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volume 1, issue 19:
January 4 - 8, 1999

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!

T-Shirts: Stylin' loonygames t-shirts from Berda Compugrafix!

Artwork: Hey, dig the artwork on loonygames? We're selling some of the original art.


You've got an opinion...voice it! Drop a line to our Feedback column...you could end up with a free T-Shirt!

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Featured Article: The Rise and Fall of the Hobbyist Game Programmer

James Hague takes a look back at the days when all you needed was a spiral notebook of code, and a cheapo computer to write your own game.

Regular Columns:

From the Mouth of Madness: What do Zelda, Metal Gear Solid and Xenogears have in common? Not enough, according to our editor-in-chief. (1/4)

Pixel Obscura: Josh Vasquez takes a look at Klingon Honor Guard. (1/5)

Pad Happy: Our newest column kicks off with a look at Metal Gear Solid. (1/7)

The MailBag: Responses to Bobbi's editorial, the Mouth of Madness, and other nuttiness. (1/8)

Developer's Corner:

Thinking Outside the Box : Paul Steed lets loose with a big ol' rant like only he knows how. (1/5)

Code on the Cob: Chris implements his sound code. (1/6).

Graphic Content: Chris Buecheler creates a "hand drawn" texture (actually he uses a mouse...cheater. (1/6).

Community Profile:

Illiad: Kick back your heels with the man behind User Friendly. (1/8)

Off the Shelf:

The Bargain Bin: Populous: the first great deathmatch game? (1/7)


User Friendly : Illiad's kick butt comic strip has landed at loonygames! Updated every day! (DAILY)

Penny Arcade: The kids check out Myth II, in the biggest Penny Arcade yet! (1/6)


Credits:Cover Illustration © 1998 MikeSanzone. 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.