Name That Quakefish!
A bizarre set of circumstances lands YOU with a chance
to snag some GameSpy gear!
was not until I was on the airplane home that I opened the
box. Much to my suprise, the Quakefish was not the ancient
artifact I had once perceived it to be. Rather, moving around
in its small glass bowl, the Quakefish was nothing other than
a... a fish.
fish in question.
is the mysterious power of the ages?!?" I thought to myself.
was no mistaking the power I had felt when I first touched
the Quakefish. But how could my skills improve merely with
the possession of a fish? Where was the source of this power?
Was it the fish itself? Was it the water? The bowl?
perhaps, was the power inside of me, all along? Could the
Quakefish merely be a token of what I was truly searching
for... my own self-confidence? Could the secret to better
fragging be merely to believe?
thought for a brief moment, then realized the truth. "NAH!!!"
already knew the secret. Abandon all social life, spend every
dime on the latest system, and devote one's total life to
fragging. There was no mystical Zen secret or magic token
that would grant frags; only practice.
shook my head at the time I had spent essentially chasing
rainbows. What a fool I'd been. I looked down at my newfound
pet. Well, at least I got a free fish out of it.
then heard the old man's words whispering through the plane.
"Give the Quakefish a worthy name," the wind (well, the vents)
said again. I looked down again. What the hell was I going
to name this thing?!?
Introducing: The Quakefish Contest
resident ranter, Lee'Mon, has mysteriously obtained a Japanese
fighting fish that requires a name. In true lunatic fashion,
Lee'Mon has demanded that this "Quakefish," as he calls it,
have the best Quake-related name available. Unfortunately,
due to his current mental state, Lee'Mon lacks the mental
capacity to devise such a name for himself.
we thought we'd dig up some GameSpy gear, and make a contest
out of it!
"Name The Quakefish" Contest Rules
on your thinking caps, and email
Lee'Mon with your own original suggestions for Quakefish
names. The rules are as follows:
The name must be based on one of the following sources:
The Quake and/or Doom series of games
B. PlanetQuake, its staff, or any of its hosted
C. Any well-known modification for Quake/Quake
II/Quake III Arena.
D. EXTREMELY well-known members of the Quake community
(translation: Lee'Mon must have heard of them.)
The name should be relatively suitable for a fish.
3. The only explicitly forbidden name is "Dopefish."
It's far too easy.
4. You may use one of the bots from Q3A as a name,
but you must give a good reason why it should be named for
5. In case of duplicate names, the first one in Lee'Mon's
email Inbox gets the credit.
6. All Quakefish name-related decisions, including
entry order and the official name of the Quakefish, are
the decision of Lee'Mon,
and are final.
your suggestion to email@example.com.
Please include "Quakefish" in the subject.
are due by midnight on Friday, April 21st. Lee'Mon will select
the best entries over the weekend, and the winner will be
announced on Monday, April 24th.
place name, as chosen by Lee'Mon, will receive a GameSpy gift
pack, featuring a GameSpy T-shirt, mug, 3M mousing surface,
and both a GameSpy3D
registration and a RadioSpy
registration. Two second-place finalists will each receive
a GameSpy T-shirt.
get out there, and start naming!