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Gabe / on Sat, Apr 20 2002 at 5:48 pm

Land of the Rising Fun

Thanks for all the great input on Land of the Rising Fun. It seems like lots of you would like to see us cover games that won’t be coming to the US at all. Also many of you requested reviews of GBA games since you can play Japanese games on your US GBA without any special modifications. I also got mail asking us to look at older games for systems like the Saturn and the Dreamcast. These are all great ideas and we can certainly do all of them. One of the ideas that seemed to come up a lot was a sort of import gaming 101 article. Lots of people avoid importing games simply because it’s so damn confusing. What hardware will I need? How do I get a MOD chip? What the hell IS a MOD chip? I think this is a fantastic idea. In fact I would like to start collecting questions for it right now. If you ever had a question about importing games but you were afraid to ask please send it to me. The more questions I get the better this article is gonna be so please hook me up.

I also want to make sure everyone knows that a feature like Land of the Rising Fun would not be possible without the support of videogamedepot.com. It is because of them that we are able to review these games for you. If you are excited about LOTRF please show your support for it by supporting the guys at videogamedepot.com

Next up on the list of games for Land of the Rising Fun is a look at Gundam Federation vs. Zeon for the Dreamcast. Tycho has this one right now and should have something for us next week. Word is this one might make it to the US PS2 at some point down the road but you’ll never see it on a US Dreamcast.

Confidential to Tycho: Try not to embarrass me on the radio tonight you dip shit.

-Gabe out

Gabe / on Sat, Apr 20 2002 at 12:20 pm

He’s the good cop

Wow I wake up and check my mail to see that once again I have managed to piss off an entire community. It’s like I have some kind of goddmaned gift or something. While scrolling through pro boosting messages I also saw quite a few people suggesting that my screw job of the news system this weekend is a good thing. It seems some of you like having something new to read on Saturday and Sunday. So I figure since I’ve gone this far why stop now.

A lot of you made some really interesting points regarding boosting. It seems there are different degrees of boosting that I wasn’t aware of. Many of you suggested that two man boosting is perfectly reasonable but anything more than that is not. As I thought about it I think you’re probably right. It seems to me like one player giving another player a boost to a higher level is probably okay. The problem with that is I don’t think that was taken into consideration when the map was constructed. If that’s not the case I would love for someone from Raven to correct me. However I feel like boosting totally negates the genius of MP_SHOP which is a fantastic map. I appreciate it more and more each night we play it. Someone escaping with the briefcase has a healthy assortment of escape routes to choose from. Each time I have seen people boost it has been in an effort to bypass sections of the map that are designed (in my opinion) to control the speed of the match and make the game fair for both sides. The problem as I see it, is that the map was not built with boosting in mind and therefore boosting throws off the pace of the game. The maps in MOH:AA were designed with the rocket launcher and the shotgun in mind. That is why bitching about them is unreasonable. However boosting is not a part of the game. It’s exploiting the map and as far as I am concerned that’s bad form. I would honestly love to hear from map makers about this. I am especially curious what the designers of MP_SHOP have to say. Did they take boosting into consideration? Did they know people would be able to get from the Fire escape to the Helipad by stacking up guys? I’ll let you know if I hear anything.

Thanks to everyone who wrote in. Like I said I had never heard of this before last night and it really surprised me. I guess you CS players have been dealing with this for years.

-Gabe out

Gabe / on Sat, Apr 20 2002 at 11:49 am

Don’t be silly

I don’t see anything wrong. It looks like the same old news to me. I don’t know what could possibly be wrong with it. I am sure I would notice if there was something messed up and I don’t see anything messed up so it must be perfectly normal. Yup, must be.

-Gabe out

Tycho / on Sat, Apr 20 2002 at 11:45 am

Gabe?

Is something messed up with the news?  It seems messed up.

(CW)TB

Gabe / on Sat, Apr 20 2002 at 2:11 am

Shit, I boned the news!

Tycho told me that uploading news on a non strip day was tricky. I was all like “Yeah, okay whatever man.” Then I go and fuck it all up. When I made my last post all the news from Friday got bumped into the archive. You can see it all right here.

Shhhhhh,no one say anything and maybe Tycho won’t notice.

-Gabe out




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