Because here comes PQ in Review. Yes, that's right, PQ in Review is published every Sunday, and Mother's Day is no exception. So right now I'd like to wish a happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there, because I'm such a nice guy. Anyways, here's the very first Mother's Day PQ in Review. I feel like this should be done in pink or something.
The week here at the Big Fuzzy kicked off in our usual way, with a fantastic editorial. RiO asked us, "What Makes a Good Map?", and proceeded to give us the answers to that very question. This editorial was recieved with mixed reactions, as was very evident in this week's PQ Mailbag. The 'Bag features letters on the aforementioned editorial, some questions from the readers, and some incoherent letters that I just felt like printing. But trust me, they all have relevance. Really! That darn PQ Poll just won't go away; this week it's knocking on your door and phoning you while you eat, asking questions about mapping, the big-ass tourney at QuakeCon, and Rocket Arena 3! Mmmm... Rocket Arena 3.. PQ's very own mommy Mynx slapped together the latest Dear Mynx, responding to letters on KillCreek's boobies, sex over Quake, and pee. The Name That Game Geek feature also continues, with one everybody should get. While Lee'Mon was at E3, shirking his responsibilities by not collaborating with me on a new Gauntlet, I headed down to the basement and unlocked his evil clone, who was more than ready to argue about the l33tness of E3 in a brand new Gauntlet! Whaddya know, those wacky id Software guys decided to bestow more cool stuff upon PQ. The id guys dropped by Thursday afternoon to give Hellchick another hands on preview of Quake 3: Team Arena! The id guys even hung out after E3. A quote from Hellchick: "oh, it was rad...they hung out here at GameSpy and we got beer and pizza and played games all night. Graeme was whoopin' ass and taking names at Soul Calibur, and we played some Q3A CTF, too. You should put all this in the review today. ;) They even wanted to make a news update on PQ just to see how it was done and to see them do it. LOL - we even got Robert a name on the Naminator, but I forgot what it was. MakinBaconDuck, I think it was." See how incoherent she gets, people? Finally, the TechTips Mailbag (or as I like to call it, the TechBag) reared its head once more, printing all those technical letters I'm too stupid to answer. You didn't think they were all being sent to E3 for nothing, did you? All the GSN lackeys including Hellchick have been contributing to the E3 Coverage at GameSpy.com! Another big achievement for GameSpy.com over the past few days was winning a Webby award for best gaming site! The ever-enigmatic Fargo was called upon to deliver the five-word acceptance speech for our parent site, and he spoke: "Everyone likes the licky licky." Poignant indeed.
Father's Day! But we'll lay off that for a while. Anyways, coming up in the near future, we've got an E3 write-up from Hellchick, including her impressions of the show. An editorial from Lee'Mon is also coming up, as well as another From the Hardcore Side from Pappy R, presumably on his PapLAN. An interview with Holy Wars guys is imminent. And finally, the Hellchick model contest will be kicking off sometime soon. I'll also be posting pictures of myself so you can recognize me at next year's E3 like you did Hellchick this year.
Question of the Damned
Well, after my bitching last week, we got a whole slew of reader-submitted questions, so hats off to all those who submitted them. But, unfortunately for you, I have a question that must be asked, and since I run the show, what I say goes. So here it is: "Who doesn't like the licky licky?"
I believe the licky licky is really a universal metaphor for man's constant search for pleasure in an otherwise banal and drab world. Or it's just Fargo forgetting his medication again.
[Out honoring the mother of his child :) ]
Evil Lee'Mon Clone:
I'll let you all in on a little secret here. Lee'Mon doesn't like the licky licky. That's why I'm chained up in the basement, because I actually do. Won't someone free a political prisoner?
I don't just like the licky licky, I love it.
Remember, if you want to submit a Question of the Damned, just e-mail me!
Spyke's Profound Thought
Happy Mother's Day, Mom, even though there's no reason you should be reading this. I really can't think of a profound thought right now. I guess going to bed at 3:30 has its detriments. Perhaps I'll ask a question. How cool was E3? I have no idea, because I didn't go, and couldn't have gone. It looked pretty damn cool. Perhaps next year, who knows. If I'm not a global multimedia tycoon. Dammit, I want to play Q3:TA so much, yet can't. Dammit dammit.