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QW Live Commentary - May 21 (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 08:44 CDT, 21 May 2013 - iMsg
Vs Turbo from UK - DM6 and Aerowalk



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QW Live Commentary - May 16 (4 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 14:22 CDT, 16 May 2013 - iMsg
A DM4 vs kuzash



A couple ZTNDM3 vs Turbo



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Quakeworld Ladder (17 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 10:19 CDT, 10 May 2013 - iMsg
Inspired by the ease-of-play offered by games like Starcraft II and Quake Live, Sweden willgurht has developed a project to make finding and playing QuakeWorld games easy.

The ladder is currently in beta testing here, and everyone is welcome to check it out! Please forward any comments/questions here, and/or on IRC.

Links: Homepage, Detailed post // mIRC #qwrookie
Edited by wn at 11:21 CDT, 10 May 2013 - 8601 Hits
Thunderdome 3 Div0 Grand Final (19 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:00 CDT, 6 May 2013 - iMsg
The winner of the highest division of the latest installment of the Thunderdome QuakeWorld Duel tournament will be decided in a couple of hours at 22:00 CET (4:00 PM EST)

It will be Sweden bps from the winner bracket facing off against Sweden LocKtar from the lower bracket. The contest will be decided by a best of 5, and if LocKtar wins the best of 5, he will have to win another best of 5 as he is indeed coming from the lower bracket!

Check QTV to watch with the game client, or tune into the stream!

Watch the VODs here
Edited by !phil at 08:00 CDT, 7 May 2013 - 7585 Hits
QW Live Commentary - April 19th (7 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 11:32 CDT, 24 April 2013 - iMsg
Live commentary featuring my opponent this time - Matab

Aerowalk (worse performance on my part)


DM6 (better performance on my part)
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QW Live Commentary - April 3rd (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 13:20 CDT, 4 April 2013 - iMsg
Had some good games with Dr4k0

Aerowalk


ZTNDM3


ZTNDM3


DM6
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Quakeworld Oneday Tournaments (9 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 11:44 CDT, 2 April 2013 - iMsg
In the North American Quakeworld scene, United States of America/Russia B1aze is organizing one day duel tournaments. They are typically themed around a single map per day, and they happen once or twice or thrice a week.

The latest edition of any given week is accessible on quakephil.com/qwna and everyone from North America is welcome to join. We play on N.A. servers. Sometimes they are seeded, sometimes not so much, sometimes we have double eliminations, sometimes not. But one thing is always guaranteed: telefrags, bores, and good games!


Links: mIRC #qw.na
Edited by Badb0y at 14:37 CDT, 2 April 2013 - 2662 Hits
Clan Arena Nights (9 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 10:37 CST, 14 February 2013 - iMsg
Scheduled for 7PM EST (GMT -5) if more Euros are interested perhaps 6PM is doable. Details!

Clan Arena is a newbie-friendly form of QuakeWorld that used to be really popular over the years, and now is growing in activity again! Come join us!

Hang out with us on irc.quakenet.org #qwca and #mavericks and get the game at nquake.com
Edited by Badb0y at 15:14 CST, 16 February 2013 - 4510 Hits
Quake Monster Tour - Grunt vs Spawn (2 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 11:09 CST, 11 December 2012 - iMsg
I'm back!



Like it? Then link my crap on reddit, twitter, etc!
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Quake Monster Tour - Ogre vs Rottweiler (12 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 19:14 CDT, 25 October 2012 - iMsg


Like it? Then link my crap on reddit, twitter, etc!
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Quake Monster Tour - Knight vs Enforcer (23 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 10:28 CDT, 18 October 2012 - iMsg
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Quake Monster Tournament - Round 1 (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 10:55 CDT, 15 October 2012 - iMsg
Admins - if possible please make this into a proper poll

See here for the introduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2GELZtJycc

Vote here (or on youtube by liking the respective comment) who you think will win the first round:

Enforcer vs Knight

It will most likely happen on Wednesday...

Remember: the format is two sets:

1 - Champion vs Champion (one enforcer vs one knight)

2 - Horde Battle (enforcers vs knights, such that sum of enforcer hp = sum of knight hp)

3 - Tie break format, not sure yet... Post ideas below! (Maybe horde battle on nightmare skill?)
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Quake Monster Tournament - Introduction (21 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 16:15 CDT, 14 October 2012 - iMsg
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Quakeworld Live Commentary (4 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 20:40 CDT, 11 October 2012 - iMsg
Played some ztndm3 vs a quakeworld beginner, including a training session at the end

If you like these, subscribe!





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Quakeworld Live Commentary (2 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 13:52 CDT, 3 October 2012 - iMsg
Episodes #77 and #78:
edit and FFA:







http://youtube.com/quakephil

Subscribe to get more, I will hopefully be recording more often this winter!

Also, bug xsplit to implement proper deinterlace so I can get rid of that ghosting! (It is not evident in quakeworld recordings, but it can be seen in other games...)

edit: embedified!
Edited by !phil at 17:33 CDT, 3 October 2012 - 2330 Hits
Thunderdome Finals! (3 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 09:13 CDT, 27 April 2012 - iMsg
Thunderdome is coming to its most pivotal matches! It all started 2 months ago, and has kept on schedule largely due to the tireless effort of head admin Russia VVD.


It has been a great tournament all the way up to div0, and it is really exciting to be able to win your division with this kind of tournament setup. I'm stoked to watch (and maybe broadcast) the grand finals!

