Daily Archives: September 23, 2003

Half-Life 2 Delay

Whelp Folks! It is now official:
The previously announced September 30th release date for Half-Life 2 is being pushed back. We are currently targeting a holiday release, but do not have a specific “in-store” date to share at this time. [...]

Futuremark Releases Benchmark Guidelines

According to the Futuremark’s press release regarding what and what isn’t allowed in their eyes for driver optimizations. To say most of it is obvious would be an understatement:
1. It is prohibited to change the rendering quality level that [...]

Game Collector Now Available

Collectorz.com has released a database program called Game Collector 1.0 that lets you catalog your collection of PC and video games. The software automatically retrieves relevant information (including a cover picture) pertaining to the titles entered into the database. A [...]

DOOM III Previews

Who said id Software doesn’t do hype? There are new DOOM III previews on Gamespot and GameSpy offering some impressions from a single-player tour during last months QuakeCon. Here is a chunk from Gamespot:

We then jumped ahead to a different [...]

Emmy Ratings Take a Dip

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) – Ratings for the Emmy Awards continued their downward trend of the past few years, losing a couple million viewers from last year’s ceremony.
Sunday night’s (Sept. 21) awards, which aired on FOX, drew an average audience of [...]

California Bans Spam

California’s embattled governor, Gray Davis, signed a bill today that outlaws spam. The penalty: $1,000 per message sent with a maximum fine of $1 million per campaign. The move is seen as a desperate attempt by Davis to avoid being [...]

Yahoo adds e-commerce to Web hosting

Yahoo on Tuesday added a package of e-commerce functions to its small-business product, heightening the Web portal’s efforts to woo mom-and-pop outlets looking for an online presence. Called Yahoo Merchant Solutions, the service offers features such as online payment processing, [...]