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Friday, May 16, 2003

UT2K4 Rebate

Shacknews' loonyboi reports from E3 that there will be a rebate for Unreal Tournament 2004 for owners of Unreal Tournament 2003. He also mentions some general impressions on the game (the spider mines sound pretty cool). He also alludes to a Mac port which gives me hope that there will be a Linux port too. I'm trying to get confirmation on that one.

Thursday, May 15, 2003

The Moon Goes Dark

Full moon tonight, but with a bonus: the first lunar eclipse in several years starts shortly after 11pm Eastern. Here in western Michigan skies are cloudy, but if you have clear skies tonight don't miss the eclipse! Here are the details for your viewing pleasure.

Torvalds Responds to SCO

Linuxworld posted Linus Torvalds' response to the news that SCO was stopping their Linux distribution. Here's a snip:

I suspect they noticed that as long as they distribute Linux, they are themselves bound by the GPL. Which (among other things) clearly states that you can't limit recipients rights, including the right to further distribute it (without any limitations further down the chain either).

Thanks Linux Today.

Carmack E3 Chat

Gamespy posted a summary of a presentation by id's John Carmack at this year's E3. Most of it covers various design aspects of DOOM 3. He does, however, briefly mention his work in real-world rocketry. Here's a snip for your chewing pleasure:

Carmack is a purist. He doesn't incorporate graphical gimmicks for any one particular effect on any one piece of hardware. He extolled the value of "universalness and consistency" across hardware, and the technology he wanted to design was built on similar principles. Current technology renders different types of surfaces differently, and it renders light sources differently based on whether they're dynamic or static. Not so in DOOM 3: "Lights and surfaces are all treated as first-class citizens," he said, meaning they were rendered by the same processes. "It's not about being spectacular," he explained. "It's about being consistent."

Thanks Blue's News.

Jedi Academy Trailer

Lucasarts posted a QuickTime trailer of their forthcoming Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy game. You can check it out at the official site. All the trailers for the games Lucasarts is showing off at E3 are available on the various official sites.

Raven's James Monroe updated his .plan with the note that the trailer is actually from an earlier build of the game. Whatever the case, it looks very cool. I want this game.

Past Two Days' News

Recent Headlines

January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
July 5, 2007: Slackware 12.0 Released
May 20, 2007: PhpBB 3.0 RC 1 Released
February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

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