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Firstly, this fortnight's mailbag topic is: When it comes to custom levels how much of an interest do you harbour? Do you download them immediately or tend to wait until you hear some community thumbs-up? All entries should be aimed here.

This week we have an exciting new feature: Battle Grounds Radio! Go and listen to this brilliant 30min show hosted by Mic and Da Sweep.

-Infern0
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Microsoft are everywhere...may God have mercy on our souls. On the brighter side there may be a console worth buying on the market. [note to self: don't be so controversial]


PlanetXbox launches
New Blood II Server
Darkact server up and running
Maim progress
Revelations News

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Thursday, June 8, 2000
PlanetXbox launches! - by Infern0
| 11:57 |


PlanetXbox is the latest site to be slapped up on the wonderful GameSpy Network. Whether you think this is Microsoft's diabolical move into console market domination or Microsoft's one shining light there's plenty to look at on this new site. To get you started check out Fragmaster's article discussing the pluses and minuses of the Xbox. Also, check out some of the all-important pictures that were grabbed from E3.


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Wednesday, June 7, 2000
Red and Juicy T1 server running - by Infern0
| 10:38 |


DCx has set up a very meaty standard Blood II games server which should run full-time bar the odd downtime due to his work usage. You're assured a quality connection on his pipe so either look it up in GameSpy or connect manually to 205.238.33.14, nice.

Budding modder - by Infern0
| 10:36 |


Dark Claw has set up a small site for some mod work he is starting. At the moment there is only a skins section but we're assured that more is on the way. So go and visit the Blood Pool or mail him.


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Tuesday, June 6, 2000
Darkact server up and running - by Reactor
| 9:04 |


I know there's a litteral ton of Blood 2 fans out there hungrily looking for servers. Well hunger no more, as there's now one up at:

209.142.197.31

JoeV, the man behind the server, needs to run it through his ISDN so he points out the Ip may change from time to time. However, you can rest assured that if that happens, we'll keep you all informed.


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Monday, June 5, 2000
Maim progress - by Reactor
| 8:11 |


A recent email from Rhnegative, of the Maim team, briefly explains the situaion of the eagerly anticipated add-on.

Maim is moving along slowly but steadily, we have everything in place now (level outlines and character sketches) we still need a modeler but I'm sure we'll find someone eventually.

Right now we have Guzz coding in some new enemy behaviour for a new enemy. Both Arjan and myself are hard at work on the levels (which are looking spectacular) and basically the whole thing is falling together nicely (slowly, but nice nonetheless.)

The levels are set up nicely and there will definitely be replay value, there is more than 1 route to take through the game and it will change every time (enemies will be doing different things and stuff)

For anyone who thought MAIM was dead, think again. This thing is gonna get done and its gonna blow some minds (we hope).

I hope to finish the level I am currently working on by the middle of June and I'm going to release it as a "maim demo" just to give you a taste of what we're all about.
Excellent news, as I'm sure you'll all agree. I myself am certainly hanging out for this one, so expect the fastest update you've ever seen when the level arrives.


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Sunday, June 4, 2000
What's that in the distance? - by Infern0
| 11:32 |


The answer to that dubious question is Revelations, in its eagerly anticapted freeware state. GA-SOURCE has the lowdown of the position the boys at Tequila Software are in:

According to Peter Hopkins, conceptual designer for Tequila Software, the freeware version of Revelations is now complete, although it will feature "less stuff" than the defunct retail version. The retail version of Revelations was cancelled last year in June after Tequila's deal with their publishers fell through.

Peter wasn't able to give us an exact day on the game's release, but he did tell us that it "would be released this year", contain 16 levels, and is currently in QA.

Blood 2: Revelations was originally planned as a commercial addon that was to include new maps, new weapons, new enemies, new spells and a host of other enhancements to add to Monolith's horror-based first-person shooter.
So there we have it, be sure to check out the GA-SOURCE report for lots of screenshots such as the one seen below.



A month of BattleGrounds Radio - by Infern0
| 11:29 |


Show number 4 marks a whole glorious month of BattleGrounds Radio. This week we have an excellent interview and some pictures of Da Sweep's band playing live plus the usual antics from the guys. Check out the programme notes for more information and the links.

Who'd be a voodoo doll? - by Infern0
| 4:48 |


Rust's latest wallpaper features that little guy who has pins stabbed into him for a living. That's right, that's him up there as the Picture of the Day, check out Rust's Wallpaper for other shapes and sizes.


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Friday, June 2, 2000
Mini maps are go! - by Reactor
| 1:21 |


DaMasta's completely original map is small and sweet- the perfect one to squeeze on some 16 players and rack up them kills ;) Okay, so maybe not, but it could be just the ticket the Bloodites need to inspire some more one on one duels. Grab Freelance right here.

Not that bright - by Reactor
| 0:54 |


Arjan has whipped up a great little batch file that runs Blood (with the 3DfX patch installed) at a much darker gamma setting, so you're not blinded by the original setting :) If you're going to give it a try, Arjan advises reading the readme first and, obviously, having a glide based 3D card as well. Grab it right here, and brighten up your day. Ahhh, darken it.

*reactor apologises for an update with so many bad puns*


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Monday, May 29, 2000
Third time lucky @ The BG - by Infern0
| 2:04 |


You guessed it, show #3 is now waiting for your attention at The Battle Grounds.
This week Storm {Jedi} is in the spotlight since Mic lost an interview with some other JEDI boys, don't forget to send him lots of hate mail about that by the way ;)
Storm still did a great job and he mentioned a very old custom level entitled "BloodShed" by HeadHunter, classic stuff. There's also lots more in the 20min show so check out the programme notes while you listen.


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Saturday, May 27, 2000
SportPlanet.com launches! - by Infern0
| 4:13 |


Well this is something refreshingly new and original, a genre site fresh from the oven. As per usual there are plenty of features and contests you can peruse at your leisure, here's a few of them:

Killer launch contest? Oh, yeah!
This is one of our biggest ever! SportPlanet teamed up with EA Sports and Microsoft to put together a massive giveaway! Twelve lucky people are going to win! Ten folks will walk away with a free copy of Motocross Madness 2, from Microsoft. One lucky winner will take home the entire EA Sports lineup for the PC for the year 2000! And yet another winner is going to make off with EA's entire PlayStation lineup! That's over 27 games! Can I get a rock?
Go and try your luck!

Reviews, previews, interviews and first looks? Yup, that's there.
They open with:
- a review of Motocross Madness 2
- an interview with Rainbow Studios' Robb Rinard
- a Links LS 2001 preview
Plenty of stuff to keep you entertained over the weekend I'm sure, enjoy!

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