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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Gaming Websites

Posted by Nathaniel at 9:17 PM

Game News and Reviews
Computer And Video Games
Evil Avatar
Game Informer
Game Rankings
GameDaily Newsletter
Gamer's Hell
IGN GameCube
IGN Game Boy
Planet GameCube
The Magic Box
Game Developers and Publishers
Acclaim Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment
EA Black Box
EA Games
Eidos Interactive
Factor 5
id Software
Intelligent Systems
Ion Storm
Konami Digital Entertainment
Liquid Entertainment
Nihilistic Software
Nintendo of America
Raven Software
Retro Studios
Rockstar Games
Sega of America
Sierra Entertainment
Square Enix U.S.A.
Take 2 Games
Team 17
Valve Software
Vivendi Universal Games

Tabletop Gaming

Posted by Nathaniel at 9:16 PM
Cheapass Games
Dungeons and Dragons
HeroClix: DC
HeroClix: Indy
HeroClix: Marvel
Mage Knight
Magic: the Gathering
Wizards of the Coast
WizKids Games

New stuff

Posted by Nathaniel at 11:41 AM
Just added a new 'Evil Network Site' to my Blogger collection on the right -hand navigation menu. Evil Network Games is now open with all sorts of links to sites of infinite gaming goodness. Much like Evil Network Comics, the Games blog will be updated periodically with new links as more become available that I've missed. As always, please feel free to post comments to the lists with new links and corrections.

Monday, June 28, 2004

Of games and broken hands

Posted by Nathaniel at 5:05 PM
Can anyone please explain this to me? "OK, so yeah, we're Interplay, and we have no money, nothing but bad press, and we'll be non-existent by July 2004, but would you please invest in our new MMORPG game? I know the current market is saturated with the genre, but we have a really good feeling about this one." I doubt Herve Caen could count to 10 without cheating somehow. He just seems like he has something to hide. I hate to say it, but I can't wait for them to tank. Then maybe investors will grow wise to the fact that you just don't put Caen in charge of anything.

Gaming news is a bit dry right now, with E3 excitement over and everyone being extraordinarily tight-lipped regarding new games and next-generation technology. Although I was able to dig up this nugget of goodness. A Golden Sun game for the Cube is supposedly in development. I was a big fan of the first GBA game, but never had the time for Lost Age. It's good to see all these excellent GBA games get their turn on the Cube. I hope Nintendo keeps encouraging that of its developers and partners.

Well, the time has come. After almost a solid month of no gaming, I'm going to attempt to play Halo this weekend. My friend invited a new couple from our church over to his house this weekend, and he's getting a bunch of us together for another Halo team deathmatch session. Evidently, the lady is quite the Halo player. Actually, I believe the term my friend said she used was Halo Queen. We'll see. Last time I gamed Halo (about 2 days prior to crushing my hand), I played very well. Better than I ever had previously. Let's see if I've lost any of that ability.

Note that I've added links on the right hand side to a couple other blogs I shall attempt to maintain, including a resurrection of my old online comics listing. This one will be much more sparse, as I will be very seletive this go-round, and I won't just be adding everything to the list. Only the good stuff gets in this time. People will be able to leave comments on items in the list. Feel free to suggest some more comics, and I'm happy to check them out. Hopefully this list will be much easier to maintain. We'll see.

That's all for now. Later, kids...

Happy Birthday!

Posted by Nathaniel at 9:18 AM
Just wanted to use this space today to say happy birthday to my wife. She's 25 today! That makes her a quarter of a century old, and now able to rent a car in most states. :)

Happy birthday, sweetie!

Saturday, June 26, 2004

I'm back

Posted by Nathaniel at 9:48 PM
Thanks for waiting around. I've been on hiatus for a couple of reasons. One: I got sick of Tripod throwing worthless crap on their free sites and referring to them oh so cleverly as 'added features'. Two: I broke my hand. My right hand, to be precise. And yes, I am indeed right-handed. All of my typing for the time being is being done completely with my left hand, which, as you might imagine, makes things rather difficult. It also makes me want to type less often. Unfortunately, when I do get the urge to type something, I'm every bit as wordy as before I lost the use of my most valued appendage. Needless to say, I'm also cranky. Not necessarily due to the loss of use of my right hand, but more due to one of its nastier side effects.

I can't play any video games.

For the past month, I've been sans GameCube. Well, actually, the Cube is still here, it's just collecting dust. This is in addition to the gaming drought I was already in within the two weeks prior to the hand crushing incident. We were so busy around the house, I just never gave myself the opportunity to play. Of course, I had no idea that lurking just around the corner was an angry and furious event that would take away any and all opportunities to play games for the at least the next month. Ugh. But hey, at least I can still talk about games.