Links: Thunderdome
Edited by Badb0y at 13:31 CDT, 29 April 2012 - 2318 Hits
QuakeWorld 24/7 Livestream Experiment (13 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 14:12 CDT, 1 April 2012 - iMsg
I wrote some scripts to automatically stream games from Quakeworld QTV and to allow viewers to vote on which game to spectate.

qStream

Let me know what you think, improvements/comments/suggestions, and tell me if I'm just crazy :) I currently do not have a dedicated streaming machine yet, its just an old laptop that's doing it, so... might not actually be on 24/7
Edited by !phil at 14:12 CDT, 1 April 2012 - 3872 Hits
Rikoll -vs- kingpin (19 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 14:38 CDT, 28 March 2012 - iMsg


0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rating: 9.2 (5 votes)
Gametype: Duel
Map: Various Maps
Mod: N/A
Viewpoint: MVD
How to play back Q1 demos


Two of the best duellers square off in a best-of-5 game for Thunderdome duel tournament

Some hot axxxion!

If you don't actually have quake, get it at http://nquake.com (come to irc://irc.quakenet.org/qwrookie if you need help!)

VODs:
* ZTNDM3
* Aerowalk
(Audio is poor quality and video can be better, this was a test of creating VODs with my work laptop, in the future I will stick to my home setup)
Edited by !phil at 14:15 CDT, 29 March 2012 - 6700 Hits
Thunderdome Round 2 (1 comment)
Posted by !phil @ 12:37 CST, 6 March 2012 - iMsg
Thunderdome round 2 is under way! This round has the majority of games for the tournament, because round 1 was mostly a qualifying round with a significant amount of byes.


Check this thread for scheduling, and idle in #thunderdome on irc.quakenet.org for on-the-spot announcements! GL, RL, and LG!

Links: quakeworld.nu
Edited by Badb0y at 13:45 CST, 6 March 2012 - 1335 Hits
QW Live Commentary (2 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 11:40 CST, 5 March 2012 - iMsg
Some low ping and high ping games including my BO3 vs Drake for the Thunderdome tournament!

This entire live commentary series is for new players to learn basic first person dueling. If it helps you, spread the word!
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Thunderdome Begins! (13 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 11:11 CST, 28 February 2012 - iMsg
Thunderdome round 1 has started! The deadline for all divisions is March 5, 23:59CET. It was hard work to seed everyone into the divisions, but master blaster (also known as Russia VVD) made sure that all the slaves did their jobs.

Spontaneous live streaming will take place around 2400-0400 CET (6pm-10pm est) if any games are happening at that time and I'm not otherwise predisposed. We may get a more official streaming schedule as the semis and finals start getting scheduled, but in the meantime follow my stream to get notified when it goes online.

Brackets:
* Div0 - 19 players
* Pro - 22 players
* Regular - 30 players
* Advanced Rookies - 28 players
* Rookies - 22 players

GL, RL & LG 2 all!
Edited by Badb0y at 07:01 CST, 7 March 2012 - 4317 Hits
QW Live Commentary (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 13:40 CST, 27 February 2012 - iMsg
A couple of high ping games, actually we played three that I did live commentary for but I forgot to upload the aerowalk rematch; I'll upload it tonight!

This entire live commentary series is for new players to learn basic dueling, so spread the word
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Thunderdome Starting Soon (17 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 21:23 CST, 25 February 2012 - iMsg
Quakeworld: Thunderdome has seeded the initial divisions and is accepting late sign-ups. Players are encouraged to notify admins of any corrections in case someone has been misplaced in a division. Each division is scheduled to have a double-elimination bracket, which will be drawn up by 27 Feb 23:59CET at which point the games will begin!

Currently we have 97 players from 24 different countries filling out 5 divisions:

* Div0
* Pro
* Regular
* Advanced Rookies
* Rookie

Elite duelers are especially encouraged to register, as currently we are missing some of the heavy hitters such as nitram, mawe, milton, kingpin, locust, lacsap, avenger, lakso, etc., and we need them to make a true "div0" division. Let them know about the tourney and convince them to sign up for thunderdome! There will be a high def stream covering the best matches whenever possible.
Edited by !phil at 21:36 CST, 25 February 2012 - 4210 Hits
Hymn of Hope (29 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 08:44 CST, 24 February 2012 - iMsg
Greetings fellow Quakers!

Andréas, also known as "zingao" will be making teasers about a monthly quakeworld tournament project hosted in Europe (but open to all.) There will be cash prizes, although at this point it is not clear how much. Most indicators point to a playhem type of tournament idea, except not daily but monthly or perhaps weekly. A live stream is in the works to cover the project.

Links: Source, #HoH
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QW Live Commentary (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:04 CST, 23 February 2012 - iMsg
New uploads in the live commentary series!
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Quakeworld: Thunderdome (29 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 10:40 CST, 21 February 2012 - iMsg
Russia VVD has announced Thunderdome, a unique tournament for quakeworld, and I'm helping him host it, along with Sweden Adde, Russia Darkstorm and Ireland pleuraXeraphim!

The main difference from Duelmania, Ownage and Showdown is a multiple division system with double elimination brackets. The intent is to allow all players of all skills to have a chance to win, rather than be brutally stomped on by higher skill players. It also affords the higher skill players a true challenge in every single game, and a real spectacle from the first round to the finals.

There will be divisions ranging from "div 0" to "true rookie" and the final number of divisions will depend on the total signups. Registration is open until February 25th, 23:59 CET. Running around in clan arena is one thing; playing an official duel with your adrenaline blasting is another! Go sign up.

