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    Archive for October, 1999

    Sunday, October 31, 1999
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    New Guild/Player Directory - Falcon @ 10:43 pm PST
    (Yeah I'm alive)
    The Online Gaming Station has recently put up a new Guild/Player directory. They cover a variety of games (including Diablo 2) and feature articles, guild listings, player listings, and a Top 100 guilds listing. If your one of the few to not belong to a guild check out the Online Gaming Station to help you on your quest.

    Opposing Force Q&A - Pyro Man @ 1:48 pm PST
    AVault's Frag 3 coverage page has a Q&A about the work about the designer of the official Half-Life add-on pack,Opposing Forces. And also with it is, 4 new screen shots.

    Need a news script? - Pyro Man @ 1:36 pm PST
    If you need a news posting script put on your page but you don't know how? I found this site that will do it for you for FREE they will setup newspro for you for your site!! So go an check it out Here

    Looking for help... - Gibb @ 1:25 pm PST
    A friend of mine and a staff member (I think) of Gamesurge, Naa32, is looking for someone that can make a good layout or is experienced in HTML for his new site, Contact him for more information

    I Can't Win Shut Down??? - Gibb @ 12:06 pm PST
    I went over to I Can't Win, Agent911's site, and, well, see for yourself. It looks like that its either someone playing a horrible practical joke or it really is being shut down.

    Driver Review - Toxin @ 11:12 am PST
    In yet another review by the Firingsquad they have reviewed Driver here is the tidbit:

    Driver was a smash hit on the Playstation in both Europe and the UK. How does its PC counterpart stand up? Firingsquad examines what's under the hood of the game.

    Jagged Alliance 2 Review - Toxin @ 11:09 am PST
    The Firingsquad have posted a Jagged Alliance 2 Review here is the snipped:

    Hey better late than never right? We've finally gotten around to reviewing Jagged Alliance 2, the latest turn based strategy game from Sir-Tech and Talonsoft. Fans of the original Jagged Alliance and X-Com should like JA2 a lot!

    G-Sector Screens - Toxin @ 11:05 am PST
    Thresh's Firingsquad has a few new screenshots of the new game G-Sector which is Freeware! Here is the little snip:

    G-Sector is a 3d action game based around hoverboard combat--a hybrid between an "extreme game" and a third-person shooter. Players control the heroine Cyra as she hoverboards thru futuristic cities and arenas. Gameplay is based on using ramps and tricks to build velocity and avoid opponents' shots. Using a chasecam and customizable mouse/keyboard interface, G-Sector should be familiar to players of the 3D shooter genre.

    Starlancer Screen - Toxin @ 10:48 am PST
    Blue says that have posted a new screen shot of Starlancer.

    SoF Screens - Toxin @ 10:43 am PST
    Avault have posted a bunch of new screens from Raven's upcoming game, Soldier of Fortune.
    Source: Blue's News

    Nerf Arena Blast Preview - Toxin @ 10:16 am PST
    I saw over at Blue's that there is a preview out for the upcoming game Nerf Arena Blast. Nerf Arena Blast is basically a FPS that uses non-lethal nerf balls instead of rocket launchers. If you are into that stuff then go check out the preview!

    UT Patch Released - Gibb @ 7:04 am PST
    If UT is crashing when you open it, download this new patch to fix it. It's a about one meg.

    Saturday, October 30, 1999
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    Strategies - backup @ 10:44 pm PST
    You all remember the Starcraft Strategy Index right? Well, now we're back, but as a new completely redesigned site with tons of content. Not only do we have the Starcraft Strategy Index that boasts the highest amount of strategy links on the internet, but we also have Index's for other great games like Warcraft II, Diablo, Command & Conquer, and even action games!

    Coming in at over 4100 strategies for over 37 games and a nifty little search feature that lets you see what exactly is for you in the pages and lets you find what you need, when you want it, easily.

    Now, we need the communities help. We would like to hire 8-10 people to update strategies and add content. Each staff person must be very familiar with SSI & HTML. (SSI being Server Side includes for anyone who is scratching their heads). So you ask, what are the benefits of me coming to work for you. Well, for one you get to be a part of the GX Network (You know all those perty looking sites like with Fresh and oh so great Gamers Extreme & with Soso. Secondly, depending on how much work you do for us, you get paid! That's right, you get cash :) I can't give an exact amount because it depends on how much hits we get. So the more you do, the more you get paid, and the more traffic we bring in. Right now its per 1000 impressions for around 20-30 dollars. I'm pretty sure that means 1000 hits for 30 dollars. So if we get around 100,000 a month, hehe that adds up :).

    The amount you will be getting from the advertising is anywhere from 2% if you do very little, all the way up to around 15-20% of the 50% I get.

    We also have a nice little feature where you can submit your own strategies. I will be having a user submitted section for EACH game. So if you have a few strategies lying around for Diablo, Myth, or Starcraft, send em!

    Your probably now saying, how do I sign up and what is the web site address. Here is the information for the site.

    Please Submit all applications to giving a brief description on...

    1.) How you can help us
    2.) How often you can help
    3.) How much stuff can you do.
    4.) Requested e-Mail Address

    The Web Site Address is currently located at this url, but in a week or two will be relocating to Make sure you bookmark us!

    FF8 Preview Part 2 - Toxin @ 2:06 pm PST
    CGO has posted Part 2 of their FF8 preview here is a little tidbit:

    Although there's no "sure thing" in PC gaming, Final Fantasy VIII certainly comes close. It's a proven console hit with plenty of critical acclaim, successor to a previous popular PC title, eminently playable, beautifully presented, and with a storyline that would be right at home in a good fantasy novel or anime OAV series. Even if the folks at Square/EA manage to do nothing more than exactly replicate the Playstation version of this game on a PC, they'll have a major, and well-deserved, hit on their hands.

    Source: VE.

    Frag 3 Continues - Toxin @ 1:52 pm PST
    The Q3A Frag 3 tournament in Dallas continues today, with articles from the AVault and Challenge-eu. You can also check out the live stats here.
    Source: Blue's News

    OpForce Trailer - Toxin @ 1:47 pm PST
    I saw over at Blue's that there is a new trailer for Half-Life:Opposing Forces it weights in at 37 megs and is in .avi format. CGO has written a short article dealing with the trailer.

    Friday, October 29, 1999
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    Mac UT demo released - Toxin @ 6:39 pm PST
    For all of you Mac *snicker* users out there, the Mac UT demo has been released, go and download so that us PC users can beat yo ass! Except me of cource, with my 500 ping even newbies wipe the floor with me.

    Valve Interview - Toxin @ 6:33 pm PST
    I saw over @ VE that there is a new interview with Valve out. It features 5 questions that were submitted by readers of Half-Life Express.

    Some of you may notice that I now have a E-mail addy (yay!) But I have to say that there are major problems with it! If you are from Gameshadow and are reading this (yea right!) please send me a mail to and explain what is wrong to me. My problem is as follows: People send me email, and I can send email, but it takes (literally) hours for it to work. I tested this, I had a friend send me a e-mail and I received it about an hour (or more) later. If you can help me please mail me!

    New Editorial - Surebrec @ 3:16 pm PST
    Our very own Gibb has posted a editorial on and it's problems (how much it sucks :). Anyways, it looks at lag, disconnecting, and hackers of It can be found over here.

    New Guild/Player Directory - Surebrec @ 12:49 pm PST
    Daklown from has informed us that the Online Gaming Station has recently put up a new Guild/Player directory. They cover a bunch of games, including Diablo2, and feature articles, guild listings, player listings, and top 100 guilds listings.

    Counter-Strike Update - Gibb @ 12:48 pm PST has been busy lately, making alot of updates and posting a newly updated FAQ. Also, they had a little to say about the relase of beta4. Here it is.

    There have been a lot of rumors flying around about the release date of beta4.0. We're here to say that whatever you hear isn't true. We don't even know when it will be at this point. Patience.

    There ya have it.

    Old, Old, - Gibb @ 12:40 pm PST
    The Old, I mean April 1998 layout of before the big merger has been posted. Even though I didn't follow Starcraft back then, its still interesting to see. Check it out here.

    War2 BONUS Map - Surebrec @ 12:36 pm PST
    The first Warcraft2 Bonus Map has been released, called Beetle Island. It's a 128x128 Forest map for up to 6 players. Here's this one's description:

    In a remote kingdom, the battle between the Orcs and Humans took place atop a huge creature. Created from the eldritch energies unleashed by Medivh during the birth of the Dark Portal, a giant, carnivorous beetle roamed the lands of Azeroth. Destroying ancient forests to satisfy it's voracious appetite and crushing all that stood in it's path, the beetle became a menace to both the noble armies of the seven kingdoms and the savage green-skinned invaders. In an awesome display of sorcery, the likes of which have not been seen to this day, the great creature was polymorphed by the mages of the Violet Citadel just as the Orchish Death Knights unleashed a massive barrage of Decay spells. The result was the death and transformation of the beast into what is now known as Beetle Island.

    Once the greater threat was destroyed, the two armies quickly set upon each other again, of course...

    The map is for War2: BNE, but is also compatible with War2: Tides of Darkness.

