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THURSDAY, JULY 30th, 1998

Site News

Good news for everyone! First, there are several (yes several) new maps coming soon! Second, I got some reply mail from the author of the Unreal map, so I will be posting that soon as well. Third, This site is approaching it's 20,000th visitor!! Please, whoever is hit 20,000, send me a screenshot, your e-mail address, your real name, and your home address. Whoever meets these requirements will get an unusual surprise from 3D Gamer's Edge in the mail :)

SiN Demo Review

I have completed my evaluation of the Single Player aspects of the SiN Demo The review can be found in my Misc section, or by clicking on this link.

Today's Quote

A First Grade Teacher collected old, well known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb, and had them come up with the rest.
--" Two's company, three's............................the musketeers."


WEDNESDAY, JULY 29th, 1998

SiN Demo Review

I have completed my evaluation of the Single Player aspects of the SiN Demo The review can be found in my Misc section, or by clicking on this link.

Site News

Well, I still have not heard for the author of the Unreal map I wish to post, despite two e-mails. So, you can expect me to post the review of the map within the next 24 hours, maybe even later tonight.

.plan

It's updated!

Today's Quote

A First Grade Teacher collected old, well known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb, and had them come up with the rest.
--"Children should be seen and not..............spanked or grounded."


MONDAY, JULY 27th, 1998

Coming Soon

Well, I have one map posted, and another nearly ready (though I'm trying to get in touch with the author first), and I'm working on my mystery demo review. Stay tuned, more new stuff is coming soon. And hey, what more could you want than new stuff??

Jedi Knight Reviews

Jedi Search by Ryan is posted with an 88 rating.

Today's Classic Game Archive

Adventure
--Atari 2600

(Arguably the ugliest graphics ever in an fantasy-adventure game (after all, your character is nothing more than just a square block), but still one of the best in gameplay. Fast-paced action, exploration, dragons, swords, magic keys/chalices, and even an "Easter Egg" implemented into the game by the disgruntled programmers over at Atari. What more can you ask for in a 2mb game?)

Thanks to the distinguished Mr. Brian Chin for that fine submission! To anyone interested, here's the lowdown on the reference to 'disgruntled Atari programmers'. It seems that back in the old days of the Atari 2600, programmers were heavily discouraged from having their names known and associated with their creations. At the time, Atari had most of the real talent in the industry, and wasn't paying well at all. Thus, the annonymous thing worked out quite well for them. Who could steal away talent, if the talent was unknown? Soon, however, third-party companies began developing titles for the 2600 (ie. Imagic and Activision), and were making millions at it. In an act of rebellion, Warren Robinett placed his entire name in a hidden room within the game.

Here's a very cool link to a page devoted entirely to Atari's Classic game Adventure Adam Merrill's Adventure Page. The site also has a free DOS download of an Adventure clone called Indenture (get it?). It's very well done, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to take a trip down memory lane, or who wants to laugh at what old-timers like me once had to make due with :)
Oh, and it's only 26K!!

Today's Quote

A First Grade Teacher collected old, well known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb, and had them come up with the rest.
--"The pen is mightier than the................................pigs."


FRIDAY, JULY 24st, 1998

Site News

I have fixed all of the broken links related to my Unreal Reviews, all is up to date and working properly.

As you may have noticed, CDROM has altered the format of their archive. This may cause problems when you try and download maps from this site. I am working to correct the problem. All newly posted maps will be OK, and I have currently updated my archives through the 'M' maps. Sorry, but this is slow tedious work and will take me a little while to complete.

New Site!

Hey everyone, there is a new addition to the Spq2 Review community. It's called D i S A R M E D, and it's off to a good start. Why don't you all welcome James to the Spq2 community by paying a visit to his site. I'll be posting him on my Links page once he sends me a button.

Miscellaneous Debris

I have updated the new Misc. icon, so that it now contains Interviews and the Classic Game Archive. I have also taken the time to do some minor organization within the Classic Game Archive. I haven't posted any new Classic Games lately, due to the lack of submissions. I got a lot of positive feedback about it, yet it's difficult to keep coming up with new ones all by myself. I'll still post Classics now and again, but would appreciate any submissions that get sent in.

Today's Quote

A First Grade Teacher collected old, well known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb, and had them come up with the rest.
--"If you lie down with the dogs, you'll.......stink in the morning."


WEDNESDAY, JULY 22st, 1998

Unreal Reviews

Beald'r by Quatto is posted with an 89 rating.

Spq2 Reviews

Ghost Town 2 by Roger is posted with a 110 rating.

Miscellaneous Debris

Notice the new icon? A big thanks to Eric (Igor) over at the The Quake Map Hotel for whipping it up for me. Someday soon I'll be putting odds and ends such as interviews, the classic game archive, and other such things and stuff within. For now it merely contains a shocking look into my over tired mindless ramblings. Enjoy.

