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volume 1, issue 20:
January 11- 15, 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.


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Featured Article: Can't Please Everyone

Rowan Crawford looks at the decisions faced by game developers, and concludes...that you just can't please everyone.

Regular Columns:

From the Mouth of Madness: loonyboi gets the living sh#@t scared out of him by Thief: the Dark Project. (1/11)

Pixel Obscura: Josh Vasquez is out this week, so enjoy this archived edition of Pixel Obscura in which he checks out Blasto. (1/12)

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

The MailBag: Responses to "Can't Please Everyone", Rich Wyckoff's column, and even some ass kissing. Pucker up, baby. (1/15)

Developer's Corner:

Thinking Outside the Box : It's the first annual TOBY awards! (1/12)

Beaker's Bent : Rich Wyckoff continues his talk on add ons. (1/13).

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).

Behind the Curtaint: Introducing our latest developer's corner column! Peek into the real world of the gaming industry. (1/14).

Guest Editorial :

Bobbi: Associate editor Stephanie "Bobbi" Bergman looks at a particularly sexist website. (12/17)

Community Profile:

PoliSh: Get the funk on with PoliSh of the CPL. (1/15)

Off the Shelf:

Geek Toys : Come sit in the Intensor chair with us! (12/10)

The Top Shelf: We check out Sin. Join us, won't you? (1/14)

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 get a DIVX player. *choke!* (1/15)


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.