Links: Rules, Sign ups, #thunderdome
Edited by xou at 12:16 CST, 21 February 2012 - 7940 Hits
Behind the scenes in 4on4 (36 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 14:36 CST, 11 January 2012 - iMsg
Last night I recorded a 4on4 match - two maps worth - along with the players' tactical voice comms in mumble. I focused on a single team each map.

It is a really interesting look into how a 4on4 team-in-training operates and plays an entire game start to finish. If you're interested in quakeworld 4on4, check it out.

Watch the games here:
First map: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27fIGthvRQI
Second map: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dg70rZyw8k
Edited by Demiurge at 13:29 CST, 16 January 2012 - 7400 Hits
So you want to be a caster (40 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 09:22 CST, 19 November 2011 - iMsg
Casting is a big part of e-sports. If you do it right, its promoting your love of video games, whatever video game that might be, and introducing more people to something that you personally find highly entertaining. But if you do it wrong, best case scenario you won't have an audience and worst case scenario you'll do a disservice.

In my quest to become a better caster myself, I've identified six key things that I think are very important. They are characteristics that every top level caster has, and that many beginning casters lack - and would hugely benefit from improving them. So I'm going to share them with you.

1. Energy. You have to be able create excitement and genuine interest out of nothing, and to maintain that level for the entire cast. Some people do this naturally, they are the extreme extroverts. The rest of us have to do it consciously, until it becomes second nature. My prime example here is Nick "Tasteless" Plott. He's not constantly shouting: he will go there every now and then, but when he's not, he is honestly interested (even when half his mind is gone from casting for a day straight) in what is going on inside the game and entertains the viewer into watching the game along. He does it so well, you don't notice it - you're just enthralled in his cast. I think this is the biggest return-on-investment characteristic you can personally improve, because energy, when expended properly, can help a lot of the other stuff along. Lack of energy (monotone voice, being bored, etc) can hurt the most.

One up and coming caster who I've noticed has nice natural energy is adebisisc. If you're watching a cast and you think to yourself "I want to watch this guy cast again, I wonder what he will say next!" then that caster has succeded here.

2. Voice flavor. This is not something you can work on, its simply something you have to discover and exploit. My example here will be Marcus "djWheat" Graham. He has what could be considered a classic nasal nerd voice, but in fact it has become the classic djWheat voice - when you hear it you instantly know who is speaking. You might have a deep bassy voice, you might have a high pitched voice, you might have a funny accent, whatever. Whatever it is, understand it, exploit it. It adds flavor, and flavor is tasty. If you have some cool aspect to your voice and you're not using it, you're not getting the most out of yourself as a caster.

3. Diction and word usage. This one should be obvious. Its important to be able to speak fast enough (but not too fast) and to be able to rattle off the right words at the right time, all the right catch phrases. This is mostly a learned skill. Michael Goldberg of UFC fame is a great example here, but if you've seen some of the very first UFCs, you will see how he has evolved in this regard. Love him or hate him, you can't deny that he enunciates words very specifically and deliberately. (And of course, even he has funny gaffes, but because he's so good, the mistakes he makes are excused.) You shoulde note though that he is one short step away from going too far, the way some disk jockeys and weather forecastors do it, by over-exaggerating their enunciation and intonation. Don't do that, it sounds lame and cheesy. But don't mumble or re-use the same words over and over either.

4. Knowledge of the game. This should also be obvious. Play by play gets old and it gets old fast. Start introducing "because" into your play by play. Instead of "he picks up some health boxes and moves to red armor" its much more interesting to hear "he picks up some health boxes because his enemy is controlling the yellow armor and there's so much health here instead".

I believe even the most basic play by play should have bits and pieces of game theory sprinkled in. Casters like Artosis, Painuser, who are high level players are obvious examples, but you don't actually have to be a high level player in order to have a surprisingly deep knowledge of the game. In fact, any student of the game, even if physically unable to execute the theories, is still able to learn those theories and talk about them. And that adds richness (as long as you don't make it too long and boring) and immense depth to casting. And without it, it becomes just a boring train of "oh my god what a play!"

5. Meshing with the co-caster. Eventually you will be casting with someone else. The prime example here is Tastosis, the casting archon :) another is Joe Rogan and the aforementioned Mike Goldberg of UFC, they're really good together. MaximusBlack and NovaWar are another great team. Until you actually cast with someone, you will not know in detail what needs to be done in that unique scenario, but at the very least, you don't want it to be one caster doing his thing, and then waiting until the other caster is doing his thing. Or worse yet, when one caster is doing his solo play by play for a long time and the other caster can't even get a word on. It has to be a mesh. It has to be a conversation between the two, and that takes time getting comfortable with the other person. Call your co-caster by name. Talk to him/her about the game. Discuss what's going on. You can get away with just having a general discussion, but don't get too carried away aside - there's a game to be cast.

6. Technology. You need high quality video and high quality audio. You could have all of the above, but if your video and/or audio are low quality, you will be losing most of your audience. If you're lucky, then you are part of a company doing casting which has already figured this part out, but if you're not, you will have to make the setup yourself. It is becoming more consumer accessible every month (I've written an article on this, look around.) Then there's all kinds of production value stuff to be done, but this is optional, but if pulled off well it can really set apart a show. Having intros, outros, player introduction, map introductions, and other such doodads - produced not too amateurishly, of course - makes a big improvement.

