Every year, a little town in Texas becomes home to thousands of gamers for four brilliant days of gaming. In these four days, thousands of gamers will flock to the hometown of id Software, most with their own computers in tow, for the country's biggest LAN party: QuakeCon.
It's been a long, strange trip, and it's good to be home. Texas is flat and hot, and way more pre-fab than any other place I've been to, including Florida, which is saying a lot. By now you've probably heard about Denny's being the only restaurant within easy walking distance from the event, to which I can only add: .
LAN (Local Area Network) parties can be fantastic experiences, but they can also be difficult to set up and run. Fear not though, Munly Leong will walk you through it. What is a LAN Party? A LAN (Local Area Network) party is basically a local network get together. A bunch of people bring over their computer somewhere, hook them all up, play network games and engage in other network-ish activities. Why a LAN party? No matter how much fun playing against the computer A I is, nothing beats the adrenaline rush from playing a live, thinking (usually) human being.
This review needs no introduction. So says David McCandless. This is not going to be a review in the traditional sense. You can gen up on the plot when you buy the game. You can see that Quake II looks marvelous, wondrous and realistic from the screenshots, and if you've played the Q2Test, you already know what Quake II feels like to play. It feels scary. It feels like it really is you versus hordes of "them." One false move and you will die, be you pale-faced newbie or designer-stubbled veteran.