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Thursday, September 25, 2003

Underdark Chat

NWN Stratics posted an edited chat log of an IRC Q&A session with various Bioware representatives on Hordes of the Underdark, the next expansion for Neverwinter Nights. In a related note, Bioware also posted information on the Shifter, a new prestige class for Druids that will appear in HotU. Cool stuff.

Finished Jedi Academy

I just finished the single player portion of Jedi Academy. I played every mission, even the ones you don't "have" to play. I found the whole thing to be rather enjoyable. I don't think I'll ever grow weary of dicing up Stormtroopers and dark Jedi into tiny bite-sized pieces. The saber staff is almost too fun, especially when duelling two dark Jedi on either side of you. I'll have to start up a new game . . . and maybe this time I'll go to the dark side. I'll write up a full review when I get the chance. Basically, if you liked Jedi Outcast, you'll love Jedi Academy.

I also want to try out some of the multiplayer stuff, especially the new Siege mode, if I can find an open server. Power duel sounds like fun too. I'll have to give CTF another shot too, although I really never played that much in Jedi Outcast.

NWN 1.32 Patch Released

Bioware has released the 1.32 patch for Neverwinter Nights. There is a separate patch for those who also have Shadows of Undrentide installed. Windows users would do well to use the auto-updater. Linux users, go to that link and choose the patch you need.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

HP to Indemnify Linux Customers

Well, it appears now that nobody is taking SCO's threats seriously. HP has announced that it will indemnify its Linux customers against and legal threats for using the OS. SCO, of course, claimed that this means that there is some possible liability. The reality, however, is that there is none. This is just a great PR move for HP. They appear content to stand on the sidelines and let IBM bleed SCO white. Thanks Linux Today.

Installing Jedi Academy in WineX 3.1

Jedi Academy is out and I bought it. My only concern was installing it in Linux using WineX. Thankfully, I was able to figure out how to do it with a minimum of fuss. How did I do it? Read my HOWTO and find out for yourself!

DOOM3 Preview

Gamespot posted a preview of DOOM3, based on seeing a single-player level. Gamespy chimes in as well. It's hard to say if it was hands-on or if one of the id guys was actually playing. They seemed suitably impressed. Yes, I'm really looking forward to this one.

Half-Life 2 Delayed

Shacknews got word that Half-Life 2 has been delayed. Here's the scoop from Valve's Doug Lombardi:

The previously announced September 30th release date for Half-Life 2 is being pushed back. We are currently targeting a holiday release, but do not have a specific "in-store" date to share at this time. We will release that information as soon as we have confirmed a new date.

This should surprise absolutely no one. The only question is, was the problem with the game itself or with the Steam roll-out (or both)?

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