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August, 1999 Archive

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, August 31st
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Seybold Announcements And Stories
G4 Related Stories
Apple Cinema Display Related Stories
Other Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Announcements
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other Stories
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information and a summary aimed at Mac gamers concerning the new G4, news from 3dfx Interactive Inc. about G4 compatibility, some news about Fly!, information about a new Myth II Total Conversion called "Core," some news about Half-Life , some information about an update to the Leggo Myth II conversion, some information about the Wild West Myth II conversion, some news about a poll for the most anticipated upcoming action game(Think Halo :-), links to a Tomb Raider 4 preview, links to a NeverWinter Nights interview, and news about a new MAC-O-RAMA sale.

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [5:08 PM]
MGL has news about upcoming Quake III: Arena merchandise, information about a new Mac-O-Rama sale, links to a preview of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, news about Total Annihilation expansion packs and extras, news about a new puzzle game called Shanghai: Second Dynasty, information on the status of Mac FLY!, links to new Heavy Metal: FAKK2 screenshots, and information about 9 hidden skins in Unreal.

News Summary
MGL has information about 9 hidden skins in Unreal, links to a preview of Infogrames' Silver, and a new Tossin' the Ball (Hear! Hear! Trevor!).

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Low End Mac

The Truth About USB Speed
Dan Knight takes a good, hard look at USB performance. He offers lots of examples and some history too. A good read.

The Truth About USB Speed

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - Now THAT's Entertainment
John Martellaro takes a swipe at the Internet in general and desvcribes how a fictional family (The Farkle family), will enjoy it on their new FreePC.

Now THAT's Entertainment

Macintelligence - Processor Wars Part 1
Philip[ Machinick looks at the new procesor from AMD called the Athlon, and how it effects Apple as well as Intel.

Macintelligence - Processor Wars Part 1

Mac Skeptic - Macintosh Economics
Jeff Lewis looks at iMac pricing, Apple's policies, the economics of false shortages and lots of other factors. A good read.

Mac Skeptic - Macintosh Economics

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information about Steve Jobs' keynote speech and a brief mention of the speculation about what he will announce, news from Adobe and InDesign, and lots of other product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, August 30th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Rumors
Announcements
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News Links
Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has news that Mob Rule may be coming to the Mac, news that Mac FLY! is ready to go, news from Pangea Software, links to a tutorial for Quake 2 Eraser Bot, information about a new site called MacDiablo2.com, some tips for Tomb Raider 2 RAVE, some information on Parsoft comments on Mac Screaming Demons Over Europe, some information from Westlake Interactive on Voodoo3, information from a Neverwinter Nights programmer, sdome information about GameRanger and Masters of Orion II, news from Bungie.org, news from John Carmack, news from Logicware on Aliens vs. Predator progress, news that Ambrosia has released Cythera, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news from the Parsec Team, news that Ambrosia has released Cythera, news that EvilEye is due soon, information on a new game called Twisted Deluxe, news from Bungie.Org, links to an interview with 'Pharaoh' Art Director, news that Westlake will update Tomb Raider 1 & 2, news from Bill "Burger" Heineman, of Logicware, news from John Carmack, and more.

Inside Mac Games

Applelinks

[THE WARP CORE] Changing the Publishing Rules by Changing the Internet Experience
John Martellaro takes a look at the as-yet non-existent Internet III. He offers some great ideas about how this could affect the way we do business on the web as well as the way it might effect teh Internet publishing (including Mac sites) community. A great read.

[THE WARP CORE] Changing the Publishing Rules by Changing the Internet Experience

[Moore's Views] Is The Mac Becoming "The Computer For The Rich" -- Again
Charles Moore takes another look at the effect that cheap PCs will have on Apple. A good read.

[Moore's Views] Is The Mac Becoming "The Computer For The Rich" -- Again

MacSoldiers

I like ZDTV
Jon Bonner takes issue with Mac people who complain about Mac coverage on ZDTV. He says he sees plenty of Mac coverage, expecially considering Apple's marketshare.

I like ZDTV

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has updates to the following reports: Apple-eOne, FireWire drive performance, Quicken Deluxe 2000, Print Permanence, and IP Sequencing security hole. They also have lots of product information.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, August 27th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Rumors
Announcements/Contests
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other Links
Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [5:10 PM]
MGL has added some details on American McGee's Alice, some information from Interplay, news from Quake III: Arena Tour Day Four, information on a new MacMAME update, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

News Summary
MGL has a full status report on Mac Descent III, and links to a Star Wars Episode 1: Racer interview with Eric Johnson.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information on Descent 3, some VERY cool information about plans from 3Dfx, news from Lance, some information from Westlake Interactive on the way money works in the game distribution business, information on another MacMAME update, some GameRanger information, links to a Tribes 2 interview, news that Stupid Invaders is coming to the Mac, news from Ambrosia, and information from MAC-O-RAMA on their latest sale.

Inside Mac Games

Applelinks

Absurd Notion - It's a Mac, Mac, Mac, Macworld
Kirk Hiner looks at some gaming developments and other gaming issues in the Mac world.

Absurd Notion - It's a Mac, Mac, Mac, Macworld

Commentary: Do You Really Need This?
John Farr has a somewhat scathing criticism of Mac web sites and the way we all report news. A good read.

Commentary: Do You Really Need This?

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has an update to their Quicken Deluxe 2000 report about a new bug, an update to their report on the Apple-eOne lawsuit from a reader, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacReviewZone

Old Mac Cotton: Was The Copland Disaster The Result Of The Lack Of Blue Meanies? Quite Probably!
This week, Old Mac Cotton takes a look at the development of Copland. A fantastic read as always.

