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Thursday, August 14, 2003

Even More DOOM3

Both IGN and Computer and Video Games have also posted their impressions of DOOM3 multiplayer. Most interesting is that there isn't a bounding box anymore. You either hit an actual polygon on your enemy or you don't hit at all. Here's a bit from the latter preview:

When you get shot in multiplayer, you get a vision-blur effect, which really messes things up for you, makes it an onerous task indeed to shoot back. Your vision blurs and wobbles around as well, so you're not looking at the target anymore. Generally speaking, a great deal of blind panic is caused by these disorientating effects.

. . .

It's intense. You're still running, but not as fast as you do in Quake III; but when you do run into someone it goes a bit crazy. It's very hard to achieve headshots and so forth. But it's all just so incredibly detailed. Not that we ever doubted it, but we must stress again - the game looks amazing.

Thanks Blue's News.

SCO Busts out the Stupid Stick

In case anyone thought that SCO's legal team actually intended to win their case, this article will prove them wrong. They are arguing that the GPL is invalid because it allows for unlimited copying while U.S. copyright law only allows for one backup copy to be made of any software. Oh, brother. Are we really sure this isn't a bad Saturday Night Live sketch? Thanks Slashdot.

On DOOM3 Multiplayer

HomeLanFed posted their impressions of DOOM3 multiplayer at QuakeCon and Shacknews got some screenshots of the level they're showing off. The level looks pretty sweet. The basic summary is: it's deathmatch, but prettier. Oh, yes, I'm looking forward to this one.

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Jedi Academy Gold

The official LucasArts site announced that Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy has gone gold and will hit stores on September 17. Oh please, oh please, oh please let this work with WineX! Thanks Blue's News.

Spending Like a Drunken Sailor

Let it never be said that A.T. Hun does not support the local economies. After dropping some money on a laser printer the other day, my monitor showed signs of going to the great beyond. I picked up a ViewSonic UltraBrite A90f+ today. It's pretty nice and pretty huge (19"). I can really tell that the brightness was going on my old one. I've got the brightness cranked way down and this one is still far brighter than my old one ever was. I'm also trying to get used to a 1280x1024 resolution.

I feel kind of bad about getting this (no "Woohoo! New computer stuff!") since I really didn't have a chance to save up for it and I really didn't mind my old one. Good thing we're getting that early tax break check to cover this. Of course, within two months I'll be getting $120 worth of rebates too.

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