So there you have it. Those are the six key things that, in my humble opinion, will improve any caster. Identify the weakest one and work on that first. If you don't, "you're killing e-sports" :)

P.S. Check out this link. It has a wealth of knowledge on this topic. (And, yes, it has the same title, but I swear I only learned of that blog/book after having written this column last night!)
Edited by !phil at 18:51 CST, 19 November 2011 - 13279 Hits
Suddendeath Duel Invitational (13 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 08:08 CST, 15 November 2011 - iMsg
Quake 1 clan Suddendeath held an invitational duel tournament featuring their duel players, who also happen to be some of the finest duellers around. They fought for strength, honor, and five hundred Swedish kroner!

I recorded and casted some of the quarterfinals, and both semifinals as well as the grand final. Check it out the VODs!


VODs: Own3d.tv
Spoilers: Tournament bracket
Edited by xou at 08:24 CST, 15 November 2011 - 2692 Hits
Ignition Tournament Kicks Off! (24 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 15:54 CST, 8 November 2011 - iMsg
Ireland pleuraXeraphim from quakeworld.nu has announced the kick-off of the quakeworld Ignition Tournamant, geared for players new to QW. Please note the following important notice from the Ignition website:
Notice that you have the deadlines for when the games needs to be played at the top of each round in the bracket. The date is the last play date for the games in that round. After a game has been played, the winner logs onto the Ignition site to report the result with scores and screenshots from the game.

Links: Rookie Bracket, Advanced Rookie Bracket

Source: QuakeWorld.nu
Edited by !phil at 15:55 CST, 8 November 2011 - 3781 Hits
QuakeWorld Live Commentary (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 17:08 CDT, 5 November 2011 - iMsg
Short but fun live commentary session with jon_snow

Had a pretty safe game on DM6
But then jon_snow turned it up and made it real close on ZTNDM3

Live commentaries are intended to teach players new to quakeworld the basics of duels and how it works. Archive on twitch.tv and youtube.com
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QHLAN 15 Finals! (21 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 16:57 CDT, 5 November 2011 - iMsg
Denmark Zalon at quakeworld.nu has posted the final matches yet to be played:

1on1 Gold Final
Norway Rikoll vs Sweden LocKtar

1on1 Gold 3rd Place decider
Sweden bps vs Sweden mawe

4on4 Pro Final
Europe Slackers vs Europe fragomatic

4on4 Pro 3rd Place decider
Sweden Suddendeath vs Sweden Suddendeath 2

1on1 Silver Final
Sweden Sajko vs Hungary Milamber

I will be streaming any finals I can at own3d.tv, and will most likely do some live commentary too!

Links: QuakeTV, Phil's Stream, Mumble

Source: QuakeWorld.nu
Edited by !phil at 19:18 CDT, 5 November 2011 - 7024 Hits
QHLAN 15 is happening! (12 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 16:56 CDT, 4 November 2011 - iMsg
Denmark Zalon at quakeworld.nu has posted the most recent news on QHLAN 15. Here's an excerpt:
The structure of the draft tournament is as follows. Everyone interested in playing
signed up individually. With 24 players signed up this amounted to six teams. The six highest seeded players were then chosen as team captians and could then pick among the remaining players, one at at time. The resulting teams can be seen below.

The duel tournament is already underway (two divisions), detailed information here!

Links: Tournaments, QuakeTV, Demos, Servers

Source: QuakeWorld.nu
Edited by !phil at 17:01 CDT, 4 November 2011 - 3096 Hits
QuakeWorld Live Commentary (2 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 14:52 CDT, 3 November 2011 - iMsg
Had another streaming session, this time with NukeProof.

The video quality should be significantly better this time. Let me know how it looks. Specifically, let me know if it plays back smooth on your computer or not... and of course any other feedback to improve the stream, just let me know!

(Some videos are in two parts are because my ISP decided to lag and temporarily disconnect the stream. This may or may not be caused by my new higher quality stream settings)

DM6 - http://www.twitch.tv/quakephil/b/299005662 http://www.twitch.tv/quakephil/b/299005914
ZTNDM3 - http://www.twitch.tv/quakephil/b/299006799
VDM3V3 - http://www.twitch.tv/quakephil/b/299007723
HATE - http://www.twitch.tv/quakephil/b/299007876 http://www.twitch.tv/quakephil/b/299008525
Skull - http://www.twitch.tv/quakephil/b/299009358
Aerowalk - http://www.twitch.tv/quakephil/b/299010351

All these maps (except DM6) are on the http://ignition.qwscene.net maplist. If you're a real beginner in quakeworld, go sign up!
Edited by !phil at 14:54 CDT, 3 November 2011 - 1511 Hits
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Ready Up Radio Episode 30 (3 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 30 October 2011 - iMsg
That was probably the longest break we’ve taken yet. With some of us starting new jobs and starting school again, we’ve been insanely busy lifing lately. BUT WE’RE BACK! Wonko was originally supposed to be here for this one, but sounded the Quake alarm bringing Jehar and Quakephil to the rescue. It was a great show, bringing together many facets of the Quake community and giving a ton of information about whats going on at the moment.

Overall a great podcast, and we’re thinking of making this cast a separate show; a great way of reconvening every now and then to let everyone know what going on with other scenes.

Links: Ready Up Radio Podcast, TastySpleen TV part 1 and part 2
Edited by nineX at 18:33 CDT, 31 October 2011 - 1900 Hits
High def first person shooter streaming (72 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 14:38 CDT, 28 October 2011 - iMsg
Its been a year, and I've edited this article with some updates. Look for "2012 update:" for those.

