Out of the Blue

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the release of the shareware version of QUAKE back in 1996. id's first-person shooter changed the face of computer gaming in many ways, and put this site on the map, and it will always hold a special place in many of our hearts. I'll play a little QUAKE LIVE as the space marine today in honor of the occasion.

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Jun 23, 2010, 12:12
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2010, 12:12
Jun 23, 2010, 12:12
 
It may have been Aftershock, I'm really not sure. I'm not at home or I'd look through my old site archives. If I recall, I based it off previous id release days of the week (Doom, Qtest, etc.) and release times. It may have helped that I play tested it and may have gotten a feel for how much they had left to do, but I guessed the release date over a month in advance! There was no indication from id as to when they would release.
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Jun 23, 2010, 10:45
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2010, 10:45
Jun 23, 2010, 10:45
 
Redwood wrote on Jun 23, 2010, 09:44:
I can't even remember the site that held it, but I remember winning the contest to guess the Quake shareware release date. I was accurate within a few hours.

I remember that too... though I recall having suspicions that you may have been operating on some inside info.

Wasn't the site Aftershock?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 23, 2010, 09:44
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Jun 23, 2010, 09:44
 
I can't even remember the site that held it, but I remember winning the contest to guess the Quake shareware release date. I was accurate within a few hours.
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Jun 23, 2010, 05:44
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2010, 05:44
Jun 23, 2010, 05:44
 
ah, quake.. wind howling beneath a purple sky, the rise of internet deathmatch..

sometimes i feel weird that what i look back on fondly as "the good old days" chiefly concern my exploits in virtual worlds, killing thousands.
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Jun 22, 2010, 21:15
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Jun 22, 2010, 21:15
 
Shoot, I still have the Quake Test zip file around here somewhere...
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Jun 22, 2010, 20:04
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Jun 22, 2010, 20:04
 
Damn...Quake...what an absolute monster

/me kowtows and offers prayer to its eternal glory
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Jun 22, 2010, 19:26
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Jun 22, 2010, 19:26
 
quake forced me to switch from a mac to windows. i played the gl version of the game at a demo setup at fry's electronics. it made me get the voodoo card add-on so that i can play the gl version of quake. anyone remember the bypass cables of voodoo cards? good times!

in case anyone wants to play the single player campaign of quake. here is the flash version playable through your web browser.

http://www.freewebarcade.com/game/quake-flash/
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Jun 22, 2010, 19:25
PHJF
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2010, 19:25
Jun 22, 2010, 19:25
 PHJF
 
Ruh roh, TF2 was crashing nvidia drivers repeatedly last night, and today my GPU took a total dump. Time to cash in on that lifetime warranty.
Steam + PSN: PHJF
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Jun 22, 2010, 18:40
beaves
 
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Jun 22, 2010, 18:40
 beaves
 
i will see you and frag you Blue!!!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 22, 2010, 18:13
Kxmode
 
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Jun 22, 2010, 18:13
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 22, 2010, 10:58:
You may not feel it, but we are old, Bats.

Speak for yourself! I'm not old... I'm marinated.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Jun 22, 2010, 18:12
Kxmode
 
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Jun 22, 2010, 18:12
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MrBone wrote on Jun 22, 2010, 17:55:
Judge blocked the old political football named Moratorium today. Glorious times indeed when you realize the power of Checks and Balances.

I think Al Bundy's game winning football was named Moratorium too.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Jun 22, 2010, 18:04
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Jun 22, 2010, 18:04
 
I will go out side and point in the direction of the id offices and blow my Vuvuzela with all my lungs can give.
Um .. Behind you...
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Jun 22, 2010, 17:55
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Jun 22, 2010, 17:55
 
Judge blocked the old political football named Moratorium today. Glorious times indeed when you realize the power of Checks and Balances. hahaha.
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Jun 22, 2010, 17:41
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Jun 22, 2010, 17:41
 Cutter
 
but I feel the years.

"Are you reeling in the years Stowing away the time?"

Well, you know what they say about getting older. The second thing to go is the knees...I can't remember the first one though.


"Hot air hangs like a dead man, from a white oak tree. People sitting on porches, thinking how things used to be. It's a dark night...dark night."
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Jun 22, 2010, 15:29
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Jun 22, 2010, 15:29
mch
 
Thinking I'll play a little Quake when I get home..listening to the soundtrack at work has me very nostalgic.

The homebrew version I have for Wii is actually looking like the easiest option when compared to hunting for the installation CD...
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Jun 22, 2010, 14:00
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Jun 22, 2010, 14:00
 
So many Quake memories!

Amen! I actually have Heat.net to thank for getting me playing online for the first time around '96-'97. That first night of fragging real people is probably my fondest PC-gaming memory and instantly convinced me that online-gaming was the future :).
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Jun 22, 2010, 12:33
Kxmode
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2010, 12:33
Jun 22, 2010, 12:33
 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Jun 22, 2010, 10:33:
Today marks the 14th anniversary of the release of the shareware version of QUAKE back in 1996.

Time to crank up the soundtrack again!

Coincidentally created by NIN. Wink

Edit: Well, technically not NIN but it was created by Trent.

This comment was edited on Jun 22, 2010, 14:26.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Americans think soccer is "boring".
Jun 22, 2010, 11:45
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Americans think soccer is "boring". Jun 22, 2010, 11:45
Jun 22, 2010, 11:45
 
If NASCAR and soccer were to fuck and create a child, it would be the end-all-be-all cure for insomnia.
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Jun 22, 2010, 11:18
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2010, 11:18
Jun 22, 2010, 11:18
 
damn.

/almost forgot. I asked a few days ago (er maybe weeks) but Blue's life story is more important!

So, I am looking for a Digital SLR camera. Price isn't an issue - as I don't want an entry level piece of equipment, but I am not shooting for the moon here either.

I need some opinions on what people use or what they recommend for middle of the road price range. Obviously I want something scalable, etc.

CNET calls this the middle of the road: A "prosumer". Is this what I should be looking at?
http://reviews.cnet.com/best-midrange-dslr-cameras/

Thanks.

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Jun 22, 2010, 10:58
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Jun 22, 2010, 10:58
 
You may not feel it, but we are old, Bats.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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