Old Mac Cotton: Was The Copland Disaster The Result Of The Lack Of Blue Meanies? Quite Probably!

MacSoldiers

Apple Designs Online Store reopening?
George Wagner has an inside line that tells himthe Apple Designs web site may be back online soon.

Apple Designs Online Store reopening?

iTeen Online

How to keep your old mac ahead in style
Wanna customize the way your Mac looks? Check out this column from Joey Colett on how to keep it in style. Entertaining.

How to keep your old mac ahead in style

Low End Mac

Hard Drives
Low End Mac looks at the hisory of hard drives as well as the differences between SCSI and IDE. Very informative.

Hard Drives

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, August 26th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Rumors
Announcements/Contests
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other Links
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news that Worms: Armageddon is coming to the Mac, news about USB Developer's Kit 1.3f3, news about King of Dragon Pass, information about a Clan Lord update, news that the Bungie.Net web site has been redesigned, news about the latedt GameRanger release, news from John Carmack on the next Quake3 test, links to an Unreal Tournament preview, an update on Wheel of Time, information about a fix for Voodoo 3 and Myth II,

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has links to an interview with The Whole Experience, links to a Beta testing call for a new puzzle game, news from John Carmack on the next Q3Test, news about GameRanger 1.0b5, links to new Nocturne screenshots, their own preview of Unreal Tournament weapons, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - The "New" Macs
Dan Knight loves compact Macs like the SE and the Color Classic. He thinks that there may be something in those old designs for Apple to use in the future.

Mac Musings - The "New" Macs

MacOPINION

The Difference Engine - Off to the Rhino Races
Del Miller offers a rather interesting analogy in the Platform Wars. A very good read.

The Difference Engine - Off to the Rhino Races

Mac Skeptic - Following the Herd to 'Think Different'
DelJeff Miller sees the urge to Think Different as a mere variation on a theme. A group apart that thinks alike is still a herd. Certainly a different perspective and a recommended read.

Mac Skeptic - Following the Herd to 'Think Different'

Road Warrior - Miscellaneous Ramblings #27
Charles Moore gives us his weekly wrapup on all the latest news, information, and rumors.

Road Warrior - Miscellaneous Ramblings #27

MacWeek

Mac the Knife: Yikes! There it is
G4 rumors, good ones too, and Palm rumors comprise this week's Mac the Knife. Gotta read it!

Mac the Knife: Yikes! There it is

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has a reader perspective on evaluating FireWire drive performance, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, August 25th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Rumors
Announcements
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Low End Mac

The Voom Factor
Paulo Rodriguez compares the iMac to Voom, the stuff under The Cat in the Hat's hat.

The Voom Factor

osOpinion

The Apple Store
Johnathon Gelling takes a hard look at the Apple Store and exposes some very significant shortcomings (that we happen to agree with). A very good read.

The Apple Store

MacSpeedZone

Mac OS 8.6 vs. Speed Doubler 8 Round II
MacSpeedZone takes a close look at the differences between SpeedDoubler and MacOS 8.6 for copying and emulation. The results may surprise you.

Mac OS 8.6 vs. Speed Doubler 8 Round II

MacWeek

The O'Grady Files: Death to the laptop!
Jason O'Grady offers a counter opinion to his own column from last week proclaiming the end of the desktop computer. A good read.

The O'Grady Files: Death to the laptop!

Applelinks

The WARP CORE - Technical Irrationality at the Millennium
Wow! John Martellaro has written yet another great column. This time he explores what ignorance, stupidity, evolution, Kansa, and the Mac have in common. As John says, "eveything." A MUST read.

The WARP CORE - Technical Irrationality at the Millennium

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on Apple's latest lawsuit, information about some problems with Quicken Deluxe 2000, and they have updated the following reports: SGI's flat-panel display, Print Permanence, Orb drive, WordPerfect 3.5, and WiziWYG. They also have plenty of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, August 24th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Rumors
Announcements
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other Links
MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - The Good of the Many...
John Martellaro has written another one of the utterly excellent pieces that he has become known for. This week he looks at the group mind-think and how it applies to several aspects of life, including the way people look at the iBook. This is a great read.

Utopia Planitia - The Good of the Many...

MacIntelligence - Is this SGI's Amelio?
Phillip Machinick pffers a timely look at SGI, timely because one of the subjects of this column resigned from SGI today. Informative.

MacIntelligence - Is this SGI's Amelio?

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has links to the StarCraft map contest winners, news that Mac Total Annihilation has been delayed, links to an Oni interview with Hamilton Chu, information about Unreal 2.2.4b7, information about a Myth II TC called The Day of the Beast, links to a Madden NFL 2000 preview and review, links to Quake III: Arena Road Tour Day Two, information about a shareware Mac game called Battle for the Universe, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news about a new game (on the PC) called Black & White, some tips for Quake3Test Console Commands, information about Unreal Beta 2.2.4b7, information about an update to SNES9X, news from Bleem! and their lawsuit from Sony, links to an Oni interview, and more!

Inside Mac Games

MacWeek

RFI Report - Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match
Robert Morgan gives us an excellent viewpoint concerning IBM, Apple, the Enterprise market, and the PowerPC chip. A good read, very informative.

RFI Report - Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match

On The Register - Send in the lawyers
Tony Smith is playing off the song "Send in the Clowns," but he makes an excellent case for Apple suing the iMac knockoff vendors. A good read.