Here is my experience creating a high-definition live streaming set up for the purpose of streaming FPS games. What started as a brainstorm session has turned into an actual nerd DIY project, and I feel like I've accumulated enough knowledge to share. I've split it up into some sections: Rationale, Video, Streaming, Audio, and Lessons Learned.


I hope this is of use to you. If this article helps at least 1 person on the path of live streaming, then I think it has been a friday well spent writing it. :)
Edited by !phil at 17:09 CDT, 31 October 2012 - 16850 Hits
Slipgate Report #8 - Rikoll and nitram (7 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 08:45 CDT, 25 October 2011 - iMsg
This week (or this month) on Slipgate Report #8 United States of America QuakePhil and Denmark ParadokS welcome guests Sweden nitram and Norway Rikoll to talk about their recent duelmania encounter, their experiences so far and what's to come.

Rikoll is the current heir apparent to the supreme 1on1 crown in the QW scene, after Milton. Nuff said.

Nitram aka Valla aka Ningizzia aka the man of many names, he's one of the oldest breed of oldschool QWers, and has been playing since 1997. He's best known for his 4on4 achievements with many clans, including the elite clan fragomatic which has recently made a comeback. But he's made damage in 1on1 tournaments through-out the years also.

We talk about duelmania mostly, and about the various aspects of duel gameplay. We even mention ignition, a tournament geared towards newer players in quake.

Watch Slipgate Report #8
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Slipgate Report #7 (10 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 10:39 CDT, 9 October 2011 - iMsg
We talk with Russia VVD about playing and coding Quake from a Russian perspective. Some of the show is in Russian, but I translate everything. Also the format is shorter - trying to keep it to 30 mins.

There are some awkward pauses when English becomes too difficult for our guest, but I think it is worth it to get an interesting point of view from one of the older and more experienced Quakers - both in the game and in the code.

VVD is an old school quaker who has contrinbuted to KTX (quakeworld's official tournament mod, akin to OSP for quake3) and EZQuake (quakeworld's official modern client) and even MVDSV (quakeworld's official server software) is an all-around FreeBSD nerd, as well as a top notch player (although he won't admit it)

Follow and cheer VVD on in duelmania! And heed his final words, which I may not have translated 100% - play quake for fun every now and then, don't worry about quitting it!

Watch Slipgate Report #7
Edited by !phil at 10:47 CDT, 9 October 2011 - 3472 Hits
Slipgate Report #6 (12 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 15:06 CDT, 25 September 2011 - iMsg
This week on the Slipgate Report United States of America QuakePhil and Denmark ParadokS welcome guests Sweden phrenic and Finland Jari (commonly known as jj) Also we got a new logo thanks to dithes! It matches our new name, too! What a coincidence! (Thanks to Matuka for making the old logo when we had the old name, too!)

Phrenic is into 4on4 (but also a sick dueller) and jj is a representative from clan blt, the clan that has the biggest balls right now, going from div2 to div1! We talk about EQL, the divisions, and eventually I steer the discussion towards duelmania :) Both tournaments are in their beginning stages!

Yeah, we had technical difficulties as usual, but at least I hope the audio didn't get interrupted too much. The video was laggy/choppy in parts, due mostly to my internet not cooperating. Those darn internets. The ending video in particular looked like complete and utter garbage, so go and watch the high-def video here!

Also check out Phrenic's videos (google for them) in particular here's one I like (youtube)

Watch Slipgate Report #6
Edited by !phil at 13:10 CDT, 26 September 2011 - 4608 Hits
Worlds smallest violin playing for Quake (279 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 11:25 CDT, 31 August 2011 - iMsg
I don't usually write these rants (who the hell am I anyway?) but it has been brewing, and its a slow day, so here we go...

E-sports

E-sports is a fact. In the years past, it has had some excess hype, but at the current time of me writing this, E-sports is here to stay. Starcraft 2 stands out in particular right now, and in this write-up I will be comparing and contrasting Quake (the FPS I've been playing since 1999) and SC2 (the RTS that finally got me to play rts online)

As far as e-sports in general, others have written on the subject far better than I ever could: see Why I love pro gaming at PC gamer and Esports vs Sports at gameradvice for some good articles on the topic.

The take home message is - multiple generations have now grown up playing video games, and video games are a huge form of entertainment; also - humans love to fight. Put two and two together, and no matter how goofy "e-sports" might initially sound, you can't deny that competitive video games (and all the drama that entails) make for some great entertainment.

Starcraft 2

First let me fully mention Starcraft 2 and the real-time strategy genre: it has blown up huge in 2010, 2011, and is the driving force between the most entertaining E-sports broadcasts today. In the past when I had some free time, I would sit down and watch some quake demos (without any commentary of course) from a then-recent duel finals and derive a thrill from that. Now I find myself on friday nights (or monday morning, doesn't matter) switching my projector on and watching GSL code S with Tastosis (Also MLG, NASL, IEM, GSTL...)

We don't have this in Quake, and we never did. And we should. Starcraft 2 is the biggest success story E-sports has seen so far, and the Quake scene can emulate it and succeed as well. After all, Quake is not a direct competitor to SC2 as the genres are entirely different! Creativity is great, but plagiarism is faster :)

Quake

The current dilemma is that Quake FPS has great untapped potential, but at the present time is a bit of an "ugly duckling" of E-sports. (Not literally, all the modern quakes look high def as fuck!) So, I've identified the following two things that have to be emulated after SC2, if we want Quake to further exploit the potential of E-sports:

1) "Find game". The "Esport vs Sports" article linked above makes a compelling argument that, while meatspace sports have more of a non-participating audience, e-sports audience is actually comprised mostly of players. Still not getting it? If you want an audience, you have to have players!

