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Doom 3 Duct Tape

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Duct Tape mod for Doom 3 assumes that there has to be some duct tape around to attach your flashlight to your shotgun and such. There is also Doom 3 Flashlight + Pistol.

Which brings me to one of my annoyance in Doom 3. In 2004 stardard issue military, and most police, firearms have a flashlight attachment. Even in broad daylight the flashlight is on almost every rifle. So what happend in the furture these attachments become a lost technology? Also if every police show has cops using the flashlight in one hand and pistol how come in the future this is a lost skill?

If the use of flashlight and weapon would destory the "experience" then take the flashlight away but dammit not letting them both be used at the same time is pretty fsck'n stupid.

Doom 3

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I didn't do like many and rush out to pick up Doom 3 on tuesday but waited til last night :) Inital reaction on the graphics, "OH MY FSCK'N GOD! How did they do those awesome graphics" Inital reaction to game play, "OH MY FSCK'N GOD! How unplayable." Maybe it is my ever worsening eyesight combined with the kick ass realtime lighting and shading. Maybe it is my expectation for the rooms to have a function.

I'm hoping my experience changes the more I play the game but the expectations are kinda low. Though one good thing about the game play was to remind me how great the story and game play was in HalfLife. So how many more days til HalfLife2 comes out?

Dooom 3
Graphic Awesomeness 9/10
Game Play 6/10

Star Frontiers

One for engel. Found starfrontiers.com which is putting all the Star Frontiers, the old TSR Space RPG, material online.

Knoppix Meet MAME

Given mithrandir's Nickel Arkade the CD bootable Knoppix MAME is a pretty cool find. Through the game launcher isn't as cool as the Nickel Arkade one.

Thief 3 Trailer

Apparently there is a trailer for Thief 3.

Pencil & Paper Gaming History

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Battlefield is my time sink

I totally missed Battlefield 1942 when it first came out but with the recent Secret Wepons Multiplayer Demo release have found a great time sink. The big draw is the combination of vehicles, first person shooter and strategy simulation, what a combo. I'm really looking forward to seeing some other renditions of the combinations. Maybe some outside of WWII and the Battlefield engine. Maybe a really brain dead simple battle editor. Now I just need to find a LAN party for 32 on 32 battles.

Red vs. Blue Watch it

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Red vs. Blue The Blood Gulch Chronicles watch it, you'll like it. Well you might if you are bent like me.

I'm a Disc Golfer

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Went out and played a round of Disc Golf with one guys from the gaming crowd and a couple of his golf buddies. The course was at Shillito Park, which I haddn't been to in the daylight since returning to Lexington. It was actually a good amount of fun though my arm is kinda sore. I know that it was just throwing a fresbie disc but the discs and throws are not like playing Ultimate. It was fuin, got a good walk through the park and plenty of bullshitting with a couple of etomologists and a carpenter.

Old School Consoles

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Take 80's console games, insert into joystick, plug into TV, priceless nistalgia. TV Games, me gots to get.

Quake II .NET

Kinda cool someone ported Quake II code to run on .NET, Quake II .NET, and even added a new radar.

Star Wars Galaxies Review

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God what a waste of $50. The most miserable computer game I have ever played. Take Ultima Online but put a Star Wars skin on everything. How lame. If one wants to play Ultima Online that it already exists. It was about as Star Wars like as say The Phantom Menace.

Star Wars Galaxies Released

I have to admit, the whole Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming never really caught my fancy. Partly they never really looked, graphicly, all that good, partly the $10 per month fee and partly a setting that never really intrested me. Today that has changed, the setting that is and the look cause Star Wars Galaxies is released and shipping. Now do I order and allow for the 2-3 days shipping or hope to find a copy over the weekend?

A little confession. I actually purchased a new box, well the parts for a new box, in anticipation for Galaxies. The only part left to upgrade is the video card, depending on preformance.


Space Opera and Gaming

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I'm a big fan of Space Opera gaming, the Role Playing variety. Also I have love for all games Fuzion powered. Now imagine my joy apon seeing Lightspead RPG which is a Fuzion based Space Opera setting. The buisness model has them publishing via PDF, intresting and cheap. Now to actually get a chance to play the game.

Booth Babe Site

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A site site devoted to the booth babes of E3, for all those that didn't make it to E3 this year.

More Tetris

Tetris.NET because Tetris in TurboPascal was what taught me the value of source avialable.

What RPG System are you?