On The Register - Send in the lawyers

MacCentral

The Upgrade Guy - Blue Galatic SuperHero Hides the CardBus
Todd Stauffer ostensibly offers tips on upgrading some various Macs, however, he also has some thoughts on the Blue & White G3 vs. The PowerCenter Pro. A good read.

The Upgrade Guy - Blue Galatic SuperHero Hides the CardBus

IHNATKO 42 - Back To MacHack
It may seem a bit late to revisit MacHack, but Andy Ihnatko has written another entertaining piece. This month he takes a look at the geek factor.

IHNATKO 42 - Back To MacHack

MacSpeedZone

PowerPC vs Intel: Top Tier Chip Performance Compared Including G3, Pentium, Celeron, Alpha, Athlon And Ultra SPARC II
The MacSpeedZone does a great comparison of all the top chips based on the Spec95 benchmark. The resulst may surprise you. A definite read.

PowerPC vs Intel: Top Tier Chip Performance Compared Including G3, Pentium, Celeron, Alpha, Athlon And Ultra SPARC II

Low End Mac

The eOne
Dan KNight takes a close look at the eOne, comparing it to the iMac and whether or not there is a problem.

The eOne

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has updated the following reports: eMachines' eOne, NetBarrier, WordPerfect 3.5, Quicken Deluxe 2000, Print Permanence, and WiziWYG. They also have information on a problem between Apple's Macintosh Runtime for Java 2.1.4 and Internet Explorer 4.5, a tip on making a Blue & White G3 work with a second ATI cardas well as lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, August 23rd
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Rumors
Announcements
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other Links
TechWeb

Microsoft, A Bully Again
This is an excellent op-ed piece that looks at Microsoft's complete lack of innovation. A great read.

Microsoft, A Bully Again

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has links to a new Virtual Game Station site, links to an Unreal Tournament chat, links to a Quake III: Arena Road Tour Report: Day One, news from Interplay, links to the latest Unreal Tournament Level of the Week, some news about Unreal maps in Unreal Tournament, links to some screenshots of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, some news about Ambrosia's bug-free pledge, news about the Deathground Demo, an update on Deimos Rising, links to a History of Q3ATest, links to a preview of Lance, news from deal-mac, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news about the Deathground Demo, information that Leggo My Myth has been released, news that Dirt Bike 1.6 has added OpenGL support, news from dealmac, news from Logicware's Bill "Burger" Heineman on installing LinuxPPC on his B&W G3, and more.

Inside Mac Games

MacWeek

Tokyo Time: Japan's taste for iMac
Yuji and Jennifer Tai look at the way that iMacmania has swept through many facets of Japanese society. A good read.

Tokyo Time: Japan's taste for iMac

Applelinks

Crazed Feds on Rampage, Hide Your Computers!
Applelinks brings us information about a proposed law coming from the Feds. The law wouls allow the police to break into your house or office and "insert devices and software" that would allow them to break any encrypion efforts. A good report.

Crazed Feds on Rampage, Hide Your Computers!

FARR SITE - Die, Worry, Die!
John Farr offers another excellent column. This week, he dives into moving, a recalcitrant PowerBook, , waiting on his iBook, and more. Very entertaining.

FARR SITE - Die, Worry, Die!

Low End Mac

Niches and Mac Cloning
Dan Knight looks at the concept of cloning and asks whether Apple shouldn't consider initiating cloning again, espeically in light of the areas that Apple does not currently service.

Niches and Mac Cloning

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has updated and created the following special reports: eMachines' eOne, WordPerfect 3.5, Quicken Deluxe 2000, Inkjet/Laser Print Longevity, SGI flat-panel display, and NetBarrier. MacInTouch also has lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, August 20th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
"Apple Sues eMachines" Stories
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Announcements/Events
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
MacOPINION

Miscellaneous Ramblings #26
Charles Moore wraps up all the latest information and news that's making the rounds.

Miscellaneous Ramblings #26

Steam Vent #2
Paul Doff goes off about why he goes off. Hmmm...

Steam Vent #2

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has some pics of Diablo II action figures, information about MacANVIL Radio, links to a GameRanger review, an update on Settlers III, links to an interview with the Carmageddon: The Death Race 2000 development team, an update on the status of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, information about the Falcon 4.0 1.07 patch, links to a column that looks at women gamers, an exclusive announcement about a new game called Eternal War, and more.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Low End Mac

The Open Link Policy
Dan Knight announces the Open Link Policy that sets permissions for deep linking to content within their site. As an open standard, other sites are welcome to embrace the Open Link Policy as well.

The Open Link Policy

MacReviewZone

Old Mac Cotton: Decreased Revenue From Peripherals Played A Big Part In Apple's Financial Problems
This week's Old Mac Cotton looks at the role peripherals played in Apple's downfalls. Take a look at the PowerCD, the first 20 and 40 MB hard drives for early PowerBooks, and more. A very entertaining read.

Old Mac Cotton: Decreased Revenue From Peripherals Played A Big Part In Apple's Financial Problems

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has infromation on Apple's lawsuit against eMachines Inc., information on the new Apple Help Software Development Kit, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, August 19th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Announcements/Events
Rumors
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Explanations
Reviews
Product News
Other News
Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has an update on the status of Connectix Virtual Game Station, links to ten screenshots from Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, links to some 3D Buzzwords and their explanations, information on Unreal Tournament, links to a column on 3D shooters, links to a Half-Life interview with Valve's Gabe Newell, news that Unreal 2.2.4b6 has been released, and more.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacWeek

Strange days for AIM
MacWeek presents a great editorial on the developments in the PowerPC world including IBM's release of a CHRP motherboard reference, and Motorola's purchase of Metrowerks. An informative read.

