2, Issue 1
November 12, 1999
seems strange to sit across the river and view things from the
other side, yet here I sit, Features Editor for loonygames, my
favorite magazine on the planet. It wasn't long ago that I was
merely a fan sending loonyboi the "loonygames is on hiatus?
Noooo!" e-mail and not longer after that he sent me
the "my first 10 picks declined, you want a job?" e-mail.
I couldn't be happier.
As Features Editor it is my job
to pull a Cover Story out of my ass every week and thrill the
masses with some literary wonderment and chat with the industry
Gods. No small feat indeed! How will I do it? No clue. Check back
with me in a couple months.
This week's interview
with American McGee was a delight to do, and I'm not just
saying that. Alice is such a cool concept for a game and I love
the Nightmare Before Christmas influence in the concept
art. It's one of my favorite movies of all time. In fact, I think
I can sing every song on the soundtrack by heart. But also, the
game is being co-produced by one of my favorite game companies,
Rogue Entertainment. I can't say enough about Jim Molinets, Barrett
Alexander and their crew. Plus the Under
Cover story about Christopher Greenhaw (who did that awesome
cover pic), is just too amazing to forget. That boy is going places,
you watch. Look for more on the Rogue crew to grace the pages
of loonygames in the next couple of weeks.
On to bigger and bolder, and
I'm not talking silicon. I won't spoil all the great upcoming
features we have planned for loonygames, but I will say we're
going to CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE IN THIS UNIVERSE THINK, BABY! Well,
ok, Kodos and his sister Kang are pretty much set in their ways,
and if anyone can get Paul Steed to consider anything new then
let me know, but everyone else better hold on to your hats and
your pants! (Hats will blow off on windy days, and loonyboi will
steal your pants if you let him).
If you dropped by for our IRC
Launch Party the other day, then you witnessed chaotic mayhem
at its finest. At one point I counted 150 people in the #loonygames
channel, no less than 3 servers were buckling under the load,
and our chief loonyboi couldn't get on to give his speech and
get things going. And, to top things
off, I found I am absolutely terrible at stalling. It was cool.
We had a lot of VIPs attend, which I was delighted to see, in
fact I think I'll list them here:
Dave Kirsch, Paul Steed, and John
Cash of id Software
John Romero, Stevie Case, and Chris Cummings
of Ion Storm
Chris Greenhaw, Rob Selitto, and Bobby Pavlock
of Rogue Entertainment
Jake Simpson, and John Scott of Raven Software
Jim Downs of All Games Network
Jenne "Mynx" Bailey of Dear Mynx
Cliff Bleszinski and Brandon Reinhart of
Illiad of User Friendly