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  • GameSpy: Understanding Your DSL Connection - Page 1
    A Brief History of Modem Technology In order to understand how your new DSL or cable connection works it s important to step back in time a few years and see how the computer Modem evolved This gets pretty technical so bear with me Some data in its natural habitat Note that the 1 s are sharp and dangerous As you know the Internet consists of Data which is spelled out in ones 1s and zeroes 0 If you hold your face really really close to the monitor you can see them Anyways we know from experience that this data is stored in gaseous form that s why the Internet is always drawn as a cloud in charts and graphs Remember 8th grade science class That s right a gas will always expand to equalize pressure in a closed area And that my friend is how modems work See The Internet is rich in data Whenever you open up a new webpage that webpage is blank and that data vacuum causes all the ones and zeroes sitting around on the net to rush of their own accord toward your monitor in order to fill in the hole That s why it s always good to keep upgrading See given two computers a computer with 256 megabytes of RAM is twice as empty as a computer that only has 128 Megabytes of RAM so more data will rush toward it Bigger computers have more space than smaller ones so they perform better you can tell this to your significant other in order to explain why your PC needs a tower case that s taller than your Christmas tree this year The Internet looks like a cloud and will always expand to fill in any gaps This marvelously low tech solution utilizing

    Original URL path: http://www.gamespy.com/articles/494/494411p1.html (2016-02-16)
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  • GameSpy: May the Force Be With J00 - Page 1
    right the people who made EverQuest are hard at work creating a massive multiplayer game in the Star Wars universe Here at GameSpy we can t wait We ve already set up odds and betting for the Ewok tossing competition Of course the really great news is that we can finally unveil our top secret inside information That s right a few weeks ago we got a brief tour of Verant s headquarters under the pretense of respectable journalism Now they weren t releasing any info about Star Wars but I managed to get GameSpy Manging Editor John Warrior Keefer to cause a distraction by bodyslamming an EQ customer service rep and I listened in through the top secret closed door pictured above and to the left I couldn t hear much what with the beeping of the droids but nonetheless we have the exclusive inside track on how Star Wars Galaxies is coming along Without any further setup we bring you a PlanetFargo exclusive Things Most Overheard From the Upcoming Star Wars MMORPG Don t worry Chewie those Tie Fighters will never follow us across the Zone I m sorry I would ve gotten here sooner but some Jackhole

    Original URL path: http://www.gamespy.com/articles/495/495879p1.html (2016-02-16)
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  • GameSpy: Mutual of Omaha's: WILD RETAIL - Page 1
    you re excited about the Christmas retail season shaithis I did all my holiday shopping at the airport Fargo Well today we re at the mecca of Southern Californian consumerism The South Coast Plaza mall in Costa Mesa California The lights the ribbons the music it s certainly a holiday shaithis You have to watch out for pickpockets in these mall things On my way in some fat guy in a red suit with a bell asked me for cash so I decked him Fargo We re standing on the second floor of the mall looking straight down into the Software Etc on the first floor I can see that it s filled with hungry gamers or the parents of hungry gamers who are foraging for games with which to feed their young until they become self sufficient Isn t it beautiful shaithis I ll say South Coast Plaza is filled with asian american high school girls who hardly wear anything Hang on the mic isn t on is it Fargo But let s get a closer look at this phenomena We re going to lower shaithis down into the fray shaithis What Sonofafatbitch Fargo Don t worry you ll

    Original URL path: http://www.gamespy.com/articles/495/495911p1.html (2016-02-16)
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  • GameSpy: Conquering the Buggiest Game - Page 1
    more extra lives for me and yet still not enough extra lives to give me time to run and pee I shoulda gone before I started Holy hell Another spider 4 00 PM Whew I shouldn t have had that 6th Dr Pepper Or those two Mountain Dew Big Gulps Ah well things are going swimmingly oops gotta stop thinking about water CRAAAPP Oh it s just a spider whew my heart started lurching there Breathe in breathe out Aahhh look at him those squirming legs bad spider Bad 5 00 PM Half way there Five hours down This is cake Just gotta keep concentrating Just need to stay focused on shooting my pee I mean shooting mushrooms GOOD SWEET JUDAS A SPIDER That jerk came right off the side of the screen he was coming right at me I mean it he had a vendetta I hope that was the last of em 6 00 PM Oh my God this is freaking me out the mushrooms keep changing color oh oh why do they have to be yellow If I bend my knees I don t have to pee as much OH MOTHER MEIN LEBEN A SPIDER GET IT OFF OF ME GET IT Oh OOOHHH Editor s note paragraph of profanity removed WHERE DO THEY KEEP COMING FROM 7 00 PM If I stand on one foot I can almost withstand stabbing shooting pain in bladder I now my foot oh oh both of my feet they re asleep tingly I may have just peed I I can t feel my legs Oh look a spider 8 00 PM So in the philosophical sense why am I here I m shooting bugs in a mushroom patch Am I protecting the mushroom patch Why Indeed I m shooting as