Strange days for AIM

MacSoldiers

iBook: Why blueberry and tangerine?
George Wagner delves into the choice of colors for the upcoming iBook. MTV and Cool seems to have played a part according to Mr. Wagner's perspective.

iBook: Why blueberry and tangerine?

What's wrong with beige?
Jon Bonner addresses the issue of having other colors that are not candy oriented in the product line.

What's wrong with beige?

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has on a deal between Motorola and Metrowerks, information about locations for Steve Jobs' Seybold keynote speech, an update to their Configuring an HP 2500CM report, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, August 18th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Announcements/Events
Rumors
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information about the latest GameRanger release, information on the new Age of Empires release, news that Unreal 2.2.4b5 has been released, news from Interactive Digital Software Association about a piracy crackdown, links to an Unreal Tournament Chat, information about Enigmatic Movements 1.6, information and links about Nocturne and a chat, and more.

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has information on the 32 MB ProFormance III, links to a Pharaoh and Caesar III interview, links to an Unreal Tournament interview, information about their SimCity 3000 give away, information about the Quake III: Arena Road Tour, information about the Unreal Tournament release date, links to an update on Deus Ex, links to a new pic from Quake III: Arena, links to a Nocturne interview, news that Unreal 2.2.2.4b5 has been released, news that GameRanger 1.0b4 has been releaed, information about Age of Empires 1.2, news that Rogue Entertainment is looking for a new artist, information on a Jazz Jackrabbit 2 patch, links to a preview of Nocturne, links to an Unreal Tournament chat, and more.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacWeek

RFI Report: Chips and dip
Robert Morgan looks at the effects that some announcements from IBM may have on Apple sales. A good read, full of information.

RFI Report: Chips and dip

The O'Grady Files: Farewell to the desktop?
Forget about those desktop G3s and G4s, Jason O'Grady says that PowerBooks are the future of Macintosh computing.

The O'Grady Files: Farewell to the desktop?

MacOPINION

Resistance Is Feudal
Del Miller compares today's market place to 5th Century (AD) Brittain and places Camelot in...Redmond? This is another great column by Mr. Miller and we are placing it on the Definite Read list.

Resistance Is Feudal

How to Run a Conference
Phillip Machanick had to organize an international conference, and he did it (mostly) on a Mac. This column talks about the process itself, but the real message is how the Mac made it possible to do many of things he had to deal with. A good read.

How to Run a Conference

Applelinks

[Absurd Notion] Love, Satan, Apple and Thou
Kirk Hiner bought his girlfriend an iMac and wrote a great column all about it. This is a very enjoyable read.

[Absurd Notion] Love, Satan, Apple and Thou

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on Version 0.3 of Darwin, its Open Source release of Mac OS X Server foundation, an update to their Resolution Switching report, information from Apple about how the Mac OS ROM file can become "downgraded," information about a $12.5 million investment in Akamai, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, August 17th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Rumors
Announcements/Events
Humor/Cartoons
Opinions
Columns
Explanations
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News
Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has links to an Unreal Tournament chat, information about Diablo II action figures, links to a Guide to Q3Test2 as well as links to a player character guide for Quake III: Arena, news about MAC-O-RAMA, links to a Shadowbane interview with Todd "Warner" Coleman, an update on Exerience, some cool information from one of the makers of Duke Nukem Forever, links to our own Name of the Game column [thanks!], news about WWII SkyFighters 2000, some First Impressions on ATI's Nexus 128, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Mired

MacCommunist - Lose "Mac OS", capitalist swine!
Lukas Hauser, the guy at the other end of the spectrum from us, has written a great column on the term "MacOS." We may disagree on the way he reached his conclusions, but he still makes a powerful argument. A definite read, no matter if you are a capitalist bastard, or a commie. :-)

MacCommunist - Lose "Mac OS", capitalist swine!

MacWeek

Mac the Knife: It's a wiener!
Mac the Knife has one of the best collections of rumors since the days of the Clone Wars. He has dirt on the next release of the MacOS, the next iMac iterations, Adobe's After Affects, and a lot more. A definite read.

Mac the Knife: It's a wiener!

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has updated the following special reports: Resolution Switching, NetBarrier, Antique Mac Software, and Adding ATA/IDE drives. They also have some information about Citibank's Windows only online bamnking services in addition to lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, August 16th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Rumors
Announcements/Events
Humor/Cartoons
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other News
Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has some exclusive comments from Bungie on pdates on Oni and Halo, exclusive information on Madden NFL 2000 for the Mac, some comments on Trees and OpenGL in Experience, news that Pharaoh beta testers are wanted, news that Mac Rainbow Six approaches release, information from Mark Adams on Mac Unreal patches, information on Mac Diablo II, news about Fragapalooza '99, information about a new Mac Game Performance Database, links to a new fan site for Halo, some Unreal Tournament information, news that The Codebook version 3.5 has been released, links to some tips on Q3Test keywords, information about a new contest from PowerLogix and MacDaily, news that an Age of Empires patch in the works, information about a SimCity 3000 giveaway, six new reviews that we are linking to in our Mac Gaming Links section, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news about Madden 2000 PC, information on the upcoming Age of Empires 1.2 Patch, news that Impressions is putting out a call for Beta testers on Pharaoh, information from Mark Adams on Unreal Patches, news about a new New Myth II Conversion with a Civil War theme from those great Myth map makers at Badlands (that should be very cool!), a chat transcript from Shadowbane, links to some Quake 3 Server Tips, links to a preview of Wheel of Time, information on EA's new project called Alice, news that Codebook 3.5 has been released, information about some new Quake 3 Crosshairs, news that Blobs 3.0 has been released, information about a new contest from PowerLogix and The MacDaily Network, news that Battle for the Universe 1.1 has been released, and more!

