News Archive for August 2002

New Poll
[Posted by Yehoshua Ben Yisra'el, 8.30.2002 @ 7:49:AM]

Ah yes. Time to retire the old poll and spam the Halos’ mail with the poll results.

If there was a CC contest or ladder, would you participate?

Poll Statistics:

Total Votes: 857

The new question is “Concerning the Review setup, what would you want for changes if any?” Take some time to vote and express you opinion.

SCN Punk Releases Two Projects!
[Posted by Yehoshua Ben Yisra'el, 8.20.2002 @ 9:24:PM]



Swirling sands, dusty roads, the clink of credits changing hands. These are the sounds often heard in the barren desolate Tatooine casinos. These are the rich places disguised in a wreath of filth have become a favorite place to gather and to win a fortune, or in some instances, to lose one.

Three members of SCN Punk, Enrique Orduno, Yehoshua Yisra’el and Night Conqueror, have come together to make this famous project. A project that will forever never be forgotten in the minds of its players. Sound fun? Yep, SWGB Casino is coming to a place near you very soon. Prepare to join us as we explore a wonderful place forgotten by society, the dregs of the universe that gather here in a quick get rich fix…

In THE SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE, you will take command of Dash Rendar during several missions as you cover the events of SOTE carefully put together by one of the best scenario designers, The Vampire Slayer. The campaign will include 10 scenarios, which are In Search of Boba Fett, Ord Mantell Junkyard, Gall Spaceport, Battle of Gall, Beggar's Canyon Chase, Imperial Frieghter Suprosa, Lair of the Dark Prince, Xizor's Palace, Skyhook Battle, and Rendezvous Point.

The campaigns will be out shortly so while you wait there is plenty of other scenarios to download and give ratings!

Check out the forums for more information on SOTE and SW Casino.

Downloads back up for SWGBH
[Posted by Yehoshua Ben Yisra'el, 8.16.2002 @ 5:02:PM]

This is a little late, but for those who don't check the download news, as of right now you can submit files and review campaigns once again in our downloads at SWGBH. If you happen to find any errors, please contact Angel Grenadier as soon as possible with a description of what error you found.

Grenadier - There was one last problem with the file submission process yesterday, but it is now fixed. If your file is not visible on the list below, please resubmit it. I am up to date as of 4 PM Eastern time on 8/13/2002. Note that some files have already been approved, so the flow of files is moving again!

[Posted by Yehoshua Ben Yisra'el, 8.16.2002 @ 12:18:AM]

LucasArts Entertainment Company today announced Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga, which gathers the popular real-time strategy Windows PC game Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds and its dynamic Star Wars: Episode II mission expansion Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns in a single package. The value oriented Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga, expected to release this October, will challenge players with more than 50 battle campaigns representing the classic and prequel Star Wars universe.

As an added bonus to Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga, LucasArts has teamed with Wizards of the Coast, the worldwide market leader in the trading card and tabletop roleplaying game categories…

Click here for more details

Click here to view a larger version of the new box art.

Pre-order your copy today!

[Posted by Yehoshua Ben Yisra'el, 8.8.2002 @ 7:36:PM]

A new heaven has joined us. Age of Wonders II Heaven, led by Angel Draco, has so recently opened it’s doors to site visitors. AOW2H is the Triumph Studios sequel to Age of Wonders.

Currently, our head tech. man who handles the technical stuff is out of the country therefore we afraid that we will have to just wait for the download section to get back up. We do know there is a problem and apologize for it, we'll try to get it back up soon.

There is news on the EE Expansion, it seems almost everyone is downloading it and trying out a game or two. Personally I wasn’t too impressed with their space fighting and found it similar to naval battles more than anything. You can find more information at Empire Earth Heaven.

File Submitting Down
[Posted by Yehoshua Ben Yisra'el, 8.3.2002 @ 10:51:AM]

It looks like we will not be able to submit scenarios, campaigns or other files for about a week.

From what I can tell, it looks like Spineman, who is in charge of the download sections for all the sites, was never give rights to the download server to access the SQL databases on HG Main. In other words, basically the downloads works, comments and reviews work, but new submissions and updates will not work.

The person who can fix this just left recently and will be back in a few days. Hang on to your work, change a few things, and/or playtest it more as you wait.

ZONE Tournaments
[Posted by Yehoshua Ben Yisra'el, 8.2.2002 @ 10:47:PM]

Yep, it's going to be a summer of fun for both Galactic Battlegrounds & Clone Campaigns as the ZONE prepares to host a series of Tournaments.

Starting Sunday August 18th and ending on Saturday August 31st, there will be 3 tournaments. One for Clone Campaigns (Aug 18th) followed by a Death Match Tournament on Sunday August 25th for Galactic Battlegrounds only and then it closes on Saturday August 31st with a RM Galactic battlegrounds tournament. MSN Game software are up for grabs to the winners.

Check here for more details.