I have absolutely no idea what to write for this introductory paragraph. I want it to be funny, but not too funny. It must be professional, but not too professional. Could it be self-promoting? No, I do too much of that already. How about I just say that here's PQ in Review, the oh-so-excellent feature that brings you the news of the past week, along with what's coming soon, a question answered by the wonderfull PQ staff, and a profound thought from myself? Yeah, that'll do.
The week kicked off with Hellchick's blistering (okay, maybe just bruising) editorial, "Quake Dead? Not Hardly", which served as a rebuttal to the oh-so-controversial Barrysworld editorial from a couple weeks ago, and also served to show readers how bad Hellchick's grammar really is. Seriously though folks, Hellchick makes some excellent points to show everyone why Quake is far from dead. It was a week of Urban Terror, and no, that doesn't mean we were playing Kingpin. With both an article on Urban Terror and an interview with the Urban Terror team, we got people really excited about this amazing looking mod that's in development for Q3A. Like every Wednesday, the PQ Poll reared its ugly head and made an appeareance, asking you readers questions regarding DOOM, Quake controllers, and what happens when no one sends in good poll questions! Of course, the GSI/PQ crew make their humorous comments on last week's poll results. With Mynx still hard at work on Quake Baby v2.0, we needed another guest host for Dear Mynx; luckily, Hellchick reminded id Software's Graeme Devine about those compromising photos she had of him, and he just up and volunteered! Dear Graeme is chock-full of everyone's favorite game designer answering sick questions from people like you. Yours truly kicked it in the jimmy with the latest PQ Mailbag, printing letters on Hellchick's editorial, answering some questions, and making fun of some people who write incoherently! Finally, Love2Play delivered the bi-monthly TechMailbag, answering all the questions that I'm too dumb to answer.
Pappy R stirs the poo with an editorial on Pro Mode! Lee'Mon's writing a story based on the Q3A universe, and the first installment of that is going up soon. We're putting TEC in the spotlight! Hellchick stays sick! And goes back to id Software in 2 weeks! Yaay!
Question of the Damned
Well looky here! We've got a good reader-submitted question! The question (albeit reworded by myself) comes from Bastard11, who asks: "What is the best failed, undiscovered or underrated mod for any Quake series game?"
Thunderdome 2000 for Quake 2! This this has it all - bartering, gambling, killing, a bazaar...if you haven't played it yet, you need to download it now.
Generations for Quake 2. When it died I was left hanging, and I still have what the team managed to release in the Pap-Mart archives.
[Lee'Mon faints at Pappy's mention of Generations]
I keep telling you people.. Catch the Chicken is the most underrated mod of all time. I love it.
Remember, if you want to submit a Question of the Damned, just e-mail me!
Spyke's Profound Thought
You know, I just realized something truly profound. Perhaps, instead of sitting around playing Q3A this whole weekend, like I've been doing, I should have been studying for that gigantic exam I have in two weeks. I'm really stupid. Anyways, I got to play Generations Arena the other day, and it's looking swank. The new weapons kick it, and the levels are amazing. I played a level that will look really familiar to people who have been around for a while. Best of luck to Lee'Mon and Wirehead, because I want to be playing the full version of GenArena as soon as possible!