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volume 1, issue 14

Today in loonygames:

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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.

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From the Mouth of Madness:
Another Brief Update

 

 

By Jason "loonyboi" Bergman

 

 

What's up this week in loonygames? Ask our editor.

his week's a strange one here at loonygames, as it's Thanksgiving (happy Thanksgiving everyone here in the US o' A). Don't worry, we've got a full plate of stuff here for you, but there won't be a Guest Editorial this week, as it falls flat on Turkey Day. We've got one lined up for you next week, so relax. ;)

In other loonygames doins, the much awaited redesign almost went live today, but we pushed it back one more week so we can iron out all the kinks. It sounds like a pain i'm sure, but hopefully all of you out there will really appreciate the changes.

Since i've gotten a ton of requests to know more about the redesign, here's a rundown of the new features:

- Easier to navigate page layout.

- "Today in loonygames" insert, that features everything that's running that day on every page.

- "This week in loonygames" insert that details that week's schedule (previously only available on this page).

- Search engine accessible from every page.

- New, bookmarkable URL with an expanded contents page (the individual issues will remain in their own folders, but this page won't move).

- Much more scalable design, that looks better on higher resolutions.

Other stuff that's in the works, but most likely won't go up next week:

- A browsable Cover Gallery, featuring high-res images (perfect for Windows backdrops) of all our covers.

- The message boards, at long last.

I hope you'll all be pleased with the new stuff that's coming here...we're certainly loving getting it up for you. :)

Meanwhile, this Wednesday marks the return (at long last!) of Geek Toys after an extended hiatus. We kick things off with a review of my killer new PC from Alienware PC systems, so check it out. Since I've (finally!) got a real computer here at home, i've been playing tons of great new games...a quick list of what i've been playing: Shogo, Grim Fandango (reviewed this Friday in the Top Shelf), Sin, Trespasser, Need For Speed III, Klingon Honor Guard, Unreal (multiplayer), Heretic 2 (demo), Blood 2 (demo) and believe it or not...more that I can't remember off the top of my head. I've got a large stack of games just waiting to be played (and I should be getting Tomb Raider 3, Half-Life, and Thief this week!). Look for reviews of these games soon. I've also been working my tuchus off on our next upcoming special issue...it's going to be our best yet.

Woop...gotta run...these games ain't playing themselves. ;)

 

This Week in loonygames:

Monday: Article: NT + Gaming = ???

Tuesday: Thinking Outside the Box, Pixel Obscura

Wednesday: Beaker's Bent , Penny Arcade, Geek Toys

Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday: Community Profile, The MailBag, Top Shelf

 

- Jason "loonyboi" Bergman is the editor-in-chief of loonygames.

 

Credits: From the Mouth of Madness logo illustrated by and is © 1998 Dan Zalkus. From the Mouth of Madness is © 1998 Jason Bergman. All other content is © 1998 loonyboi productions. Unauthorized reproduction is strictly prohibited, you naughty boy, you.