    SC Map of the Week - Surebrec @ 12:34 pm PST
    It's Friday, which means the latest SC Map of the Week has been released. It's a 192x192 Space Platform Map for 2-5 players. Here's the description:

    In the chaos of the Zerg and UED invasions, their owners deemed many space platforms undefendable. These stations were hastily abandoned and standard operating procedure was to destroy the platform after the inhabitants were safely off to prevent the use of the structure by the enemy. A great many of these abandoned sites, however, escaped destruction. Gambling that the stations would be salvageable after the immediate crisis had ended, more than a few outposts were left intact as their owners figured that it was cheaper to refurbish the damaged platforms rather than completely rebuild. Pirates, bandits and smugglers looking for an out-of-the-way base for their criminal activities found these abandoned stations perfect for their needs. Perfect, that is, until the rightful owners came back...

    PHL Relaunch! - backup @ 4:55 am PST
    Planet Half-Life has relaunched an all new layout that looks similair to the newly released planet sites. You can check it out right here.

    Poll Updated - Surebrec @ 12:21 am PST
    Yes, it's finally been updated. From the last poll, you wanted us to cover Diablo 2 next, with War3 in second place. Don't worry, we're already working on those sections.

    As for the new poll, this one asks what one FPS game you could buy for Xmas. Go over and vote (below the headlines box).

    Thursday, October 28, 1999
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    Ultima IX Gold - Surebrec @ 9:31 pm PST
    Accorinng to VE, Ultima IX has recently gone gold! This means that the 9th Ultima game should be in stores soon. Damn, Ultima IX has been creating a whole bunch of news within the past few days. has starcraft match movies - Pyro Man @ 8:39 pm PST is giving away some movies from the battle of X'Ds~Grrrr and [B_Blade] on real video, so you dont have to download the 170 meg movie. Head on over and try some out!

    FFVIII (for the PC) Preview - Toxin @ 8:03 pm PST
    Gamespot UK has posted a preview of FFVIII for the PC go over there and read it!
    Source: Voodoo Extreme

    UT Demo Mirrored - Surebrec @ 8:00 pm PST
    We have now mirrored the full version of the UT Demo v348. You can download it here, or go to the download page over here.

    Freelancer Preview - Toxin @ 7:44 pm PST
    Gamespot has started a new series of articles about games that will change gaming (click here to see the page) with a preview of Freelancer a space sim.

    New Voodoo3 Drivers - Toxin @ 7:37 pm PST
    I saw over on Blue's News that there is a new version of the Voodoo 3 2000/3000 drivers WHQL Win9x Retail Drivers - AGP/PCI Boards Version: 1.03.00 if your a Voodoo3 owner (like me) go over there and update!

    Ultime: Ascension Preview - Toxin @ 7:24 pm PST
    Gamespot has posted a preview of the new Ultima game. Here is the clip:

    The stakes don't get any higher than this. After several years in development, the ninth game in the Ultima series is almost ready for release!

    Full Story.

    Gearbox .plan updates - Surebrec @ 5:54 pm PST
    Randy Pitchford from Gearbox Software has updated his .plan file with the latest stuff on Half-Life: Opposing Force and FRAG 3:

    This weekend is the Frag 3 and Gearbox will be premiering the Half-Life:
    Opposing Force trailer on the floor of the event on Saturday evening.

    We'll also be showing a demo of the game there and Gearbox developers will
    be available to answer questions in a Q&A session. Sierra's sent down a
    ton of OpFor posters so I'll make sure we show up with pens if anyone wants
    to get signatures from the team. We don't do this sort of thing very
    often, so if you're a collector of game memorabilia, this will be a rare

    Also, if you're a member of the press and are going to be at the Frag 3,
    please introduce yourself and I'll make sure you get a copy of the OpFor
    demo sent your way. We've worked very hard to make OpFor an experience
    that all Half-Life fans will love and are eager to show it off.

    See you there!

    Well there ya go!

    Soul Reaver Reviewed - Surebrec @ 5:44 pm PST
    Gamecenter recently slapped up a review on Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. Gamecenter has given it a 8/10 rating. Here's a little bit about the game from the review:

    Soul Reaver revolves around the story of Raziel, Kain's first lieutenant, who is part of the vampire aristocracy that has enslaved the human race and now rules Nosgoth. Kain and his followers have evolved many times over the centuries, but it was always Kain who evolved first, with all the lesser vampires following him after a decade or so had passed. Raziel breaks this pattern--involuntarily, of course--by growing a pair of batlike wings before any such "gift" has come to his master, Kain. Subsequently, Raziel pays the ultimate price for offending Kain's vanity; Kain rips the bones from his living wings and has him cast down into fresh water, which burns his vampire flesh. This punishment is reserved for traitors and cowards, the lowest of the low.

    If you're interested, you can download the demo over here, which weighs in at around 16.6 megs.

    Mac UT Demo - Surebrec @ 5:31 pm PST
    According to Blues News, a Mac UT Demo will be released tomorrow at Here's the stuff on it:

    3dfx Interactive Inc. announces that its site, the place for all things Voodoo, will host the exclusive premier of Unreal Tournament for Macintosh, later today (10/29). Unreal Tournament for Macintosh will be featured on the site for an exclusive engagement, allowing Macintosh Voodoo owners to play the game online, or download the game for offline play.

    The launch of Unreal Tournament for Macintosh reaffirms 3dfx's commitment to its Mac user base by bringing one of the most highly-anticipated games of the year to the Macintosh community.

    In conjunction with the launch of Unreal Tournament for Macintosh, 3dfx will feature interviews with Kathy Tafel, partnership manager, games worldwide developer relations at Apple Computer, Mark Adams, president of Westlake Interactive, and Bryan Speece, director of Macintosh business development at 3dfx.

    BTW, if you still haven't downloaded the demo, we will be mirroring the v348 Demo on the site for you to download.

    Weekly CPU Prices - Surebrec @ 5:14 pm PST
    Although this isn't entirely gaming related, it is somewhat. Sharky Extreme has posted this week's CPU Prices. So if you're lookin to upgrade sometime this week, check out these prices. If you're going for something cheap but fast, you could get an Intel Celeron 550 PPGA for around $124, or if you want speed and have the money, go for the Pentium III-600/100 for around $458, which has gone down $117 since last week.

    Inside Ion Storm - Surebrec @ 1:34 pm PST
    Gamecenter recently posted a feature which takes an inside look at Ion Storm who are currently developing Anachronox, Dues Ex, and the LONG-awaited Daikatana. The feature also takes a tour of the Ion Storm building, and what happens in the place.

    AOE2 Demo - Surebrec @ 1:29 pm PST
    Gamespot has slapped up the demo for AOE2: Age of Kings. The demo weighs in at 48.6 megs, and includes a Training Campaign, a Sample Random Map Game, and 4 player Mutli Player support, which is supported by MSN Gaming Zone.

    AOE2 Review - Surebrec @ 1:17 pm PST
    Thresh's Firing Squad has recently posted a phat review on AOE2, which was recently released by Microsoft and Ensemble. Firing Squad gives it a "stamp of approval", so obviosuly the game must be good, and gave it a 4.5 of 5 stars. The review comes along with more than 10 swank screenshots. Still not interested? Damnit, here's what they have to say:

    Age of Kings represents the pinnacle of traditional RTS games. This isn't just AOE 1 rehashed with a new thing or two and put into a new box. Age of Kings is a clear step up from its predecessor with some great new features that really add to the game. AOK is as addictive as crack, but at the same time, as refined as a 30 year old cognac. Package all that into a drop dead gorgeous graphics engine and it's easy to see that Ensemble and Microsoft have a real winner on their hands; AOK is going to be around for a long time. I've been burned out on Starcraft and thought I'd never touch another RTS game again with all the Quake 3 playing around here. AOK has changed my viewpoint, and this will definitely be one of the select few games I will continue to play after the review. If you're a RTS fan then you owe it to yourself to grab a copy of Age of Kings - it's the first RTS game to win Firingsquad's Editor's Choice award. - Surebrec @ 1:03 pm PST, a new site, are in need of some staff members to help out with the site. They need a co-webmaster, CGI scripters, news posters, and some game reviewers. Even though the site looks half-done, it will officially open on November 1st. So go give a visit.

    New Affiliate - Gibb @ 12:39 pm PST who is known for rarely affiliating with any site, has affiliated with ClanWars. Here's what they had to say about it
    ClanWars is home to a style of tournament which, so far, has been above and beyond anything we have see before. A graphical map of a galaxy in which 6 teams can compete and fight over. Invading and defending different sectors of the map which have different resource values and game maps to be played on. Clan Wars have several impressive features that similar sites lack. Elaborate yet easy to use interface, multiple popup screens, computer AI advisors, detailed statistic windows, resource management and time factors to name only a few of the features provided.

    What makes the games at really amazing however is that it is the only site in existence in which the clans themselves can host and create their OWN ClanWars game anytime and invite other clans to join in! These clan-hosted games can be put up in a matter of seconds, can have the rules slightly adjusted and come complete with full administration features! Not only that but they are planning to offer other, more conventional types of tournaments seen hosted elsewhere by other websites. These include 2v2 tournaments, ladder brackets and single player elimination tournaments which the clans will be able to host themselves.

    Now only if they'd affiliate with GameSurge!

    Wednesday, October 27, 1999
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    HL: OpFor Screens - Surebrec @ 11:32 pm PST
    Gamecenter has recently posted HL: OpFor screenshots, which are over here. These screenshots are in a good resolution. There are around 24 screenshots in all.
    Source: Blues News

    Ultima Ascension Preview - Surebrec @ 6:59 pm PST
    Gamespot has posted a preview on Ultima Ascension. This is the ninth installment in the Ultima series and has been in development for quite a few years. Here's a little clip:

    At the same time, Ultima IX: Ascension promises to weave an epic plot, filled with memorable characters with believable intentions and motivations, into a classical tale of good versus evil. This final showdown between the Avatar and the mysterious Guardian marks the culmination of two decades of computer role-playing games, and so Origin has every intention of making Ultima IX as satisfying a conclusion to this important series as possible.

