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volume 1, issue 1
August 24-28, 1998

Today in loonygames:

New!! The Archives have been cleaned up, fead links fixed, and printable versions restored! Also, don't miss the new comments on the front page!

Livin' With The Sims: theAntiELVIS explores the wild and wacky world that is Will Wright's The Sims, asking the inevitable quesiton, "is The Sims the first step toward a virtual life where everyone is Swedish?"

Pixel Obscura: Josh Vasquez on Omikron: The Nomad Soul.

Real Life: Check out our newest comic strip, Real Life! Updated daily!

User Friendly: Updated daily!


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Random Feature :

Blue & Levelord Get Drunk: Truly the definitive interview with Levelord, Stephen "Blue" Heaslip and the Ritual level designer get drunk and talk about the gaming industry.

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Featured Interview: Chris Taylor Gets Some!

The creator of the smash hit Total Anhiliation talks to the man behind Duke Nukem about the gaming industry, strategy games, and his new company, Gas Powered Games.

Regular Columns:

From the Mouth of Madness: Hey, it's our first issue! Check out what our screwball editor has to say (warning, lots of ass-kissing).

Pixel Obscura: Josh Vasquez kicks off his column with a look at the Quake 2 intro movie.

The MailBag: Our first mailbag installment shows that our readers were weird as all hell right from the start.

Developer's Corner:

Thinking Outside the Box : Paul Steed, id Software's modeller-extreme, rants a bit about .plan files. As a special bonus, this installment contains the secret origin of the column's title...woo!

Code on the Cob: It all started here...Chris Hargrove (3D Realms programmer) introduces himself, and jumps right into some general tips for programming. This may be the only installment some readers may understand. :)

Guest Editorial:

Nothing New Under the Sun: Rich Wyckoff, Dreamworks designer talks about the lack of originality in current games. Careful readers will note that this was the precursor to his regular column, Beaker's Bent.

Is Romero Bleeding?: Stephanie "Bobbi" Bergman reacts to the weird rumors about John Romero's death.


Steve "sCary" Gibson : The webmaster of sCary's Shuga Shack submits himself to our first profile.

Off the Shelf:

The Bargain Bin : Jason "loonyboi" Bergman talks about Sam & Max Hit the Road, one of the great adventure titles from LucasArts.


Credits:Cover Illustration © 1998 Dan Zalkus. All other content is © 1998 loonyboi productions. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited, and a waste of your time, because we'll find out about it. We've got spy satelites. Seriously. And put some clothes on, for goodness' sake.