Overdue Reviews: Quake

Screenshot from Quake showing the opening level select section.

Overdue Reviews is an occasional series in which I appease my younger self's brief desire to be a videogame journalist by ranting or raving about part of or all of a game I've played in the past. This week: Quake on PC.

I briefly worked in IT support for an insurance company in central London in the late nineties. When I arrived I was delighted to discover a thriving lunchtime Quake deathmatch community, composed of people from around the company and run by the IT staff.

Every lunchtime I would run out of the office, grab some food and then wolf it down while watching the game on spectate mode before jumping into the fray. We'd regularly have around 10 players in at once. It was a lot of fun.

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30 day challenges: no news

A man reading a newspaper, looking confused. Source: Thomas Leuthard, https://visualhunt.com/re/8fb5ee

It's been a while since I've done a 30 day challenge and this one is probably way overdue. I'm going to give up news for a month.

Why? Well, because it's depressing, that's why. Although that's an oversimplification.

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