    CS_Mappers Move - Surebrec @ 6:53 pm PST
    CS_Mappers have moved over to They also have a tutorial on how to make good cliff walls by N0TH1NG. hiring - Pyro Man @ 4:14 pm PST Is hiring, this is a once in a lifetime thing. So you should go over and check it out. Rember it probly won't happen again.

    Revenant Demo - Surebrec @ 2:50 pm PST
    Eidos has recently released a demo for Revenant, which is a fantasy action/RPG, coming out soon. The demo weighs in at 42 megs. And if that isn't enough, check out GA-RPG's interview on it, including some good screens.
    Source: 24 Hour Gamer

    "Firing Squad Hiring..." Update - Surebrec @ 2:17 pm PST
    Our own Mystikal has received some info on why Firing Squad was hiring. Here's what he's found:

    Thresh is not the webmaster, he produces content and does a lot of business development. They need a webmaster to take care of the site maintenance
    issues and HTML. They (Dennis and Kenn) have no time for that stuff.

    Intel vs. AMD - Toxin @ 1:58 pm PST
    Gamespot has posted a new editorial about the "700mhz shoot-out" between AMD's Athalon and Intel's new Coppermine.

    Independence War: Defiance Review - Surebrec @ 1:48 pm PST
    Shaggy sends word that Snipers Alley has posted a review on Independence War: Defiance. The review includes a few good screenshots of the game. It looks great.

    UT Interview - Surebrec @ 1:23 pm PST
    ClanNexus has posted a quick 10 Question interview with CliffyB on various things about UT, such as his favorite weapon :).
    Source: VE

    UT Tweak Guide - Surebrec @ 1:09 pm PST
    3D Spotlight has updated their UT Tweak Guide with the latest stuff for the latest patch of the demo. So if you wanna get a few extra frames outta the game, check it out.
    Source: 24 Hour Gamer

    Firing Squad Mail Bag - Surebrec @ 12:53 pm PST
    Firing Squad has started their own mailbag. This week, they touch on the question of dual processor system questions and some adivce on upgrading. The feature can be found here.

    Firing Squad hiring... - Surebrec @ 12:51 pm PST
    But they're hiring a webmaster. Could this mean Kenn or Thresh is leaving the Firing Squad? Maybe:

    Firingsquad is looking for a reliable and self-motivated individual to fill the role of a full-time webmaster. Applicants must be fluent in advanced HTML. PHP and MySQL skills highly preferred. Must be willing to relocate to Berkeley, California (read: this is a full-time position). Please send all resumes and work samples to

    Mac War3 Trailer - Surebrec @ 12:24 pm PST
    In case you have a Mac, 24 Hour Gamer has posted the Mac trailer for War3 in .smk file format, which means you need a Smack player to view the movie. The Smack player for Mac can be found here, and the Mac War3 Trailer can be found here.

    Metal Knights Cheats - Surebrec @ 12:22 pm PST
    24 Hour Gamer has posted some cheats on Metal Knight, Global Village's recently released futuristic real-time strategy game.

    Tuesday, October 26, 1999
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    Homeworld Gameguide - Surebrec @ 5:33 pm PST
    Gamespot has posted a nifty lookin gameguide on Homeworld from Relic. The guide includes ship management, resource collection, and combat strategies, and more.

    The End of Dereth... - Surebrec @ 5:11 pm PST
    Thresh's Firing Squad has posted an article on the end of the AC beta, so if you missed the end of the beta, or the entire beta, check out this article.

    War3 Trailer - Surebrec @ 5:02 pm PST
    24 Hour Gamer has also uploaded the War3 Trailer, so if you don't want to buy War2: BNE and still want to see the trailer, you can download it from them. The trailer is 30 megs.

    Modem Type Article - Surebrec @ 5:01 pm PST
    24 Hour Gamer has posted an article on the different types of modems; Cable vs. DSL vs. Modem 56k. The article discusses the pros and cons about each kind of modem, and also will help you choose (Cable or DSL) if you are upgrading from a modem.

    Matrix HL Shots - Surebrec @ 4:56 pm PST
    The Matrix HL Mod website has been updated with a makeover, plus 4 new screenshots, showing off the glock and the SWAT member. This is definately a mod to check out if you liked The Matrix.

    RUNE Screenshots - Pyro Man @ 4:53 pm PST
    Rune's Magical Screens on GameSpot offer some new shots of RUNE, the upcoming all-caps Unreal-engine Viking game of melee combat from Gathering of Developers and Human Head Studios. In additions to the screenshots, the piece has a preview of the game, including quotes from the developers, like the following:

    Human Head's Tim Gettitsen informs us that the game is coming along nicely as the mountainous areas are being polished before building the forested sections of the game. Gerritsen says, "We have some more tech surprises up our sleeves for [the forested] portion of the game that we aren't ready to talk about just yet, but we hope people like what they see."

    Taken from blues news

    D2 SSOTW - Surebrec @ 4:48 pm PST
    In this week's D2 SSOTW you can see the Amazon set the temple aflame with Immolation Arrow.

    Monday, October 25, 1999
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    Wheel of Time Gold - Surebrec @ 4:07 pm PST
    Legend Interactive's action fantasy game has recently gone gold! It is based on the Unreal engine, and should be out by November 13, since they're distributing it on November 10.

    New Q3A shots - Toxin @ 1:55 pm PST
    Gamespot has posted up a bunch of brand spanking new Quake 3 Arena screenshots! damn, the game is looking better by the second =)

    Sunday, October 24, 1999
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    Age of Wonders Preview - Toxin @ 6:10 pm PST
    Gamespot has a preview of the new turn based strategy game Age of Wonders.

    New Staff member! - Toxin @ 5:25 pm PST
    Hi everyone I'm the new staff member of this site. You may know me from 24hrgamer but dont worry, I haven't quit, I just got a second job :P

    Anyway I'll be posting news and doing other stuff!

    Unreal Content - Surebrec @ 1:44 pm PST
    We have just updated the site with an Unreal Weapons Guide and the Unreal Tournament section. Currently, the UT section just has info on the game and the demo downloads, but when the game is released there will be more stuff.

    Saturday, October 23, 1999
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    Unreal Developers Chat - Surebrec @ 10:41 pm PST
    Now this is news. For the first time, Unreal's "real world" developers are coming together for an IRC chat on Monday, October 25th at 9PM EST. We got people from Digital Studios, Perilith Industrielle, and Zen Tao Interactive. The chat will be held on Gameslink IRC Server in channel #unreal-vr. Remember, that Monday, October 25th at 9PM EST. For more info, go check out the 24 Hour Gamer's press release.
    Source: 24 Hour Gamer

    First i2e2 Sanctioned Starcraft Event! - Pyro Man @ 3:18 pm PST
    The first Sanctioned i2e2 StarCraft Event, a French Starcraft Tournament will be held in Paris, France on October 24. i2e2 is proud to be working in conjunction with the LFC (Ligue Francaise des Cyberathltes) in sanctioning this event.

    i2e2 Sanctioning means that i2e2 has approved the tournament format and rules, and that players will earn i2e2 Rankings Points by participating. According to points totals calculated from the major StarCraft events in recent history, X'Ds~Grrrr... is in the lead, dominating the rest of the StarCraft field. He will be attending the France event, along with Thor and about 120 other contestants.

    In addition to points earned for individual wins over both unranked and ranked players, points will be awarded according to the finishing place of each competitor. And to dispel any concerns about one player just attending every event and racking up points, only the top 6 events for any player will count towards their total points.

    The significance of the rankings will be to determine the top players in the StarCraft community who will automatically qualify for special invitational tournaments hosted by i2e2 in mid-late 2000. Anyone interested in registering with i2e2, or interested in more information about either Event Sanctioning, registration for players, rankings, or general information about i2e2 may visit the i2e2 web site. Full rankings and guidelines will be posted in the very near future.

    Q3A Screenshots - Surebrec @ 12:24 pm PST
    Activision has sent AVault some nifty-lookin screenshots from Q3A. The one below is just a little sample of these pics.

    Q3A Screenshot

    No more EQ auctions - Surebrec @ 12:18 pm PST
    ZDNNews is reporting that 989 Stuiods is banning EQ props from being sold online. People have sold lots of EQ money for over $500 and level 50 characters for even more. From what I hear, the reason they banned this is that "The move aims to head off complaints of fraud and bid padding in the wake of several postings claiming that groups of players were colluding on eBay to artificially raise bids." Damn, people could make a living off of this. Now they gotta find a new job :).
    Source: Blues News

    UT Bugs... more... - Surebrec @ 12:14 pm PST
    Along with my bug, comes more bugs from the UT Demo - Known Bugs page. Here's the latest (and hopefully last) stuff:

  • Direct3D

    One TNT2 user running the 2.08 detenator drivers sent a whole lot of screenshots with extreme mipmap corruption - textures were totally messed up in the distance but were perfect when you got up close to them. This went away when he upgraded to the newly released 3.53 drivers on [007]Nvidia's site.

  • AI

    Although Steve added new unique configurations for individual bots, the user.ini file didn't ship with the new configurations in place (which explains why you probably won't notice any difference).