Topics around here will stay pretty much the same as always. Games, online comics, technology, scifi, etc. Stick around. So far, I can already tell I'm going to like Blogger a lot more than Tripod.

And no, I'm not going to tell you how I broke my hand. It's already bad enough that my family knows.


Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Game Reviews

Posted by Nathaniel at 1:30 PM
Alien Hominid GC
Amplitude PS2
Axis & AlliesPC
Bone PC
Contra NES
F-Zero GX GC
Gobliins 2 PC
Ico PS2
Jak & Daxter PS2
Katamari Damacy PS2
Manhunter: New York PC
Marble Madness NES
Shadow of the Colossus PS2
Soul Calibur 2 GC
Spelunker NES
Super Monkey Ball GC

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Webcomics Listing

Posted by Nathaniel at 11:08 AM
This is a listing of webcomics of which we at the Evil Network approve for ravenous digestion. Notice something missing? Additional suggestions are encouraged, though keep in mind that suggestion != approval. We're a little picky around here.

Entries with a preceding ! are personal favorites of the Evil Network crew.

5ideways K Sandra Fuhr (KS)
8-bit Theater Brian Clevinger
10K Commotion Yukon Makoto
! A Lesson is Learned... Dale Beran and David Hellman
A Softer World Emily Horne and Joey Comeau
Abby's Agency Tiffany Ross and Mark Mekkes (KS)
Achewood Chris Onstad
ADVENTURERS! Mark Shallow (KS)
Akaelae Tiffany Ross (KS)
Alice! Michael McKay-Fleming (KS)
Alien Dice Tiffany Ross (KS)
Alpha Shade Christopher & Joseph Brudlos
American Elf James Kochalka
Antihero for Hire Mark Shallow (KS)
! Applegeeks Hawk & Ananth Panagariya
Astounding Space Thrills Steve Conley
Bee: Motel Art Improvement Service Jason Little
Bob the Angry Flower Stephen Notley
Bif Sniff Cartoons Brendan & Frankp
Bruno the Bandit Ian McDonald (KS)
! Butterfly Dean Trippe
Candi Starline X. Hodge (KS)
Cat and Girl Dorothy Gambrell
Cat Legend Katrina Santoro
! Checkerboard Nightmare Kris Straub (BLC)
Chibi Cheerleaders Doug Hill
Clan of the Cats Jamie Robertson (KS)
College Roomies from Hell! Maritza Campos (KS)
Colometers Davis, P.I. Johnny & Michael Kelly
! Copper Kazu Kibuishi
! Count Your Sheep Adrian Ramos (KS)
Ctrl+Alt+Del Tim Buckley
Dandy & Company Derrick Fish
the Devil's Panties Jennie Breeden (KS)
Dicebox Jenn Manley Lee
Diesel Sweeties R. Stevens
Digger Ursula Vernon
Dinosaur Comics Ryan North
the Discovery of Spoons Alexander Danner & John Barber
DMFA Amber M Panyko
Down to Earth Gavin Chafin and Steve Wood (KS)
Earthsong Crystal Yates
El Goonish Shive Dan Shive (KS)
Elf Life Carson Fire (KS)
Everything Jake Mike Rosenzweig (KS)
Farts AleX
Faux Pas Robert and Margaret
Fighting Words Ben Smith
the Filgym Cycle Jam Torkberg
Filthy Lies Enigma (KS)
Flick Mikael Oskarsson (GS)
Friendly Hostility K Sandra Fuhr (KS)
Funny Farm R Smith (KS)
Gaming Guardians Graveyard Greg and Web Troll (KS)
Geebas on Parade Jennie Breeden (KS)
Gene Catlow Albert Temple (KS)
General Protection Fault Jeffrey T Darlington (KS)
Girl Genius Phil and Kaja Foglio
God Mode Ryan Kerns (KS)
Greystone Inn Brad Guigar (BLC)
! Goats Jonathan Rosenberg
Help Desk Christopher B Wright (KS)
Hotel Fred Roger Langridge (MT)
Inside the Box Scrubbo (KS)
! Jellaby Kean Soo
Kismet: Hunter's Moon Layla Lawlor
Konsekai: Swordwaltzer Xero Reynolds
Landis Rob Potchak Jr and Owen Gieni (KS)
Little Dee Chris Baldwin
the Longest Sojourn Ping Teo
Lost & Found Matt Milligan (KS)
Megatokyo Fred Gallagher
! Melonpool Steve Troop (BLC)
Monica Furious Jeremiah Goldson
Narbonic Shaennon Garrity (MT)
the New Adventures of Death Dorothy Gambrell (MT)
Newshounds Thomas K Dye (KS)
Nine Planets without Intelligent Life Adam Reed
No Room for Magic Adrian Ramos (KS)
Nukees Darren "Gav" Bleuel (KS)
Oops, Nevermind Sincerely
! Penny and Aggie T Campbell and Gisèle Lagacé (KS)
! Penny Arcade Gabe & Tycho
! The Perry Bible Fellowship Nicholas Gurewitch
Pet Professional Jason Salsbury & Matt Kaufenberg
Picatrix Jamie Lynn Haram
Polymer City Chronicles Chris Morrison
PowerPuff Girls Doujinshi Bleedman
! PvP Scott Kurtz
Queen of Wands Aeire (KS)
Real Life Greg Dean (BLC)
! Red String Gina Biggs
Road Waffles Eight (KS)
Salamander Dreams Hope Larson
Schlock Mercenary Howard Taylor (BLC)
! Shaw Island Zach Stroum
! Sheldon Dave Kellett (BLC)
Shin Kage Clint Hollingsworth (KS)
Shivae Studios Tiffany Ross (KS)
Shortpacked! David Willis (BLC)
Sinfest Tatsuya Ishida (KS)
Sinister Bedfellows McKenzee
Sluggy Freelance Pete Abrams
Smile Raina Telgemeier
Snap-O-Mania Hans Blom
Soap on a Rope Bob Roberds (KS)
Something Positive RK Milholland
Sore Thumbs Owen Gieni and Chris Crosby (KS)
Spells & Whistles Tauhid Bondia
SporeCloud Jeff Bent
SSDD Alan Foreman (KS)
! Starslip Crisis Kris Straub (BLC)
the Stiff Jason Thompson (GM)
Striptease Chris Daily (KS)
Stupidity in Magic Willow E Taylor
the Suburban Jungle John "the Gneech" Robey (KS)
Superosity Chris Crosby (KS)
Taking up Space David Wright (KS)
Templar, Arizona Spike
! Theater Hopper Tom Brazelton
Todd and Penguin David Wright (KS)
Two Lumps J Grant and Mel Hynes (KS)
! Ugly Hill Paul Southworth (BLC)
! Unshelved Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum
! VG Cats Scott Ramsoomair
! Voices in my Hand Bill Charbonneau
Wandering Ones Clint Hollingsworth (KS)
Wanderjive Anthony Go Wu
! Wapsi Square Paul Taylor (BLC)
When I am King Demian5
! Whispered Apologies various creators
! You Damn Kid! Owen Dunne (KS)
Zap! Chris L and Pascalle (KS)
Zebra Girl Joe England (KS)
Zortic Mark Mekkes (KS)

