Yarr, I'm a pirate. No, authority people, not a software pirate! I would never pirate the software that is the lifeblood of this industry! I am, however, a content pirate; read on to discover the wealth contained within my pirate booty!
As I've been doing the past few weeks, we'll start off with the universally loved (noun) of the Week features. We've got your Levels of the Week, your Model of the Week (Gaben Helm), and finally the Mod of the Week, SOG! After much frustration with the poll script, the PQ Poll came through, asking the questions you want to hear and we want to ask. Of course, the previous week's results are right there for you! Yours truly took time out of his busy schedule to interview the genius behind WireHead Studios; PQ staff writer and Cliffy B heir Lee'Mon! During the course of the interview, Lee'Mon never fails to pimp himself, giving us the lowdown on everything he's doing. This week's Dear Mynx deals with the problems of being a 32 year old virgin, and being gay in Alabama. It's true! We got all classic for the then-upcoming 4th birthday, reprinting Fargo's article on PQ's 2nd birthday, The Two-Year Revolution. Lee'Mon brought the guest host back, in Demonwench, for the Friday the 13th PQ Mailbag! Ever wonder what the hell we mean when we call PQ "The Big Fuzzy"? Well, now you can decide for yourself, and win some swag while you're at it, with our What's The Big Fuzzy? Contest! And finally, after much anticipation, it came. Our Fourth Birthday! In celebration and retrospect, Pappy slammed together At Four, PQ Can Walk, Talk and Kick Ass, a retrospect of the past 2 years, featuring pictures of damn near everyone who's worked on PQ since then. Of course, there's no picture of me there, but I'm not complaining. Nobody answers the tech questions better than Love2Play, and she does it again without fail in this week's TechTips Mailbag! Finally, we finished up the week with an interview with our illustrious founder and boss, the enigmatic Mark "Bastard" Surfas. Pappy sits down with the boss and finds out what he thinks of PQ now, and where it's come!
This week sees the debut of our new feature, Rants & Raves, where you, the reader, get to rant about pretty much any topic we see fit, and we'll comment on it! We'll also grace you fine people with a couple of Top Ten lists. Our Big Fuzzy Focus this week is on Annihilation! Add that to all the regular kick-ass features and the cool news that's just bound to pop up, and you've got a week that's crazy to the max!
Question of the Damned
With the whole birthday thing, I just had to ask: "When did you start reading PQ?"
Back in the EARLY days. It was late 96, which was early PQ.
I started reading PQ around the end of 1998, when I started really getting into Quake. Unfortunately, I wasn't around during the days of the skull and thunderclap design.
I remember seeing PQ back in the blue planet days, but I didn't really start reading it till just after the blue/green rewrite. There was a period where I didn't read much PQ, but the unified design and the hellchick era marked the time where PQ became my primary source of Quake related everything.
Read PQ? Bah! I never have, and I never will, what with those rascals that run it!
I vaguely remember reading the Blue Planet, but really actually started around the second anniversary.
Remember, if you want to submit a Question of the Damned, just e-mail me!
Spyke's Profound Thought
Holy crap, it's been four years now. That's a looong time. And I've only been reading PQ on a regular basis for half of that. And I've been employed here for over a quarter of that time. That makes me old! Hold me, I'm scared. So again, I'm going to appeal to the readers, and ask the same question I've been asking for the past few weeks: Where do you get games online, really cheap? Please tell me, some big kids beat me up and stole my lunch money!