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How to Get Your Significant Other to Love Gaming
Articles Archive | 10/20/02 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
It is the plague of gamers everywhere”how do you get the one you love to love your gaming habit? The most obvious and commonly attempted ploy is trying to get your significant other to develop his or her own habit. But sometimes this is a more difficult prospect than one might expect. I have heard many of my male counterparts bemoan the fact that his wife or girlfriend just doesn't understand his need to spend hours on the console or computer and that it is jeopardizing both of the loves of his life. As I am a firm believer in the "love me, love my obsessions" philosophy, I decided put my mind to work figuring out how to lure your partner into the gaming fold. After much thought, I finally came up with a strategy that I think will work for almost anyone. So here goes?my best advice for winning over your one and only.
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Free Expression Policy Project
Articles Archive | 09/27/02 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
Last Spring US District Court Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Sr. determined that videogames do not qualify as "speech" and are therefore not protected under the First Amendment. The case was brought before Judge Limbaugh by the Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) and St. Louis videogame retailers and arcade owners who were upset about an ordinance passed by the St. Louis City Council regulating violent and mature videogames. In the court's ruling, Judge Limbaugh wrote that there is "no conveyance of ideas, expressions, or anything else that could possibly amount to speech. The court finds that video games have more in common with board games and sports than they do with motion pictures."

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Dark Age of Camelot Shrouded Isles Preview (PC)
game: Dark Age of Camelot Shrouded Isles
preview | 09/18/02 | Shawn Rider
See that pale mofo over to the right? That\'s an Inconnu, one of the three new races in Dark Age of Camelot Shrouded Isles, the major expansion to the hit MMORPG title. Featuring three new races, three new continents, six new classes, and a graphics engine overhaul, DAoC Shrouded Isles should be incredible. Click here.
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Interview: Richard Garriott (aka Lord British)
interview | 07/18/02 | Aaron Stanton
Aaron Stanton was lucky enough to get some quality time with one of the legendary figures of gaming. Known for his eccentric qualities, including adventure vacations and his alter ego Lord British, as much as for his foundational role in creating Ultima Online and continuing participation in MMO projects like Lineage, City of Heroes, and Tabla Rasa (working title), Richard Garriott is THE man right about now. With MMORPGs at an all-time popularity high, and many new titles entering the fray, Garriott was kind enough to chat about his projects, game design, why consoles won\'t succeed online, and much more. Get the interview here.
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INTERVIEW - Richard Garriot, MMO Visonary, Part 2 of 2
Articles Archive | 07/17/02 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
Richard Garriott. Lord British. I remember reading those names when Ultima Online was first announced, about the time when massively multiplayer games first began to come into realization. The names, both describing the same person, are synonymous with boundary-pressing game design and personal adventure. Professionally he's the founder of Origin Systems, the creator of the Ultima series, the power behind one of the first games to pioneer the concept of massively multiplayer. Having become involved with NC Soft and the incredibly popular Lineage, he's still making waves in the world of online role-playing. In person he's a charismatic fellow in blue jeans who just happens to have a lot of experience turning dreamy fantasies into working reality. I got a chance to speak with Garriot at E3 2002.
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INTERVIEW - Richard Garriot, MMO VIsionary - Page 1 of 2
Articles Archive | 07/17/02 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
Richard Garriott. Lord British. I remember reading those names when Ultima Online was first announced, about the time when massively multiplayer games first began to come into realization. The names, both describing the same person, are synonymous with boundary-pressing game design and personal adventure. Professionally he's the founder of Origin Systems, the creator of the Ultima series, the power behind one of the first games to pioneer the concept of massively multiplayer. Having become involved with NC Soft and the incredibly popular Lineage, he's still making waves in the world of online role-playing. In person he's a charismatic fellow in blue jeans who just happens to have a lot of experience turning dreamy fantasies into working reality. I got a chance to speak with Garriot at E3 2002.
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Shadowbane Preview (PC)
game: Shadowbane
preview | 07/01/02 | Aaron Stanton
Ubi Soft and Wolf Pack Studios have teamed up on a seriously ambitious MMORPG. Shadowbane promises to put players in control of a world and have that world stay interesting and dynamic. Impossible? Maybe. But playing characters with wings is pretty dang sweet. Click here for a thorough rundown.
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Earth and Beyond Online Preview
game: Earth and Beyond Online
preview | 06/19/02 | Aaron Stanton
Westwood Studios and Electronic Arts are finishing up a MMORPG that has us interested. Earth and Beyond breaks out of the fantasy confines to explore the nether regions of the universe. It looks amazing, plays cool, and we can\'t wait to get our hands on the release version. Click here for more.
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.hack Preview (PS2)
game: .hack
preview | 06/08/02 | Shawn Rider
Bandai will bring us a seriously bizarre RPG specifically geared towards satisfying us videogame otaku. .hack (\"dot hack\") is an action RPG where you play a fictional MMORPG called The World. Featuring original Japanese dialogue and an extra OVA DVD, this is one to keep an eye out for. Click here.
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World of Warcraft Preview (PC)
game: World of Warcraft
preview | 06/01/02 | Aaron Stanton
Blizzard will throw their hat into the MMORPG arena with World of Warcraft. Building on the successes of their previous titles, both Warcraft and non-Warcraft franchises, this one is already playing pretty sweet. And then there\'s that top-secret new character race... Click here.
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City of Heroes Preview (PC)
game: City of Heroes
preview | 05/30/02 | Aaron Stanton
Developed under the tutelage of online gaming giant Richard Garriot, NCSoft\'s latest endeavour, City of Heroes, is a MMORPG with a twist. Rather than the typical fantasy setting, you get to create your own superhero and vanquish evil. Tons of customization options and a cool gameplay setup should make this a hit. Click here.
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Shadowbane Calls for Beta Testers
news | 05/20/02 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
One of the cool new MMORPGs we saw at E3 this year was Shadowbane, in development by Wolf Pack Studios and coming later this year from Ubi Soft. We\'ll get around to a full preview soon, but those already in the know may want to head over and sign up for the beta test gearing up now. Get the details here.
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What Gamers Got
Articles Archive | 10/06/01 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
Valve has partnered with gaming ISP, Speakeasy.net, to poll the PC gaming public. Just what is out there? What kinds of computers do you folks have? How fast is your connection? How much RAM, baby? The results are a bit surprising if you've heard the lowest common denominator rhetoric of web design courses and instructional manuals. But gaming is an ever-evolving industry, both for producer and player, and those who do not keep up do not, can not, keep playing.

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In Search of... Xbox
Articles Archive | 09/22/01 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
A war is breaking out, a struggle for your time, your loyalty, and, most importantly, your money. The next-generation console battle is raging and the battles about to get hotter.
It should be common knowledge by now that Microsoft has tossed its hat into the console ring, but how much do you know about the ominously named Xbox? New details have finally been released, so here's the lowdown on Bill Gates' new toy.

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