The Tampa Bay Times — Cyberspace Battle a Blast for Gamers, by Nirvi Shah

"Virtual explosions. Leather jackets. Cyber gunfights. Baseball caps. Flashing screens. Buzz cuts. Pumping music. Lip rings. Cell phones. Screen names. Pony-tails. Streaming wires. Tattoos. Baggy jeans. Action figures. Junk food. T-shirts. Intense concentration."

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

"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 int he 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..."

IROQ Clan: Immortal Rulers of Quake 2 Maps

Immortal Rulers of Quake [IROQ Clan] are not just an average Quake 2 clan. We are a group of close friends who have formed a very tight knit family, and Robin and I are very proud to say that we are part of such an excellent organization. IROQ originally began as a deathmatch only clan, but has since branched out into many other Quake 2 mods, including OSP Tourney Rail, Weapons Of Destruction, and recently into the Quake 3 world. The clan contains some very talented players, especially in the rail, WOD, and Quake 3 field, map and skin makers, as well as many members with a strong sense of computer knowledge.

Nick Michaels: An Unforgettable Voice

A legendary broadcaster, who I have been listening to since I was in my first job, late night dishwasher at a fine dining club in Chicago, passed away this past weekend. Nick Michaels introduced me to a ton of music that I would never have heard otherwise, and with his contextualization and thoughtful approach and delivery, made that awesome classic rock sound even better. I have no doubt that the spirit lives on, in the Deep End.

Quake Football League: QFL and KOTS Quake 2 mods by Norb

In speaking with this major prick of the Strogg and telling him about Earth, you acquire a signal to Earth's television broadcasts.  You flick through the channels, but he keeps stopping you at a football game.  He was very impressed how one team just marched up and down the field, totally decimating the other team.  He comments on how fun the game could be with weapons.  They were probably watching the Eagles (I'm from Philly).  A deal is made and a date is set, the battle over planet Earth will occurr on a football field.  Team Marine vs. Team Strogg.