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Short Fiction
At the Hidden Pass (Sierra On-Line)
The Tale of the Sword, the Flask, and the Pebble (Sierra On-Line)
The Tale of the Malachite Cat and the Coal-Black Cat (Sierra On-Line)
Halder's Tale (Sierra On-Line)
A Tale of the Grrrlf (Sierra On-Line)
The Crags-Kinde (written for Sierra, unpublished)

Gameworlds
History and Cultures of Athyr (written for Sierra, unpublished)

Columns
Hell Gets an Occupancy Limit (Computer Games)
Echoes in the Lobby (Computer Games)
A New Threat Rears Its Beautiful Head (Computer Games)
The Best of Times, the Worst of Times (Computer Games)
Train of Thought (Computer Games)
King Pong - Nolan Bushnell and the Coast Starlight (Computer Games)
Episodic Online Games (Computer Games)
When Good Things Happen to Good Players (Computer Games)
Hidden Treasures (Computer Games)
Usernames Vs. Losernames (Computer Games)
A Field Guide to Online Players (Computer Games)
Talkin' Bout Those Rumors (Computer Games)
The Dawn of Content (Computer Games)
We Are The Mass Market... (Computer Games)
A Eulogy for Larry (Next Generation Online)
Comet Pills For Sale (Next Generation Online)
Endangered Species (Next Generation Online)
(feedback on previous column)
License to Suck (Next Generation Online)
My New Cause (Next Generation Online)
Strategic Sex (Next Generation Online)
'Twas The Month Before Christmas (Next Generation Online)
The Little Boy Who Cried Bug (Next Generation Online)
A Christmas List (for `99) (Next Generation Online)
The Seven Deadly Game Sins (Next Generation Online)
(feedback on previous column)

Features
Microsoft Unleashed, part 1 (Computer Games)
Microsoft Unleashed, part 2 (Computer Games)
Asheron's Call: Putting "Epic" Into Online Role-Playing, part 1 (Computer Games)
Asheron's Call: Putting "Epic" Into Online Role-Playing, part 2 (Computer Games)
Asheron's Call: Putting "Epic" Into Online Role-Playing, part 3 (Computer Games)
Services With A Smile (PC Games Online)
How to Buy a Digital Camcorder (c|net Gadgets)
Technology That's Fun to Wear (c|net Gadgets)
The Dish About the Dish (c|net Gadgets)
Babewatch: The Good, the Bad, and the Underdressed (PC Games Online)
Games in the Palm of Your Hand (c|net Gadgets)
Last-Minute Gadget Gifts (c|net Gadgets)
Fantasy To Fact (c|net Gadgets)
The Babe's the Thing (Gamecenter)
(also featured in Gamecenter's Top 10 Stories!)

Live Show Coverage
E3 2000 - Havas Interactive (Computer Games Online)
E3 2000 - Strategy First (Computer Games Online)
Red Alert II Announcement Event (Computer Games Online)
Gamestock 2000 (Computer Games Online)
MechWarrior III Meltdown (Computer Games Online)
Nox Tour Event (Computer Games Online)
GenCon '99 - Day One (Computer Games Online)
GenCon '99 - Day Two (Computer Games Online)
GenCon '99 - Day Three (Computer Games Online)
GenCon '99 - Day Four (Computer Games Online)
GenCon '99 - Photo Montage (Computer Games Online)

Game Reviews
Age of Empires II: The Conquerors (Computer Games)
E-M@il Clue (Computer Games)
Ultima Online: Renaissance (Computer Games)
Final Fantasy VIII PC (Computer Games)
MindRover (Computer Games)
Asheron's Call (Computer Games)
Heroes of Might and Magic III: Armageddon's Blade (Computer Games)
Pit Droids (Computer Games)
Darkstone (Computer Games)
Wordox (Computer Games)
Worms: Armageddon (Computer Games)
Heroes of Might and Magic III (Computer Games)
Quest for Glory V (Gamecenter)
Ultima Online: The Second Age (Next Generation Online)
Heretic II (Gamecenter)
Rage of Mages (Gamecenter)
Shogo (Next Generation Online)

