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Saturday, January 22nd, 2000

Spq2 level reviews

Here it is folks, the level I've been beta-testing. it's the sequel to Phil Abbott's Cheops Tomb, and it's a great play. Cheops Revenge by Phil (philfox) Abbott is posted with a 99 rating. Visit Phil's homepage here: Philfox's Quake levels

Today's odd fact

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

Sunday, January 16th, 2000

New things on the way

Hello! i just thought i'd pop in and keep you all informed as to my current status. i have been extremely busy over the last two weeks doing a lot for work for my RL(tm) job. that, coupled with the upgrades going on here at PQ have kept me from updating the site over the last two weeks. also - i am doing some extensive beta-testing on a sequel to a level i posted recently - a level which got a rather favorable review. moments ago i sent a letter to the author with my suggestions, and i await his reply. hopefully, the level will be available in approx. a week - so stay tuned for some new spq2 goodness on the way.

as you may have noticed, this website (and the rest of planetquake as well) has been popping in and out of existance over the past two weeks. the reason for this is that the gamespy network is undertaking a massive upgrade to their systems. while it may be inconvenient for now, once everything has been smoothed out you should all notice a very substantial increase in the speed of this website. everything should load up much quicker, and file downloads should also be a lot speedier. with that in mind, these temporary problems should be of no concern to you at all!

sunday, january 2nd, 2000

spq2 level reviews

sorry i didn't get as many new reviews posted this week as i had originally intended, but i was stricken with a very bad cold that knocked me out for one whole day (yeah, i got to spend an entire day of my holiday vacation lying on the couch), and it's still affecting me today. however, i am a bit more chipper and energetic today than i have been all week - so here are some new reviews for you!

small pile of gibs by smallpileofgibs is posted with a 125 rating.

the guardian by eric a. wetzel is posted with a 99 rating.

mel soaring 3: tomb of the makron god by shaun [kona] ross is posted with an 85 rating.

happy new year!

i hope everyone had a great (and safe) holiday season! i personally was showered with far more gifts than i deserved by my very wonderful family, and i ate more good food over the past 2 weeks than i had in the previous 2 months. i'd like to take a moment and say that i hope all of you are very thankful for all the good things you have in your life. there are plenty of people out in the world who are suffering and have less than you do. i hope each of you took at least a moment to try and help out those less fortunate than yourselves over the holidays. christmas is all about giving.

today's odd fact

more people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

sunday, december 26th, 1999

spq2 level reviews

castles of stroggos 3: the final objective a 7 map unit by brian griffith is posted with a 121 rating.

having this new unit, along with back at the front, is a great spq2-fest just in time for christmas, or new years, or festivus, or whatever holiday you may be celebrating. in any event, happy strogg-bashing in these units, and be sure to write to and thank the authors!!

btw, i am off of work all of next week, so i'll get some more maps posted before y2k wipes out the internet.

today's odd fact

sherlock holmes never said "elementary, my dear watson."

monday, december 20th, 1999

spq2 level reviews

an oldie but a goodie:
the strogg downfall by wiebo de wit is posted with a 99 rating.

New Stuff:
running man by phil abbott is posted with a 70 rating.

today's odd fact

the word "samba" means "to rub navels together"

sunday, december 19th, 1999

spq2 level reviews

q2 caves by dav is posted with a 85 rating.

today's odd fact

The most common name in the world is Mohammed

monday, december 13th, 1999

spq2 level reviews

sorry it took so long to post this - but rick's level was a lot bigger than i had originally thought.

back at the front a 9 map unit by rick troppman is posted with a 120 rating.

cheops tomb by phil abbott is posted with a 91 rating.

fixing the links

the link to the map the rat has been fixed at last. anyone out there who has been unable to find a working link, feel free to download away: the rat. as always, be sure to let me know if you encounter any broken links during your time spent at the edge.

today's odd fact

no word in the english language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

sunday, december 12th, 1999

working away

i really don't know what has gotten into me - but i have been playing more spq2 than i have in well over a year, and it's really a lot of fun. while i may not pump out 5 reviews every weekend (like last weekend), i think it's safe to say that you can expect to see me reviewing more frequently than i have in a long time. i'm sure to have at least one new review posted this weekend, maybe more. stay tuned, and i'll be back later today.

today's odd fact

On a statue of a person on a horse, if the horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

monday, december 6th, 1999

spq2 level reviews

citizen abel a 5 map set by brendon chung is posted with a 100 rating.

bargain-bin savior (citizen abel 2) a 6 map set by brendon chung is posted with a 117 rating.

today's odd fact

Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

sunday, december 5th, 1999

spq2 level reviews

bloodsport a 2 map set by jeff richardson is posted with a 63 rating.

octabase by alan randles is posted with a 50 rating.

the fortress by matt marinello is posted with a 50 rating.