Webcomics Collectives Key
(BLC) = Blank Label Comics
(KS) = KeenSpot
(GM) = Girlamatic
(GS) = Graphic Smash
(MT) = Modern Tales

Girlamatic, Graphic Smash, and Modern Tales are all subscription-based webcomics services. You will need to subscribe to their services to read the archives of the comics in their collections.

Monday, June 21, 2004

About: Dacquin

Posted by Dacquin at 2:20 PM
Title: The Experienced Gamer
Age: 24

About me:
My life began in my father, where I was voted sperm most likely to succeed.

I’m only joking of course. My internet life began with the obsession of mIRC on a Dial-up connection, and then my life deteriorated when I went to college and had a T1 line.
I started to read a lot of webcomics. At one point, I had bookmarked 106 webcomics to read during the week. I now read about 15 webcomics, but am open to reading up on creative webcomics that focus more on good stories over sex, anime, and gaming.

I started my own webcomics, titled The ImuyumI Files, Nth Dimension (was Out of Bounds), and a college paper comic called Seeking Normal, which was, by far, my favorite comic. I don’t have them up anymore and doubt that I’d do comics again, due to my bad artistic style, terrible puns, and lack of interest in spending 2 hours for just one comic.

I’ve been a fan of Evil Network, and talked quite a bit to ArshrAAm and Dr. Setebos. We even started a group of comics called Outpost Comics, which was a collection of small webcomics on the web that included, among others, Checkerboard Nightmare, Angst Technology, and Voices in my Hand. The group disbanded due to lack of interest in keeping the site alive.

I’ve been an avid gamer all my life, starting with the Atari up to Super Nintendo and am now trying to get into today’s games. I’ve always played on the PC and have always excelled in most games I’ve played, except strategy games. If you want to challenge me to an old Nintendo game, you’ll be for a hard time.

When the Dr. told me that he wanted me to join The Evil Network, I was ecstatic. My main posts deal with video games, since they’re more my strength than webcomics. I love old NES games, but I can play just about any system. My favorite genres are puzzle and adventure.

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