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    PlanetQuake | Features | Week In Review | 07-09-00
   

PQ in Review
Spyke recaps last week and all the things you may have missed! - by Spyke

PQ In Review: Clown Arena

Spyke's on vacation. I don't feel like writing the PQ in Review, so here's some pictures of clowns.

All right, nevermind - I grow tired of clowns! Let's get to what happened this week, shall we?

News

Doom Trooper gave us his thoughts this week on making a mod with a team of one - you. He says it's possible to make a mod without a huge team as long as you've got the mad skillz and the drive to work alone. It's hard work, so it's not to be undertaken lightly, but it's possible - he's the success story behind Future Wars and Quake TV. Next we had the return of the poll after it took a week's hiatus while I was at id Software. Trust me - take a day to do the poll yourself and you'll see why I couldn't do it while I was out of town. Then, while Mynx took her last week of maternity leave (we promise!), the Mynx bot filled in for her and answered those tough questions that plague even the strongest of Arena combatants. It's nice to know that even Uriel suffers from a little inferiority complex, eh? That same day, Lee'Mon delivered chapter 4 of "Generations", the story behind the Generations Arena mod being developed by his own Wirehead Studios team. People are loving this story, so if you haven't seen it yet, start at Chapter 1 and get reading. On Friday, Spyke pulled another Mailbag from his...uh, hat of magic. Yeah, that's what I was going to say. Pappy-R also gave us an in-depth treatise on team deathmatch strategies for competition with another edition of From the Hardcore Side. And to wrap it all up, there was the usual TechMailbag, where Love2Play answers the riff raff's techie questions with infinite patience. At least, more than I would have.

Coming Soon

Remember that Quake Haiku contest I promised a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? I swear it's coming in two weeks. If not, you guys can flog me. As for next week, we've got an editorial by RiO of Turkey Manor on realistic maps and their place in Quake III Arena, more hardcore team strategies in "From the Hardcore Side", chapter 5 of the Generations saga, and your favorite advice guru Mynx returns from her maternity sojourn. I'll also be taking a look at some of the silliest mods to come out for the Quake games, so stay tuned for that. And I promise, no more clowns.

Question of the Damned

You know, these QotD's are tough to come up with. This week, I came up with the best one of them all - okay, not really. If you could decorate your house like a Q3A level, which one would it be and why? Since Lee'Mon isn't available today, I asked Uriel to fill in for him.

Pappy R:

Q3dm12. It's big and roomy with a nice mix of tech and brick with water and hell fog. What more could you want in a rec room?

Hellchick:

q3tourney5 - I believe that the use of yellow fog like that really produces a calm sense of inner peace, using the techniques of Feng Shui to calm the visitor. Then it chokes them while I send a rocket where the sun don't shine.

Uriel:

Bow before me and submit to my wrath of hellish abomination, mortals, as I suck the life from your souls and condemn you to an existence in my legion of the damned. Oh, and with a few curtains and some eggshell paint, q3dm1 would really make a lovely room, don't you think?

Remember, if you want to submit a Question of the Damned, just e-mail Spyke!

Hellchick's Profound Thought

That's right - now I get to have the profound thought this week! What's more, it has nothing to do with video games. I'm talking about those idiotic reality shows like "Survivor" and "Big Brother". They're popular with some of the people around these parts, and I ask you all to consider this: the shows require all the members to vote a member out of the collective every week, regardless (they must vote someone out, even if no one deserves to be). Isn't that really just one step closer to killing the other members to be the last one remaining? Anyone ever heard of a movie called "The Running Man"? If you're a fan of the shows, write me so I can publicly berate you and call you names. Next week, Spyke returns you to your regularly scheduled PQ in Review.

- Hellchick


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