  • There ya go.
    Source: Blues News

    Another UT Bug? - Surebrec @ 12:11 pm PST
    Well I was playing UT last nite against a few bots and with the new 348 patch, and I noticed that when running it in Direct3D (I have a ATI Rage Pro) some of the decals are corrupted, such as the gun smoke and the blood. They turn into red(blood) or grey(smoke) square blocks. That happened before with Half-Life but somehow I fixed it. Anyways, it's not that big, but I hope that can fix it.

    UT Map of the Week - Surebrec @ 12:00 pm PST
    The Unreal Tournament website has been updated with the newest UT Map of the Week, called DOM-Condemned. Here's the short description it comes with:

    The many gang related fights that ravaged this particular area have already proven this section of the city slums to be an bloody battle ground. The Liandri organizers are expecting this to be the case once again, only this time, as a tournament domination arena.

    Source: Planet Unreal

    Next Generation of CPUs - Surebrec @ 11:56 am PST
    Thresh's Firing Squad has a feature on the Next Generation of High-Performance CPUs. It talks about the powerful processors around and/or coming out soon, and also talks about how good and bad some CPUs are compared to others.

    SOF T&L - backup @ 6:30 am PST
    Raven's code guru John Scott has updated his .plan yesterday with a huge rundown of the nVidia GeForce 256. Its a large update. Here is a clip.
    This is definitely where SoF in limited. The CPU has to perform lots of calculations to work out where to place a vertex on the screen. This can either be done by the driver or by the game. We use the OpenGL transforming for ease, and although it maybe a little slower on a vanilla machine, it enables the driver writers to optimise for SSE or 3dNow! instructions transparently, and allows us to automagically take advantage of hardware T&L. The GeForce acts as the equivalent of a parallel Pentium processor running at about 2GHz (source : nVidia) which purely handles the transforming and lighting, thereby offloading a major chunk of work the CPU had to do to a custom much faster processor. In practice this means a much faster game.

    The downside of this is you are limited by the transform speed of the card, so if you have a 3GHz processor in your machine, you may actually have a performance hit :) Then again, feeding the card enough verts to make this noticable would choke the AGP bus completely. I think I would be fairly confident in saying this will not be a problem for some time to come.

    More did you know - backup @ 6:27 am PST
    Did you know that Tribes 2 will reccomend around a 1ghz processor? That is WITH the GeForce... Though they are also trying to make it easier to run on older machines.

    Did you know? - backup @ 6:26 am PST
    Blues news has had over 58,000,000 hits! Scroll to the very very bottom of their page and check their counter. That's just amazing.

    New QTracker - backup @ 6:25 am PST
    Version 2.3 Beta 11, of QTracker, the server browser/MP3 player/HTML list generator has been released. This new one adds bug fixes for the ShoutCAST system and Quake II Master servers. Remember Qtracker? Yeah sure you do. It was like the most popular launcher back in the days of Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. Grab it here.

    Note to news guys, article writers, and other people - backup @ 6:22 am PST
    Please send all articles/editorials to Cerebrus and all strategies that you may have for games to me! I need strategies for the Index so I am calling for everyone to submit their strategies here.

    Im back - backup @ 6:19 am PST
    Heh, Falcon seemed to respond quite quickly to my absence. I've decided to stay. Keep getting newsupdaters though. It really doesn't matter how many you have. If we get 50 who cares thats just more news which is better for gamesurge! We only have 14,000 hits and thats not too great. If I put this index on gamesurge we will be getting more. I am still not sure though. Anyway, here comes some newsposts.

    Friday, October 22, 1999
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    Tomb Raider 3 Demo - Ob1 @ 9:49 pm PST
    Gamespot has another two new demos. Tomb Raider 3 and Special Ops 2: Green Beret. Go try em out. Gamespot

    Asherons Call demo - Ob1 @ 9:48 pm PST
    A demo of Asherons call is now up at Gamespot. This isn't an ordinary demo.... beacuse it is the full version. It allows you to play the full version untill the game hits stores. Well if you wan your chance hurry because only 7 days are left. get it at Gamespot

    Alright people... - Surebrec @ 3:39 pm PST
    Since 2 people have left GS in the last 2 days, this is your chance for some fame. You wanna help out with news? You wanna make this site what it should be? Then send me an email pronto! You must be DEIDCATED, which means you must post at least once every day! You must have GOOD GRAMMAR and GOOD SPELLING, which means no "i" or "wut". But thats not all. You also get a email address! So if you wanna help out this site, send me an email to apply!

    My Farewell - backup @ 3:31 pm PST
    I am leaving Gamesurge. No one really cares if I leave anyway. Falcon seems gone, cerebrus is the only one updating and I have the strategy index to tend to. Its been nice. Farewell and good luck.

    OpFor Preview - Surebrec @ 3:30 pm PST
    PCGamer UK has posted a preview on Half-Life: Opposing Forces from Gearbox Software. The preview also features a whole bunch of cool-lookin screenshots, which, by the looks of them, makes the game look really worthy or your money :).
    Source: Blues News

    More UT Bugs - Surebrec @ 3:27 pm PST
    Well, looks like there are more bugs to be fixed. I hope they release another patch soon. Here's the stuff from the UT Demo Known Bugs page:

  • Direct3D

    [addition to the first item on TNT1/2 etc with less than 128MB]: Update: I've just tried the newly released 3.53 Detenator drivers on my TNT2 machine, and played with all the D3D advanced options, and the drivers still appear to be page-locking around 16-20MB of physical RAM. If you find settings which improve the situation, please drop us an email at

  • Networking

    People are reporting netplay is laggier or they are experiencing more packet loss with this version. The netplay code has not been changed. This is because there are not that many servers running at the moment (200 vs over 400 before). Server operators *please* upgrade!

  • Audio

    A3D weapon sounds are reported to be a lot more muffled sounding in A3D than in the previous release. We are looking into this.
    The loud buzzing sound in the DM-MorpheusDemo map with 3D sound enabled is still there - sorry, we forgot to update this map for the demo release. The offending sound has been removed for the full version of the game.

  • Visuals

    The "predator" style crosshair has a red box around it if you set your crosshair color to have any red in it. This corrupted texture has been fixed.

  • Source: Blues News

    Shadow Company Review - Surebrec @ 3:19 pm PST
    The dudes from Thresh's Firing Squad have posted a review on Shadow Company, which is a 3D Real-Time Strategy war game by Ubi Soft. The review also includes some good lookin screenshots. Unfortunately, it only got a 2 of out 5 stars, but if you're into war games, why not check it out?

    Are you a Redneck Gamer? - Surebrec @ 3:09 pm PST
    Wemmick has updated Temporary Sanity at GX again, this time taking a look at those redneck gamers. Not sure if you are one? Go on and check out this article.

    SC Map of the Week - Surebrec @ 3:08 pm PST
    The latest Starcraft Map of the Week has been released. It is a 192x192 Desert map for up to 8 players. It's a trigger-driven map. Here's the description:

    "The most popular exercise in the Ghost training regimen is scenario A11-X93, commonly referred to by trainees as "Nukes Away". In this scenario, Ghosts practice a variety of covert infiltration techniques while gaining the technical knowledge necessary for the proper guidance of field-standard tactical nuclear weapons. Since nuclear weaponry is too expensive to be used in live fire training, the exercise is performed using an extremely lifelike holoprojection simulation. The competition between the teams of Ghosts can be extremely intense, and all too commonly we see recruits spending what little leisure time they have inside the simulation, honing their skills."

    -Commander Richard Walker

    Thursday, October 21, 1999
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    Farewell.... - ImPaLe @ 7:39 pm PST
    Well, this is my final farewell.I am leaving gamesurge to start my own site.The domain isn't reserved yet, but even if i don't get one, i will still get a sub-domain with my hosting service.I have had some good times here, and also, some bad ones.It was fun while it lasted, and i will always remember it.Most of you are wondering, "Who the hell is this", the answer, " no one". i have never been really reconized on ladder, cept for that one time when i got 1500 somethin on ladder, but that is my only achievement.i haven't done anything to make a impact on the gaming community, so i will not be missed.for the last time, take it easy, and peace out.

    -narayan a.k.a. ImPaLe

    Opposing Forces Preview - Pyro Man @ 6:42 pm PST
    PCZone UK has posted a preview of Opposing Forces, it's a very good read with some screenshots to. So head on over and check it out.

    DS9 Interview - Surebrec @ 6:29 pm PST
    AVault has posted an inteview with Myscha, a master map maker who has contributed to Deep Space 9: The Fallen. He also talks about his future in map making.

    Age of Wonders preview - Surebrec @ 6:17 pm PST
    Gamespot also has a preview of Age of Wonders which is to be released in November of this year. Here's a little clip to get you interested:

    Age of Wonders takes place in a chaotic fantasy world teetering on the edge between darkness and light. At the start of the game, the Elven kingdom that had maintained a balance between good and evil has been shattered by the onslaught of a younger race called Man. The Elves survive and split into two factions, a mirror image of good and evil in conflict. In the campaign, the good Elves, called Keepers, seek to reestablish balance. The Cult of Storms seeks only Dark Elven supremacy. Meanwhile, ten other races strive to fill the power vacuum left by the sundered kingdom of Elves. Thus, this Age of Wonders is an age of war.

