Here we are again, and this time I'm up bright and early on a beautiful Sunday morning. What better way to spend a glorious spring day than in front of a computer? Please help me, I've been chained here. Call the police. Better yet, call the Evil Lee'Mon Clone; with all those pills he's been taking, it must make him superhuman or something, so I'm fairly confident he can get me out of here. Until then, I suppose I should be productive, so here's PQ in Review.
The week kickz0r3d off with an editorial from Oswald entitled "Long Live LAN", which details the author's experiences losing his Beatdown virginity; I gather the Beatdown must be experienced to be understood, so perhaps I need to get my ass to one soon. Next up we had the ubiquitous PQ Poll, asking questions regarding your old-schoolness, fearsome Quake 2 foes, and who's the best poll commentator; of course, last week's results are included, and keep in mind that I did those comments when I was supposed to be working in my programming class at school. You people will be my downfall; I'll be living in a boxcar because of you! But anyways.. the one who says "boobies", the great Mynx, kicked out the last Dear Mynx before Quake Baby v2.0 gets out of beta, answering questions on length/girth, angle, and getting aroused by Dear Mynx. Of course, the Name That Game Geek feature continues! This week's Gauntlet was certainly a controversial one, on developers paying mod teams for their work. It was so controversial that, this week, it made up half of the PQ Mailbag! Okay, that wasn't saying much, as the Mailbag was only 2 pages this week, with the other page being miscellaneous answers, but it sounds good, doesn't it? Doesn't it?! Fine, I'll settle down. Finally recovered from the stress and excitement of PapLAN, news pimp supreme Pappy R busted out another From the Hardcore Side, dealing with the aforementioned LAN party, the very first PQ Event in Canada. Pictures and demos are included for the benefit of readers who wish to wade their way through the experience that was PapLAN! This week's TechTips was surely a useful doozy, as Tiberian got down and dirty with setting up Linux, including all the little details to put your ass in the know!
After Billy Wilson kills me, we've got a new editorial by resident writing monkey Lee'Mon. Also coming up is a special guest Dear Mynx column while Mynx is in crunch time on Quake Baby v2.0. The Hellchick model is still in the works, and we'll have a sound contest when it's done. Add that to all the regular weekly features you've come to expect, and you've got one loaded period of time!
Question of the Damned
Well, we got a few QotD submissions this week, but none were really applicable, so I guess I'll pull another one out of thin air and ask my compadres: "What are your impressions of Quake 3: Team Arena so far?"
I'm one of the lucky people who got to play the mission pack so far, and I even got to play it back in April when I visited id. I have to say, I really think it's a lot of fun if you're into team stuff. It looks cool, it plays cool, so I'm looking forward to it. Sadly, however, there are no inflatable sheep in Quake III: Team Arena. I'll have to have a word with the guys about that.
I must say, even though I'm usually Mr. Anti-Teamplay, it looks damn fine. I'm definitely looking forward to the new weapons & powerups, the levels look fantastic, and the gametypes sure seem cool. I anticipate the PQ crew whooping id's asses with this one.
I have no idea where Pappy and Lee'Mon are.. Lee said something about cleaning out the basement, and Pappy was going to help him; their clothes are down there, but they're not.. hrm..
Evil Lee'Mon Clone:
[sprinting towards us] Now that I've disposed of those two meddling nitwi.. um.. I mean.. neighbour's kids, yeah, that's it.. I can answer the QotD! My impressions are that under the influence of Paxil, it looks a lot like Donkey Kong.
Remember, if you want to submit a Question of the Damned, or a prescription drug that the EL'MC hasn't tried, just e-mail me!
Spyke's Profound Thought
Okay, I'm going to get profound on your asses here. Why do Kevin Smith movies rock so hard? I finally saw Dogma, and was absolutely amazed. The film was hilarious at times, yet still managed to make a very profound impact on my own psyche. That, my friends, is good filmmaking. Fargo's birthday party shot with a camcorder is not. No matter how heartwarming it is seeing him struggle to blow out his candles, or how sad it is seeing him try to frag anyone else during the post-party fragfest. Please send one dollar to the "Help Fargo Get Skizzles" Foundation, care of GameSpy Industries.