Inside Mac Games

ZDNet

Crabb: Forget your old Macs
This marks the first time we have offered a column summary for Don Crabb. Today he is whining about Mac users who whine about not being able to use today's software on their top of the line Mac from 7 years ago. That's a simplified version, but he is right. A good read.

Crabb: Forget your old Macs

Applelinks

The Farr Site - Macs On The Prairie
John Farr tells us about a vompany that is heavy on Macs. Of course, they are also deep in the sticks in a town with less than 10,000 people. Wait, that town has three ISPs and the company is running on a Gigabit network with 3 Terrabytes of RAID. Hmmm... Only in a column from Mr. Farr. A good read as always.

The Farr Site - Macs On The Prairie

Moore's Views & Reviews - Would A "Blackberry" Model Narrow The iBook Gender Gap?
Charles Moore likes wild berries. He also likes the idea of a Blackberry iBook. Besides being cool, Mr. Moore thinks it may silence those in the Dvorak camp who consider the iBook to be "girly." A good read.

Moore's Views & Reviews - Would A "Blackberry" Model Narrow The iBook Gender Gap?

Talking Out of Both Sides of Your Mouth
Marc Zeedar looks at Publish magazine and its "cross platform" coverage. This is a nice balanced piece that we recommend.

Talking Out of Both Sides of Your Mouth

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has updated their Antique Mac software report, their Adding ATA/IDE Drives report, their Resolution Switching page, their Kodak Picture CD report, their Orb Drive Part II report, and their report on NetBarrier.They also have lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, August 13th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Rumors
Announcements/Events
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other Links
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news from PlayNet, information about a new deal between Bungie and Take 2, information about a new Muth Total Conversion called Leggo My Myth, some information about Nocturne, links to an interview with Epic's Mark Rein, news from Mac-O-Rama, information about a new game called King of Dragon Pass, a Fly Mac status update, links to a Halo preview, news from Battle.Net, news that a Civilization II Gold patch is coming, news that Stratega 1.0b3 has been released, and more!

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has an update on 3dfx Carmageddon and Voodoo 3, links and excerpts from the Shadowbane chat transcript, links and information about a new game called American McGee's Alice, information on Nocturne, information about a new Myth Total Conversion called Leggo My Myth, links to some tips on optimizing your modem connection for gaming, some cool news from GameGirlz and Apple at QuakeCon '99, news that a Quake III: Arena Demo is coming soon, cool news from Mac-O-Rama, news from ATI on the Nexus 128, news from Bungie Software and Take 2, and more!

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacSoldiers

Is Apple Failing To Exploit Its Y2k Advantage?
Samuel Sharp thinks that Apple could sell more product by doing a better job of getting the word out that the Mac is Y2K compliant.

Is Apple Failing To Exploit Its Y2k Advantage?

MacWeek

RFI Report - FreeMac.com's forbidden fruit
Robert Morgan applies his analytical thoughts to the free iMac concetp represented by FreeMac.com. A good read.

RFI Report - FreeMac.com's forbidden fruit

The O'Grady Files: The iBook's social engineering
Jason O'Grady takes a unique look at the iBook and its potential impact. A very good read.

The O'Grady Files: The iBook's social engineering

Applelinks

[THE WARP CORE] The Demise of the Macintosh Web
[Editor's Note: We had trouble accessing Applelinks this morning. The following synopsis is provided by Applelinks and not the editrial staff of The Mac Observer.]

The Warp Core - The legacy publishing professionals know how and when to move into a market. With deep pockets and good connections, they can outspend and out maneuver all comers. The Warp Core looks at how they did it in the Apple II days and how they'll do it again.

[THE WARP CORE] The Demise of the Macintosh Web

MacReviewZone

Old Mac Cotton: The "Luggable" Macintosh - Apple's First Portable
Time for another great Old Mac Cotton column! This week we get to see the story of the early portables from Apple. A definite read!

Old Mac Cotton: The "Luggable" Macintosh - Apple's First Portable

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - Subversive Tactics From The Field
John Martellaro updates his fantastic column from last week that offered things Mac users can do in a PC work environment. This week he adds lots of great ideas that came from readers of his column. A definite read!

Utopia Planitia - Subversive Tactics From The Field

Miscellaneous Ramblings #25
Charles Moore takes a look at an awful lot of news for the week. A good read.

Miscellaneous Ramblings #25

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on NetBarrier, NAT security, reader responses about a Mac viewer for Kodak Picture CDs, an update on their antique Mac software special report, an update to their Apple rebates special report, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, August 12th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Announcements/Events
Interviews
Cartoons/Humor
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other Links
Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has news from Playnet about their first title called World War II Online, information about a Civilization II: Gold patch, news from Bioware on MDK2 and Neverwinter Nights, information about a new RPG called King of Dragon Pass, news about a Mechwarrior II RAVE fix, links to a Halo preview, links to screenshots of Unreal Tournament, links to five screenshots of Deer Avenger 2, a new Shareware Center column, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information on an update to Voodoo 2 & 3 Drivers, excerpts from their chat with Oni's Brent Pease, information about the official Aliens versus Predator website, news that 3D Realms is looking to hire another 3D programmer to work on Duke Nukem Forever, links to a Tribes 2 preview, links to a Deer Avenger chat, news that Traitor's Gate went GM at the end of July, links to a fake Halo movie, and more.

