The Line of Sight Vietnam Multiplayer Demo
(registration required) no longer requires you be a paid subscriber of their
service to download, as it is now available to those with free FP accounts. No
word on when the demo of nFusion's Vietnam War game will be available for
download from other sites. Thanks J.
Star Wars Galaxies Stratics
their first Stratics Chat
focusing on community support for the now-delayed Star Wars MMORPG. The chat is
scheduled for 6:00 PM EST in #Starwars on irc.stratics.com, port 6667.
There's a S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
preview on Oblivion-Lost.com
offering their impressions of seeing GSC Game
World's upcoming shooter during their visit to GDC. They include first-hand
impressions of the game, quotes from the developers, photos of the monitors showing
second-hand screenshots, as well as a rundown on how to forge your credentials
to get into a show like this.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Beta Report
offers their impressions from
playing around with the beta version of the upcoming Frozen Throne expansion for
Warcraft III. The article offers extensive thoughts about the gameplay offered
and also serves as a warning, as the author describes how he now finds himself
hopelessly addicted to playing the add-on.
HomeLan Fed's Touchdown
chats with Jeffrey "The" Hutt, the CEO of Touchdown
Entertainment, the company formerly known as LithTech, discussing the reasons
for their recent name change, how their new Copperhead engine is not based on
LithTech code, future plans, and more.
Xbox Live Not Backed by Biggest Game Makers
(thanks HomeLan Fed
describes the difficulties MS is having getting a pair of gaming giants from
signing on as Xbox live developers:
Eidos, maker of Tomb Raider and
Championship Manager soccer games, said it doesn't plan to make games for Xbox
Live because Microsoft controls the system and manages subscriptions itself,
leaving no incentive for a publisher to collaborate. Sony's approach is to sell
just the equipment needed to connect to other's services, such as those run by
``We're not supporting Xbox Live for the time being because we don't feel
comfortable with Microsoft's business model -- they own the consumer,'' said
Eidos Chief Executive Mike McGarvey in an interview on March 6. The company is
developing games for Sony's PlayStation 2 online system, because ``Sony is more
of a partner,'' he said.
Redwood City, California-based Electronics Arts, which makes titles such as
``2002 FIFA World Cup'' and ``NHL 2003'' for the Xbox console, said it's also
reluctant to join Microsoft's system. ``We have no plans for online games with
Xbox because we couldn't agree on the terms,'' said spokesman Jeff Brown,
reiterating a position held since last May.
The Purge Online Manual
has been updated with the first looks at the Commando and Assassin classes in
Purge, the upcoming LithTech online FPS/RPG. These represent the final additions
to the manual for the now-gold game.
I've just enough energy to say,
My brain seems to have lost its way...
It's too much of a gamble
to risk trying a ramble,
So let's just move on to the links of the day!