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Thursday, March 21, 2002
 
In Other News: Warcraft III, Pong, iPod, & More
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Gaming News

Warcraft III Beta Impressions @ MacGamer — "...let me get right to the point: Two hours of Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos has ruined me for Starcraft and Warcraft. Thanks to what I saw in this beta I will never look forward to playing these two games again... it's just that good."

Lineage Downtime — "The North American Lineage servers will be brought down for an unscheduled maintenance at 2:00 PM Central time on Thursday, March 21st for approximately one hour. We will be replacing some router hardware at that time. We apologize for any inconvenience this downtime may cause."

Gunship for Mac? — John Metz came across an item for sale at Amazon called Gunship that is due out June 16th, 2002 for the Mac and will be published by Infogrames. Sounds fishy...

Total Annihilation 2 Confirmed for PC — "Phantagram, the Korean game developer that created Kingdom Under Fire, has confirmed that it is working on a sequel to Total Annihilation, the award-winning 3D real-time strategy game created by Chris Taylor and Cavedog Entertainment. The new game is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2004."

Heroes of Might & Magic IV Movie — There's been some rumors of this game coming to the Mac, but no word yet. In the meantime, check out this QuickTime movie.

Blizzard's Bill Roper Interview — Atomic Maximum Power Computing

Reviews

Deimos Rising — Applelinks

Vampire: The Masquerade — Redemption — Mac Game Database

Anything Goes

Virtual Keyboard — "A full-size fully functional virtual keyboard that can be projected and touched on any surface is shown by Siemens Procurement Logistics Services at the CeBIT fair in Hanover, northern Germany, on Monday, March 18, 2002. The virtual interface from Developer VKB Inc. from Jerusalem in Israel can be integrated in mobile phones, laptops, tablet PCs, or clean, sterile and medical environments and could be a revolution for the data entry of any mini computer. The mini projector that detects user interaction with the surface also simulates a mousepad."

Pong: The Text-Based Game — "APong: The Text-Based Game, is about to take the world by storm. It has all the elements that people liked from the original and new elements that will cause Pong: The Text-Based Game to attract itself to an entirely new generation of players."

The 10 GB iPod — Apple Introduces 10GB iPod — 2,000 Songs in Your Pocket

The Final Word

Imagine my surprise when I went to Macgamefiles.com the other day and there's a message there saying "Your domain has expired. Renew now." Whoops! Like the bone-head that I sometimes am, I forgot to renew the domain for MGF. Anyway, I immediately paid Dotster their 15 bucks and was told it would take between 12-24 hours for the domain to become active again. It's now three days later and those fools at Dotster still haven't fixed it.

What irks me is that they not only switched the DNS for MGF so that it pointed to their idiotic "renewal page" on their site, but after you pay them they forget to switch the domain back. I've tried calling, emailing, you name it... and still the problem hasn't been fixed.

Anyway, if you want to reach Macgamefiles.com, for now you can use the domain mgf.netfaction.com. Let's hope those lamers at dotster wake up soon! — Tuncer


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