Tons of stuff, baby, tons of stuff! That right there is the only way that I can provide an explanation of 1/52 of a year here at the Epicenter of Everything Quake (capitalized for effect), PlanetQuake! Ready for the review? Sure you are. Hop on, and let's ride!
We kicked off with LadyICE's interview with qor, the creator of last week's Mod of the Week, Sniper! Then, of course, the biggie hit; the release of the Quake 3 Arena DemoTEST! Hellchick kicked out an article on this fantabulous release, givin' the lowdown on what's all up in it. The hit of the Mailbag this week was feedback on Dru's editorial on Gaming and Violence, always an issue of gigantic proportions. Resident news pimpz0r Pappy-R whipped up an ace article on the bots in the Q3DemoTEST, lettin' the uninitiated or the uninformed know exactly what's going on. On a side note, for the interested, check the readme included with the demo test. The bot responses were written by well known fantasy writer R.A. Salvatore, which may interest more than a few people. Asking you way too many questions about Q3A, Hellchick conducted our weekly entrance poll. Apples, oranges, gib or jib? That's what the poll is for, baby! Answering questions instead of posing them, Mynx advised more people in this week's Dear Mynx! Listen as Raven's Jake Simpson gets embarrassed, and marvel at other people's very weird traits. This week's Mod of the Week was Assault Quake 2, a CTF-based mod, which should be good for the less barbaric out there who prefer teamplay. The Model of the Week was Dragon Knight, the absolute be-all and end-all of bizombness. For those who don't want to look, it's a knight on a freaking dragon! Not too practical for deathmatch, but still damn cool. Kudos to LadyICE for digging up that one. Of course, as we have every week, we have some spectacular levels, full of destrucity, in the Levels of the Week for Quake 1 and 2! And, finally this week, the triumphant return of TechTips! Yes, TechTips, where newbies learn that your sound card doesn't affect your framerate!
Did you like Model Pack Week a couple weeks ago? If you did, you're in luck. I've been leaked information that hints at a Level Pack Week coming up sometime soon. Not next week, but most likely before Christmas.. Next week, we've got an editorial on diversity and complexity in today's games, and an article on "My first online DM experience". Should be good stuff, in addition to the regular Poll, Mod of the Week, Model of the Week, Levels of the Week, Mynx (maybe), Mailbag, and PQ in Review! Also, since he does so much damn pimping for me, don't you ever forget the PQ News, presided over by the l33t Pappy-R. Updated every single time there's news, baby!
Question of the Damned
Well, folks, I hope you can see I'm hurting for questions here. If you even remotely
think you have a good question to ask our esteemed panel of literary greats, leaders of Communist countries, and cotton-pickin' varmints, e-mail it to me! Please? This week's QotD is: "If you were to submit a QotD, what would it be?"
What kind of game from id would you like to see next?
If you could show up for work tomorrow as any Q3 character you've seen, Which would it be and why?
If you could be anyone at id Software, who would you be, and why?
I'll tell you what, we'll make this week extra special. This week, you're the damned, and you must answer our
questions! Send in the answers to our questions straight to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and your answer could make it into a special PQ in Review Mailbag, that will be appended to next week's PQ in Review! Oh yeah, we'll answer our own questions, as well, because we're just too damn funny!
Spyke's Profound Thought
This new thing for the QotD is pretty durned cool, is it not? Yeah, I know I'm brilliant. Hellchick is leaving Wyoming the day this is posted (Sunday) for the nice, warm climates of Costa Mesa and GameSpy Industries HQ. Too bad I'm not there! So how about that little con artist Mugwum over at PlanetHalfLife? He rips off this feature, which was devised originally by yours truly, does a piss-poor job on it, doesn't even bother to rename it inventivly, calls it PHL in Review, and doesn't give me credit until the 3rd week he does it! Mugwum, brother, you don't know what you've gotten yourself into; you're going down! Until next week, champagne bathtubs and caviar cream! Oh yeah, e-mail me or die. Or e-mail me and die.