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Interview: Neil Wise, President & Founder UltraPrime Network

This is our dramatic recreation (and not necessarily an accurate one) of the UltraPrime Network offices just before coming up with their latest concept, The Evolvers: "Here's a wacky idea: Let's make a massively multiplayer online RPG mixed with an FPS. Sounds good, but not wacky enough. I have an idea: Let's tie this MMORPGFPS to a television show and we'll have the game influence the TV show, and the TV show will influence the game. Sweet! Let's get lunch." To get to the bottom of these intriguing new ideas at UltraPrime Network, we sent our man Aaron Stanton to talk with Neil Wise, President and Founder of the company. Click here to get the whole scoop.

ARTICLE: What's in a Game? A Linguistic History of "Videogame"

Jeff Luther takes us on a fantastic linguistical voyage through time and space to track down the etymology of the word "videogame". His article, What's in a Game? A Linguistic History of "Videogame" will have you scratching your head and winning bar bets faster than you can say "Gamen eft astah." Click here for the article.

Freedom of Expression Policy Project Combats Notions About Violent Videogames

A group of thirty-three scholars from various prestigious institutions have collaborated on a rebuttal to the US District Court Judgment passed last Spring by Judge John Limbaugh. Limbaugh determined that videogames could not be classified as speech and are therefore not subject to protection under the First Amendment. This is obviously an insane decision, and nobody has rebutted it as good as the FEPP. Click here for more.

ARTICLE: How to Get Your Significant Other to Love Gaming

It's a common problem for those of us of the videogame loving persuasion. How can you get your loved one to love games as much as you do? It's a very practical problem, as games can take hours and hours to enjoy and love or family life can take similar amounts of time. Our ever-helpful mistress of the console box, Monica, delivers some useful guidelines for sharing your loves. Click here for the article.
Articles Index
Editorials | Interviews | Photos

Informative Articles

Xbox LIVE Launches
How to Get Your Significant Other to Love Gaming
Freedom of Expression Policy Project Combats Notions of Violent Videogames
Greek Geeks Fight Ban on Videogames
Yahoo! Launches Games On Demand Service
What's in a Game? A Linguistic History of "Videogame"
Which Console Should I Buy?
PC Gaming by Design

Back to the Front: The Console Wars Go Online
GamesFirst! Three Point Oh-So-Good
What Gamers Got
GameCube Details Announced
Xbox Roundup
Sony Takes it Online
Sega Announces New Strategy
Three the Hard Way: An Analysis of the Next-Gen Systems
The PS2 Deal
Your PS2 DVD Player vs. The Competition
Welcome to the World of DVDs
Game Cube and Game Boy Advance
Game Makers Crack Down on Piracy
bleemcast! FAQ

The Future of Final Fantasy
2000 Interactive Achievement Awards
Sega Takes it Online

PlayStation 2 Release Details
Dreamcast - 9/9/99
Is Win2K Game Ready?
Hoops Roundup '99


I am God?
What Women Want (From Gaming)
Consoles as Communal Entertainment
The RPG Experience: Conventions and Not Beyond

Atari Makes Splash at E3
Getting Beyond the Third Dimension

The PS2 and the Future of Console Gaming
Sony Slashes Initial Offering
Why You Must NOT Order a PS2... Yet

I Want to be a Kung Fu Fighter
Why You Didn't Buy a Sega Dreamcast... But Should

Rick's "Best of E3 2000" 
Top PC titles E3 2K

Grrrl Gamez
Why You Must Pre-Order Your PS2
The Medium is the Medium
There Can Be Only One?

A Conversation with Some Kid at the Airport
The Plight of DC Networking in Third-World-Net Cities
Gaming Civilization and its Discontents

The Simpsons and Console Culture
A Skater's Take on Tony Hawks Pro Skater
Player One Insert Four Bucks
Console Knuckledraggers
The Unbearable Ugliness of Wargames
Less Talk/More Rock

Consoles as Communal Entertainment


Richard Garriott, aka Lord British
Neil Wise: President of Ultraprime Network
Dana Bruno of
David Nottingham, producer for Gotham Games
Davor Tomicic, game and level designer for Croteam
Victor Ireland, President of Working Designs
Dan Birlew, Author of BradyGames Strategy Guides
John Gildred, President of Indrema

Interview with Lorne Lanning, President of Oddworld Inhabitants
Keiko Randolph, CEO of PetFish Co.

Photo Spreads

E3 Photo Gallery 2002
Al's E3 2001 Photo Gallery

Al's E3 2K Pix

Sarah's E3 2000 Photo Diary
Al's E3 '99 Pix
Sarah's E3 1999 Photo Diary