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volume 1, issue 27:
March 1 - 5, 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 Interview: Serious Brass Ones

Jason Bergman sits down with Derek Smart, the man behind Battlecruiser 3000 AD for this talk about the past, present, and future of his epic series.

Regular Columns:

  • From the Mouth of Madness: The weirdest games of all time. (3/1)

  • Pixel Obscura: Josh Vasquez on Tomb Raider III. (3/2)

  • Pad Happy: Nick F. discusses the age old problem of PAL vs. NTSC. (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: Saturday Night Live, more overrated games, and Blade Runner? Jeez...you people need help. (3/5)


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 incredibly busy this week, so here's an archived edition where Chris explains programming architecture. (3/3)

  • Painting on Polygons: It's Chris Buecheler's last edition of this column...drop by as he passes the torch to Rick Grossenbacher. (3/3)

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


Guest Editorial:

  • Derek Smart : The definitive history of Battlecruiser 3000 AD. (3/4)


Community Profile:

  • Joe Siegler: He's not just a fan, he's a developer, too! But does he do windows? Find out when we interview the guy behind 3D Realms' homepage. (3/5)


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 Falcon 4.0. Which, considering the fact that he hates to fly is pretty funny. (3/2)

  • The Bargain Bin: Sure, it's incredibly complicated...but is Battlecruiser 3000 AD actually worth playing? (3/4)



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

  • Penny Arcade: The lines between User Friendly and Penny Arcade break down, as the kids take on...Linux?? (3/5)


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.