This week ArrrCee and dumptruck escape to another universe! The Quake 2 universe that is. Donde takes us on a decades-long journey through the worldwide Quake 2 multiplayer scene. He documents the historical, sometimes hysterical and always human stories starring gamers from around the world. It's late 90's gaming history, one Quake 2 story at a time. Another weird, wonderful and sometimes deeply poignant edition of the QuakeCast.
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.
Skuda, es sin duda el "Ronaldo del Quake", no hay defensa ni estrategia que lo pare. Acusado injustamente en su primera época, ha sabido demostrar su honradez y callar a todos los que dudaban de su forma tan perfecta de jugar. Su forma de jugar es mas intuitiva de lo que parece a priori, posee esa curiosa habilidad para los juegos.. "el típico niñato que con cinco duros se pasa toda la tarde en una maquinita".
"There is no one faucet of this medium that is not boiling over with possibilities. The real-time playback aspect, the packaged content aspect, the neo-production possibilities, the high speed of technology advancement, etc, etc. - all that gravy." Ken Thain, director of the music video "Rebel vs. Thug"
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: .
In my beginning period as Q2 player , I played by the nick Evil_Tim. Evil because I like horror movies and Tim because my name is Tim. Later on I searched for a newer, better nick, Evil_Tim just sounded a bit childish. Few days later I saw the movie Warlock (about a man with dark powers). I liked that film so much that I took it as my nick.
We here at Kablooie! would like to thank crt and the rest of the RA3 Team for letting us be part of the beta test. It has been a real honor and tons of fun! I have to say that everyone involved is very impressed with RA3 and the maps that have been made for it. The main thing I can say about the maps is there is a tremendous variety; wide ranges of visual styles, sizes, and gameplay. I have never been a big fan of 1 on 1 maps, but there are some real gems in RA3. All of the pick-up maps are outstanding and each offers a different kind of gameplay. Rather than post screenshots and talk about each individual map, I've decided to focus on one set of maps and its mapper in these interviews of Senn and g1zm0.