The Tampa Tribune: Ready, Aim, Click! by Jim Reed

-The Tampa Tribune, Sunday, April 18, 1999
-The Tampa Tribune, Sunday, April 18, 1999

Two software engineers provide an outlet for the growing interest in multi-player computer game competition

Seffner — If you own a home computer, chances are you’ve found at least two fun uses for it — connecting with others as a communications tool and playing games.

For a few, connecting with others and playing games have become one in the same known as multi-player gaming. For these folks it has become an exciting way to play and compete against others. Robert Porter, 31, and Kevin Baluha, 33, of south Tampa have taken this excitement and turned it into a monthly social experience in Seffner.

‘We want to provide the gamer with a totally submerged environment with other aggressive players,’ Porter said.

At their most recent event 47 people brought their computer to The Workshop of Fernquist Engineering in Seffner to hook up for as much as 4 hours of game playing.

Those who attended the event played state of the art computer games. Quake II was the most popular…”

-The Tampa Tribune, Saturday, April 10, 1999
-The Tampa Tribune, Saturday, April 10, 1999
“Sean Dillon plays under the name ‘Rogue.'” -The Tampa Tribune, Saturday, April 10, 1999
-The Tampa Tribune, Saturday, April 10, 1999
“Party organizers Robert Porter, left, and Kevin Baluha draw for prizes.” -The Tampa Tribune, Saturday, April 10, 1999
-The Tampa Tribune, Saturday, April 10, 1999
-The Tampa Tribune, Saturday, April 10, 1999
-The Tampa Tribune, Saturday, April 10, 1999
-The Tampa Tribune, Saturday, April 10, 1999

-Excerpt and images courtesy of Newspapers.com, The Tampa Tribune, “Ready, Aim, Click!” by Jim Reed, Sunday, April 18, 1999

More interesting [at least to me! -Donde] Quake clippings from Florida newspapers

-Tampa Bay Times, Monday, August 24, 1998
-The Orlando Sentinel, Wednesday, February 23, 2000
-Tampa Bay Times, Friday, July 21, 2000
-Florida Today, Wednesday, January 16, 2002
-Florida Today, Wednesday, January 16, 2002
-Florida Today, Wednesday, January 16, 2002
-The News-Press, Tuesday, February 12, 2002
-The News-Press, Tuesday, February 12, 2002

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