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Friday, June 22, 2001

Happy Birthday, Quake!

Today marks the the fifth birthday of id's Quake! Quake is the game that taught me the wonder that is online gaming. So I guess my wife knows what to blame :) Methos Quake has an interview with id's Tim Willits and ION Storm's John Romero about the game's design. I wonder what would have happened if they would have stuck to the original concept for Quake? Thanks Blue.

The Master comments: And we played a whole lotta Quake3 to celebrate! Hey E-quit "willing" those bots into the void, huh? I need some more kills over here :-)

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Wreck Your GBA

Yesterday IGN found a control on the back of the Game Boy Advance that they said was a contrast control. Eurogamer found out otherwise.
"A positive and negative voltage controls Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)," the worrying Nintendo statement begins. "The 'contrast control' that you are referring to is actually a flicker control. The adjustment is used to synchronize the positive and negative voltages. If these voltages are out of adjustment then the LCD will no longer respond correctly. The result will be an excess charge built up in the liquid crystal and permanently damage the LCD. The excessive charge gives the appearance of a brighter screen because the liquid crystal is not reacting properly to the voltages applied. When the adjustment of the voltages is correct the changing polarities will not allow a charge to build up, which prolongs the LCD life."
Oops! Thanks Evil Avatar.

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