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Test Your Game Knowledge
July 12, 1999
Think you know your stuff? Let's see if you can get these three questions.
Question #1: Who were the four founders of id Software, and how many of them are still with the company?
Question #2: Doom was released for seven different console systems. Name them.
Question #3: Lots of upcoming FPS games are going to feature real time voice communication (TRIBES 2, Team Fortress 2 and Delta Force 2 to name three), but what was the first FPS game to be released that featured this?
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org, and a random entry from the correct entries will even win a prize that we haven't decided on just yet. We'll stop accepting entries at midnight EDT on Monday, July 19, 1999.
Official looking tiny printTM: No purchase necessary, void anywhere with a bad aftertaste. So that probably leaves out your hometown, punk. Employees, relatives, and general hangers-on of id Software (and its licensees), and any other companies related to this week's trivia are not elligible. And if you can't handle that...well, just bite me. On second thought, you probably shouldn't...I've heard stories about you. Blue's News holds the right to change the rules as we see fit. Okay...you've been patient, or at least relatively quiet, so here's some stupid facts. But don't say I don't ever do anything for you. Yeah, that's right, I do, you ungrateful punk. Here's some stupid facts: China has more English speakers than the United States. The average U.S. high school graduate has a vocabulary of about 60,000 words. At least five of them are variants of, "snuh?" The average desktop computer contains 5-10 times more computing power than was used to land a man on the moon. Chance that a legal antidepressant will alleviate severe depression : 1 in 2. Chance that a placebo will : 1 in 3. Cyberphobia- Fear of computers or working on a computer. Estimated maximum number of hours that a male june bug will cling to its partner after copulation : 2. Bet the female bugs still complain that he's leaving too early. The earth weighs 13,176,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds (13 septillion, 176 sextillion pounds.) A drop of oil is released from the USS Arizona every 22 seconds. Last date on which it was legal in Utah for 14-year-olds to marry : 5/2/99. Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey. Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula". And it can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A." Value of the U.S. military equipment earmarked last year to aid Iraqi anti-Hussein groups : $97,000,000. Amount that has been used : 0. Number of elephants enrolled in painting schools in Thailand : 10. Ratio of wrong to right answers to last week's trivia: 200 to 1. In the opening of "Saving Private Ryan" Tom Hanks makes reference to support from the "Air Force". Unfortunately The Air Force did not exist yet. It was the "Army Air Corps" when the film is supposed to take place. Number of contributors to this week's edition of the Official Looking Tiny Print: 4. As usual, the bulk of the facts, and all compiling was done by Jason "loonyboi" Bergman, with contributions from Rrory Kavanagh, Adam "Bakshra" Krumbein, and Steve "fUnKyMoNk" Noonan. The loonyboi welcomes any contributions.