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Which peripheral setup will FINALLY surpass the mouse & keyboard as gaming's instruments of choice? (In the next five to seven years) [submitted by JGH]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
None. M&K's where it's at for the foreseeable future.
71
38.7%
Head-tracking gear. So that bruise on your forehead wasn't due to frustration?
3
1.6%
Eye-tracking technology. Orbb heard it from the proverbial grapevine, assuming he has ears.
14
7.6%
Neural Interface! Power of the MIND! There was never a spoon.
45
24.5%
A new kind of flight-stick innovation. Old-school Descent players rejoice!
1
0.5%
Skull-enclosing VR headset. Looks like a hard-rubber headcrab had your noggin for a snack, nerdieboy.
8
4.3%
bOObieVision!
41
22.4%

Pappy-R: The Vulcan mind meld, if I can only establish the psychic link, you'd all be fragged!
a madman: Datagloves and VR headsets came just out too soon. Of course no one's going to buy them if Descent is the best technological showcase for them! If they came out tomorrow, they might have a chance - I'd sure as hell play Doom 3 in stereoscopic vision. But since we're talking about input, I'd love to crush people using pure mental power
Jube: It took me 2 years to switch from keyboard-only to mouse, please don't shake things up on me again. For the longest time I was one of those n00bs who thought that if I crouched no one could shoot me.
Hellchick: I think it'll be a real rocket launcher. It might do some damage to the monitor, though...
Mr. Lake: I think the head and eye tracking people need to get together with bOObieVision...that's a bright future right there. Although, neural interface to boobies might not be a bad trip either. Or a VR headset that encloses your skull in boobies? Wow...this poll question really has some potential...*runs to patent office*

What you wanna see from QuakeCon most is...[submitted by PQ]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Doom III stuff. Pics, flicks, demo... whatever!
100
55.5%
Tourney juice. Gimme da big leagues!
7
3.8%
Mod happenings and workshops.
15
8.3%
Random acts of silly. Jube's going right?
39
21.6%
BYOC area. Kool cases galore!
13
7.2%
Tech news.
6
3.3%

Pappy-R: Pics of Jube drunk and running around the event screaming "Beware the cheese!" I'll pay cash for those gang, so keep those cameras handy.
Jube: I'd like to see a nude BYOC. PQ doesn't have near enough pr0n on it these days.
a madman: Jesus, Jube, I do NOT need to see those people nude! Personally, I'd like to see someone to take a pair of hedge clippers to Todd H's hair. Heheheh...
Hellchick: the people! I love meeting everyone at QuakeCon. Also, challenging people to a throw down...(Hellchick whistles nonchalantly)
Mr. Lake: Hopefully something pertaining to a little clump of software that starts with a Q and ends in a number greater than 3.

Fill in the rest of this expression: There are two kinds of people... [submitted by JGH]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
those with broadband and those with *snicker* dial-up.
56
31.2%
the !_337 and the n00b
34
18.9%
the quick and the fragged.
54
30.1%
we who rail and they whom we rail. (Or should that be PW33N?)
35
19.5%

Pappy-R: Those with armour, and those...dead people over there.
Jube: Those who play Quake and those who play Unreal! :o /me looks suspiciously at Pappy.
Hellchick: those who throw the pineapples, and those who have the pineapples thrown at them.
a madman: I think we've mentioned before that HC is nicknamed "the pineapple princess" at GSI? Personally, I draw the dividing line at "people who are me, and people who are not."
Mr. Lake: I'm registered with the people of the "Needles or ANYTHING ELSE" category. If any game ever had a weapon that frightened me, it would be a hypodermic needle...meele...gun...thing. *shiver*

Would you purchase a retail game using the Q1, Q2 or Q3 engines? [submitted by PQ]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
I'd purchase a Q2 Engine game.
6
3.3%
I'd buy 'em all, gimme gimme!
57
32%
I'd purchase a Q1 Engine game.
7
3.9%
I'd purcashe a Q3 Engine game.
38
21.3%
Nope, out with the old and in with the new, give me Doom 3 or Quake IV already.
70
39.3%

Pappy-R: Everything and anything with the Quake engines...except Daikatana of course.
a madman: Well, if it looked like Tenebrae. Or was cheap...
Jube: Hmm, that's a toughy. I'm sort of out with the old and in with the new, but at the same time I wouldn't turn down a rockin' Q3 engine game.
Hellchick: Purchase?! Hell, I'm working on some!
Mr. Lake: You people had better buy retail games using the Quake 3 engine! *cries and goes back to work*

To get ready for the next id engine (Doom III), all I need is...[submitted by PQ]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
A little bit of Ram should do'er!
9
5%
CPU bump and we're good to go.
22
12.3%
An all new UAC approved tower of power.
41
23%
New video will make Doom go zoom
34
19.1%
All systems go. Mars is in sight.
42
23.5%
This PII 300/tnt2 just won't cut it.
30
16.8%

Pappy-R: I'm ready sorta kinda maybe. What's the real benchmarks going to be? And don't gimme no minimum specs either!
a madman: My GF4 4400 had damn well better handle it. Otherwise Aquanox will remain the most technologically advanced game I've needed it for, and that's a horrible thing to do to a video card.
Jube: There's no way I've got what it takes to run Doom 3. I think id should buy me a new computer considering how much money I've lost out on earning due to my Quake addiction!
Hellchick: All systems go here. Got my shiny new Radeon 9700 Pro that I secretly pet at night and call dirty names. Wait, did I say that outloud...?
Mr. Lake: Voodoo II SLI...it was hot back then and it's hot now.

Your all time most played Quake game is...[submitted by PQ]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Quake
44
24.4%
Quake 2
51
28.3%
Quake III
78
43.3%
Quake Mission pack (any)
1
0.5%
Quake 2 Mission pack (any)
2
1.1%
Quake III Team Arena
4
2.2%

Pappy-R: I hate my own questions, I really do. Since I still play all of them it would probably be Quake 1 overall since it's the oldest. Funny answer eh?
a madman: My crippling Team Fortress addiction makes this Q1, hands down. Q3 I've spent more time coding for than playing.
Jube: Definitely Quake 2. I started playing Quake only a few months before Q2 was released, so I didn't get the full Quake experience. But I definitely made up for it with the amount of time I spent playing Q2.
Hellchick: Oooh, tough question. I *think* it's Quake III, but I'm an old broad and have put in some serious tours of duty on them all.
Mr. Lake: Just plain 'ol vanilla Quake 3. I'm a big fan of vanilla.


Who are these people, anyway?

Pappy-R is the PlanetQuake Site Director and ensures that all the coolness on PQ that happens, happens.
a madman is the official PQ Content Manager, and when he's not doing that he's insulting people in the Mailbag. It's a good job.
Jube runs the morning shift around here, and posts more news before 9 am than most people do all day.
Hellchick gave up a promising career in the exciting field of astrophysics to make a job out of playing Quake.
Mr. Lake is the creative director over at Lake's Digital Arts as well as a recent hire at Gray Matter Studios. They keep him in a cage and poke him with sticks until he makes maps. Then then they poke him again.


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