For Jason Bergman, sounds make the game. The 45 minutes to six hours spent in aural alchemy are well worth it because, at least in games, sound dictates reality. Asked about the sound he is working on, Bergman casually replies, "I'd tell you, but I'd have to kill you," quietly adding, "and record you in doing so."
"Well, here it is. It's hard to believe! At least 85 machines, all running Quake — every square inch of table and floorspace is covered by computers and cables and technology. No, not a square inch is unused. Is there space between those subwoofers and 17 inch monitors? Hell, I've got a laptop. Let's go!"
"M3: Manhattan Memorial (day) Marathon. m3 was a quake LAN party in NYC, May 23-May 26, 1997. m3 was free, and was held at Pseudo Online (home of quakecast). although m3 was byoc, many quakers graciously left their computers on, explicitly allowing those without computers to play quake. m3 was sponsored by the cyberweb cafe, pseudo online, and planetquake."
Day Two - Wednesday 16th September I woke up at 8am. Various other people were now in the room and one by one getting up and going out. I became aware of a very cold Sony portable radio in bed with me. So I switched it on and re-inserted the earphones into my ears. After …
"Well we made it to M3 (some of us) and boy was it a Blast!! Here are some photos of the event in standard and panoramic format. CureMode presents Blue with his Honorary Caveman T-shirt and Spectators look on at a match..."