Here we are, the 20th edition of the venereal, I mean venerable, PQ in Review, and it's also the first edition of the year 2000! Wow, that Y2K bug was the biggest non-event ever, eh? How about that local sports team? And most of all, how about all the cool stuff we're seeing for Quake 3 Arena so far? Metric tonnes of big, juicy content coming your way, so watch out!
Not a helluva lot of news going into the new year, as we've been in the bunker now for a few days. Someone tell Fargo to stop doing his Dr. Evil impression, or I'm going to have to kill him. Meanwhile, Beatdown 2000 (or BD2K as the hipsters call it) is going on, with some post-apocalyptic st0nkage. Warning, the BD2K page may scare your browser so much it'll shake! Mynx busted out with that ever-so-useful advice column of hers, Dear Mynx, talking about spoo, man sex, and woman problems. Lord knows I've had a few. I just thought I'd let you people know that even though they're not on the main page anymore, we still do have Levels of the Week, Mods of the Week and Models of the Week for all three Quake games. You can find those wonderful pinnacles of the Quake community on the individual pages for Quake 1, Quake 2, and Quake 3 Arena! Our oh-so-lovable news pimp, Pappy R, regailed us with his tale of a Christmas holiday LAN party he and his clanmates had. Watch the ch00ning! On New Year's Eve, I faithfully delivered the last Mailbag of 1999, getting involved in theological debates, making fun of people, and getting made fun of by Hellchick, that harlot. Our king of editorial, the perennial LeeMon, once again clarified his opinion in his editorial The Boy Who Cried "TC", laying down the ground rules for what a Total Conversion actually is. And I expect to see more e-mail about it. Yippee. I'd just like to take this opportunity here to plug a fantastic hosted site of ours, which was actually a Site of the Day this week; LvL has quick reviews and rankings of the very newest maps for Quake 3 Arena, and is an invaluable resource, definitely a lot better than going through zip files and picking the coolest name!
All the stuff you know and have come to love, including more Levels, Mods and Models of the Week for Quake 1, 2 and 3! We may possibly, as it's tentative right now, have an editorial on religious symbolism in Quake. Also, this coming week, we'll have a wrapup of the infamous Beatdown 2000, and the winners of our naked contest!
Question of the Damned
And of course we have a nice stupid Question of the Damned courtesy of me and my stupid questions. For the first QotD of the new year, my stupid ass had to ask: "Have you made any New Year's Resolutions, and if so, what are they?"
I made several resolutions: make fun of Fargo more, pile more work on Spyke, and learn to drink heavily and complain about the government full time. Oh yeah, and play more Quake.
My New Years resolution is to come up with a new saying for PQ instead of "the big fuzzy". I'm leaving that one to Spyke in my will.
I made a bunch of actual resolutions, starting with shaving off me beard. But I'll let you in on the good ones. I resolve to talk about Quake a helluva lot more in PQ in Review and the Mailbag. I resolve to find the elusive Pikachu. I resolve to make one actual Q3A map that's good. I resolve to get down tonight; get down tonight.
Spyke's Profound Thought
We've entered the new mill.. mill.. dammit, I can't say it, it's wrong. Let's just say if I never hear that word again, I'll die a happy man. Anyways, related to Quake, I've been downloading a lot of user-made levels for Q3A, and I'm pretty impressed.. some are average, some are really good, some are something awful, but it's nice to see that Q3A has its own "style" of level-making now.. No more copying Quake or Quake 2 deathmatch levels; this is fantastic, people, and the community as a whole has to be congratulated. Yay! Happy New E-Mail!