News, and the latest updates.
Stories from the past...
Got a item of interest? Here's the place to go.
Your opinion always counts on how we can make GameSurge
Comments on our features, by you, the viewers.
Tweaks, reviews and a handy driver index highlight our newest section
Looking to buy one of the hottest games? We have it covered.
Get a advanced look at the games of tomorrow.
Find out more about the people behind your favorite game.
Need Help? We have a very large selection of walkthroughs now up.
A special section featuring the best in artwork and
The written word, by staff and viewers.
A bi-monthly column contributed by Mark H Walker, an independant writer in the Gaming community.
Pictures from around the web.
Our current hosting plans and features.
Who we are, what we do, our policies and job positions.
The Sony PlayStation, and beyond...
The Dreamcast resource, and more. Home of the DC Technical pages.
Our features section is loaded with opinions, views, artwork, and information.
Our editorials section alone contains over 50 articles, and our Gallery
mainpage is extensive, and growing larger. A surprizing amount of information
can be found here. Listed below include: Editorials, Gallery, adn Site info (staff/hosting etc).
One of the larger sections in GameSurge, here people express their opinion on
a wide range of topics. You may not agree with them, but that's why it's called
Our latest editorial:
- Generation X and Pinball -
By Agent 86
" Being a member of "Generation-X" myself - I'm 20 - its rather heart
wrenching to be a member of a group that is considered partly responsible
for "killing" something I enjoy - pinball. All over the news you hear things
rumblings of how pinball is dying off, how kids have lost interest, how its
a game for the older generation but after this past Friday I can't help but
start to question all of that."
- Netcode Rebuttal
- by Mannon
" The new netcode uses Lag Compensation. Lag Compensation (not "control")
is not client side prediction of hits. Hits and kills are not awarded this
way. The server still retains authority. (Thus the references to Diablo are
also erroneous.) What happens is that the sound effects, weapon animation,
ammo depletion, bullet hole decals, ect... are handled by the client. Blood
can also be switched to client side prediction, but defaults to server control.
All of these are essentially cosmetic. As are all the other client side implementations.
Those are all just sideshows compared to the main event, though... Lag Compensation."
- GameSpy Arcade - by Sim
" GameSpy has released it's latest creation. No, it's not another
Planet, it's GameSpy Arcade. This beta version is a user friendly program
that "matches people with each other and the PC games they want to play. It
supports everything from the hardcore action classics -- like Quake or Half-Life
-- to classic, board, sports, or strategy games." It's a big program that
not only includes server hookups (as in GameSpy3D), but also tons of chat
rooms, instant messaging, and a mini web browser to boot."
- Diablo Revealed
- Raven has written exclusively for GameSurge a article on the features that
were missing from the Blizzard game Diablo. Entitled "Diablo Revealed, this
opus, spanning 15 pages of text and special screenshots, details the missing
quests, some of the graphic elements missing from the final release of the
game, and offers proof that Diablo was going to be a very different game than
what was actually released. Diablo was the only Blizzard game to be released
on time, but maybe they should have worked on it a bit more.
- Netcode Crack and Debacle.
- by Crepidus [WT]
"Valve made a very bold move with their latest implementation of netcode
for half-life 184.108.40.206. This is a giant step backwards with respect to
technological trends. What a debacle, and here is why: *I've tested both as
a modem and DSL client. The hit scoring and position prediction are weighted
towards the highest common denominator of ping, leaving a Low Ping client
with a completely unrealistic experience.* In an attempt to reduce lag and
even the playing field for Clients with High Pings, Valve simply “Castrated”
the playability of Low Ping Clients."
The Top Story
- Editorials - Our viewers opinions,
and where they stand on issues, both gaming and non-gaming.
- shivaSite - The personal
section of the Webmaster. Warning: Not for the faint of heart.
- Rants and Ravings - Two AN staff
members do a weekly column about games, and other things...
- Zero Hour - Staff member Zero's own
column. We are still not sure what he is talking about...
Every once in a while, we at GameSurge do a very special feature on a very important
story affecting gamers and gaming. Called "The Top Story", it's a very
in-depth article aimed at those of our readers who demand the complete story,
and nothing less.
The newest Top Story
- GameSurge E3 Preview -
"The E3 expo is the mecca of the gaming world. This annual event for
retailers shows the newest, and upcoming hardware and software for the coming
year. GameSurge is proud to present a preview of E3, and some of the latest
games slated to be shown, and other interesting bits."
GameSurge has a lot of pictures and artwork for various games and sections. Here,
you can find it all in one place.
Our latest Gallery
GameSurge, we will be featuring a large amount of gallery pages for all games,
and all the major systems. Keep checking back here for the latest additions. Our
latest addition is the Dreamcast Gallery
pages, with support for many of the top games, and a extensive archive of Hardware
pictures. Featuring a special look at Eternal Arcadia, and Sega GT.
For a special look at what's new for all our main Gallery sections, check out
the main Gallery page. GameSurge has support for all systems, whether it's Arcade,
console, or computer games. The main page keeps you up to date on the newest images,
screenshots, wallpapers, and artwork for your favorite games.
Who we are, and what we do. Here you will find the staff pages, affiliates and
other useful information about the web site GameSurge itself.
- About Us - The people of GameSurge...
- Affiliates - Other sites in affiliation
with GameSurge. All ways worth check out.
- Hosting - Need a good place to put
your website? Having troubles with your present server? At GameSurge, we are
always looking for high quality websites to add to our growing network.
- Site Information - Find out here
if you wish to submit information to GameSurge, join our staff, our are looking
for affiliate and other information.
- Site History and Credits - what
has gone on before, and the people and companies who have helped GameSurge
become what it is today.
- Submissions - Got some news? Wish
to submit a article or feature? Hate opening up Outlook express? Try this
form based page set up just for you.
Shortly, we will have a new links section up and running, as well as a brand new
GameSurge Ultraboard. Check back here often for the latest updates.
Zalman: ZM-DS4F Headphones
An affordable, ultra-portable headphone set.