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Linux Orbit: BZFlag 1.7e6: First Look at an Impressive Update

Jun 24, 2002, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Gowin)

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"If you haven't played BZFlag yet, now's the time to give it a try. An update to the already cool 3D tank game was released on Wednesday, June 19, and the new client (1.7e6) has added some nice touches to an already mature game.

"In our recent review of BZFlag two months ago, we described the game and gave you some strategy hints. One of the keys to the game's strategy is to understand the flags in the game and how they can be used to combat other players. Certain flags bestow powerful gifts to the bearer while other flags are designed to specifically combat the bearer of another flag. Not all flags grant a bonus either. Some of the flags hamper a player for a fixed amount of time before they automatically are released. Because the flags are indistinguishable to all players, it is chance that determines whether you pick up a flag that will make you powerful or shackle you with a burden. To our slight disappointment, no new flags have been added to the game, so the strategies remain the same..."

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