NOTE! bloodsport has some problems with the download. if you experience this, try right-clicking the download link and then selecting 'save target as'.

today's odd fact

It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.

saturday, december 4th, 1999

link fix

this morning i fixed the broken link to magic lamber: power of sewer. it downloads just fine now, although it is now a single file download, and no longer broken up into 3 smaller files.

today's quote

"those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't"

sunday, september 26th, 1999

spq2 reviews

magic lamber: power of sewer a 6 map set by mark shan is posted with an 80 rating.

today's quote

"why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections?"

friday, september 24th, 1999

cleaning up the place (part 2)

general repairs continue, and i got some good work done today. if you are a map author, or anyone in general who wants to email me, *please* be sure to read my freshly updated email page. it is chock full of new information, as well as good old-fashioned whole-grain goodness. also, if you are one of the legions of people who wants to know how to run PAK style map files, please be sure to read my newly updated faq page, which can be easily accessed through my email page. i have been several times complimented for what many have called the "best and easiest ever" instructions for getting PAK files to run - so have a look if you have any questions or problems with that sort of thing. if anyone has any comments to make about the new look of the site (good or bad or indifferent {indifferent people often mail me blank mail}), please feel free to send them along.

also, i have started the long and arduous process of fixing up my old review pages to make them every bit as spiffy as the new style. so far i have finished one page. my plan is to start with the highest rated maps (the ones most frequently accessed), and work my way down. i will probably never finsh, but it'll be fun for me to see how far i get before i get distracted by the dancing gnome who lives under my kitchen sink...

if all goes well, i'll have a new map or two posted this weekend.

today's quote

"if a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?"
--jerry seinfeld

thursday, september 23rd, 1999

cleaning up the place

hello folks... it's been a while since i've walked the corridors here at the edge, but for some reason today i got a bit of energy and decided to do some work on the old place. over the years my idea of what a nice looking website is has changed, and i never was really in love with the old look anyway, so i decided to make some adjustments. no major overhaul or redesign, but some aesthetic changes mostly relating to text color and size. i should also soon have updated e-mail and faq pages posted which will more accurately reflect the current state of the edge (it's only fair that i warn everyone of my infrequent updates). in the meanwhile, i hope you all prefer the new look, and enjoy the quick and fun new spq2 map i have available.
be well

spq2 reviews

rampant rockslide by phil abbott is posted with a 77 rating.

today's quote

"why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?"
--jerry seinfeld

sunday, june 27th, 1999


I did it folks! The new Unit is finally here for your enjoyment. You've been waiting a month now - but wait no longer. Look below..... =)

spq2 reviews

Belly of the Beast a 13 map Unit by Jason (ELFINKO) Fink is posted with a 120 rating.

NOTE: This is version 5 of botb. There are many bug-fixes from previous versions. The Unit I reviewed is the FINAL build.

friday, june 25th, 1999

review update

Yeah, I know... I've been lazy/busy =)

Here are the facts: That new Unit I've been talking about IS still coming. The author finished working on fixing the little buggies in it a few weeks ago, but I have been insanely busy with real life. So - here's the deal, I should have it posted this weekend. I have already uploaded it, and have reviewed over half of the maps in the Unit. I've got a busy weekend in store for me, but I really want to get this map out already, so I expect to finish it up by late tomorrow, or sometime Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best... I'll do my darndest to deliver the goods. Stay Tuned....

saturday, may 15th, 1999

review update

Well, it turns out that the author of the project I've been talking about has decided to pull back and make some changes that will improve gameplay. I'm working on it with him, and I should have my part of the work done before this weekend is over. Since the author is very eager to get this project out to the public, I'm sure that he'll have it ready to go shortly thereafter. So - what does this mean to you, the eager SPQ2 fanatic? It means the project isn't ready yet, but should be within a few days.

today's quote

"When it rains, why don't sheep shrink?"
--Jerry Seinfeld

wednesday, may 12th, 1999


Just a quick note to let you all know the YES, I am still working on that review I promised Saturday. A few issues came up that I had to work out with the author, so the review will be a bit later than I had originally thought. As long as I face no new obstacles, the review should appear within the next few days. This Friday at the latest. I'll check back with you if I am faced with any more delays.

Here are a few tidbits of info to keep you all anticipating this new review... First, I have so far taken over three pages of notes with my review (about 7 times more than normal) and I'm still not done. Second, the file is huuuge - over 20meg. Third, the project draws influences from Unreal, Half-Life, and Classic Quake. Fourth, I haven't had this much fun playing Q2 in months. Fifth, it's coming soon!

today's quote

"Just think how much deeper the ocean would be if sponges didn't live there."
--Steven Wright

saturday, may 8th, 1999

i'm back!

Hiya everyone... I just thought I'd pop in and say HI! For those of you who still check out this news page, or for any of you first time readers, I thought I'd let you all in on a little secret. I'm going to be posting a review rather soon, as in within the next few days. If you love Single Player Quake2, then you will NOT want to miss out, so keep checking back and get ready for an SPQ2 feast. =)

today's quote

" If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?"
--Jerry Seinfeld

friday, march 26th, 1999

what's this??? an update!?!?!

Hiya everybody! Well, it seems I lied. Yep - I said I wouldn't update this ol' website anymore, but I wasn't telling the whole truth. It seems that some guy I know released some maps or something, and welp - I felt obligated to review them. So, if you'll just mosey on down to the review below this here paragraph, you can see for yourself just what it took to get me out of hibernation and post my first real update since December 1998. I hope you all enjoy it.... and who knows... I just might pop back in here from time to time and surprise you!

spq2 reviews

Dark Undergrowth a 3 map set by Christian 'guf' Cummings is posted with a 120 rating.

Dark Undergrowth is a Fugue State project. The Fugue State is a project founded by Christian 'guf' Cummings, of the the Fugue.