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Friday, October 12, 2001

Pool of Radiance Demo

UbiSoft has released a demo of Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor on Gigex (blech). It is an 89M download. Now you can download and see if this game is all it was cracked up to be. J.t. and I can see if it lives up to the original PoR which we remember quite fondly. For more information, see the official Pool of Radiance website.

Pondering the Imponderable

Oh no, the al-Queda is threatening jihad against the United States. And I hear I thought that the World Trade Center attacks were a little love-tap. Even funnier was the Taliban's vow of "victory or death." The smart money is not on the former.

I'm also a little upset at the American media (surprise, surprise). It seems like they are trying to make us afraid of everything, listing every possible attack terrorists might try against the U.S. Thanks for nothing, guys!

J.t.Qbe comments: According to most Islamic authorities, neither al-Qaeda nor bin Laden have the authority to declare jihad, or really any religious authority at all. They're just running scared. I laughed at the Taliban's "victory or death" statement too. Uh, ok.

The "news" media is borderline worthless, in my book. Their sole interest seems to be sensationalism and scaring the public into dependence on the news media. Their critical and even sarcastic attitudes toward our leaders is getting pretty tiring and offensive too. This is the time for pulling together, guys.

ThreeWave Follow-Up

I played around with the new ThreeWave CTF mod (story) yesterday and today. All I can say is, "Wow!" The maps are all amazing. There isn't one that made me think, "Blech, no point in this one!" The team's tender loving care is obvious throughout. I'll have to wake up my clan and get some serious CTF action going. My only regret is that this mod wasn't out earlier!

Thursday, October 11, 2001

TW:CTF Unification Released!

At long last the ThreeWave CTF Unification mod for Quake III Arena has been released! Check out the list of mirrors. It is available as both a 123M Windows executable and a 120M zip file. W00t! Read the manual to get the scoop on the new gametypes, Classic CTF (with runes and a grapple) and CaptureStrike. Natually, regular Q3A CTF is also supported. What are you waiting for?

Harvey Smith IGDA keynote address

There's an excellent reproduction of Harvey "witchboy" Smith's keynote for IGDA online over on the IGDA website. Harvey reviews what he thinks is next for immersive games in the future, using Deus Ex and Thief as examples to draw from. Excellent article, highly recommended.

Thanks to Blue's for this one.

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