Goes to War
Is an open-source version of Blizzard
Entertainment's online gaming service an illegal copyright violation,
or just a good example of how the Internet works?
to the editor re: "Battle.net Goes to War"
Readers share their thoughts.
The original king of the consoles is
24 years old, boasts clunky graphics and dinky sounds, yet is still
doing quite nicely, thank you.
It's the next copyright battleground
-- fan filmmakers are hacking their favorite movies.
Game of Art
In the exhibit "Screenshots," tragedy
is rendered in a playful resolution.
Does Half-Life make you sick? Well,
you're not alone. Plenty of gamers suffer from simulation sickness.
Will John Romero's Daikatana ever hit the shelves? When it
does, will first-person shooter players still care?
Not The End of the "Millennium," After All
The TV series may have been canceled
by Fox, but fans are producing a new season online.
Emulators Make Video-Game Makers Quake
The new "emus" aren't about piracy --
they're about freeing code from the chains of proprietary hardware.
Fans Distribute Postponed Finale Online
When executives of the WB network
decided to delay airing the season finale of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
-- fearing that its depiction of the incineration of a high school
wouldn't go down well in post-Littleton America -- they failed to take
one thing into account: the Internet.
Commander" Creator Takes the Director's Chair
Chris Roberts talks about his passage
from the little screen to the big screen.
Resurrection of Golgotha
Volunteer programmers rescue a defunct
company's software -- and produce a do-it-yourself tool for building
of the Couch Potatoes
When TV fans want to save a favorite
show from cancellation, they organize online. But do the networks care?
Life for Old Games
Video-game emulators intriguingly
blur the lines between hardware and software, PCs and game machines. Do
they also promote piracy?
Internet Strikes Back
Online sleuths piece together the plot of
the forthcoming "Star Wars" film -- and post it on the Web.