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Sunday, August 12, 2001

Quake The Movie Released

Tritin Films has released Quake The Movie entitled Escape from the Bastille. It is available in both 640x480 DiVX AVI and 320x200 ASF. I think the ASF version I got was messed up, though. It crashed Media Player. Then again, a lot of things crash Media Player.

UPDATE! I'd like to remind the Tritin team and everyone else in the world that "its" is possessive and "it's" means "it is." Class dismissed.

Saturday, August 11, 2001

Stratton Interview

HomeLan posted an interview with id's Marty Stratton, focusing on the recent announcements at QuakeCon and whether or not id is biting off more than it can chew with all these new games. Thanks Blue.

Jedi Knight II at QuakeCon

Raven was on hand to show off Jedi Knight II at QuakeCon. PlanetQuake has a summary. Here's an interesting bit for us multiplayer fans:
And -- as you'd expect from a crowd chock full of LAN gamers -- they were even more excited to hear that the game would have a robust multiplayer component, including a lightsaber-only mode.

Quake IV Design Thoughts

Raven's Rick Johnson was on hand at QuakeCon and asked the gamers in attendance what they would like to see in the new iteration of Quake. PlanetQuake summarized the attendees' thoughts. I particularly liked this one:
Another request was to try and avoid the cliches that seem to plague many shooters -- sewers, vents, rooms full of crates, etc. A few people noted that they'd like to see more of the city-style maps as in Quake 2, and most of the room seemed to approve.
Amen to that. I really loved Half-Life, but all the crate/jumping puzzles were enough to drive you batty. Q4 will not be out until after the new Doom and will use the new Doom engine. That's how Raven can get all these titles done. Development of Q4 will not start in earnest until after Soldier of Fortune II is completed.

POR: Ruins of Myth Drannor Review

There's a review of Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor online over on GamesDomain. The pictures are very pretty. Here's to hoping this game lives up to the cool quality of the original.

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