Hardware Reviews
Microsoft Strategic Commander (Computer Games)

Quick Takes
Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus (Computer Games Online)
Septerra Core (Computer Games Online)
Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace (Computer Games Online)
Might and Magic VII (Computer Games Online)

Game Previews
Stars! Supernova (Computer Games)
Pantheon (Computer Games)
Battle Realms (Computer Games)
MageLords (Computer Games)
Crimson Order (Computer Games)
Age of Empires II: The Conquerors (Computer Games)
MechCommander II (Computer Games)
Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor, part 1 (Computer Games)
Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor, part 2 (Computer Games)
Shogun: Total War, part 1 (Computer Games)
Shogun: Total War, part 2 (Computer Games)
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (Computer Games)
Deus Ex, part 1 (Computer Games)
Deus Ex, part 2 (Computer Games)
Anachronox (Computer Games)
Daikatana (Computer Games)
Final Fantasy VIII, part 1 (Computer Games)
Final Fantasy VIII, part 2 (Computer Games)
Pandora's Box (Computer Games)
Omikron (Computer Games)
Septerra Core (Computer Games)
Pool of Radiance II (Computer Games)
Star Trek: Hidden Evil (Computer Games)
Total Annihilation: Kingdoms (Computer Games)
Planescape: Torment (Computer Games)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption, part 1 (Computer Games)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption, part 2 (Computer Games)
Asheron's Call, part 1 (Computer Games)
Asheron's Call, part 2 (Computer Games)
Asheron's Call, part 3 (Computer Games)
Asheron's Call, part 4 (Computer Games)
Gabriel Knight III (Computer Games)
Civilization: Call to Power (Strategy Plus)
Revenant (Online Gaming Review)
Rally Masters (Next Generation Online)

First Looks
SimCity 3000 Unlimited (Computer Games)
Master of Orion III (Computer Games)
Heroes of Might and Magic III: Shadows of Death (Computer Games)
Heroes of Might and Magic III: Armageddon's Blade (Computer Games)
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (Computer Games)
Nox (Computer Games)
Ultima Ascension (Computer Games)
Silver (Computer Games)
The Real Neverending Story (Computer Games)
Neverwinter Nights (Computer Games)
Final Fantasy VIII (Computer Games)
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (Computer Games)
Armageddon's Blade (Computer Games)

Hints and Tips
Sim City 3000 (Computer Games)
Baldur's Gate tips (Computer Games)
Baldur's Gate walkthrough (Computer Games)
Blood 2 (Strategy Plus)
Caesar III (Strategy Plus)
Capitalism Plus (Strategy Plus)
Fallout 2 tips (Strategy Plus)
Fallout 2 walkthrough (Strategy Plus)
Knights and Merchants (Strategy Plus)
Leisure Suit Larry 7 (Strategy Plus)
Lighthouse (Strategy Plus)
Lords of the Realm II (Strategy Plus)
MechCommander (Strategy Plus)
Phantasmagoria 2 (Gamecenter)
The Rise and Rule of Ancient Empires (Strategy Plus)
Shivers (Strategy Plus)
Trophy Bass (Gamespot)

News
More Free Add-Ons for The Sims (Computer Games Online)
Asheron Beta Ends; Contest Begins (Computer Games Online)
Play the Asheron's Call Beta for Free (Computer Games Online)
Romance is in the Air at Origin! (Next Generation Online)
Intel to Partner with S3 (Next Generation Online)
Thanksgiving Online (Gamecenter)
Quest for Grammy (Gamecenter)
Legal Speed in Digital Doses (Gamecenter)
GenCon '97 Report (Gamecenter)
Secret Shopper (Gamecenter)

Interviews
Civilization: Call to Power Team (Strategy Plus)

Interviews With Me
Sex in Games (Gamecenter)
(also featured in Gamecenter's Top 10 Stories!)
Weekly Women Spotlight (GameGirlz)
Geek of the Week (Gamasutra)