Spq2 News

As you may have noticed, CDROM has altered the format of their archive. This may cause problems when you try and download maps from this site. I am working to correct the problem. All newly posted maps will be OK, and I have currently updated my archives through the 'D' maps. Sorry, but this is slow tedious work and will take me a little while to complete.

Today's Quote

A First Grade Teacher collected old, well known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb, and had them come up with the rest.
--"Don't bite the hand that.............................looks dirty."


TUESDAY, JULY 21st, 1998

Spq2 Reviews

The Abandoned City by EraserX is posted with a 75 rating.

More to come...

Spq2 News

As you may have noticed, CDROM has altered the format of their archive. This may cause problems when you try and download maps from this site. I am working to correct the problem. All newly posted maps will be OK, and I have currently updated my archives through the 'D' maps. Sorry, but this is slow tedious work and will take me a little while to complete.

.plan

It's been re-filled with new and hideous cryptic dronings, which, to my understanding, can only be interpreted by a small group of Yiddish Monks living somewhere of the southern coast of Istanbul.

Today's Quote

Actual comment received in 1996 from the Bridger Wilderness registration sheets and comment cards:
--"Too many rocks in the mountains."


MONDAY, JULY 20th, 1998

Spq2 Reviews

SuperNova a 2 map set by Mark is posted with a 65 rating.

Chris the Titan by Jussi is posted with a 60 rating.

More to come...

Spq2 News

As you may have noticed, CDROM has altered the format of their archive. This may cause problems when you try and download maps from this site. I am working to correct the problem. All newly posted maps will be OK, and I have currently updated my archives through the 'D' maps. Sorry, but this is slow tedious work and will take me a little while to complete.

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It's been re-filled with new and hideous cryptic dronings, which, to my understanding, can only be interpreted by a small group of Yiddish Monks living somewhere of the southern coast of Istanbul.

Today's Quote

Actual comment received in 1996 from the Bridger Wilderness registration sheets and comment cards:
--"I brought lots of sandwhich makings, but forgot bread. If you have extra bread, leave it in the yellow tent at V Lake."


SUNDAY, JULY 19th, 1998

Spq2 Reviews

Would you believe.... that there will be more than one new Spq2 map posted here, and soon? Well, it's true. Expect a few new maps to grace these pages coming up later in the day.

Spq2 Interview

Today is the last day to send in questions!
I will soon be posting an interview with the author of the killer Spq2 Unit, Production Complex. If anyone has a question they would like to ask Bario, mail it to me with the subject line map question. I will pick one or two questions to add to the interview.

Today's Quote

Actual comment received in 1996 from the Bridger Wilderness registration sheets and comment cards:
--"The places where trails do not exist are not well marked."


WEDNESDAY, JULY 15th, 1998

Tron Talk

Hi everyone. Yeah, I know, not much updating lately. Sorry, but there just hasn't been anything to review! I'd like to appologize to anyone who has recently had problems trying to access this site, or who sent mail and didn't get a reply. My fomer IP, Harborcom, is in the process of being assimilated by QualNet. It's been going on for one week, and will likely continue for another week. So far, no word of any URL or e-mail address changes, so don't worry about that. On a final note: although it's still to early to say for certain, there is the possiblilty of an interesting developement on the horizon. (could I be more vague?) Stay tuned...

Spq2 Interview

I finally got some response to this posting, I will continue to accept question submissions until Friday, so if you are curious, send in that question!
I will soon be posting an interview with the author of the killer Spq2 Unit, Production Complex. If anyone has a question they would like to ask Bario, mail it to me with the subject line map question. I will pick one or two questions to add to the interview.

Today's Quote

Actual comment received in 1996 from the Bridger Wilderness registration sheets and comment cards:
--"Escalators would help on steep uphill sections."


SUNDAY, JULY 12th, 1998

Spq2 Reviews

Deadly Defences by Ian is posted with a 65 rating.

The Unforgiven by George is posted with an 80 rating.

Wrecked Base by Brad is posted with a 70 rating.

Spq2 Interview

I will soon be posting an interview with the author of the killer Spq2 Unit, Production Complex. If anyone has a question they would like to ask Bario, mail it to me with the subject line map question. I will pick one or two questions to add to the interview. So far zero responses... man, isn't anyone out there inquisitive enough to have a question for a one of the authors who makes the maps we all love to play?

.plan

It's updated.

Today's Classic Game Archive

M.U.L.E
--Commodore 64 (and others)

(This is a true classic. Up to 4 players in a game of mining, buying, farming, selling, and auctioning. Stake your land claims on an alien planet, as electronic M.U.L.E.'s help you do the dirty work. A very addictive strategy game, which I played for hours on end back when my C64 was king.)

In Memory Of: Dani Bunten Berry, programmer for M.U.L.E.

Today's Quote

Actual comment received in 1996 from the Bridger Wilderness registration sheets and comment cards:
--"Chairlifts need to be in some places so that we can get to wonderful views without having to hike to them."


