Thomas Jefferson once said, "a country cannot be both ignorant and free". Let's assume that most of you readers out there live in free countries, okay? At least the majority do, and that's all that counts, really. You are free, but there is a good chance you may be ignorant. And that's what PQ in Review is for. To wipe out ignorance when it comes to the latest Quake news and happenings here at the Big Fuzzy. So do Mr. Jefferson proud and read on, my comrades!
The week kicked off with another kick-arse, poo-stirring editorial by resident writing monkey Lee'Mon. "A Return to Netiquette" gives an objective viewpoint on all those l33t little h4x0r d00d5 that feel they have to trash-talk anyone who's not as l33t as them. Well, it turns out that those id Software guys made Hellchick sign an NDA, so she can't talk about 99% of the stuff she saw on her trip there, but she did grant us a nice little interview, during which little red dots hovered about her head. Another PQ Poll was to be had this week, featuring questions about the mission pack, turning stuff off, and panties; you can also, as always, read the GSI/PQ crew's humorous responses to last week's questions. Mynx busted out, once again, with the latest Dear Mynx, answering questions about Quake getting in the way of life, circumcision, and Paul Steed being gay. Also, the "Name That Game Geek" contest continues! Lee'Mon and myself continued our saga in the latest Gauntlet: New Games vs. Old Games! This one was quite heated, and turned into a 2-pager, so check it out. Oh yeah, apparently I'm getting whooped in the Instapoll again, so if you vote for my side, I'll be your best friend! Getting back to stuff I'm good at, I poured together another PQ Mailbag for y'all this week, with tons of feedback on Lee'Mon's editorial, The Gauntlet, and Hellchick going to id! Speaking of bags of mail, Love2Play whipped up the latest TechMailbag, answering the questions that I'm too stupid to answer! Finally, that evil drunken German bacon-obsessed Hellchick wrote up a neat little Preview of Elite Squad Arena, givin' us all the lowdown!
Now time for the oh-so-excellent site launches! Xzed Station has, most notably, the swank new Runtfest map. Weapons of Destruction is a mod for Quake 2 that features some whacked out weapons. Lee's Mod has a bunch of cool features for Quake 2 in it, including intelligent bots! COR Entertainment is working on a bunch of stuff, including CodeRed, a TC for Q2.
Coming up in the next week, we've got a swank editorial on Quake 2 single player on Monday. We've got an interview with GameSpy programming guru and Rocket Arena creator crt, another From the Hardcore Side from the quintessential hardcore news pimp Pappy R, and another poop-disturbing Gauntlet from Lee'Mon and myself! Add that to the upcoming announcement of PQ staff action figures and your regular features like Dear Mynx, the Poll, the Mailbag and TechTips, and you've got yourself one action packed week! Booyah!
Question of the Damned
Finally, after much prompting, we have a reader-submitted question once again. ViperCA asks: "Is camping wrong?"
I believe that the Lord has specifically forbade camping. It says so in Matthew 20:645. "And the Lord did say, 'thou camping bastards, God shaketh his finger at you, for you are bad, bad people.' And the Lord did smite them, and the newbies rejoiced."
Camping isn't wrong anymore, but there are wrong ways to do it. Camping the Quad is fine, but camping a spawn is wrong. Camping in a Department Store to wait for it to close is wrong, but the Canadian North is fine.
The Surgeon General says that camping has been linked to cancer of the mouse and spacebar. Camping is illegal in the lower 48 states and Belize. Camping contributes to rapid hair loss in men, and excessive facial hair in women. Camping may cause drowsiness, do not operate heavy weaponry while under the influence of camping. Camping not valid on days ending in "y". Your mileage may vary, but with camping it will probably equal zero.
Heck no! In the interests of continuity, I must defend camping all I can! Camping is the greatest thing since the.. um.. pixel! Yeah, that's it! Now sniping, that's just plain wrong. Snipers = Satan. Campers = cute little lambs.
Remember, if you want to submit a Question of the Damned, just e-mail me!
Spyke's Profound Thought
Wowee. That there "runtfest" map is one fun map to DM on. A few pals and I just had at it in a four-player fragfest, and, surprisingly, the open areas are the best for gameplay! Definitely the most innovative map I've seen so far for Q3A. I actually came out victorious, even after not having played Q3A for a week! So for all those that wish to challenge, you must ph34r my mad skillz. Perhaps PQ, with my rediscovered skizzles, should challenge id Software to a little team DM. Or are they chickens? Or am I rambling again? Spork!