Make Your Own Quake, by Colin Williamson, PC Gamer, April 2000. Illustration by Eric Bowman. Cover art by Phill Singer. Magazine scans courtesy of Archive.org.
QuakeCon the Year of Doom, at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas, explored by yours truly, representing Quake 2 with Beaver and Dead Beat, July 25 - 28, 2019.
The Zen of Frag: The PC Gamer editors chip in with their own personal tips for success in a Quake II death match.
So you've discovered the Insta-Gib mod huh? You've got your rail gun slung and ready to go, you've got an IP or two where you can be assured of some low pings and little packet loss, but how do you get into this very different mod and not come out of it looking like a real newbie?
"Insta-Gib is an art my friend, and an art that is worthy of your learning."
Wiser words have never been spoken. But more than this you need to feel the rhythm of Insta-Gib, you need to be at one with the rail and the hook, find your inner railer and let the little fucker out, don't be afraid of what needs to be unleashed. Insta-Gib is a primal thing, medical research shows that brain activity of your superior Insta-Gibber is concentrated in the basal ganglea, the most animal like and instinctive center of the brain. So let the animal out, play on instinct, smell the fear of your opponents and hunt them down like terrified wilderbeast.