Out of the Blue

It was eight years ago today that Quake III Arena was released. That strikes me as a long time ago for what I still consider to be a pretty modern looking game. Hey that reminds me, I never did beat Xaero… where's that disk?

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No subject
Dec 3, 2007, 11:02
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No subject Dec 3, 2007, 11:02
Dec 3, 2007, 11:02
 
Xaero is a dick, and Q3 is still one of the top games today, IMO. Screw all this psuedo-realistic squad combat BS that's been trendy in the past few years, I still think Q3 1v1 and TDM needs MUCH more strategy than any of these games.

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Christmas light hooks
Dec 3, 2007, 11:02
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Christmas light hooks Dec 3, 2007, 11:02
Dec 3, 2007, 11:02
 
Had to install all the little hooks on the house trim for our Christmas lights yesterday and my right thumb is a tad bit sore.

Put on about 100' or so of hooks at 16" on center. That covered the front of the house. I think the garage and other side of the house will wait to next year. Dormer windows, too. Unless the weather is nice next weekend and I have time to kill, but I have anough on my plate already.

Didn't actually get the lights up yet. Soon.

I've seen folks getting their trees already, starting as early as Thanksgiving weekend. Is it just me, or is that just a tad bit early to get a tree? How can they keep it green that long? I think we'll get ours next weekend.



Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

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Re: Christmas light hooks
Dec 3, 2007, 11:14
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Re: Christmas light hooks Dec 3, 2007, 11:14
Dec 3, 2007, 11:14
 
Good ol' Quake III. Had some fun with that.

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imus
Dec 3, 2007, 11:16
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imus Dec 3, 2007, 11:16
Dec 3, 2007, 11:16
 
It makes me sick the grovelling Imus did to get back into the good graces of the media. The guy had nothing to apologize for. The real offensive parts came from supposed black leaders who threw themselves into the limelight in order to advance their own racist/separatist agendas. Illiteracy, violent crime, drug abuse & poverty run rampant through the black community but they had to make sure some old white guy who makes an off-the-cuff remark in humor gets subjected to months of recriminations. Sickening.

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Re: Christmas light hooks
Dec 3, 2007, 11:17
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Re: Christmas light hooks Dec 3, 2007, 11:17
Dec 3, 2007, 11:17
 
i remember getting to xaero and being dissapointed with how easy he was.

but that may be because i played q3a 24/7 back then and i was a crack shot with the railgun :p

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No subject
Dec 3, 2007, 11:21
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No subject Dec 3, 2007, 11:21
Dec 3, 2007, 11:21
 
HOly crap - I thought the game was newer....although I didn't put the time into it that I put into previous titles...just didn't have the same pull for me.

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Re: Christmas light hooks
Dec 3, 2007, 11:22
nin
 
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Re: Christmas light hooks Dec 3, 2007, 11:22
Dec 3, 2007, 11:22
 nin
 
i remember getting to xaero and being dissapointed with how easy he was.

but that may be because i played q3a 24/7 back then and i was a crack shot with the railgun :p

I remember he would try and rail gun me from the other side of the map, so I'd just hide behind the pillars, and when I heard him coming, step out with the shotgun.

BTW, Q3, and most of the id library are on Steam...I picked em all up awhile back...


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Q3 goodness !!
Dec 3, 2007, 11:25
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Q3 goodness !! Dec 3, 2007, 11:25
Dec 3, 2007, 11:25
 
man o man, how could I EVER forget Q3 and them good ol days.
The clans.
The mods. (RA3 mmmmmmm mmmmmm GOOD)
and the fact that it came out on my birthday was just Awesome !!

i reminisce...

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Q3A
Dec 3, 2007, 11:26
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Q3A Dec 3, 2007, 11:26
Dec 3, 2007, 11:26
 
We still play regular Q3 games at the office. It's sad that Quake 4 simply isn't Q3 with better graphics.

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Re: Q3 goodness !!
Dec 3, 2007, 11:43
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Re: Q3 goodness !! Dec 3, 2007, 11:43
Dec 3, 2007, 11:43
 
and the fact that it came out on my birthday was just Awesome !!

Happy birthday!



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And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
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Eight years??
Dec 3, 2007, 11:57
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Eight years?? Dec 3, 2007, 11:57
Dec 3, 2007, 11:57
 
I would never have believed that. I hadn't even met my wife eight years ago.
Feeling old now. Need a hug.
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Re: Eight years??
Dec 3, 2007, 12:26
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Re: Eight years?? Dec 3, 2007, 12:26
Dec 3, 2007, 12:26
 
Thanks Blue, for reminding us all just how old and decrepit we are getting.

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Dec 3, 2007, 12:32
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No subject Dec 3, 2007, 12:32
Dec 3, 2007, 12:32
 
I still play Q3 quite regularly. Instagib with rails. The instaunlagged mod and others.

Give me some q3dm17 and you won't see me or be alive for more than a few seconds a match.

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Re: imus
Dec 3, 2007, 12:41
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Re: imus Dec 3, 2007, 12:41
Dec 3, 2007, 12:41
 
You ARE a Nazi :-P
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Re: Christmas light hooks
Dec 3, 2007, 13:38
Enahs
 
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Re: Christmas light hooks Dec 3, 2007, 13:38
Dec 3, 2007, 13:38
 Enahs
 
How can they keep it green that long? I think we'll get ours next weekend.

It really depends on the kind of tree you get. My mom always got Nobel Firs, the weekend after Thanksgiving. They would stay green long past Christmas, even after they are removed from the stand and not getting anymore water.



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Re: No subject
Dec 3, 2007, 13:54
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Re: No subject Dec 3, 2007, 13:54
Dec 3, 2007, 13:54
 
Well, since you have the computer autocorrecting your aim and it's a one hit kill I guess you are just too 1337 for mere mortals

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Re: Q3A
Dec 3, 2007, 14:06
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Re: Q3A Dec 3, 2007, 14:06
Dec 3, 2007, 14:06
 
We still play regular Q3 games at the office. It's sad that Quake 4 simply isn't Q3 with better graphics.

but most of the reviews give the multiplayer a bad score because its Q3 with better graphics.


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Re: Q3A
Dec 3, 2007, 14:10
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Re: Q3A Dec 3, 2007, 14:10
Dec 3, 2007, 14:10
 
Those reviewers don't know anything ^^

They tried to amalgamate Quake II and III together to create some sort of consolized hybrid everyone was supposed to like. Nobody liked it.

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Re: Q3A
Dec 3, 2007, 14:29
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Re: Q3A Dec 3, 2007, 14:29
Dec 3, 2007, 14:29
 
but most of the reviews give the multiplayer a bad score because its Q3 with better graphics.

I don't recall that, but I do know quake4 was not quake3 with better graphics.

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Re: Q3A
Dec 3, 2007, 15:59
Cutter
 
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Re: Q3A Dec 3, 2007, 15:59
Dec 3, 2007, 15:59
 Cutter
 
Every shooter should have the hook mod for multiplay. That and the original CTF were the best things to ever happen to shooters. The hook ruled!


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