Oh, that's right, we got beef. In the form of wholesome Quake content, that has proven time and time again to satisfy our loyal readership! So here you are, Quake fans, Quakers, whatever you wish to call yourselves. Here's a recap of the weekly events at PlanetQuake and in the Quake scene in general, along with witty commentary and a preview of what's coming soon! Hrm, maybe I should stop with the intravenous caffiene before I do this.
The week kicked off with a spicy (but not stupid spicy) editorial from Lee'Mon; "Spheres of Influence" dealt with the influence the general, non-hardcore populace is having on game design, and the ramifications thereof. Interviewer supreme Hellchick had the pleasure of interrogating the Weapons Factory Arena dudes, getting the low down on this amazingly sweet mod. The PQ Poll popped up again, asking questions about WFA and Quake 3: Team Arena, as well as giving the results from last week, accompanied as always by the GSI/PQ crew's humorous commentary. With Mynx in crunch mode for Quake Baby v2.0, everyone's favorite modeller filled in, for the one and only Dear Steed! Yes, Paul Steed answers your sick questions in the way that only he can; don't miss it! Even though this is over with, I'll post it anyways; Hellchick and Pappy R laid down the PQ Arena challenge, looking for some suckaz to beat on in some teamplay action in the official PQ map. Expect to see more of this in the summer, with yours truly joining in on the action! The Evil Lee'Mon Clone was finally freed and became L33t'M0n in the epic saga, "Liberation of a Clone", featuring Lee'Mon, myself, and Jerry Springer; you'll never read anything like this! I once again kicked it with the PQ Mailbag returning to 3 pages of glory, answering some questions, busting out some "STFU" action, and commenting on intelligent and sometimes incoherent reader letters. News pimp supreme and hardcore legent Pappy R treated us to the latest From the Hardcore Side, filling us in on the Fragtopia LAN party he recently attended, that actually took place on a curling rink! Only in Canada.. :) And, last but never ever least, Love2Play whipped up another TechMailbag, answering all those technical questions that my mental acumen can't handle.
Coming up soon, Lee'Mon shows off his old high school locker, an interview with the Holy Wars team, as part of a larger feature on Holy Wars, and a few reader submitted editorials. Pappy's got another From the Hardcore Side burning a hole in his pocket, and Lee and I will duel to the death over another Gauntlet. Our fearless leader Hellchick also adds that another PQ Arena challenge is coming up!
Question of the Damned
I'm just going to stop complaining about this soon, and start crying. We are in the middle of a drought of Quake-related questions. Have you people lost your creativity? You can't stop asking if Hellchick will go out with you, but you can't ask the staff an insightful question? After weeping in the corner, I came up with this: "What's your favorite id-created DM level from any Quake?"
QotD: I think I have to go with q2dm1, The Edge. I know there's some better levels in Q1, but honestly I've played The Edge more than anything. Hell, that's where I learned how to rocket jump. *sniff* [singing] Me-e-e-emories...
DM3 from Quake 1 teamplay at it's finest. I can still watch demos in it from clans like Deathrow and Clan9 and learn a thing or two.
Without a doubt, Q2DM1. I'm still hoping that someone will make a decent Q3A adaptation soon. The Generations crew is having a blast with a Q3A-style version of Q1E1M7, though...
[too busy trying to hack his Diablo II character]
Q2DM3, The Frag Pipe. I consistently pw33n on this map. I can't explain it, it just rules. If anyone could point me to a Q3A version that has the pipe working perfectly, I would go insane. So make with the pipeage!
Remember, if you want to submit a Question of the Damned, just e-mail me!
Spyke's Profound Thought
Sweet Jesus and Mary Chain! MDK2 looks fantastic. I'm totally loving the demo. Hats off to my fellow Edmontonians at BioWare for doing an amazing job; the game runs on my system, in all its graphic glory. I'll be purchasing this one, folks. I hope Neverwinter Nights turns out as well. Anyways, I'm off to catch the WWF live here in Edmonton, so if you see a short white guy with glasses and a GameSpy shirt, make sure to say hello. If you say anything else, you'll be the recipient of a nice "shut the f*ck up".