    Horror Games - Surebrec @ 6:14 pm PST
    Gamespot has updated their Ten Spot section with a new TenSpot feature on the top ten games which would make good horror games. Here's a snipet:

    But games like Men in Black and Johnny Mnemonic stand as cautionary tales. This is not to say it can't be done. Aliens vs. Predator was a good example of a game that took movie monsters, combined them with game concepts, and succeeded in making an entertaining game that stands on its own merits. But why do so many good movies make bad games? Jan Lindner, vice president of research and development at Mindscape/Mattel, says, "Basically the two mediums are very different. Movies really tell one story one way to an audience. In games, it's told two ways, and translating between the two is where it fails."

    More UT Bugs - Surebrec @ 6:02 pm PST
    The UT Bugs Page has been updated with some of the more recent bugs from the first page:

    * Some Rage FURY users are having problems with game in D3D. We are looking into this.

    * Some versions of the Intellimouse Explorer drivers don't allow you to bind the middle mouse button if DirectInput is enabled. We believe this is a driver issue - other games exhibit the same behavior. You can work around it by using the Intellimouse Explorer software to map a key (eg shift) to the middle mouse button and bind that key in UT.

    Source: Blues News

    I found a new StarCraft Site - Mr Legacy @ 1:14 pm PST
    This site has everything from A - Z it has Strategies, maps, files, patches, news, tutorials, and the very first and only StarCraft Training Center. If you sound interested Click Here.

    Wednesday, October 20, 1999
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    Nocturne Chat Log - Surebrec @ 6:39 pm PST
    AVault has posted the chat log to the Nocturne chat if you missed it earlier.

    Question: Is the Shadow some form of inspiration for the Stranger? Shadow some form of inspiration for the Stranger?

    Nocturne Team: All pulp heroes from the 20s influenced us in some way. That's the genre. The Stranger is the main character throughout the game. Along with him at various points are Svetlana, Icepick, Scat Dazzle and Moloch.

    I am the new worker here!!! - Pyro Man @ 6:38 pm PST
    I am the new worker here, i will update news, keep the game sections up and running, and work with some other stuff. Just wanted to let you know.

    Latest UT Demo! - Surebrec @ 6:05 pm PST
    The latest UT demo patch has been released, upgrading it to version 348. Here's the files:

  • UT Demo 348 Full Patch

  • UT Demo 348 Final Patch
  • Also, Planet Unreal has a Q&A with Mek of Epic on the topic of the demo.
    Source: Planet Unreal

    Staff Full - Surebrec @ 5:50 pm PST
    Thanks for everyone who sent in an email. Our new staff members are getting ready to start working here.

    Tuesday, October 19, 1999
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    Anachronox Preview - Surebrec @ 6:45 pm PST
    The newly opened Planet Anachronox has posted a huge hands-on preview of Anacronox based on the author's experience at the recent ION press reception. Anachronox is an upcoming RPG which will utilize the Quake II engine.
    Source: Blues News

    Revenant Preview - Surebrec @ 6:41 pm PST
    GA-RPG has smacked up a preview on Revenant, an action-RPG type game coming soon from Cinematix.

    D2 SSOTW - Surebrec @ 6:27 pm PST
    BillWill sends word that the latest D2 SSOTW. The latest one shows off a Sorceress enchanting her weapons before she steps into a battle with Thorned Hulks in Act III, and can be found here.

    Monday, October 18, 1999
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    Now Hiring - Surebrec @ 6:15 pm PST
    Seems like I'm running this whole site. Anyways, we are looking for some staff members. All that is required is HTML experience, knowledge of games, good grammar and spelling, and most of all, dedication. You can post news, cover games in any of our sections, or do everything or anything. To apply, send me an email.

    Nocturne Chat - Surebrec @ 6:12 pm PST
    AVault will be hosting a Nocturne chat on Wednesday, October 20 at 7 pm Eastern time on the AVault IRC server. During that time, they will be giving away 10 autographed copies of the game. To join the chat, join the server and join #chatroom.

    FF8 Screens - Surebrec @ 6:08 pm PST
    Gamespot has some screenshots from FF8 of the PC version, which is expected to come out soon. Because it will be released on PC, it will have enhanced graphics, which will be better than the PSX version of the game. To go directly to the screenshots, check this out.

    Q3A News - Surebrec @ 6:03 pm PST
    John Carmack from id Software has updated his .plan file. What's new in this one? News of a Q3A demo!

    The next release will be the full "demo" release for quake 3.
    It will include bots and a new, simple level that is suitable for
    complete beginners to play, as well as the existing q3test maps.

    The timing just didn't work out right for another test before we
    complete the game.

    We plan on releasing the demo after code freeze, when the entire
    game is in final testing, which will give us a few days time to
    fix any last minute problems that show up before golden master.

    No, I don't have an actual date when that will be.

    Source: 24 Hour Gamer

    WoT Preview - Surebrec @ 6:00 pm PST
    Planet Unreal has slapped up a preview on WoT(Wheel of Time), which is a upcoming game based on the Unreal engine and is also based on the popular fantasy books by Robert Jordan.

    Sunday, October 17, 1999
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    Webdog Beta - Surebrec @ 3:37 pm PST
    Tex from 24 Hour Gamer has informed me that theres a new Webdog out. It's a beta, and is version 1042. You can download it from here.

    Freespace 2 Review - Surebrec @ 3:16 pm PST
    Gamespot has slapped up a review on Freespace 2, the latest space sim from Interplay. They gave it a 9.4 out of 10, which is an impressive score!

    Revenant Preview - Surebrec @ 3:14 pm PST
    Gamesmania has posted a preview on Revenant, an upcoming RPG. Here's a little snipet to get you interested:

    From looking at various screenshots I first concluded that Revenant is little more than a graphics-rich Diablo spin-off. Then I had the chance to play it. Right from the start I was plunged into a detailed evolving storyline that had me, Locke D'Averam (the Revenant), being resurrected from the dead to rescue a powerful warlord's daughter. But Locke remembers nothing of his previous life, and must gather clues along the way. That's just the start. The inventive plot takes Locke through huge forests, haunted ruins, dark caves and much more.

    Source: 24 Hour Gamer

    Saturday, October 16, 1999
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    News Posters needed... still - Surebrec @ 9:18 pm PST
    Ya, we still need news posters. C'mon people! This site won't be very good unless we have news! If you want to apply, send me and email! All you need is experience in HTML, good grammar and good spelling, and you must post at least once a day. It only takes about 3 min to post something, and I know you people have alot of time to do even that. And what do you get? Fame, and your own pop3 email address!

    Half-Life section updated - Surebrec @ 7:18 pm PST
    I told you we'd be getting some more content. Anyways, the Half-Life section has been updated with Half Life Maps and Half Life files, which includes patches, spraypaints, and some models. I'll add more to these sections as I find more. I was gonna get up a strategies section, but it's not ready yet. And I've still got more content planned. Stay tuned!

    UT shots - Surebrec @ 11:52 am PST
    Gamefan has posted some UT screens, which show everyone the Assault game mode of a recent build of Unreal Tournament.
    Source: Blues News

    UT Tweaking Guide - Surebrec @ 11:50 am PST
    DK05's UT Tweak Guide has been updated, including video card tweaking, Win9x tweaking, and UT Demo tweaking.
    Source: Blues News

    AOE2 Designer's Diary - Surebrec @ 11:48 am PST
    The guys at Thresh's Firing Squad have popped up a AOE2 Designer Diary. It covers some of Mark Teranno's designer diary, has some screenshots, and some more stuff about the game.

    BTW, did anyone catch FragPU last nite? If you don't know what that is, it's pretty much a time to go to IRC, chat with the people from Planet Unreal, then frag em all. I didn't catch much last nite..

    Friday, October 15, 1999
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    New Jumbot - Surebrec @ 10:44 pm PST
    The latest version of Jumbot has been released, upgrading it to version 0.9. If you didn't know, Jumbot is a bot mod for HL, which of course adds bots to the game. Here's the new stuff:

    -Bots now use secondary crossbow fire if they're far enough away.
    -Added a bot_checkdistance cvar to allow users to set if bots should be able to see enemies at any distance or a limited distance (defaults to limited).
    -Added a bot_distance cvar to allow users to set a specific value which determines how far a bot can see.
    -Various bug fixes in the AI.
    -Fixed a bug where pain detection would cause bots to select bad enemies (which could actually cause crashes on some levels).
    -Changed a model precache problem which was probably causing the bad index of edict error on some computers.

    You can download it from here.
    Source: PHL

    Got Strats? - backup @ 6:19 pm PST
    Well, If you don't see me that much in the next few days or week thats because im working on a strategy Index for gamesurge. It will consist of strategies for over 35 games!! Each will be categorized in the needed format. If this works heh uhh get ready for server problems cerebrus!

    SC MOTW - Falcon @ 5:50 pm PST
    Hey, the first time no one here has beaten me to it... This weeks map is Turtle Island.
    The universe is home to some rather odd geological formations that create a rich tapestry for astrologers, whether professional or amateur. On 20th Century Earth, for example, people could swear that there was a face on the surface of Mars. The location of the rocks and the eerie placement of shadows made envisioned mouth and eyes seem all too real. A prominent mountain range on the planet of Uilel IV looks just like a snake winding its way across the surface of the planet. One of the strangest of these planetary anomalies is found on an island just off of the main continent on Mar Sara. Explorers who first saw the island mistook it for a gargantuan turtle -- initially a cause for great alarm. Closer inspection quickly revealed the true nature of the landmass, but to this day nearby residents still call the place "Turtle Island."