I promised myself that before I published this blabalanche anywhere, I would give QuakeLive another chance (I haven't touched it since having various technical issues with the beta) and so I did. Or at least I tried - I couldn't get it to work. (Chrome not supported, then tried IE and got core extraction failed. GG.) Now, I know people are playing it, so I'm sure I can probably get it to work with some effort... but that's my point: New players shouldn't have to expend any kind of significant effort to start playing and start having fun. It bears repeating that SC2 handles this flawlessly. I've never, ever, had a problem finding a game with SC2 (actually, monobattles is buggy, but that's a custom 3rd party map anyway) Sure you could say that Quake Live is free, and SC2 is $60, and so you get what you pay for, but this is the wrong attitude to take. In reality, there is no reason why quake shouldn't be as easy as SC2, especially as far as the technical questions go. Bluntly put: the code is trivial.

So yeah, in SC2 becoming a player is easy, after a couple placement matches you get put into a league with like skilled players. You press a Single Button(tm) to find a game.

In Quake becoming a player is hard. Unless you have a couple friends you can play with for fun, your other option is to go on public servers, and they are a mess. You can find yourself playing with players light years ahead in every respect of the game. People get curb stomped, and people leave, and SC2 would be the same way if you got matched with guys from code S every time.

The solution is simple - and I'm going to engage in some pseudocode talk right now just to illustrate how simple this is - you maintain an id of everyone who plays (for example a community site like quakeworld.nu already has a database of player logins) and rank them by past performance. You do the ranking by monitoring the games they play. Elo ranking is the easiest to accomplish this, and the QW scene is actually working right now on implementing such a system. This doesn't require special browsers, this doesn't require core extractions (what the fuck?) all this requires is maybe 100 lines of PHP and a couple weeks of testing and development.

(Fun fact: when QW was being developed in the late 90's as a TCP port of Quake1, it actually did have an online "leader-board" (anyone remember MikeJ?) but it was scrapped because it was too visible to players and they became afraid to play someone who was ranked higher. This is solved easily by making the system transparent as SC2 does.)

In fact, SC2 isn't perfect in this regard either, in some ways it is too transparent. For example, I am still flabbergasted that you cannot search for both a 2v2 and a 3v3 simultaneously, so this is something that can be available in a custom search.

TL;DR: Quake need a "find game" button on a website or a game launcher. You click and wait, and it pairs you up with an evenly matched quake player. You have fun. They have fun. :) HOLY SIT YUO GUIZE I AM GENIOUSE. Ok, end pseudocode talk.

2) Personality. The entertainment value of SC2 is delivered by the players, the commentators, and in some degree by the community at large. But the first two are the most visible. The players' bodily presense is important - those of you who watch GSL will know what I mean when you remember the MC "thumbs down" or the finger wag or the various pre-game pump ups he does. Or Huk's trollface victory. Or the Idra interview even. Sure, not every player is a charismatic entertainer, but even the goofy dorks with gosu fingers have a human element to them that is always somehow entertaining (I recently saw this interview of an otherwise regular dude playing SC2, and went from not knowing who player X is to becoming a fan of player X. Go figure) The casters - an entity introduced to me by DjWheat back in the primordial Quake casting days - are also very important. Tastosis are my favorite example, they are masterful at filling idle time with witty banter, and they can make a show out of nothing, and then when the actual e-sports action kicks in, they are able to present and explain and even hype it and that adds greatly to the replay value.

And that's what this is about - putting on a show. We are already doing it in the game, but there are so many other aspects where it can be done! (And, for a change, its hard work...)

So in Quake we need physical presense, if only a little bit. No, I don't mean webcam shots of walter playing (although even that is better than nothing) But we do need to see these aimbots and trickjumper masters as a human being, and we do now, and its a big part of what has kept Quake alive, and we need to keep increasing the production values of this. Your lg is nothink on lan? Indeed. Improve on it: emulate SC2. Maybe you don't have to interview them after every game, but "gameface" shots have great entertaining value, and should be part of any quake production. Casters are actually the key. They are the voices, the embassadors to the masses. Anybody can cast (I've dabbled in it myself) but you also need the ability to make a show out of nothing, when you have dead time or whatever else. Just think a little bit - each of us knows someone who is fun to listen to, someone who can rattle on about anything and/or tell anecdotes masterfully. Give them a headset and teach them Quake :D

And of course player posts, community-created content, this is an important aspect, and something I think Quake has in spades.

TL;DR: Quake need more personality. More prozone players, more prozone casters, more entertainers. Find em, and teach them Quake!

3) There's more. Sponsors. Money prizes. Production studios for events (these can be one-man studios, and VODs are huge here for replay value, again. Being able to watch past events at your leisure is invaluable, right now we often have to choose between multiple live streams and miss half the awesome action. If there is one thing GSL ever got right, it is their VOD database. I never watch live, but the VODs are an inexhaustible supply of on-demand entertainment! Also SC2 has live streaming a-la twitch.tv/<insert your favorite starcraft player here> - FPS is actually a bit more demanding to stream and to have playable FPS at the same time, but the technology will improve and be more affordable. Idra's stream might get 1x,xxx live views, but then the VOD will get 1xx,xxx views!)

But yeah. Let's first work on 1) and 2)

Closing words.