Inside Mac Games

MacSoldiers

Palm VII - one month later
Jon Bonner follows up on his initial column about the Palm VII he bought. A good read, espeically for those considering buying a Palm VII.

Palm VII - one month later

MacOPINION

The Difference Engine - We Ain't Done Yet
Del Miller offers another great article. This week he examines whether or not the battle waged for so many years by the EvangeList is truly over? The EvangeList may be gone, but Mr. Miller thinks we still need the enthusiasm it represented. A great read.

The Difference Engine - We Ain't Done Yet

Le Mega Byte - Pimping for the Profit
Yet another column about John Dvorak's thoughts on the iBook.

Le Mega Byte - Pimping for the Profit

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has again updated their antique Mac software special report, an amusing tidbit from the Windows development world, news from Kodak, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, August 11th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Announcements/Events
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information about their own chat with Oni's Brent Pease, information about Worms: Armageddon, news that a Tribes 2 Designer has left to go to EA, news that MacMame 0.36b2 has been released, news that Mythology is back online, links to several games and their screenshots, news that Andrew Meggs has been trounced after issuing a challenge to Mac gamers (that's a touch of class Andrew!), links to an interview with Id's Disrupter, information about Codebook 3.5, links to our own Idiot's column, and more.

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
The Mac Gamner's Ledge has news that 3dfx has released Voodoo 2 and Voodoo 3 Reference Drivers beta 2, news that Scott Youngblood has left Dynamix for EA, links to some Anachronox screenshots, links to an interview with id Software's Christian Antkow, links to some new screenshots of Unreal Tournament, information about an update on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, a link to a new Diablo II screenshot, some other information on Unreal, information on Mac Descent III and mod compatibility, a new Tossin' the Ball, and more.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacSoldiers

Random acts of Macness
Feeling alone in a PC world? George Wagner says there is no need because you aren't. There are a lot of Mac users and Mr. Wagner tells us all about it.

Random acts of Macness

MacOPINION

Macintelligence - iBook Revisited
Phillip Machanick examines why John Dvorak has issued his spurious attack on the iBook.

Macintelligence - iBook Revisited

Mac Skeptic - The Wizard Effect
Jeff Lewis offers an exmination of computer users attitudes and exactly why it is that different groiups like different computing choices. A very good read.

Mac Skeptic - The Wizard Effect

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information about delays in the iBook (caused by AirPort), delays with some PowerBook shipments, as well as other AppleStore problems. The site has also updated their Instant Messaging, Antique Mac software, and Apple rebates special reports. They also have lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, August 10th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Announcements/Events
Rumors
Humor/Cartoons
Opinions
Columns
Explanations
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other Links
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information about their own chat with Oni's Brent Pease, comments from Bungie on their commitment to the Mac, news about the release of Power64 2.5, information about a MacPuyo GrabPac Giveway Draw, some news from 3dfx, information about a Pharaoh Box Contest from Sierra Studios, links to an article about a recent workshop/chat John Carmack, links to a Halo preview, some amusing comments from Andrew Meggs on Mac gamers, links to an interview with the QuakeCon Winner, links to another Halo interview, links to an interview with Fox Interactive, and a Railgun Project update.

Inside Mac Games

MacCentral

IHNATKO 41 - iBook, GoodBook, OtherBook
Andy Ihnakto has a very amusing look at the iBook and why it's "Thank God" different. A good read.

IHNATKO 41 - iBook, GoodBook, OtherBook

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has some exclusive news about Heroes of Might & Magic III, information about the Railgun Project, some great comments from Andrew Meggs of Logicware who has issued a challenge to Mac users to beat him at Q3Test, some information from 3Dfx who is looking for Voodoo 3 driver reports, their own exclusive Aliens vs. Predator interview with Fox Interactive, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacTimes

Enough!
As is inevtiable in the Mac world when it comes to controversial concepts, an op-ed piece has emerged that comments on the comments. Eolake Stobblehouse has written a good commentary on controversey surrounding John Dvorak's piece slamming the iBook. A good read.

Enough!

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has updated their Instant Messaging sections, their eOne page, and their Antique Mac software section. They also have information about Mac support for E-Stamp, some tips for getting video/DVDs to play in the background, some reader information about his PowerBook G3's DVD drive, and information about a bug fix for XclaimVR/TV software.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, August 9th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Announcements/Events
Rumors
Humor/Cartoons
Opinions
Columns
Explanations
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update 5:04 PM]
MGL has added links to a preview of Bungie's Halo, links to an interview with CliffyB on Unreal Tournament, links to a Neverwinter Nights interview with Trent Oster, links to a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force interview with Jake Simpson, news that Bioware has announced Neverwinter Nights for the Mac, some news from Logicware, some news from 3dfx, and more.

News Summary
MGL has some information about a Goofy Golf Deluxe Demo, some cool news and links about how Logicware's CEO has fought back at GameSpot, and their own Special Report on Q3Test 1.08.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news that Neverwinter Nights Cis coming to the Mac, information about an IMG Chat with Oni's Brent Pease, some news from 3dfx, some interesting news about the GameSpot Macworld Expose, news that the Goofy Golf Deluxe Demo has been released, some news from Logicware, some cool news from EA that is sort of a Alice in Wonderland Meets Quake III thing, some Unreal Tournament news, links to a Halo preview, some news about Railroad Tycoon II: Gold Edition, some cool news from Electronic Arts and Sony who filed suit against a pirate ring, links to some new Oni Icons, links to Madden 2000 Screenshots, links to Mac Quake 2 and Voodoo Graphics Cards, and more.

