Quake II Magazine Archive: August 1997

"As predicted by industry insiders (as in 'inside various important people's colons'), Activision have signed worldwide rights to Quake II. This completes their royal flush of Quake-powered 3D shooters which started with both official id mission packs, then Hexen II, and Sin, the new title from Scourge of Armagon designers, Hipnotic. Few new details about the game were forthcoming, bar a reiteration that Quake II is a complete redesign with nothing carried over from the original game concept except for the Quake Unified Engine (a new version which integrates 3D accelerator support, Windows 95/NT and Internet gameplay all in one bite-sized EXE). So total is the redesign, in fact, that the name 'Quake' may even be dropped. According to the rather flowery press blurb: 'Gamers encounter an entirely new breed of intelligent and aggressive enemies which inhabit a complex matrix of interrelated, non-linear worlds, as players seek to avoid becoming a fine mist of blood and bone.' PC Zone spies, however, report that Quake II levels will be two to three times bigger than the original's maps, and that more diverse weapons will be on hand for less rocket-launcher oriented gameplay. Also, coloured lighting and real-time shadows will only be available in the 3D accelerated version."

El día de la bestia: Carlos Tuñón interviews John Romero

John Romero, para aquellos que todavía no lo conozcan, es el creador de juegos tan sangrientos y famosos como Doom, Doom II, Hexen y Quake. Hasta ahora ha desarrollado su trabajo en la compañía Id Software, pero ha decidido ir por otro lado y ese cambio es algo que nos interesa. Está preparando Daikatana, juego en el que ha querido reflejar un poco más el estilo de Doom y Doom II.

The Words of a God: An Exclusive Interview with John Romero

The Words of a God: An Exclusive Interview with John Romero Written by Emil Pagliarulo and Jim Brumbaugh John Romero is more than just the creator of Doom and Quake. He is a legend in the gaming industry. And now he is a board member of the Cyberathletic Professional League (CPL) the regulating body of the Cyberathlete Organization. …

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