Quake didn't use to be the ugly duckling. FPS wasn't always the bottom of E-sports. Recall some of the current SC2 teams: coL started its life as a counterstrike clan, their great rivalry with Team 3D there. Of course CheckSix, fnatic, SK, 4K, these all have roots in early 2000's FPS too (SK from 1990's Quake 1 with players like Kane, Hakeem, Timber... and 4K were one of the big Quake1 clans in the late 90s) My current favorite is EG, a huge powerhouse right now in the SC2 scene, and it also all started as a Quake one clan. The history is there. The spirits refuse to die. :)
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Quake is Dead - EQL, mix strategies, DM (26 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 08:43 CDT, 29 August 2011 - iMsg
Listen in as I talk to Denmark ]SR[ParadokS, Sweden Carapace and Sweden Hooraytio about what's up in the scene. EQL is getting closer and closer, but we also talk about some newbie friendly stuff, like some fun beginner stratregies in mix/public 4on4 games :) (We also talk about DM - duelmania - a little bit, which has been dormant for years, but is now starting up again)

Cara is a really good 4on4 player now. He took a big break from quake and is now back.

Horatio has been around forever, and spends a lot of time helping the scene by running the EQL and trying to make everyone happy, which as we all know is so ez (not) :)

There's also a sweet intro thingy I made. Thanks to DDE ghosts as well as bps and Matuka for letting me use their stuff.

Link: VOD
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Quake is Dead - Dueling and 4on4 mixes (29 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 14:24 CDT, 21 August 2011 - iMsg
Listen in as I talk to Denmark ]SR[ParadokS, Norway Rikoll and Denmark EMbAh about quake dueling, 4on4 mixes, and some upcoming tournaments. There's even a comic strip somewhere in there :)

Rikoll is a relative new-comer who has been tearing through the duel tournaments (1st @ QHLan 13, 2nd at QHLan 14, 1st at Showdown 1 and 2!) and is also a fine 4on4 player.

EMbAh has been around a bit longer, and also plays quakelive as well.

Update: I had the wrong link, now fixed! Fast forward to 3:00 when the show really starts.

Link: VOD
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Quake is Dead - Live show about Quake (45 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 17:09 CDT, 14 August 2011 - iMsg
Listen to Denmark ]SR[ParadokS and I talk about quake tournaments ongoing and coming up on justin.tv. Or twitch.tv. Or something like that.

We cover STA 2v2, EQL 4v4 and even ozquake 1v1!

Next show is scheduled for Wednesday 17th around 18:00 CDT.

Link: VOD
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Quake Live Commentary (68 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:07 CDT, 29 June 2011 - iMsg
I wish to advertise my live video commentary page for quakeworld. It is different from most other commentary you may have seen because I am doing the commentary at the same time as I'm playing the game.

The intent is to show newbies (and/or players that are new to FPS) the thought process that goes on while someone is playing the game.

I'm still working on some technical aspects of capturing (using fraps locks me down to 120FPS, but perhaps I can use vdub with some tweaks to get unlocked FPS capturing) but I already have 30+ episodes ready, and I have gotten positive feedback, but I haven't been able to get too many views so I'm hoping to get some word out - so spread the word :) Even quakelive players and other players outside quakeworld have told me they learned something from these videos, so I hope you can too, and improve yourself in FPS :D

(I got this idea from kingscrusher chess live commentary, very entertaining; and then after I started I learned that some people do live commentary in SC2 also - psy, day9 I think, etc)

Links: playlist, youtube channel
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QHLan 14 flash-interviews (11 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 10:34 CDT, 6 November 2010 - iMsg
Some in-your-face flash interviews with some of the top names attending this years QHLan

Warning: contains strong language and/or nudity. (Ok, maybe not nudity) :)

SR-ParadokS and SR-en_karl
Valla and Rikoll
Phrenic
FA-Zalon
Sassa
flintheart playing
LethalWiz and Warzon Trophy
Molle
Fest Hat
sd-Goblin and sd-BPS
tVS-Ihminen and tVS-Milton
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QHLAN14 in two days (70 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 10:36 CDT, 2 November 2010 - iMsg
QHLan 14 is around the corner, scheduled to kick off in less than 2 days on Nov 4th. QHLan is to QuakeWorld what ESWC is to Quake 3, or Wimbledon to Tennis :) The full player list is available, but I want to bring to your attention some of the biggest names to ever attend this LAN, making it potentially the biggest and baddest LAN tournament in the 14-year history history of QW.


All told there will be 200+ people at this LAN (which, by the way, is conducted in cooperation with the nonprofit hazard and does not have any commercial sponsors) and of those it will be about 100 hardcore quake players, from the super newb (me) to the super pro :) But, seriously, for every player mentioned above, at least 2 more players will be there who have honest chances to beat them.

I will be tweeting the action and any videos/pictures/interviews that I manage to smuggle across the border!


Link: QHLan 14
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QHLan 14 (28 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 22:22 CDT, 27 October 2010 - iMsg
The 14th edition of the most hard-core QuakeWorld lan is coming up Nov 4th-7th. This time, the best of the best will be there. The best duel players. The best 4on4 teams. It is going to rock!

