"Welcome to the complete playguide that will transform both newbies and veterans alike into Quake II Gods. No longer will you be the one at the LAN party yelling out, 'Hey! How the hell can you run that fast?' or 'Who took the megahealth? I didn't hear no-one rocketjump!' Now your computer will be the one everyone gathers around, jaws on the floor, emitting wow's and oh-my-god's at your unmatched skill and precision... Okay, maybe you'll need a little practice as well as this guide."
"These days from all around me, I hear of 'windows' and a 'mouse', of brand names, some are 'Apple', wish I knew what it's about. I hear they've some connection, with strange things they call computers, which will give you all the answers, but to me they're just confusers. I've seen folk press some buttons, words appear and sometimes numbers, they seem to spring from nowhere — it surely makes me wonder. Sometimes I've asked a question, they just turn to this machine, press a button here, a button there, they find the answer there, it seems. It's really quite amazing, they don't even have to think, they tell me what I want to know, I don't have time to even blink. One day I'll look right through the window, perhaps I'll see before my eyes, this mouse they always talk about, for he must be very wise." —Hilda B. York, of Millers Point, fascinated by what she reads in Icon, was moved to write this poem, 1998
"A3 - Armegeddon 3 - Brissi Convention Center. Here are some photo's so you can put some faces to the people who have been slaughtering you over the past year. My GF's camera was FUBARED, and my photo's of [HF] & [BW] stuffed up :( A 36 roll and I end up half a dozen photos.... Heres what we salvaged..... Bro, came 1st and Trog 2nd. Seven and blade missed they're finals hopes by a single frag... doh! Zhakrin[B2] (yes I can spell it) came in the Top 16. And I, well...... took alot of photos :). Why hold it at such an expensive location and make us poor quakers shell out for it, instead of a couple big sponsors (or cheaper location) is beyond me. First prize was 3dfx Monster Card, and Sidewinder joystick but we're in it for the fun and the glory not for the prize-money...."
"Take all the techniques you know about Quake 2 and throw them away. Quake and Conquer is all about resource management and strategy. You can't resort to a gung-ho solo charge because - well, you just can't. Your player is a disembodied essence wandering the levels. You have direct control over your creatures and machines through your crosshair."
To celebrate the opening of Wireplay in Brisbane, we are holding the 'Wireplay Invades Brisbane' Quake and Quake 2 Free For All competition. Do you have what it takes to frag your way through grueling heats and the final to be Australia's Quake champion?