French computer magazine: Joystick — Quake II Preview

"Surtout que John Carmack, le genial designer-programmeur d'id Software, a annonce que le coeur multijoueur de Quake accepterait sans encombres des parties a 200 joueurs simultanement. Vous imaginez ca ? C'est plus du DeathMatch, mais de ventables batailles rangees. Reste a trouver les grosses becanes et les gens prets a les mettre en place pour offrir de telles parties. A suivre..."

The G3D Innovation Engine, by Morgan McGuire — 3D Player Models for Quake 2

"The G3D Innovation Engine is a commercial-grade C++ 3D engine available as Open Source. G3D supports hardware accelerated real-time rendering, off-line rendering like ray tracing, and general purpose computation on GPUs. Its design emphasizes rapid prototyping and innovation, particularly of rendering and game algorithms. G3D provides a set of routines and structures so common that they are needed in almost every graphics program. It makes low-level libraries like OpenGL, network sockets, and audio channels easier to use without limiting functionality or performance. G3D is a carefully designed, feature-rich base on which to prototype your 3D application. The contributors span the graphics industry. The engine is primarily maintained by Morgan McGuire, Zander Majercik, and Josef Spjut at NVIDIA, Corey Taylor, and Michael Mara at Stanford University & Oculus Research. It includes contributions from professional game developers, CAD and DCC developers, students, industry researchers, and professors."

Quake 2 Skins, by StrangeFate — Mario Vazquez, Digital Artist

"Why me? What's the sense of life? Why can i draw? Why they don't just kill Fox Mulder? How can people be so stupid and bad? Is there an IP scrambler or else? How does a real UFO look like? 6474879*54375,64? Mom? What's really down there on the oceans? why do i even bother about something if i'm going to die anyway? are most people really that boring or is it me? Why does Quake2 look at 800x600 the same as in 640x480? why do people harrass others instead of ignoring them? Why didn't we receive UO here? What sort of people do read pages like this? are dolphins really that intelligent?"

Telefragged.com — The Secret of Farcron, by Twisted Matrix

"Besides all this internal stuff, we have been giving SOF a serious overhaul. Almost all the monsters and weapons have been redone, we've storyboarded the .cins, sfx work and modeling is underway (and kicking ass I might add), and it looks as if I may finally get to start on textures one of these days. Overall, things are looking better than ever. It's true that q2 set us back a lot more than we expected; but what didn't kill us made us stronger, and SOF looks to be better than we had ever imagined. Thanks for sticking with us--we hope to impress you with our efforts."