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has some information about a Goofy Golf Deluxe Demo, some cool news and links about how Logicware's CEO has fought back at GameSpot, and their own Special Report on Q3Test 1.08.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - Subversive Tactics: How to Drive the PC Managers Nuts
Ah, good ol' Martellaro. Today he has some GREAT tips for phsychological warfare in your non-Mac corporate environment. These 7 tips are humorous and non-confrontational and Mr. Martellaro offers a cautionary note to not get fired. That's good advice. Check this out, it's a great read!

Utopia Planitia - Subversive Tactics: How to Drive the PC Managers Nuts

Applelinks

The Warp Core - Random Ruminations # 1
What does Nagasaki have to do with John Farr? Youhave to read the column to fully understand. Besdies, he also tell us all about his yardsale, a piano, a crazy lady, his PowerMac 8600, his PoweBook 540c, and an iBook. There's a little bit more too. :-) Check it out, it's a good read!

The Farr Site - Birthday Nexus

The Warp Core - Random Ruminations # 1
John Martellaro's 2nd weekly column offers thoughts on several issues including SETI@home, Mac hardware, some buying advice, and more. A good read.

The Farr Site - Birthday Nexus

MacWeek

Mac the Knife - Steve Jobs walks at midnight
Mac the Knife has some great "news" that Apple may be rethinking the decision not to include a built-in microphone with the iMac. A great read as always.

Mac the Knife - Steve Jobs walks at midnight

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has once again updated their "antique" Mac software special report. They also have some information on a MacPlus emulator for those wanting to use older Mac software on their new Macs, updated their Instant Messaging discussion, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, August 6th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Announcements/Events
Rumors
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [5:01 PM]
MGL has added links to a preview of Bungie's Halo that features new screenshots, and some information about Madden NFL 2000.

News Summary
MGL has news from Gathering of Developers on Railroad Tycoon: Gold Edition, links to an interview with the "Father of QuakeCon," news about a Java version of Magic: The Gathering, links to a movie of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force in action, links to a poll on the state of Mac gaming, some various links to 3dfx Interactive news around the Web, links to some Quake 2 performance tips, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has not been updated today.

Inside Mac Games

MacReviewZone

Finder Frenzy - Getting Slap Crazy With Windows
Some great Finder tips in this column. Very helpful for both Power Uers and novices alike.

Finder Frenzy - Getting Slap Crazy With Windows

Old Mac Cotton: What Do Carl Sagan, Piltdown Man and Cold Fusion All Have Common? The Power Mac'sFirst Uncertain Steps!
This long title only hints at this week's column from Old Mac Cotton. This week, he is talking about the beginnings of the 6100/7100/8100 series. A great read.

Old Mac Cotton: What Do Carl Sagan, Piltdown Man and Cold Fusion All Have Common? The Power Mac'sFirst Uncertain Steps!

MacOPINION

More '84: Giving Your All for Big Brother
Jeff Lewis takes a great look at that strange practice unique to Apple and her Mac users: volunteering your time at stores to help Apple sell merchandising. This is a great perspective on this practice that approaches it from a different angle.

More '84: Giving Your All for Big Brother

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has once again updated their "antique" Mac software special report, some news that Windows 2000 has increased AppleShare support over TCP, some tips for playing DVD movies from Cory Knox, Mac Systems Guru at Pixar, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, August 5th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Rumors
Announcements/Events
Humor/Cartoons
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information on the release of Voodoo3 drivers from 3Dfx, some information on a GameSpot article that slams Apple's gaming efforts, news that a new Mac Game Company is being launched (!!!), links to 3D Screenshots of Shiny's Messiah, some Battle.Net news for Starcraft players, links to a GameCenter article on Game Cliches, some information fron ATI on Rage Fury Pro, news that Aspyr has begin accepting Madden 2000 Pre-Orders, and more.

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [4:13 PM]
MGL has added links to a preview of Descent III, links to a Nocturne preview and a chat reminder, links to some QuakeCon '99 Coverage, links to a preview of Heavy Metal: FAKK2, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

News Summary
MGL has links to new content from Shareware Center. We will update our coverage of MGL later today.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Low End Mac

More than an iMac to Go
Paulo Rodriguez thinks that calling the iBook an iMac to go, falls far short of the truth.

More than an iMac to Go

MacOPINION

The Difference Engine - Off the Wall Street
Del Miller starts this week's column off with a funny story in a Film Noire style. Today he is talking about the way Wall Street treats Apple. A good read.

The Difference Engine - Off the Wall Street

The Future of the Internet
Mac Zeedar talks about the Internet, people's perception of the Internet, and where it's going.

The Future of the Internet

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has updated their section talking about "antique" Mac software, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, August 4th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Rumors
Interviews
Announcements/Events
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other Links
Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [4:52 PM]
MGL has added an exclusive report that says Mac Voodoo 3 Reference Drivers have been released, some information on Falcon 4.0, some information on Bugdom, some information on Mesa3dfxEngine 3.1b6, links to an Unreal Tournament Level of the Week, information about a Portuguese forum that is dedicated to both Myth I and II, news that an artist is wanted for a shareware game called Gnomez,links to an interview with Impressions Games, links to a preview of Oni, and more.

News Summary
MGL has links to new Diablo II screenshots, infromation about a new Halo site, links to an interview with John Morris on Heroes of Might & Magic III, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has some possible sad news about Duality/Double Aught, information about the possibility Lego MindStorms coming to the Mac, some Voodoo 4 information, a preview of the next WWII Map got Myth II, links to a Q3Test Guide for Newbies, an update on Wheel of Time, links to an interview with Tim Sweeney, links to a Prince of Persia 3D preview, links to a Dungeon Keeper II petition, and more.

