2, Issue 4
November 29, 1999
the Mouth of Madness:
there! Welcome to another thrill-packed issue of loonygames. Hope
you all had a great Thanksgiving (well, those of you who are in
the US, anyway). And of course, I hope you can forgive us for
taking a day off from last week (hey, at least it wasn't another
hiatus). We'll be taking off a couple of days in the near future
for Christmas and New Year's Day, so be prepared. Anyway, welcome
back to loonygames!
you see this
week's amazing cover by Dhabih Eng? Dhabih works for Valve
Software these days, and it was great of him to take the time
to contribute a cover. Look for a full Q&A with him in this
week's edition of Under Cover, which will run tomorrow.
to check out Jake Simpsons' great article Sounds
From All Over. Jake is a programmer at Raven Software, and
he just oozes knowledge. Taking a quick read through the article,
you'll find yourself learning a ton about positional audio - far
more than you ever thought you'd know. It's really very interesting
do we have for you this week? We've got a brand new, daily comic
strip! I'm very pleased to welcome Real
Life to the loonygames family. Real Life is a daily comic
strip about a pack of geeks, and it's very, very funny. I sort
of accidentally stumbled into it one day when I probably should
have been working, and I thought it would be perfect for this
here site. Check it out, and I think you'll agree it makes a great
addition to the site.
columns department, we've got a whole bunch of great new stuff,
including Josh Vasquez's return to the land of zombies in Pixel
Obscura and Heather Haselkorn's look at Myth II in Birth of a
Gamer (both run tomorrow). Plus there's my look at the Neo Geo
Pocket Color in a Pocket Full of Love, and a really special look
at review of System Shock 2, written by a designer on the original
System Shock. It's great stuff, be sure to check that out on Thursday.
I hate to cut this column short, but I've got to run...sadly,
this site doesn't update itself. :)
next time, stay loony!
Jason "loonyboi" Bergman is the editor in chief here