    You can go to the official page here, or download it straight from here

    Wanna play HL: OpFor? - Surebrec @ 5:11 pm PST
    This is interesting. If you're dying to play HL:OpFor, then check this out, ripped straight off of VE :) : and Sierra Studios™ are holding the Half-Life®: Opposing Force® Live the Dream Tournament, hosted by Clan World Network,, beginning October 22, 1999. The tournament will be using the Bootcamp map from Valve's Half-Life®. The top four players from the tournament will spar for the championship title on November 10, 1999 at a live event in San Francisco, California. Championship players will compete using Half-Life: Opposing Force developed by Gearbox Software. This is the first time ever that consumers will have gotten a chance to see this new game in action.

    Signups are already taking place

    Source: VE

    UT Level of the Week - Surebrec @ 5:08 pm PST
    The latest UT Level of the Week has been released called The Last Command, which is a CTF map. Here's a little snipet of it:

    The Last Command is a fully functional Nuclear Processing Station owned by the Liandri Corporation. This facility's system originated layout makes an ideal proving grounds for Capture the Flag Tournament matches. High tech voluminous industrial architecture paired with curving maintenance corridors means fighting here will require quick reaction times if your team plans on surviving.

    As always, this one includes some cool-lookin screenshots.
    Source: VE

    AC Demo - Surebrec @ 5:00 pm PST
    I saw over at GameSpot that the Asheron's Call demo has been released. It is supposed to be like EverQuest, but why not try it anyways? So, the demo weighs in at around 51 megs.

    War in Europe Patch - Surebrec @ 4:45 pm PST
    TheWar In Europe Mod has just recently been patch, upgrading it to version .60. This version fixes the CL_Entity 83 bug most people were having trouble with an connecting to servers, and it can be downloaded here.
    Source: PHL

    Soul Reaver; Rogue Spear Reviewed - Surebrec @ 4:41 pm PST
    Thresh's Firing Squad has been updated with 2 reviews! The first is a review on Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, and the second one is a review on R6: Rogue Spear, the add-on to Rainbow 6.

    WTS Rules? - Surebrec @ 4:35 pm PST
    Although this isn't gaming news, I thought I should tell you anyways. The weirdo Wemmick from GX has written another cool article at Temporary Sanity. This one is about the rules of life. Hmm.

    Nocturne is Gold! - Surebrec @ 4:33 pm PST
    Nocturne has recently gone gold! Here's what the game is about:

    The game puts the player in a classic 1930's pulp action adventure and creates a world of shadows, suspense and terror in which the paranormal and supernatural threaten mankind. To counteract these menaces, President Theodore Roosevelt created the Spookhouse, a special investigation bureau to which the player's character belongs. There are four global missions to tackle, a cemetery in France; a ruined castle in Germany; a small, Texas town; and the back-alleys of Chicago.

    Source: GX

    Amerzone Demo - Surebrec @ 4:24 pm PST
    The Amerzone Demo has been released today! It's a game which resembles Riven, and you must find the mystery of the jungles of Amerzone. This big bastard weighs in at a frickin 131 megs! So you're lookin at a 6 and a half hour download if you're on a 33.6k modem! If you're lucky and have a cable or faster modem, then you should be able to download in under an hour. Go here to download the demo!
    Source: PC.IGN

    Help Needed!! - Surebrec @ 4:21 pm PST
    Ok, since Falcon has taken a brake for about a month, I'm left as Webmaster of the site. Now, we don't have very many people helping out around here, which is why I am begging 3 people to help us out with the news! All you need is HTML experience, good spelling, and good grammar. Plus you must be able to post at least once or twice a day. If interested, send me an email!

    Blizzard Map of the Week - Gibb @ 2:58 pm PST
    The map of the week is Turtle Island.

    Thursday, October 14, 1999
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    News Posters Needed! - Ob1 @ 6:04 pm PST
    We are in need of around 3 DEDICATED news posters to post gaming news at least once or twice a day. You must be experienced in HTML, have good spelling, and good grammar. To apply, send Cerberus an email.

    Editorial - backup @ 2:57 am PST
    I will be posting some editorials tonight including some from Armus and I. So stay tuned. They will probably get posted later tonight. Well im off to school so I will post later.

    Wednesday, October 13, 1999
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    Anachronox Screen! - Surebrec @ 2:33 pm PST has posted a screenshot for the upcoming game from Ion Storm, Anachronox. The game is a 3d 3rd person RPG in an Action/Japaneese sense. It is supposed to be like FF7, but more complex. The game is also supposed to have around 100 HUGE levels.
    Source: GX

    News Posters needed - Surebrec @ 2:30 pm PST
    We are in need of around 3 DEDICATED news posters to post gaming news at least once or twice a day. You must be experienced in HTML, have good spelling, and good grammar. To apply, send me an email.

    New War in Europe Patch - backup @ 10:39 am PST
    A new War In Europe patch is due out sometime today. War In Europe Mod ranks in as the second best mod out there for Half-life according to Speedy 3d. Make sure you check out the War In Europe site periodically

    Tuesday, October 12, 1999
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    Forum - Falcon @ 11:12 pm PST
    Masamune, the site which is hosting our forum is undergoing a server move (5th time or so in 2 months)... so our forum has gone down with it. We might be installing ourown cgi one in the near future so stay tuned...

    Content? - Surebrec @ 3:42 pm PST
    If you were wondering, we will be getting some new content this weekend, however I won't tell you what yet. I like suprises :). Anyways, sorry for not updating sooner. Stay tuned!

    Epic Q&A - Surebrec @ 3:40 pm PST
    Gamesmania has posted a interview with Epic's Mark Rein on Unreal Tournament (what did you expect?). One of the most asked questions about the game is included in this: When is it done. You can find the interview over here.
    Source: VE

    Freespace 2 Review - Surebrec @ 3:37 pm PST
    Thresh's Firing Squad has just posted a review on Freespace 2, the latest space combat game from Interplay and Volition.

    Forum down - Surebrec @ 3:19 pm PST
    Our Forum is down, because either Masamune, the site that hosts the forum, is dead or down. If it is dead, we should be getting a new Forum up soon.

    War In Europe Patch - Surebrec @ 3:18 pm PST
    A patch for one of the latest HL mods, War in Europe has been released, upgrading it to v.51, which fixes a connection bug and a few smaller bugs.
    Source: Blues News

    Asheron's Call Review - Surebrec @ 3:12 pm PST
    The peeps at AVault have posted a review on the EQ-like game, Asheron's Call, recently released from Microsoft.
    Source: 24 Hr Gamer

    D2 SSOTW - Surebrec @ 3:09 pm PST
    The latest Diablo 2 SSOTW has been released over at In this one, you can see an Amazon score a critical hit against an enemy.

    The War2 Dark Portal - Surebrec @ 3:08 pm PST
    The official Warcraft 2 Dark Portal has just opened over at the official website. This is just like the Starcraft Compendium, and features downloads, wallpapers, and strategies, and even more.

    More Editorials - backup @ 2:20 pm PST
    Armus will be trying to do a new editorial every day or two for Gamesurge. If you saw his last editorial entitled The Ultimate Battle you will already know that they are very high quality. Each one will be on a new topic. Stay tuned.

    He will also be doing artwork, which is also very high quality. I see him as the next conceprt art guy for a large company, youll see his stuff tommorow.

    Again, he will be doing Starcraft maps. They are also once again very high quality cause he likes stuff high quality which all his stuff is. You should see those up within the week. Stay tuned!

    Monday, October 11, 1999
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    Homeworld Guide - Surebrec @ 5:34 pm PST
    The Guidestone has just posted a General Strategy Guide for Relic's latest 3D RTS, Homeworld.
    Source: VE

    Carmack Update - Surebrec @ 5:20 pm PST
    John Carmack from id Software has updated his .plan file on Q3A Test. Here's the newest stuff:

    * handle window close events properly
    * enable r_displayRefresh selection and feedback on mac
    * colorized railgun muzzle flash, impact flash, and mark
    * exactly synced animating textures with waveforms and collapsed all explosion sequences into single shaders
    * removed unneeded black pass on hell skies
    * fixed grenades sticking to steep slopes
    * scan for next highest fullscreen resolution when exact mode fails (fixes SGI flat panel failing to init)
    * all cgame cvars now have a cg_ prefix (crosshair, fov, etc)
    * clear clientinfo before parsing configstring
    * make all feedback voiceovers share the same channel
    * fixed nodraw curves
    * fixed obits from shooter entities
    * fixed chat char issue
    * separate gentity_t fields into sharedEntity_t
    * reintegrated q_mathsys with q_math
    * cg_forcemodel also forces player sounds
    * unknown cmd commands don't chat
    * fixed strip order on text quads

    Source: Blues News

    Sunday, October 10, 1999
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    War2 BNE Screens - Surebrec @ 4:42 pm PST
    Agent911 has snapped a whole bunch of screens from War2 BNE. Some of these screens include in-game screens, pics from and even the CD. Check it out over here.

    IA-64 Itanium Guide - Surebrec @ 2:17 pm PST
    Itan-what? It's a next generation of processors from Intel, and Thresh's Firing Squad has a guide on the entire thing. Interested? Go check it out here!

    New Editorial! - Gibb @ 5:59 am PST
    A new editorial by my good friend Armus has been posted here on Gamesurge. It is about what he thinks is better and will be more played: Quake 3 Arena, Unreal Tounrament, or TF2. It is very well written and it's a good read. Check it out here.

