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March 2001 News:
 
03-16-01
 
Gridz on GameRanger.
I just received the following announcement from Scott Kevill, creator of GameRanger, an online multiplayer gaming client for Mac:
 
Perth, Western Australia -- March 16, 2001 -- Scott Kevill today announced the addition of a new game title to GameRanger, the Macintosh multiplayer online gaming service. In addition to the 64 previous titles, gamers can now play Gridz.
 
Your Objective: Take over Net Space. In Gridz, you lead an army of ToolBots: Workers, Strikers, and Hackers, and along the way, you'll encounter vicious enemy ToolBots who are going to try to suck the life out of you! Look for special tokens which will let you build better ToolBots and climb to higher levels.
 
GameRanger, the Macintosh multiplayer online gaming service, was first introduced for public beta testing in July 1999 with support for 11 game titles, and had already received many rave reviews, including an award of "Best Internet Gaming Achievement" by Macworld Magazine in their 1999 Hall of Fame. GameRanger now has over 45,000 members and support for over 60 popular game titles.
 
The GameRanger client is a free download off the internet.
GameRanger
 
03-08-01
 
Deus Ex on GameRanger.
I just received the following announcement from Scott Kevill, creator of GameRanger, an online multiplayer gaming client for Mac:
 
Perth, Western Australia -- March 8, 2001 -- Scott Kevill today announced the addition of a new game title to GameRanger, the Macintosh multiplayer online gaming service. In addition to the 63 previous titles, gamers can now play Deus Ex.
 
Immerse yourself in the futuristic role-playing adventure game that is Deus Ex. Based on the Unreal Tournament engine, this epic game delivers all elements of a superb RPG and enhances it with brute force mentality. Play as a strategic problem solver that picks locks, sneaks past guards in the dark, and hacks computer systems; or try frontal assaults with bullets and rockets blazing. Listen to characters throughout the game to uncover conspiracies, but decide who you can trust.
 
GameRanger, the Macintosh multiplayer online gaming service, was first introduced for public beta testing in July 1999 with support for 11 game titles, and had already received many rave reviews, including an award of "Best Internet Gaming Achievement" by Macworld Magazine in their 1999 Hall of Fame. GameRanger now has over 44,000 members and support for over 60 popular game titles.
 
The GameRanger client is a free download off the internet.
GameRanger
 
Forums updated again.
I just installed vBulletin 2.0 beta 3. This newest release is mainly a bug fixer. Enjoy!
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OS X not delayed?
I have just been informed from unofficial sources that the e-mail I received was an automated one that is sent to any orders that take longer than 30 days after placing the order. If this is true that would indicate that the e-mail I was sent was not a notice of delay, but rather a "don't worry, we're still here" type of e-mail since my order was placed more than 30 days ago.
Apple
OS X
 
03-06-01
 
OS X delayed?
I just received an e-mail from Apple explaining that my order of OS X is "experiencing a greater backlog delay than originally anticipated." FYI, I order my copy of OS X right when they sent news to beta testers that we could get $30 off the retail price by using a special promo code when ordering. They also said that beta testers would order at the discount will be among the first ones to receive OS X. Here's the e-mail explaining the delay:
 
Dear Apple Customer,
 
We appreciate your recent order for Apple products and apologize for the delay in fulfilling it. Unfortunately, one or more of the items ordered is experiencing a greater backlog delay than originally anticipated. Our goal is to get your order to you as soon as possible, but if you wish to cancel or change the order due to the delay, please contact us as soon as possible.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience this delay has caused and appreciate your business.
 
They are characteristically not specific as to how long it is delayed. I'll keep you updated as I receive new info.
Apple
OS X
 
Updated Forums.
For the last few days I have been running an updated version of vBulletin, version 2.0. This new version of the forum software I use has significantly more features. These new features include: private messaging, buddy lists, avatars, database optimizations, calendar (which I'm using for the clan's event calendar), and much more. Enjoy!
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