"Enhanced graphics. Hexen-style hub levels. New lighting FX. And things to blow up! Sketched in for release in December 1997, Quake II looks like it may yet steal the thunder of this year's flotilla of 3D action games, including Jedi Knight, Daikaitana, Unreal, and Hexen II. Featuring a raft of new graphical enhancements, new monsters, new weapons and new environments, id Software are claiming, somewhat confusingly, that Quake II 'will be more of a sequel to Quake than Doom II was to Doom.' Despite losing several core members such as John 'Doom' Romero, Michael 'Network Code' Abrash, and Jay 'Biz Guy' Wilbur, id have been beavering away for over seven months on the game. As a policy, id have claimed that 'nothing' from Quake will be carried over to its sequel — bar the engine. CodeSmith John Carmack has substantially souped it up, adding real-time shadows and exotic lighting effects which are said to rival Unreal's PUV (Pulsating-Undulating-Vomiting) technology."
Tag: Hexen II
Off-Topic — Mortal Kombat: Rayden vs. Goro in LIGHT & DARKNESS, written by Charles Marshall
"'Rayden? What brings the Thunder God to Goro's Lair?' 'An invitation for you to join those who are fighting on the side of the Light. They are training now, readying their bodies and spirits for the rigors of Mortal Kombat.'"
Tekno Magazine: ICQ, CoolTalk, IRC, Quake, and Party Remedy, 1997
"Quake — alle kriker og kroker! Tidlig en onsdag morgen sitter hundrevis av forventningsfulle pasketurister i et lass av datautstyr, klar til a innta Hamar og Vikingskipet. Endelose rekker med bord, og kilometer med kabler venter over 3000 besokende som har forlatt familie og fjell til fordel for Norges ultimate nordesammenkomst."
Cult of Phoebus: E3 and QuakeCon ’97 Photos
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: .
OK PC Gamer: A FONDO Quake II, Diciembre 1997
OK PC Gamer: A FONDO Quake II, Diciembre 1997 Parecía que no iba a llegar nunca, pero por fin lo tenemos entre nosotros. Tras lo que para muchos ha sido una espera interminable, ya está a la venta la última maravilla de id Software. Para todos aquellos que pensaban que Quake era el mejor juego …
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