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Friday, February 14, 2003

Another Morrowind Expansion Announced

Another Morrowind expansion is in the works: Bloodmoon. They sum it up pretty well in the first few words of the press release: "Hunt Werewolves -- or Become One". Scheduled release is in May.

A.T. Hun comments: No word on whether or not you'll be able to buy a piña colada at Trader Vic's.

Unreal II Demo After All

Legend Entertainment's Glen Dahlgren made a post on the Infogrames forums talking about the upcoming patch for Unreal II and confirming that there will be a demo for the game after all. Here's the scoop on both:

As you may have read in the forum already, we're planning on releasing a patch sometime soon. It should address a number of the issues that people have raised in these forums. As well, we're going to be releasing a demo, especially targeted at those of you who want to 'try before you buy'. It should be a great benchmark to see how the game runs on your particular system.

In a later post, I'll try to get you some specifics about both of these, but it shouldn't be too long until you've actually got them in your hands.

Thanks Blue.

Kudos to Opera

OK, this has to be one of the funniest press releases I've ever read. Kudos to the Opera team for having a much-needed sense of humo(u)r. My big question is when will this be available for Linux? Thanks Slashdot.

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Proper Benchmarking

HardOCP's Kyle Bennett wrote an editorial on the proper way to evaluate hardware, specifically, 3D video cards. Part of this came about because of the flap with NVIDIA and the new 3DMark03. For me, synthetic benchmarks are virtually worthless. I want to know how a card will affect the way I play games. I remember not that long ago when a video card manufacturer was busted for hard-coding part of PC Magazine's testing suite into the driver so that it would blow that benchmark away. Bennett offers some solutions, but none of them will be easy.

IGN Previews DX2

IGN has posted a new preview of Deus Ex: Invisible War, the follow up to the very impressive Deus Ex. They got to see the game in a more advanced state than the earlier previews, including actual game levels in a playable state. Good stuff.

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