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Friday, March 12, 2004

Onslaught Tips

Gamespy got some tips for Onslaught players in Unreal Tournament 2004 from Epic. A couple of them I had already figured out. Most interesting is that linking link gunners together heals things better than the three healing it separately.

CliffyB Interview

Gamespy posted an interview with Epic's Cliff Bleszinski about the production of Unreal Tournament 2004. The irony is that this is a much more entertaining article and better review of the game than Gamespy's actual review. Here's one of the things he says the team did well in making the game:

Having newbie testers beating on the game and watching it. There was a lot of this as we were developing Assault and it wound up yielding the various on-screen (and audio) indicators on where to go and what to do.

I'm really glad they did this. I loved UT's Assault mode, but it was maddeningly difficult to play until you mastered the level (I feel the same frustration with Jedi Academy's Siege levels). The extra voice hints, arrows, etc. really make the gametype more accessible without making it too easy.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

OMF: Battlegrounds Demo

Blue's News got word of a demo for One Must Fall: Battlegrounds, a fightin' robot game for Windows PCs. The demo weighs in at a ginormous 295M! Blue has a list of mirrors. I'm going to try to download it and give it a whirl in WineX. I played an awful lot of OMF:2097 back in the day.

UPDATE! 300M later and it pukes on start-up. Oh well.

MS Help for SCO Confirmed

Business Week has gotten confirmation of Microsoft's attempts at indirect support of SCO through a BayStar fund. While they deny that MS provided any direct financial support, it was at the very least working behind the scenes to drum up financial support for SCO. It makes you wonder what else has been going on that we don't know about. Thanks Slashdot.

The Master comments: This is guaranteed to get more sordid as good investigative reporting is focused upon it. Which might be why SCO is trying to get Groklaw shut down via inuendo in their most recent interviews. I can hope that the DOJ will step in and demand M$ show's it's hand in this deal, but I doubt they will. The DOJ has been allowing M$ off the hook for years. Somehow I sense fear of M$ from the mighty halls of government.

Past Two Days' News

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January 5, 2015: It Returns!
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February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

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January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
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December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

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