Gearing up

And we're live

Friday, May 23, 2003 | 09:22 PM | by
Comic is finally up. I apologize for the delay. Sometimes (all the time) real life just screws everything up, and I've had a rough week.

Today's comic is about this. It's a hefty file, so if you've got dial-up, by the time you download this movie, the game will already be out. But if you can, you owe it to yourself to watch it. I't blew me out of the water. Every so often (and more and more often nowadays) there are things we see that completely raise the bar of our expectations concerning what is possible in interactive digital media. Trust me when I tell you that this clip is one of those things.

I'm facing the very real possibility that I won't be able to attend ConnectiCon. I'm still going to try very hard to make it, but if it's not financially possible, I'm going to skip it. As much as I'd like to attend, it's not worth putting myself into a financial bind. Just a heads up for anyone who was planning to catch me there.

I'm so damned exhausted, but I've got so much work to do. Thankfully, for working on my regular days off this week, I now get both Monday and Tuesday off next week. I'm planning to use the time off for a bit of recuperation, and also to try and finish some of this stuff that's hanging over my head and stressing me out.

Looking forward to it.

PlanetSide and Reviews

Sunday, May 25, 2003 | 09:46 AM | by Andrew
Well I bought Planetside, along with a massive Saitek joystick. I'm looking forward to giving them both a good test, although in reinstalling windows I had to wipe out my Linux partition, just because Windows is a bitch like that. This has had consequences, which I will mention below.

For those who pay attention to my rants, you'll know that I've been looking for new reviewers. Well, first off I am incredibly impressed with the amount of our readers who want to contribute to our little reviews section, I got a lot of applications via email and in our own CAD chatroom. I've sorted through the applications, and I've spoken with a few people on coming on as official reviewers. Now heres the consequence of wiping out my linux partition. I have lost the email addresses of all those who I accepted, so if I talked to you about it, even if I didn't write you an acceptance letter, write me again at andrewzimmer@ctrlaltdel-online.com I'm not taking any more applications at this point, but I'm really confident we'll have some great stuff coming through the Reviews section in the future