Over time, RPGamer has been expanding into the PC RPGs, but we still have a lot of work to do in these areas. This started in 1999, though PC coverage didn't really take off for years to come. RPGamer had its first hard time when most of the staff left late in 1998 to create a new site: The GIA. This left the remaining staff scrambling to find ways to keep the updates flowing. In time, we recovered. We even managed to completely "burn" the site for The Day of Lavos. E3 moved to Los Angeles and began its long stay at the Los Angeles Convention center.
RPGamer broke away from IGN when multiple affiliates claimed they were being treated unfairly. RPGamer was approached shortly afterward and joined Future Games Network. This didn't last very long, but it did continue to keep the site going. The teal was quickly replaced with a deep blue, which lasted a bit longer than the teal. FGN required a redesign later in the year, but it was so ugly that no one archived it.
RPG releases were down from 1998 with only 22 games. The Sega Dreamcast came to be at end of the year and even had an RPG to play: Evolution. Other notable titles include Final Fantasy VIII, EverQuest, Might & Magic VII: For Blood and Honor, and two re-releases for the PlayStation: Lunar: Silver Star Story and Grandia.
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RPGamer Index - 1999