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Saturday, August 18, 2001

Ben Hermans Interview

I posted an interview I did with Hyperion Entertainment's managing partner, Ben Hermans, on their port of Shogo: Mobile Armor Division to Linux. We discuss how well the port has sold, as well as the state of Linux gaming in general. Here's a snip from one of his answers to whet your appetite:
The problem with Linux gaming is that the Windows version will as a rule always be available sooner because the porting process takes time. Moreover, on Linux you don't have the economies of scale that you have on Windows so you will need to keep your prices higher than the Windows version. This again increases the appeal of the Windows version. The Windows games market has a very short life-span and games are subject to a continuous price-erosion.
Check out this interview and all my Shogo-related goodness at my Haus of Shogo.

Unreal II Interview

The Action Vault has an interview with Legend's Mike Verdu, the designer and producer for Unreal II. This interview gives a nice overview of the game and what we can expect to see in it. Not surprisingly, it is another game that will require me to upgrade my hardware. Thanks Blue.

Friday, August 17, 2001

Handspring Price Drop

VisorCentral is reporting that Handspring has dropped the prices on most of its line of PDAs. Here's the skinny:
Edge: was $399, now $299
Platinum: was $249, now $199
Deluxe: was $199, now $169
Solo: was $149, now $129

The price for Prism remains at $399.
Must control the urge to buy an Edge . . .

Linux Nuking

Well, I "tested" a few too many things on my Linux box. It got to the point that it was easier to reinstall everything than to try to fix it. That's just as well, as there are some things I wanted to change anyway. Most notably is the fact that I am now using Red Hat's "high security" ipchains firewall. That's a good thing, except for the fact that I'm going to have to figure out how to punch holes for Licq and a few other things. I've been meaning to figure that out anyway.

UPDATE! I got things figured out for Licq and Quake III Arena. I'm sure a few minor other ones will crop up. I probably shouldn't enjoy reinstalling Linux as much as I do. That has to be some form of dementia.

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