their hands on some information regarding the LithTech 3.0 engine. Three of the screenshots are of a new Ordog model for, gasp, Shogo 2! I'm emailing Monolith CEO, Jason Hall, for confirmation and any other information he can give. If Shogo 2 does in fact turn out to be in development, keep an eye on my Haus of Shogo for all the news you need to know!

Update! I just got email back from Jason Hall. He gave a simple "Can't comment." Since there was no denial (and there were clearly denials in the past when the subject of Shogo 2 has come up), I would assume that there would be some official announcement in the not-to-distant future.

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