Youtube report
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Riosat1y, XantoM, Dronar (No comments)
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Riosat1y, XantoM, Dronar
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Hagge, Lakso (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
They pracced a lot before group games and got in better shape than expected
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Ake Vader, Locust (No comments)
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Ake ghosting Locust
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Hagge (No comments)
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Hagge HUD
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Medar (No comments)
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Medar black shaft hacks
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Zappater (No comments)
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Zappater avoids ghosting by making his screen impossible to look at without vomiting <3
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LocKtar (1 comment)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
If his game doesn't kill you, his gameface will
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Nabbe (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
Nabbe with the southpaw stance
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LocKtar, Ake Vader, Locust, Hagge (2 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
Ake manages to make the best faces I swear
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Rio, bps, LocKtar, Ake, Locust (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
I rest my case
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Medar, Dronar, spaltar (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
Spaltar = XantoM's little brother (who is bigger than him)
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XantoM, blazeh (No comments)
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XantoM, blazeh
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Rio and the Druidz Duo (No comments)
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Rio and the Druidz Duo
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Not sure who paid for all that beer (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
Not sure who paid for all that beer
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Blazeh tries to best Ake's photoface (No comments)
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Blazeh tries to best Ake's photoface
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Crashing Ake's crib (No comments)
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Crashing Ake's crib
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Nabbe schooling Vo0 (8 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
To be fair, Vo0 held his own on ztndm3!
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2GD setting up for commentary (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
He is quite the crowd pleaser ;)
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Lornelin (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
The one and only
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LocKtar and Lugia on stage (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
No they did not play simultaneously.... That would have been something :)
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Where are my legs? (2 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
Where are my legs?
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Dreamarena Extreme (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
The main screen was awesome
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Dreamarena Extreme (No comments)
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Dreamarena Extreme
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Spectators for QW Final (1 comment)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
Spectators for QW Final
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Finalists (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
The aftermath, Nabbe congratulating LocKtar and claiming that he was just happy to have made it into 2nd place. But we all know he wants to crush LocKtar :D and he came quite close...
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Elated after the commentary (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
I even got some positive feedback from others :P
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Vo0 and Lugia (5 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
Vo0 made a show of squabbling over some rules, but in the end he handed Bjudia his own ass in spite of getting shafted 40%+
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Show me the money (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
Are all the zeroes there?
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BjudTar (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
And the other finalists (Nabbe had to run and missed the photo-op)
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Lugia's broken pinkie (No comments)
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The secret to bot aim
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UNF UNF UNF (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
Clan UNF?
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Everyone warming up (No comments)
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Global warming?
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Locust hates papparazzi (1 comment)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
45% LG stare
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Me warming (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
Not that it helped much.
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XantoM typing in his config (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
He's that good
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Rio, Druidz Duo (No comments)
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Rio, Druidz Duo
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QW Champ (No comments)
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QW Champ
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Phil blahblahblahing (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
I was so wasted I didn't even notice this picture was taken
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XantoM blahblahblahing (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
We tried to grill him for tVS secrets but we did not get much :(
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Phil (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
This was BEFORE I consumed adult beverages
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Sadface (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
For a change
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Can I pass out now? (No comments)
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Can I pass out now?
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Dreamarena Extreme (No comments)
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Ginormous
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BPS (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
Also known as Luke Beerwalker
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Vo0 and Rebecca (7 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
GF safe
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Lugia vs LocKtar (4 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:52 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
Does a broken arm make you shaft even better???
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Phil's DHS09 gallery (No comments)
Posted by !phil @ 08:37 CDT, 18 June 2009 - iMsg
Phil's DHS09 gallery

There are a lot more pictures (not seen here), videos, and mini-interviews in the official blogs, as well as super-high res so you can see every nerd pimple in high detail:

http://www.quakeworld.nu/blogs/247/207/
http://www.quakeworld.nu/blogs/247/203/
http://www.quakeworld.nu/blogs/247/199/

Ake Vader had some pictures included here also:

http://www.quakeworld.nu/blogs/94/209/
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XPR Delitel -vs- dot witka (16 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 20:12 CDT, 23 May 2009 - iMsg


0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rating: 6.5 (12 votes)
Gametype: Duel
Map: Various Maps
Mod: N/A
Viewpoint: MVD
How to play back Q1 demos


DUEL demopack (with brackets in SPOILERS section) from the St. Petersburg May 2009

contains: WB semis, 4th place match, 3rd place match, and all finals

All 1on1 participants:
xpr (going to dhs09 qw lan?)
daring
paranoid
meshuggah
irvin
firelight
dot
profile
del
unreal
unk
paradox
vvd
alex[lam]
witka
solo

More information here:
http://challenge-tv.com/demos/view/36331

Spoilers here:
http://www.quakeworld.ru/new.:)?id=808 (russian, but contains places and results in comments section)
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Challenge-TV.com facelift (36 comments)
Posted by !phil @ 12:34 CDT, 10 March 2009 - iMsg
Challenge-TV.com, the age-old demo repository that was started in 2000 by dethkultur, Hoony, DonKing and Agent, has recently undergone a major face lift, update and upgrade. CH-TV is now graciously hosted by endpoint.nu and development is ongoing. Check out the work in progress on challenge-tv.com.

CH-TV caters to demos and replays of all kinds, with an extensive collection from all the Quakes, Enemy Territory, Broodwar and Starcraft, ZDaemon, Warsow, and more. Some of the new additions to the site include a customizable RSS feed and front page game preferences.

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My plane had linux! :D (1 comment)
Posted by !phil @ 00:57 CDT, 30 June 2008 - iMsg
PICT1610.JPG
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Lornelin gameface (No comments)
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PICT1615.JPG
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DreamArena, plus small portion of LAN (No comments)
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PICT1616.JPG
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