French computer magazine: Joystick — Quake II Review

"Dans la secte des quakers fous, Quake 2 est un peu attendu comme le messie cosmoplanetaire. Apres la sortie de q2test et bien qu'id n'ait pas lance de beta-test pour le jeu reseau. Quake 2 est ien parti pour faire trembler la Terre a nouveau. Les marines vont pouvoir reprendre leur entrainement."

The Gunslingers’ DeathFest: Perry, Ohio LAN Party 1997

The_DM, creator of CTF+ and QTracker and BMOC at the Gunslingers clan, sends word of a LAN party within driving distance of my house. Wish I wasn't moving into the house this weekend. :P On July 26, 1997 there will be another Perry, Ohio LAN DeathFest. The carnage begins at 11:45AM and runs for 12 hours. Admission is $10, which gets you pizza and drinks.

Panther XL: The First 3D Combat Controller

The Panther XL allows the player to "Free-Look" totally independent of the direction of travel. With this independent control you can run one direction and fire in another without breaking stride. You can also "slide" around corners with your gun always aimed in front of you, ready for anything. John Romero, Co-creator of Quake, famously said, "If you wanna crack skulls with the big boys, get a Panther XL."

PC POWERPLAY 22, February 1998, Australia: Technology that Makes the Magic, Playguide, and Creator’s Paradise

The arrival of Quake 2 signalled the end of just about everything else (other games, a social life, personal hygiene) for at least 6 months, as well as being another great leap forward to Upgrade Time for those with non-meaty PCs. Watching the phenomenon blossom is intriguing, though plotting its course is a no brainer. As expected, the online community swung into action from the outset. The existing 7.8 million or so Quake fan/news sites embraced the second coming with gusto, providing up-to-the-minute news and downloads... Quake 2’s long term value has been assured even only a few weeks after its release. There are enough hacks turned editor out there to sink the proverbial ship and the rate of people having a dabble is increasing every day. How long will Quake 2 last? Well let’s just say that if you played every single level, used every patch, made your own levels, played every TC you would be very old by the time you had finished. You would also die very happy.