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volume 1, issue 25:
February 16 - 19, 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 Interview: The Unreal Cliffy B!

We chill with the screwball behind Jazz Jackrabbit and Unreal.

Regular Columns:

  • From the Mouth of Madness: The ten most underrated games of all time. (2/16)

  • Pixel Obscura: Josh Vasquez actually likes Jazz Jackrabbit 2. Who knew? (2/17)

  • Pad Happy: Nick F. on all those damn movie licensed games. (2/18)

  • How'd They Do That?: John Carmack, Tim Sweeney, and Mark Frohnmayer answer your questions. How cool is that? (2/10)

  • The MailBag: Strange characters...and putting the blame on Microsoft. (2/12)


Developer's Corner:

  • Thinking Outside the Box : Paul Steed's off working on Quake 3: Arena this week, but check out this archived edition where he documents the skinning of the popular Shauna model. (2/9)

  • Beaker's Bent: Socially responsible games? (2/10).

  • Code on the Cob: Chris Hargrove's still in crunch mode this week, but here's some suggested reading material from the man himself, along with an explaination of crunch time. (Gee, sounds like fun, doesn't it?) (2/18).

  • Painting on Polygons: The column formerly known as Graphic Content. (2/17)

  • Behind the Curtain: Part two of what it's really like to program for a next-generation console. (2/11)


Guest Editorial:

  • Andrew Collins: Ritual Entertainment artist Andrew Collins talks about artistic style and game design. (2/18)


Community Profile:

  • Chris Day: Dig it...we interview Chris "Chris Day" Day.. (2/19)


Off the Shelf:

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

  • The Top Shelf: Apparently teamplay can be fun, or at least it is in Tribes. Who knew? (2/11)

  • The Bargain Bin: Jazz Jackrabbit 2: the side scroller that wants to be Unreal. (2/19)



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

  • Penny Arcade: STB is evil. But you already knew that. (2/19)


Credits:Cover Illustration © 1999 Michael Krahulik. All other content is © 1999 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.