Pro gaming: Where the really great players are, by Matt Richtel — New York Times, Thursday, November 26, 1998

"Kurt Shimada is shaking with joy, disbelief and a twinge of guilt. Moments ago, in the preliminary round of the computer game championships, he didn't just beat but demolished Dennis Fong, who happens to be the Michael Jordan of computer games."

The Sydney Morning Herald — Icon Magazine: [Quake II,] Computers and Technology for the Rest of Us

"These days from all around me, I hear of 'windows' and a 'mouse', of brand names, some are 'Apple', wish I knew what it's about. I hear they've some connection, with strange things they call computers, which will give you all the answers, but to me they're just confusers. I've seen folk press some buttons, words appear and sometimes numbers, they seem to spring from nowhere — it surely makes me wonder. Sometimes I've asked a question, they just turn to this machine, press a button here, a button there, they find the answer there, it seems. It's really quite amazing, they don't even have to think, they tell me what I want to know, I don't have time to even blink. One day I'll look right through the window, perhaps I'll see before my eyes, this mouse they always talk about, for he must be very wise." —Hilda B. York, of Millers Point, fascinated by what she reads in Icon, was moved to write this poem, 1998

Stomped.com — Redwood Interviews Tim Willits of id Software, 1997

"The other day, I was given the opportunity to interview probably my favorite id Software employee, funny guy, level design hero of mine, and all around cool dude, Tim Willits. Part of the interview was done by phone and part in person at id's offices. Tim shared some insights on the design of the highly anticipated, cosmos ruling Quake 2 and how to be diplomatic. I was shown the examples (very cool) talked about in the interview, so they DO exist in the game already. Hopefully you will learn new things about Quake 2, as I did."