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Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Friggin' Best Buy

Eeyore pre-ordered the special DVD edition of Unreal Tournament 2004 from Best for me. We had originally ordered it from Amazon, but had it for $10 cheaper. So we moved the order. Today, we find out that they are cancelling the original order, and instead shipping the normal CD version, and giving us a "10% discount on anything". Thats B.S. I just knew they were going to screw this up, and they did. I really hate being proved right this way.

UT2K4 Almost Here!

The FedEx webpage indicated that my copy of UT2K4 was loaded for delivery in Green Bay this morning. Joy! While waiting for your copy to arrive, you might enjoy the pictures of this super secret vehicle which is included in the full version of UT2K4. I'm speechless. To see it, enter this command in the console:

summon OnslaughtFull.ONSGenericSD

Thanks Beyond Unreal.

UPDATE! It's here! Too bad I'm not going to be able to play with it much until later. It only took two days to get here, even though EB Games' free shipping said 7-10.

The Master comments: Well, guess I get to wait longer, since Best Buy screwed me over.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Gaming in Linux

LinuxWorld held a roundtable discussion on Linux gaming with some of the main players in the Linux gaming scene (such as it is). It's a really good look at how things are now and what needs to be done for things to change. Here's a good point by my personal hero, Ryan "icculus" Gordon:

Frequently I hear game producers say that they don't want to think about Linux because of the tech support issues. Heaven forbid they have to respond to a flood of people who have swooped in and inconvenienced them by purchasing their product! Seriously, at this point, you can train your tech support to deal with Linux by saying, "We don't support that"... People are happy to have a Linux port at all, and Linux users tend to be tech-savvy at this point... by the time Linux users are the AOLers and grandmas of the world and need tech support, it shows that you've actually got a large enough market to make it worth it. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Thanks Slashdot.

The Master comments: You know, nowadays you've got to really know your system in order to get good game performance, even in Windows. The list of requirements for a mainstream FPS would unsettle any general PC user.

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