FRIDAY, JULY 10th, 1998

Spq2 Reviews

Stray Cat by Tigger is posted with a 69 rating.

more to come soon...

Spq2 News

The wheel of time turns, ages come and go, and lo and behold, Lotus Look is back in action. New, improved lay-out, and now with over 50% more pixels! Go have a look.

Speling Proprely

I tend to take a small amount of pride in having a page with fewer spelling errors than some others out there, but recently it was pointed out to me that I had posted a link category entitled "Serach Engine Links". Well, it seems to have went unnoticed (by me) for over a month, much to my dismay. Thanks DarGar, for the heads-up. I just don't want to have an unproffesional looking site! :)

Today's Quote

Sign on the grounds of a public school:
--"No trespassing without permission."


TUESDAY, JULY 7th, 1998

SP Unreal Reviews

Well, I now have finished reviewing every Sp entry in the PlanetUnreal UDC contest. You can find them all in my Unreal Reviews section.

SP Unreal Interview

In addition to all of the great new Unreal SP maps, I also have something a bit different for you today. The gracious Marty Howe, author of multiple excellent Spq2 maps, and the second place winner in the SP UDC contest, has kindly subjected himself to an interview right here at 3D Gamer's Edge! Go on and enjoy the conversation!

Today's Quote

Sign in the vestry of a New England church:
"Will the last person to leave please see that the perpetual light is extinguished."


SUNDAY, JULY 5th, 1998

SP Unreal Reviews

Hazard Pay by Smoke is posted with a 60 rating.

Flotsam and Jetsam by KodeMuse is posted with a 75 rating.

Spq2 Reviews

1964 - Echos of the Past by J. F. Gustafsson is posted with a 90 rating.

Tab7: To Live & Die in Stroggos by Michael is posted with an 80 rating.

QuakeCon 98

Got the following note from Paul Horoky today:
"Due to lack of interest in the Quakecon98 map/skin contest we have extended the deadline to July 15th, 1998. With this extension we lose Round2 of voting, which was to be a web poll."

Game CD's and possibly a Voodoo2 card will be awarded to finalists. Interested people should visit the following sites for more information: Quakecon Contest, CPL GamesNet, or Quakecon.com. Questions should be directed to Paul 'dEviLsEyE'.

Today's Classic Game Archive

Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run
--Super Nintendo

(Not all that old, or classic, but hey - the super-nintendo is all but defunct, soooo. This was in my opinion perhaps the most fun computer baseball game ever. I actually played through 2 entire seasons of 162 games and kept a written record of every game. It was that much fun. I still play it to this day, and prefer it over Triple Play 98.)

Have a favorite? Send it along!

Today's Quote

In a Maine restaurant:
--"Open 7 days a week and weekends."


FRIDAY, JULY 3rd, 1998

SP Unreal Reviews

Struck a Nerve by Marc is posted with an 85 rating.

Entrance to Cherokee Base by Josh is posted with no rating.

Hazard Pay, the map posted here early today, was a mistake. The map I reviewed was an early buggy version, and I will hopefully have an updated version soon.

Spq2 Reviews

Saving Private Bitterman by Michael is posted with a 100 rating.

The Vondarar Exception by Jeff is posted with a 90 rating.

Spq2 News

Mr. Guf over at the Fugue has posted a massive update. He has a lot of interesting things to say about the possibilities of Quake Arena, his future as a map reviewer, and exciting info about a TC team he would like to build. If you've got talent, and want to hook up with a very creative individual, or you just want to read some interesting ranting about QA, I suggest you head on over and pay a visit.

Today's Classic Game Archive

Darius Twin
--Super Nintendo

(A Defender clone with cool graphics and an amusing concept of having alien boss ships look like cyber fish from hell. The game was quite fun, and even gave a choice a paths to the final goal for re-play value. Great look, music, and power-ups made it a memorable one.)

Have a favorite? Send it along!

Today's Quote

Sign outside a country shop:
--"We buy junk and sell antiques."


WEDNESDAY, JULY 1st, 1998

SP Unreal Reviews

The Lower Shrine of Nakesh by Stuart is posted with an 89 rating.

The Once Great Temple by Marty is posted with an 84 rating.

Plenty more to come!

Unreal Link

I added a new section to my Unreal Links. It's for Unreal map authors. Today I added a link to Jeffery (Capp) Miner's page. If you are an Unreal author and would like a link to your site here, drop me a line.

Unreal Art

Dhabih Eng has created a new masterpiece. This time it's a beautiful rendering of an Unreal Brute. I highly recommend checking out his cool site, here. I have also posted a local copy of the pic. here.

Today's Classic Game Archive

Zelda
--Super Nintendo

(One of the best fantasy adventure games of all time. This game had perhaps the most engaging story and coolest gameplay of any RPG ever. Incredible fun.)

Have a favorite? Send it along!

Today's Quote

Sign on a shopping mall marquee:
--"Archery Tournament -- Ears pierced"