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has links to new Diablo II screenshots, infromation about a new Halo site, links to an interview with John Morris on Heroes of Might & Magic III, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Low End Mac

Macs vs. Y2K
Oh man, is this a good story! Low End Mac is relaying a story about how a consultant replaced 26 NT servers with 4 old 68k Macs to bring a company into Y2K compliance! GOTTA LOVE THAT! Read this story RIGHT NOW! :-)

Macs vs. Y2K

Apple's Next Direction
Dan Knight looks at some of the decisions Apple appears to have made in recent months (BeOS, MkLinux, and OS X Client on pre-G3 machines) and other aspects of Apple future direction.

Apple's Next Direction

MacWeek

The O'Grady Files: Apple's product triangle?
Jason O'Grady looks back on the PowerBook's path to greatness with a special emphasis on the obstacles to greatness the laptop has overcome. A good read.

The O'Grady Files: Apple's product triangle?

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has reader opinions on the current "Free iMac" plans from Freemac.com, information about a new SGI 1600SW flat-panel display (from SGI), some thoughts on "antique" Mac software, an update to their ODBC on the Mac report, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, August 3rd
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
"Free iMac" Stories
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Announcements/Events
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other Links
Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [3:58 PM]
MGL is back up! They are bringing us news that Unreal Tournament and Total Annihilation have gone beta, links to a preview of Nocturne, some information on Q3Test 1.08, information on a petition for Mac Prince of Persia 3D, an update on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, links to some information on Unreal Tournament, information on GameRanger 1.0b3, more information on Q3Test 1.08, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

News Summary
MGL is having server problems. We will keep an eye on the site and let you know when they are back up again.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information on Quake3Test 1.0.8, news about GameRanger 1.0b3, news that Unreal Tournament and Total Annihilation have gone beta, some news about a Prince of Persia 3D Petition, information about GeoMAME , news on an update to Mesa3dfx, some information on the Quake III: Arena Tour Bus, a link to our own Halo movie, and more.

Inside Mac Games

MacOPINION

Le Mega Byte - Ignorance Vs. the Mac
Eric Barzeski talks about the issue of whether or not PC users are ignorant. This is after an exploration of his own misue of the word "ignorant" in the past.

Le Mega Byte - Ignorance Vs. the Mac

MacWeek

RFI Report - The 'free PC' debacle
Robert Morgan takes a great look at the facts behind the "free PC" concept. A very good read with lots of information.

RFI Report - The 'free PC' debacle

Applelinks

Eek! A Newbie!
Kelsey Brookes talks about the challenges and mindsets involved in teaching newbies how to use a computer. A good read.

Eek! A Newbie!

MacCentral

IHNATKO #40: "iMac Made Me Heave Mightily"
Andy Ihnatko has a great column talking about the abuse he put an iBook through at MACWORLD. A very informative column, this one is also a greta read.

IHNATKO #40: "iMac Made Me Heave Mightily"

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on the "Free iMac" deal being offered by FreeMac.com, information about a complaint with the New York State Public Service Commission over installation issues in their Bell Atlantic ADSL coverage, more reader letters in their instant messaging coverage, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, August 2nd
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming Links
Rumors
Announcements/Events
Cartoon/Humor
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other Links
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information about a cool new game controller, some news from 3Dfx as well as some information about a fix to the Voodoo2 drivers, news that Jemmifer Ho, formerly of MacAddict Magazine, has joined the site, links to an online poll, links to a Mac StarCraft Map Making Contest, links to an Oni Q&A, links to a preview, information about a Unreal 'Game Server Full" fix, information about Quake 3 going on a road show, and links to Diablo 2 Interviews.

Inside Mac Games

MacWeek

G4 -- you're soaking in it!
Mac the Knife has information about a possible deliberate roadblock to prevent Blue & White owners from upgrading to G4s, information about t new product from XLR8, and all kinds of other fun reading! Always a good read.

G4 -- you're soaking in it!

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - The Invasion That Never Came
John Martellaro has a fantastic column that compares Steve Jobs' attack on the PC world to General Norman Schwartzkopf's attack on the Iraqi army during the Gulf War. This is a great column and a Must Read.

Utopia Planitia - The Invasion That Never Came

Applelinks

The Warp Core - SETI: What If We Are Alone?
In John Martellaro's other column, The Warp Core, he explores some of the scientific aspects of SETI and SETI@home and explores what the ramifications are of us not finding anything in our search. An excellent read.

The Warp Core - SETI: What If We Are Alone?

The Farr Site - Johnny Internet: Transfer Interrupted!
John Farr walks us through his Saturday and the MACWORLD keynote, at the same time. Toss in a little on the iBook, and you have a little of the Farr Site. Gotta love it! :-) A very entertaining read.

The Farr Site - Johnny Internet: Transfer Interrupted!

MacSoldiers

Zilber is wrong - iBook likely to be "Babe Magnet"
Jon Bonner figures that the iBook will be a Babe Magnet and explains why.

Zilber is wrong - iBook likely to be "Babe Magnet"

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has links to an online chat with Nocturne developers, links to an editorial called Myth of a Bugless Game, news from Thrustmaster, links to an interview with Blizzard's Bill Roper, information about the Quake III: Arena Road Tour, some information about bugs in the reference drivers from 3Dfx, information about a StarCraft map contest, news about Return to Dark Castle, some information about SkyFighters 2000, and links to a Silver promo movie.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has reader thoughts on instant messaging standards, reader tips on using ORB, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

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