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Friday, March 15, 2002

Gothic for Ten Bucks!

Yep, that's right: today (Friday) only you can get the RPG/action/adventure title Gothic for the bargain price of $9.99 plus shipping over at Amazon.

I really need another game like I need another hole in the head, but this one is too good to pass up. Especially since my wife had a $15 gift certificate from an order Amazon screwed up. With normal shipping, the game is free! Woo hoo!

AOL Beta with Gecko

AOL is testing a beta version of its software using Gecko as the rendering engine. Gecko is the renderer behind Mozilla and Netscape 6.x. This would really be sweet and finally convince web designers to follow the web standards instead of IE's proprietary mechanisms. Thanks Slashdot.

I'm no big fan of AOL, but sometimes the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Only a monolith like AOL could force the issue like this. Best of all, in my opinion Mozilla is superior to IE in most every way. Maybe then I can start writing some standards-complient advanced HTML instead of having to go the "lowest common demoninator" approach.

Morrowind Impressions

No, I wish I had a copy of Morrowind so I could give you my impressions. For now, you'll have to settle for Rich's views on Gone Gold. Scroll down a ways and you should see his long writeup about the review copy he received this week. I really hope this game turns out well (along with M&M IX). I spent many, many hours playing Daggerfall. . . .

Thursday, March 14, 2002

RtCW Patch Tomorrow

The Return to Castle Wolfenstein patch that was supposed to be released today has been pushed back to tomorrow. Here are a list of the fixes it will contain:Thanks Shacknews.

SW: JK2: JO Gold!

I'm amazed A.T. didn't beat me to this: The Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast website has been updated announcing that said game has gone Gold. James Monroe of Raven announced in his .plan that the game is due to be on retailer shelves March 29.

A.T. Hun comments: Doh! I had a meeting and I missed it! I will definitely be picking this bad-boy up as soon as I possibly can (read: when Best Buy has it on sale).

Competition Is Good

Today we got some good news that competition is alive and well on the computing scene. AMD's marketshare rose from 18 to 22% in 2001. Also, ATi announced its own Radeon IGP chipset. AnandTech has all the details. It's good to see that they are keeping Intel and NVIDIA honest. Thanks to HardOCP for the links.

Now if ATi can only learn how to write drivers . . .

The Master comments: Every time I think AMD is going to end up on the ropes, they show they've got what it takes to play in the bigs. Thank goodness for that. Once Hammer comes out, they really have a chance at something awesome.

A.T. Hun comments: I just read in PC Magazine that there are rumors that Intel may be cloning Hammer because the Itanium looks like it will be a chip without a market. Now wouldn't THAT be a turn of events.



Tension breaker-had to be done.

Sorry about the holes in news coverage. A.T. is a busy guy outside of this site, and I've been involved in some nasty stuff at work that's kept me away from anything other than work. So, I'm not really doing a good job of covering. Heck, this is my first "break" in two & 1/2 days . . .

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