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volume 1, issue 27:
February 22 - 26, 1999

This issue of loonygames is dedicated to the living memory of Gene Siskel (1946 - 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: Two Programs, Two Dimensions

Rick Grossenbacher steps up to teach this tutorial on using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to make seamless 2D game artwork.

Regular Columns:

  • From the Mouth of Madness: The most overrated games of all time.. (2/22)

  • Pixel Obscura: Josh Vasquez reeeally likes Fallout 2. Must be the Louis Armstrong music. (2/23)

  • 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: Lots of feedback on the most overrated games of all time. (2/26)


Developer's Corner:

  • Thinking Outside the Box: Paul Steed returns at long last with a brand new tutorial, featuring a new TOTB character...Sitcher A. Down! (2/23)

  • Beaker's Bent: Ever wonder what the heck a "game designer" does? Fortunately Rich Wyckoff's here to explain it for you. (2/24).

  • 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: Who's gonna pay for all this? What it's really like to deal with publishers. (2/25)


Guest Editorial:

  • Sergei Klimov : Sergei Klimov, a designer at the Moscow-based development house Snowball Interactive documents his title's tumultuous history. (2/25)


Community Profile:

  • Fragmaster: We sit down with Kevin "Fragmaster" Bowen of ClassicGaming.com and PlanetHalf-Life. (2/26)


Off the Shelf:

  • Geek Toys: A look at the Logitech Wingman Formula Force steering wheel. (2/26)

  • The Top Shelf: Jason "loonyboi" Bergman checks out both Fallout 1 and 2. (2/25)

  • 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: The kids check out Turok 2. (2/26)


Credits:Cover Illustration © 1999 Chris Buecheler. 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.