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Cube, the Game

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Now Cube looks like a great one. A first person 3D game engine, free code and as in free beer. It is only 8 megs in size and has in game map editing. Oh and there is an article, Free Frags with Cube: The Linux First-Person Shooter over on O'Reilly Network. Only problem is it doesn't run on OS X. Have not had a chance to actually play the game yet, less than 56k speeds now.

America's Arcade

Penny Arcade ahs a great one on the America's Army, "The Offical U.S. Army Game."

Quake Monster?

I'm An Ogre! Take the 'What Quake monster am I?' test!

E3 Coverage on Star Wars

E3 Coverage on Star Wars Galaxies.
When the game is released you'll be able to travel almost instantaneously from one planet to another via the spaceports found in major cities. The big news from E3 is the announcement of a space expansion; yes, with the expansion in hand, you'll be able to buy your own starships and actually fly from planet to planet, engaging in combat, smuggling goods, evading Imperial patrols or (if you want) smashing the rebel scum. More on the space expansion below. The real selling point isn't the scope of the game, but the level of detail that brings the universe to life....
I can't wait.

Pencil Whipped Quake

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DopeWars for PalmOS, with source

DopeWars for PalmOS, with source code. Thanks Matthew.

Almost time to head to

Almost time to head to the Vancover airport. I will be flying back east to Kentucky for Christmas. Have a very merry Christmas.

But before I go, I got Shen Mue as a xmas gift. Stayed up til almost 3 am playing, makes me almost want to hassel with dating the Dreamcast to my parents. So far it has my two thumbs up. IGN has a review and there are wallapers over at GameWallpapers.

I want to Quake it

I want to Quake it up on a Reality Centers.
[via CamWorld]

Must work... not time to

Must work... not time to play games on the Visor...

PDA Games won.

Quake Noir: The Game as

John Carmack Enforcing the GPL

John Carmack Enforcing the GPL on Quake Source on slashdot
Check out Carmack's .plan for 2/23/00
" If you can't stand to work under the GPL, you should release the code to you last binary and give up your project. I would prefer that you continue your work, but abide by the GPL.

If necessary, I will pay whatever lawyer the Free Software Foundation reccomends to pursue this."

There is a The QuakeLives Files:
"Purpose
This web site aims to be a collection of material which gives some insights into some of the perceived problems with the QuakeLives project and its leader, Slade. Many people, the author included, have become extremely upset and irate at the behaviour of this group, especially Slade, as we have observed it. "
One slashdot comment:
"Carmack's motives re: the GPL

I'd like to think that part of Carmack's motivation for embracing the GPL was something like this:

The people most interested in the Quake source are part of a Windows-centric "community" to which the GPL is utterly alien and incomprehensible. This is where closed-source shareware came from, right? Those people don't even give away the source for "freeware". Hell, I'm a Windows programmer, but I can recognize the fact that these people are mostly (though not all!) yutzes. It was goddamn inevitable that some asshead was going to build something on the Quake source and then turn Libertarian and refuse to abide by the GPL. If you drop a rock, it will fall. If you drop source code onto a gang of Windows programmers and Libertarians, somebody's gonna try to steal it. This is a law of nature. Carmack damn well knew this was going to happen.

It's great fun and damned cool that somebody just happened to release The Code Most Likely to Be Subject to GPL Violations . . . under the GPL. And that the code happened to be released by somebody willing and financially able to hire dozens of savage, bloodthirsty lawyers to send howling after the blood of malefactors. I've seen comments from Carmack about how much he likes the GPL as a user, because (as Stallman intended) he can fix bugs in drivers instead of waiting for vendors to make excuses. I think he cooked up a test case. I think he's been a nice guy and given this Slade moron a lot of rope. And now I think he's going to nail Slade's ass to the wall, and it's going to be a beautiful and instructive example. I don't think that was his only reason for GPL'ing Quake, nor even a major one, but it is what it is. When a guy with a machine gun in his hand throws meat into a tank of sharks, I don't think he's just exercising his throwing arm."

by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 24, @07:29AM EET (#294)

ESR on Quake 1 Open

Linux-based gamers can now play

Linux-based gamers can now play Quake III Arena with Matrox G400 graphics cards Linux community and John Carmack develop OpenGL driver

Quake 3 Arena is Gold!

Quake 3 Arena is Gold! slashdot has a discussion. By Gold it is the code, the "glass master" has not been made yet.

Quake 3 Arena Demo Test

Quake 3 Arena Demo Test is up (win32 only for now)!

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