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The Rumor Mill (Late Edition) - August 5, '99 by JoseQ
Well I must say it's been one busy week for me, still I'm managing to do everything as the smoke is finally starting to clear up. I did manage to snag a few Rumors here and there from various different correspondants, and they are regarding MAME, Raine and some other stuff. It's been a while since I've put a warning here, but I would like to remind you that what you're about to read, it's pure Rumor and should not be taken as fact. The high ratio of Rumors becoming facts is purely coincidental... or so EmuViews would like to make you think.
Let's get right to what many people are probably thinking. Hidden games in new emulators seem to be the common trend, and Raine came out not too long ago, and we still can't find anything. Well I've been informed that what many people have found as 'hidden' games in some of the 'txt' files are simply non-working games, not what you would call 'hidden'. Do you think it's time for the gold digging to start again? Let's just say this, if you keep your eye on the right web pages, you may find out fairly soon what they are.
Another Rumor that I received courtesy of the same correspondant who informed you about Pit Fighter coming to MAME. This is on an actually related topic. It seems another 'Pit-Fighter' like type of game is heading its way towards MAME support. The game features very similar hardware, meaning big digitized sprites which scale up and down. This time however, it's not related to fighting, but to basketball. Some people might remember the game, and the title, but I simply can't remember the name of the game. Something related to the Hood. Should be kind of fun to see.
Something also related to MAME, that I just have to report. I would figure a MAME release to be very very near. The content is there, enough to make many people happy. A lot of progress has been done on the hardware I mentioned last week, making the games fairly playable to completion, and some more games have been popping up. I know one thing, my server will probably suffer the consequences. I expect the release to happen no later than this coming Sunday. Expect MAME32 to skip a version number as well.
Some of you may have caught a glimpse at some pics posted at Retrogames, concerning a Street Fighter 3D game. Well, I had mentioned something about that a while ago, some emulator running some of the more recent Arcade 3D boards which are based on a popular console. However, since those games are kind of 'too' new to the scene, and probably quite big, I will steer away from the subject until they're a little more 'classic'.
Well I really didn't have a lot of content since like I said, I've been extremely busy with personal business. Also, there hasn't been that much happening either. So that's it for this edition of the Rumor Mill. Q-man here signing off the Rumor Book until next week. Thanks for reading!

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