    Original URL path: http://www.gamespy.com/articles/494/494751p1.html (2016-02-16)
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  • GameSpy: The Emperor's New Controller - Page 1
    history a man who almost singlehandedly brought about the fall of both halves of the remnants of the Roman Empire In 443 he sacked Philippopolis and brought his forces to the walls of Constantinople where the beseiged East Roman emperor was forced to buy off the Hunnish army with land and a yearly tribute in gold gold that helped fund an invasion into Gaul in circa 449 resulting in the largest bloodiest and highest scoring battles of the era On site at the archaeological dig That battle took place on the Catalaunian plains near the city of Ch lons Although the leader of the Huns retreated from Gaul with much of his core army intact it was nonetheless seen as a turning point in his career It certainly brought his invasion to a decisive halt The Huns were not a religious people had they continued their invasion of the west the cornerstones of contemporary Western civilization would ve been sacked altering the course of history forever But now over 1500 years later the world is again turning its focus toward Ch lons this time following an alarming discovery The Controversial Artifact A researcher points out the controversial archaeological evidence What

    Original URL path: http://www.gamespy.com/articles/495/495940p1.html (2016-02-16)
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  • GameSpy: Burn the Beast! - Page 1
    holding demons It s bad luck Well this time I wasn t going to stand idly by I read up on shai s article about the Asheron s Call November Event and knew that the fate of the world hung in the balance I was going to play a part however small in defeating our new nemesis Bael Zharon the dread Hopeslayer a demon so foul his snot alone could kill cattle Of course I didn t stand a chance if I went in alone I was only a level 13 fighter and Bael Zharon s formidable lair was no doubt surrounded by all manner of vicious beasts who could slay me with a glare such as bunny rabbits mice and small rocks Indeed I needed a mob I saw my opportunity posted on the message boards Hi everyone I am organizing a meeting to discuss killing Mr Zharon The meeting is this Wednesday at 5 00 EST in the arwic meeting hall Please spread the word we need only 1 weapons sic to kill him and that weapon is organization This is how you kill monsters My course was clear I m a born leader I was no doubt put in this artificial world to incite this rabble into a Demon smooshing fully formed fighting unit This was going to be huge Almost as big as my ambitious Dereth wide WHY ARE YOU ALL NOT COWERING IN ABJECT FEAR AND TERROR campaign after the Shadow Spires Destroyed the Town of Arwic Of course I ve learned from movies and television that the best way to destroy monsters is to get a mob of people with torches to burn its castle down Here s a handy checklist for inciting a mob to riot in your favorite massively multiplayer online RPG

    Original URL path: http://www.gamespy.com/articles/495/495943p1.html (2016-02-16)
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  • GameSpy: A Presidential Scrapbook, Part 2 - Page 1
    last night s LAN party remain in dispute Both candidates immediately logged on and selected to play as the Franks in Age of Empires II while thousands of villagers woodcutters stonemasons and footsoldiers looked on waiting to see if their vote would make the difference This controversial multiplayer setup screen shows the candidates wrestling over control of the French civilization With the fate of the game hanging in the balance a recount of the votes was ordered with results expected Thursday afternoon The Gore camp was confident things would run their way while Bush supporters who felt that the Franks had been wrestled out from under them at the last hour angrily charged that Gore always gets to play as France and refused to play as the Britons or Japanese again Lieberman Shocked at Age of Empires Violence Vice Presidential candidate Lieberman I m not sure that the American people are aware of this Vice Presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman stated in a press conference yesterday But in Age of Empires little tiny people will actually kill other little tiny people with tiny swords arrows or catapults He nodded as this information sunk in then added Can we really afford to

    Original URL path: http://www.gamespy.com/articles/495/495916p1.html (2016-02-16)
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  • GameSpy: Samba De Fargo - Page 1
    and Mexican That s right See while all you assclowns were out there desperately waiting in line for a chance to touch the Playstation 2 I was waiting in the checkout with my brand new 80 Dreamcast Maracas controllers Ha ha While Sony scrambles desperately to release a PS2 compatible maraca device the Dreamcast is enjoying a stranglehold on the lucrative maraca videogame market But on to the meat of this article No doubt you re asking yourself how you can become a master of the gourd just like yours truly Samba De Fargo In order to be victorious with the maracas first you must learn to BE the Maracas I found that an enormous sombrero was the key Secondly you can t be scared of the monkey See Samba De Amigo s mascot is this creepy monkey with a cubic head who dances around with maracas Fearing the monkey is a natural response In fact while I sat awaiting challengers with my wicked dual maraca setup GameSpy employees on the whole were simply too terrified to even begin This brings us to our first Spanish lesson Yo no deseo tocar su maracas juegue el mono tambi n est perturbando I do not wish to play your maracas game the monkey is too disturbing As you can see by the photographs it s important to have what I choose to call the Mad Rhythm Also you must learn to shake what the Spanish call Your Groove Thang Make no mistake about it Samba De Amigo is an intensely sexual game Perhaps that s why Bryn our GameSpy com news anchor found it a little disturbing to play it with me Let s review Yo lo agito dif cil hacer mi baile del hombre peque o I shake it hard to

    Original URL path: http://www.gamespy.com/articles/495/495958p1.html (2016-02-16)
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