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grep version_updates /dev/urandom

February 21st, 2003 by Alkini

Well, folks. It has been decided that we’re wasting too much time andnews-space on LG announcing new versions of this game and that game tool. So,rather than post them all individually, like we have been in the past, we’regoing to start a digest of sorts and post a group of them once there are a fewin the queue. So, without further ado, here’s our first list in our resurrectedurandom post:

13 Responses to “grep version_updates /dev/urandom”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Is this like the counterpart to Americas Army ?

  2. simcon Says:

    I know why they’ve summarised the news, it’s because there are consistent news items about particular products where nobody comments. If people take notice of an item then they comment. I think we all know which ones get the most interest…

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Mojo-Tron, a Disney classic remade for the 60s. No baby no.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Atleast have a one-liner description/genre… saves having to click all the links to games we don’t know about just to find out what they are.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Oh, man! This was an OPTIMAL solution!

  6. rafaMEX Says:

    yeah, like http://www.bluesnews.com and the “Morning Previews”? hehe

  7. Anonymous Says:

    http://arkhart.nekeme.net/en <– 0.1.2 is out and they didnt tell anyone :)

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Why stop in summarizing the news as this?

    It sounds like a sight re-design needs to commence.

    Why comment in only one area when you can offer the same as before, yet more compactly proposed? For example, this forum *could* look like the following…

    (*LATEST NEWS!) Attal 0.6.2: (*active/*stale) discussion, changelog, screenshots, download
    FreeCraft2 030210: (active/stale) discussion, changelog, screenshots, download
    GCompris 2.1: (active/stale) discussion, changelog, screenshots, download
    KOTH 0.8.0: (active/stale) discussion, screenshots, download
    Kulic : (active/stale) discussion, screenshot, download
    Mojotron 0.9995: (active/stale) discussion, changelog, download
    Qmamecat 0.44.b45: (active/stale) discussion, changelog, screenshots, download
    QUB 0.7.1: (active/stale) discussion, changelog, screenshots, download
    Raptor 1.0.0: (active/stale) discussion, screenshot, download
    StarShooter3: (active/stale) discussion, screenshot, download
    Tower Toppler 0.99.1: (active/stale) discussion, changelog, screenshots, download
    Trackballs 0.6.0: (active/stale) discussion, changelog, screenshot, download
    XMame/XMess 0.65.1: (active/stale) discussion, changelog, download
    xu4 0.5: (active/stale) discussion, changelog, screenshot, download

    legend: *=latest news ~36 hours, active/stale ~discussion forums activity

  9. tyreth Says:

    any chance of a one line summary of each game after the update info?

  10. jensend Says:

    Thank you thank you thank you

    By not pushing articles with real discussion into the archive so quickly and combining the low-discussion announcements, this will really help linuxgames become a better site and differentiate itself from happypenguin.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Though I agree that one-line-summary-per-game would improve things.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    into one web page.

    That way the ‘happypenguin’ (similar to freshmeat) side of Linuxgames and Happypenguin can announce the games and have the Linux game DB. Then the Linuxgames part can have the forums and the news.

    I guess then you have control conflicts, but these two web pages have a lot of overlap and I bet a lot of the people that look at each page look at both pages. It would also be a way to reduce the stagnation of each site.

    Something to think about anyway — if both sides haven’t already thought about it.

    Also, if you did combine it all, you could have a Linux Game Developer section where you have news about development such as new libraries and under the forums you could have the development forums.

    Maybe you could also have a Super PET game section?

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Speaking of latest game development…I noticed that there wasn’t a news update at BioWare on the development of NeverWinter Nights for Linux…they usually have been good at keeping us informed every week (every Friday). I wonder if this is a sign that they are preparing for some big news update (hopefully a beta or even better a full release) or if it just means their web maintainer is slacking off as well….

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