    Saturday, October 09, 1999
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    Homeworld Review - Surebrec @ 10:54 pm PST
    AVault has recently posted a review on Homeworld. They have given this game an overall 5 of 5, including 5 for Graphics, Interface, Gameplay, and more!

    Age of Empires: AOK Review - Surebrec @ 10:51 pm PST
    PC.IGN has posted a review on Age of Empires 2: AOK. Here's a little snipet of it:

    At first glance, Age of Empires II still appears to operate very much like its predecessor. Each round revolves around collecting as many of the four basic resources (wood, food, gold and stone) as you can and using them to build an army to destroy your enemy. The units that you build this army out of are, with one new exception, still split into four basic types – cavalry, archers, infantry and siege engines. As you advance through the various ages, you'll have the power to improve each one of these four unit types with new technologies and training styles, but for the most part, they still serve the same purpose on the battleground as they did in the first game. And, as in the last title, these technologies are simply purchased with resources gathered from the surroundings rather than requiring any sort of scientist units or buildings.

    MW3 Multiplayer Demo - Surebrec @ 8:38 pm PST
    Gamespot has just recently added a Mechwarrior 3 Multiplayer Demo. The demo has these features:

    * Multiplayer support over the Internet, LAN or modem
    * Single-player gameplay, too!
    * Play one of 3 'Mechs (Mad Cat, Bushwhacker or the Orion)
    * 2 new multiplayer maps (The Gorge and Train Depot)
    * Instant Action mode of "Battle Progression"
    * Control up to 3 Lancemates in Instant Action
    * Jump jets for your 'Mech
    * Support for force feedback joystick
    * Direct3D support

    War in Europe Mod Features - backup @ 11:36 am PST
    Here is a little something I grabbed from their page on what the mod is about. It looks really good (its for Half-Life) and you should get it tonight at 10 when it comes out.

    Overview War in Europe is a Multiplayer World War II based mod. In the game you have the ability to choose from either the Axis or Allied. You also have a menu in which you have the ability to choose a primary weapon which you will have until you decide to change. In order to obtain perticular weapons players must achieve a certain frag limit in which then the weapons will become available. Other features include a ranking system which can either promote players or demote players once again based on your "frag vs. death" status. So for example if your frag limit exceeds your death limit by 3 then you are promoted to Seargant.
    Maps War in Europe features maps with various architexture ranging from the destroyed villages of Normandy to the bloody beaches of Omaha. Other maps include Nazi "Work Camps", V2 Rocket sites, ect ect. All will include true to life scenery that would have been common during the WW2 period.

    Weapons Each team has a certain ammount of weapons that they have at their disposal, so Allied and Axis weapons are not usable by both sides. All weapons are modeled after historical World War 2 makes of small arms. Some of these include the American Standard M1 Garand and the German Mauser.

    Future What lies ahead for this mod? You can expect to see more and better weapons as well as levels and other cool features.

    More information about this mod, the place to be tonight, and screenshots can be obtained by visiting their website here.

    New Mod relase tonight - backup @ 11:31 am PST
    The War In Europe Mod Team are going to release a beta tonight. Here is the information.

    There will be an IRC party at at #wie where I will release the download link. Once again it will be out tonight at 10:00 pm EST.

    MechWarrior3 Meltdown Tournament - ImPaLe @ 9:21 am PST
    The MSN Gaming Zone ( and Hasbro Interactive invite all MechWarrior3 fans to register on the Zone for the MechWarrior3 Meltdown tournament and a chance to share in $150,000 in prizes including 4 Harley Davidson "Fatboy" motorcycles. Participants can sign up two-person teams starting today through October 22 by visiting the special MechWarrior3 Meltdown microsite at

    The Meltdown begins with two days of single elimination rounds on October 23 and 24. The remaining teams will do battle on October 30 to determine the two co-champions - the Masters of the Clan Squad and the Masters of the InnerSphere. These four finalists will compete in the live finals on November 13 at GameWorks in Seattle, WA and ride away on 1999 Harley Davidson "Fatboy" motorcycles, valued at $18,000 each.

    If you think you have what it takes to win the "Fatboys" and seize the MechWarrior Meltdown Champion title - choose your teammate, rev up your 'Mech and get ready to do some serious damage to your opponents in the MechWarrior3 Meltdown, only on the MSN Gaming Zone (
    Source: The Gamenation Network

    CPL Announces Fifth Qualifying Center - ImPaLe @ 9:19 am PST
    CPL Announces Fifth Qualifying Center

    The busy bees at the CPL have announced that Illinois-based Impact Gaming Center has signed on to become yet another CPL Official Qualifying Center. Launched in Sept. 1995, Impact is the first computer gaming arena near St Louis, Missouri. The center has over a dozen computer stations, equipped with the latest Pentium III and Voodoo 3 technologies, as well as a high-speed T1 line. It is located at:

    Impact Gaming Center
    5801 Old Collinsville Road
    Fairview Heights, IL 62208

    For more information, visit the center's official website. CPL Qualifying Centers conduct preliminary tournaments in accordance with the CPL rules; the winners auto-berthing into the CPL Championship Tournaments held throughout the U.S. The next CPL event is FRAG 3 in Dallas, happening Friday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 31. Impact Gaming Center has not announced a qualifying tournament for this event.

    Source: Adrenaline Vault

    Flight Simulator Goes Gold - ImPaLe @ 9:16 am PST
    Flight Simulator 2000 Goes Gold

    Flight Simulator 2000 has gone gold and is scheduled to start showing up on store shelves in the U.S. in mid-October and mid-November in Europe. For the first time, Microsoft is offering two versions of the product: a professional edition designed to meet the needs of flight simulation enthusiasts and pilots, and a regular version for new or more casual users.

    Features include several new aircraft, such as the Concorde, the Boeing 777-300, the Mooney Bravo and the Raytheon-Beech King Air 350. The product also contains more than 21,000 airports worldwide, including cities such as London, Paris, Manhattan, Chicago and more. GPS provides point-to-point navigation, and the title utilizes the Jeppesen database of real navigation and airport information, used by pilots around the world. Users can also download current worldwide weather reports and have the simulator automatically duplicate those conditions in the simulation.

    Source: Adrenaline Vault

    Friday, October 08, 1999
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    Blizzard Map of the Week - Gibb @ 7:08 pm PST
    The map of the week is New Venice

    It is 192x192 space platform, for 2-6 players. Check it out here.

    Diablo II FAQ Updated - Gibb @ 7:15 am PST
    Blizzard has updated the Diablo II FAQ. Check it out here.

    GodLike Quake III by Shplunky - backup @ 7:12 am PST
    Like Quake III arena, but do you suck at it? Learn to play by heading on over to Shplunky's God Like Quake III Arena page, it has everything you'll need to know! You can check his site out right here.

    Review News - backup @ 7:07 am PST
    More reviews from around the gaming Community.

  • Games Domain Review
    reviews Prince of Persia 3D

  • Games Domain Review
    reviews Shadow Man (second opinion)

  • GamePen
    reviews Outcast

  • GameOver
    reviews Driver

  • GameSpot
    reviews Homeworld

  • Gamecenter
    reviews Homeworld
    (by Paul Schuytema).

  • Strategyxtreme
    reviews C&C: Tiberian Sun

  • 3D GameForce reviews Hidden & Dangerous.

  • TacticalPlanet
    reviews the Codename: Eagle demo
  • Ahh, nifty :p

    John Carmack's .Plan - backup @ 7:01 am PST
    John Carmack has updated his .plan once again. Here is what he added.

    * r_primitives 3 path for non-vertex array testing
    * specify sex in model animation.cfg file
    * proper dropping of failed bot inits
    * removed identical pain sounds
    * serverTime strictly increasing across levels
    * added GL_DECAL multitexture collapse
    * windowed mouse on mac
    * fixed byte order issue with curve clipping on mac
    * made com_defaultextension buffer safe
    * fixed levelshot and added antialiasing to image
    * don't clear bot names before kick message
    * made servercommand sequences strictly increasing across
    level changes
    * unpause on vid_restart

    Check it out whenever...On the other hand, check it out NOW!

    Nerf Arena Blast - backup @ 6:56 am PST
    A new game is in the works by Hasbro Interactive entitled Nerf Arena Blast. Based on the Unreal Engine with modifications this game sounds pretty cool.

    Thursday, October 07, 1999
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    Armored First 3 Cheat - Surebrec @ 5:45 pm PST
    I'm too lazy to make another post, so here it is straight from my inbox from 24 Hour Gamer:

    I only have one cheat for you concerning this game, but it's a sweet one. To enable a mode where you can see all the missions the game includes (without having to beat every single one), copy the file named 'slot01.dat' to your 'AF3' directory and run it. After you do this, you should be able to play the game and see all the missions except for two hidden missions, which leaves some surprise in game.

    Daikatana Preview - Surebrec @ 5:38 pm PST
    PC.IGN has a preview on Daikatana. Now, the question is: when will it be released? Hopefully at the end of the year.

    Gamer's POV - Surebrec @ 5:31 pm PST
    Thresh's Firing Squad has a feature called A Gamer's Snapshot of the PC Industry. It basically talks about the PC industry from the gamer's POV, as the name suggoks at the CPU arena.

