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volume 1, issue 28:
March 8 - 12, 1999

This issue of loonygames is respectfully dedicated to the living memory of Stanley Kubrick. (1928-1999)

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: Adventures in ASCII

Take a look at the weird world of Roguelikes, the games that have inspired countless RPGs, including Diablo.

Regular Columns:

  • From the Mouth of Madness: Is Sega screwed? (3/8)

  • Pixel Obscura: Josh Vasquez is in the middle of midterms this week, so enjoy this archived edition where he looks at Ridge Racer 4. (3/9)

  • Pad Happy: Nick F. discusses the age old problem of PAL vs. NTSC. (2/18)

  • How'd They Do That?: Bungie into the 5th dimension! Your questions get answered by Bungie Software's Doug Zartman, and 3D Realms' Chris Hargrove. Whee! (3/11)

  • The MailBag: You people are nuts. Nuts, you hear me? (3/12)


Developer's Corner:

  • Thinking Outside the Box: Paul Steed's back with a brand new tutorial, featuring the Doom guy! Don't know who that is? Well, then that's just your problem, isn't it. (3/9)

  • Beaker's Bent: Rich Wyckoff takes on game ads...eeew. (3/10).

  • 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:

  • Aaron Loeb: Get your groove on with the guy behind Next-Generation Online. Coolsville, daddy-o. (3/12)


Off the Shelf:

  • Geek Toys: loonyboi checks out the Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro. Joltin! (3/11)

  • The Top Shelf: Jason "loonyboi" Bergman checks out Blood 2, bugs, gibs, guts, and all. (3/10)

  • 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 kids are going to E3. And there ain't no-thang standing in their way. (3/12)


Credits:Cover Illustration © 1999 Jason Bergman. 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.