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Quake 3 Still Good For Tourney
by tIKi_mAn @ [03:18 PM] October 19 2004

A new bracket is starting up, called The Central Havoc Invitationals, featuring RA3 as their first run. If you think your team has what it takes, check it out.
"The league’s first season will be open to teams from all over North America. We invite competitive teams from any mod to come register."
Though unfortunate it is currently limited to players in the North Americas, prizes include GeForce 6800's and other powerful goodies.

Doom 3 GOLD
by DGhost @ [03:08 PM] July 14 2004

The word is out, the planet is shacking, Doom 3 is officially GOLD, here's the .plan from Todd
Welcome to id Software's Finger Service V1.5!

Name: Todd Hollenshead
Description: CEO
Last Updated: 07/14/2004 12:36:49 (Central Standard Time)
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7-14-2004 11:52 AM CDT

IT'S DONE!!!!!!!

Yes, this is the official word that DOOM 3 has been code released and has been approved for manufacturing! It won't be long now until the anticipation ends and the PH34R begins ;-) We literally just hung up with Activision and have confirmed that our latest release candidate has been mutually approved and is finally GOLD. Thanks to everyone for their patience (yeah right! =) and for everyone at id, Activision and our numerous partners for helping us create what I believe is absolutely the best game we have ever made.

So, the next question is release dates. Retailers in the States will be allowed to pick up games starting at 12:01 AM on August 3rd. The official street date is actually August 5th in the U.S.A., but some of your favorite stores will probably have it early for those of you who have to have it first. Check with your local retailer for that information.

Internationally, the game will take a few more days to make it to the store shelves. The UK will probably get it first, on or about August 6th. Everywhere else will probably be Friday, August 13th (que Twilight Zone Theme) or close to that date, with just a few exceptions (e.g. Russia and Poland). This isn't because we don't have love for you folks outside the U.S., but the localization and manufacturing process takes a bit longer outside the U.S. where we will have JVC run 24/7 to get the units built. I guess the European manufacturers prefer to give their employees nights and weekends off. Go figure!

The champagne is flowing here at id and smiles abound!

I'll update again with some DOOM 3 preparation tips (not what hardware to buy - you'll have to wait for a programmer for that sort of thing). In the meantime, I want to see those "DOOM 3 GOLD!!!" threads set new records for swamping message board servers, destroying productivity, and post counts ;-)

Recapping today's headlines....DOOM 3 GOLD!!!
Full press release is here. I couldn't stop myself from posting that! :) At last, time for me to upgrade my computer!


QuakeCon 2004 CTF Tourney Updates
by tIKi_mAn @ [11:03 AM] July 14 2004

After getting much feedback (or complaining) QuakeCon.Org has updated the Q3 CTF maplist to the following: q3ctf2, q3w2, q3wcp1, q3wcp9, and q3wcp15. Leave a comment on what you think about that if you are playing, so far they are intresting. Of course, full tournament details and more on the QuakeCon site.

MilkShape 3D Update
by tIKi_mAn @ [10:55 PM] July 09 2004

Q3 Modelers might want to swing by the Chumbalum Soft site to check out the latest update to MilkShape 3D. Lots of updates, and a few new features. Just don't forget to keep it refrigerated.

Q3Map 2.5.15
by tIKi_mAn @ [11:01 PM] July 09 2004

ydnar survived his bike trek across the US, and back in action pushing out another update to Q3Map2. Along the fixes some some new toys for mappers.
  • New: q3map_rgbGen, q3map_rgbMod or q3map_colorGen, q3map_colorMod
  • New: q3map_alphaGen const (like q3map_alphaMod set)
  • New: q3map_noVertexLight to suppress overwriting of vertex rgb
Swing by SplashDamage Forums for all the details, and a picture of ydnar half way to LA.

QuakeCon 2004 Tournaments
by tIKi_mAn @ [11:01 PM] July 09 2004

"DON’T JUST PLAY FOR FUN, PLAY FOR KEEPS
$150,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES UP FOR GRABS AT THE NVIDIA® CHAMPIONSHIPS AT QUAKECON 2004"

Now if that does not scream a good reason to go to QuakeCon, I am not sure what does. Amoung the toureys will the the first ever DooM3 tourney, Q3 One on One, and Four on Four Q3 CTF. Hope to see you there.

Happy Fourth of July! (USA)
by awoq @ [02:34 PM] July 04 2004

The staff of Q3Arena.com would like to wish everyone a very happy 4th of July. May your celebrations be both fun and safe.

Fun Mod goes Live
by tIKi_mAn @ [01:11 PM] June 18 2004

After the better part of two and a half years, the World of Padman mod team has finally released their cartoon fun mod! The mod itself weighs 335MB and has plenty of mirrors available for both the Win32 and Linux/Mac versions - and some game servers listed for you to try the mod out with.

Nation Clan Action
by tIKi_mAn @ [09:34 AM] May 24 2004

Latest results from ClanBase Q3 DM Nations, Russia beat the UK 2 - 0. Maps played were ospdm5 Russia's choice, q3dm14tmp UK's choice. Full game details and screenshots on ClanBase Q3A DM Nations page.

BG-COMP1 Results are in!
by tIKi_mAn @ [09:15 AM] May 17 2004

Burial Grounds have finally released the results from the BG-COMP1 Map Comp!

"With 10 maps submitted you would think this would be easy. Well, what we lacked in quantity we more then made up for with quality...however there could only be one winner and today it's Daniel 'ALMighty' Alm with his map Arena 13."

Runners up were The Last Arena by Grudge in second, and Shake Your Body by Strahlemann. All the results are ready for your viewing pleasure here, on the Burial Grounds Site.

Urban Updates
by tIKi_mAn @ [02:27 PM] May 16 2004

The folks over at Urban Terror patched up an expliot for us with a 500kb update patch, bringing the current version up to 3.6. Check out the site for details and download locations.

EuroCup IX Playoffs
by tIKi_mAn @ [12:54 PM] May 09 2004

Clanbase reports that Q3A CTF EuroCup IX playoffs kick off tonight. Poll was in favour of FOE vs reCap at 19:00 CET. Check out the EuroCup IX page on ClanBase for the details and info on upcoming events.

More pain for everyone
by tIKi_mAn @ [12:20 PM] April 29 2004

PainKeep Arena 3.0 has been released today, along with goodies for level developers.
"Would you like to make a map filled to the brim with pain and despair? Now you can! We have also released the source materials for the Level Designers to create their own masterpiece Painkeep maps!. The source materials will enable Level Designers to develop PainKeep Arena maps using a custom entity file as well as map source from a production map."
More information and downloads on the PainKeep Arena website.

QuakeCon 2004
by tIKi_mAn @ [12:31 PM] April 14 2004

Tonight, 9PM EDT. Register.
In understandable terms, now is the time to signup for QuakeCon 2004! You can read the newly posted FAQ about QuakeCon on the official site, QuakeCon.Org if you have any questions about the event. Hope to see you there!

Keep with updated with the Pain
by tIKi_mAn @ [05:57 PM] April 08 2004

This has the time to update your mods, and here is yet another one. PainKeep Arena 3.0 is ready for download. Sporting twenty new arenas, new set of weapons and much more. Head on over to the PainKeep Arena site for all the details and downloads.




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