    Asheron's Call preview - Surebrec @ 5:28 pm PST
    Gamespot has posted a Asheron's Call Preview by Microsoft. From the looks of the game, it really resembles EQ. The game is supposed to be out in the 4th Quarter of '99. Here's a clip of the preview:

    Asheron's Call is a 3D online-only RPG built around the persistent world of Dereth. There's big trouble brewing in Dereth, as a magician named Asheron inadvertently opened a portal to another world. A vicious race known as the Olthoi rushed through, forcing Asheron's people - the Empyrean - to seek shelter in a hidden dimension. After helping the Empyrean escape, Asheron put out a call across time and space, looking for adventurers to come to Dereth and fight the Olthoi. There is more to the game's back story -much more, in fact - but from this basic setup you can see the premise: You enter the world as an adventurer answering Asheron's call.

    Gundam Century: Starcraft To Gundam - WizZard @ 12:07 pm PST
    I just read about a very interresting Total Conversion by KurenaiJiku. It's named Gundam Century: StarCraft To Gudam. It's going to convert all the unit graphics, sounds and statistics. And after my first impressions, I'd say it's looking very good. Head on over there and check it out!

    Wednesday, October 06, 1999
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    New Jumpbot Config Editor - backup @ 8:53 pm PST
    Fragaday of the Prevailing Wind has released a beta version of his Jumpbot config editor called Jum-o-Rama and it can edit all the variables via an easy GUI.

    Planet Deerhunter? - backup @ 8:44 pm PST
    Well, I guess every game has to have a planet site, even it if is hunting. Planet DeerHunter has opened its doors, providing you with the best in Deer Hunter. Check it out.

    TF2 Interview - backup @ 8:42 pm PST
    3d Palette has interviewed Steve Theodore, an animator/modeler for Valve Software. They talk about their work on the team based first person shooter, Team Fortress 2. You can check it out here.

    Epic on Windows 2000 - backup @ 8:40 pm PST
    Epic's Tom Sweeney has updated the Unreal Technology Page again, with some thoughts of his on the New Windows 2000 Release candidate 2. According to him he seems to like it and says it will make international version easier to make. Cool!

    Daikatana Preview - backup @ 8:38 pm PST
    PC.IGN.COM has posted a good sized writeup of Daikatana. Theres a summary of each episode, a lot of detail on the gameplay issues, and some new screens. Check it out!

    Radio Free Zerg MP3 available - Gibb @ 5:05 pm PST
    Over at an MP3 for Radio Free Zerg, a bonus track for Brood War, has been released.

    UT Tweak Guide - Surebrec @ 4:31 pm PST
    3D Spotlight has a UT Tweaking Guide. It covers just about everything, from video performance to netplay. Currently they only cover the demo, cuz of course UT isn't out yet, but will be updating it when the game comes out.
    Source: GX

    Freespace 2 Patch - Surebrec @ 4:30 pm PST
    The latest Freespace 2 patch has been released, upgrading it to v1.01. You can get it either by logging in to or downloading the patch from here.
    Source: Thresh's Firing Squad

    I'm alive - Falcon @ 1:05 pm PST
    Just a quick note to say that I am alive, just been busy with some other things lately, but expect to see some new sections to Gamesurge in the near future.
    On a side note, has pointed out some "hidden settings" for Microsoft, just point your browser here

    New Editorial - Surebrec @ 1:57 am PST
    Our own Facsimile has written a editorial, called Patch Work Games.

    Some Stuff & Alotta News - ImPaLe @ 12:35 am PST
    Hey, everybody.I know I haven't posted in a long time, but hopefully that will change soon.I currently have three websites that I will be working on. I am taking over, by MystikaL's go ahead, and I will let him get it back, when he comes back.Also my personal site, has been put on hold.And my clan's site has also been put on hold.
    And there is some actual news that happened today.

    AMD to Unveil New Chip

    Advanced Micro Devices plans to unveil today a new microprocessor that will compete with a new chip Intel named Monday, Reuters is reporting. The 64-bit SledgeHammer, designed to compete with Intel's new Itanium, represents a change in strategy for the company. Rather than copying Intel, AMD is introducing a chip that is not compatible with software written for chips made by its larger rival. Intel's Itanium is expected to debut in the second half of 2000, while AMD will not launch its chip until 2001.

    FRAG 3 Registration Closes

    How many deathmatchers can you fit into a phone booth? Gamesurge has learned that registration for FRAG 3's "Bring Your Own Computer" free-for-all has closed. People can still register online for the exhibitions, seminars, door prizes and other events. The dates for FRAG 3 are Friday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 31.

    A limited amount of non-registered attendees will be allowed on Sunday after 10:30 a.m. to view the tournament finals and participate in the now-famous giveaway. The cost of a Sunday only pass will be $12.00. FRAG 3 will not accept third-party free passes, discount passes or any others special passes that may have been issued at any previous CPL event. Children under the age of 12 can attend at no cost.

    Well that is all for right now.I was lazy so I just cut and pasted it for ya viewing pleasure.

    Source: Adrenaline Vault

    Tuesday, October 05, 1999
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    TA:K Map Making - Surebrec @ 11:41 pm PST
    Strategy Gaming has a map making guide for TA:K. So if you're into map making, head on over there.
    Source: GX

    Strat Index - backup @ 8:17 pm PST
    As you know has shutdown (though Im wants to reopen it, which i will let him do.) The Strategy Index will be ported over to gamesurge. Gamesurge is a better site and will get more hits to it. I also hope to increase Gamesurge's popularity on the net with this. I will let you know when I have uploaded the index.

    Doom Legacy - backup @ 8:15 pm PST
    ID Software's Open GL Doom Legacy page has been updated with a new beta 9 of the version 1.2 of the Open GL Doom Legacy, the Open GL port of Doom Legacy, the updated version of Doom, id software's classic shooter. The new releases fixes a bunch of stuff like bugs, adds a game launcher, and has new improved glide support. Check it out!

    BasisMusic Shut down - Gibb @ 12:20 am PST
    The Basis Network has permanently shut down (for good this time I think.) The massive SC strategy index will still be up, but everything else will not. And if you guys didn't know, our own Mystikal was the webmaster of Basis. We wish him luck.

    Counterstrike News - Surebrec @ 12:02 am PST
    The Counterstrike Webpage has been updated with 2 new screenshots of the new weapon, the Steyr Scout Sniper Rifle, which will be added in the next beta4 release. They have also updated the weapons page with the entire line-up of the weapons, which includes screens of each.
    Source: VE

    Monday, October 04, 1999
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    D2 Preview - Surebrec @ 11:59 pm PST
    Why do I seem like the only one posting news? Damnit, I'm a busy person! Well, not really :).

    Meccaworld has posted a preview on Diablo 2, by Blizzard (as if you didn't know that).
    Source: VE

    Sunday, October 03, 1999
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    More Gamespot; HL Game Guide - Surebrec @ 11:57 pm PST
    Gamespot (again) has a Half-Life Game Guide, which includes cheat codes if you like to use 'em, a walkthrough of the sinlge-player game, tips, and detailed desciptions of all the creatures, weapons, and items.

    RS Review - Surebrec @ 11:55 pm PST
    Speaking of Gamespot, they also have a Rogue Spear review for your reading pleasure. They gave it an 8.0 outta 10.

    TS Game Guide - Surebrec @ 11:53 pm PST
    Gamespot has been updated with a Tiberian Sun Game Guide. It's packed full of pics, mission walkthroughs, and multiplayer tactics.

    Age of Kings Hits Store's - Ob1 @ 5:02 am PST
    Age of Empires 2:Age of Kings is now in stores in the US. For those in Canada we will have to wait untill somtime next week. For more info go here

    Saturday, October 02, 1999
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    Homeworld Review - Surebrec @ 8:09 pm PST
    PC.IGN has posted a review on the latest game of it's genre, Homeworld.

    24 Hour Gamer Contest - Surebrec @ 7:57 pm PST
    24 Hour Gamer is holding a contest, and the prize is a sub domain and an email address:

    We know we have a very talented readership out there that is just teaming with inspiration of how to re-design this site! We are looking for any Graphics/Web-Design gurus out there that would like to give 24 Hour Gamer a whole new look. In exchange for the winning design, we will give the winner(s) their very own subdomain here at 24 Hour Gamer to host their site ( and their very own stylish looking “” e-mail address. So, if you think you might be interested, email us.

    War2: BNE goes Gold! - Surebrec @ 2:38 am PST
    It's official! It has gone gold! Here's more details!

    Blizzard Jobs - Surebrec @ 12:55 am PST
    There are a whole bunch of Blizzard Job Openings for the taking. Currently available are jobs like Game Programmer, 3D Animator, and Graphics Designer.

    War2:BNE FAQ Update - Surebrec @ 12:54 am PST
    The War2: BNE FAQ has recently been updated.

    New Ladder Season - Surebrec @ 12:53 am PST
    The next Ladder season starts today! Here's what Blizz has to say:

    Both the Starcraft and Brood War Fall Season run through Dec 31, 1999. Get out there and make your mark in the Starcraft pantheon of great players!

    SC Map of the Week - Surebrec @ 12:52 am PST
    I see our news posters haven't been posting lately. Anyways, the newest SC Map of the Week has been released, called Zephyr Cove. It's a 192x256 Badlands map.

    Friday, October 01, 1999
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    BasisMusic back online! - Gibb @ 10:10 pm PST
    After a few weeks of bad layouts and empty sections, the Basis Network is finally back up and running! Thoguh there are some emptry sections, I'm just glad it's up!!! Check it out.

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