Quake turns 15 today I still have the…

Quake turns 15 today. I still have the original CD here somewhere I think.. (via)

Doom II was my first exposure to online multiplayer shooters but Quake took that game to another level again. I probably played more of that game than any other until Bad Company 2 came out..

Quake 3 for Android

Kwaak3 and Kwakk3arena (xda forum thread) are ports of Ouake 3 to Android that looks interesting but do first person shooters really work on mobile touch screen devices? That’s one of the downsides to getting rid of the keyboard, but you could always connect a USB keyboard to your device. All you’d be missing is a mouse then!

I might get my old Quake 3 box out of the attic and give it a go, just to see it in action!

Ethically uncomplicated stem cells

Science is rescuing us from moral mazes says Andrew Sullivan in last weekend’s Sunday Times. He was referring to the discovery that stem cells could be made from human skin cells. Unfortunately the scientists who made the discovery had to use a cancer gene and a retro virus but this should be a big boost for this branch of research and remove a lot of the ethical questions surrounding the destruction of embryos. (Via Dangerousmeta)

  • Photography Ireland forums.
  • Cork Places on Flickr. Get to know the city and county where I live.
  • Copyright plugin for the GIMP. I’d hate to do it, but I might start watermarking my images.
  • Following on from his post on photography as a career, Paul now points at “What do you wish you’d known when you started out?” in EPUK.
  • Doomsday brings DOOM up to date with modern technology. Retro Gamer magazine features DOOM on it’s front cover. I can’t believe it was released in 1993! I remember playing deathmatch DOOM II in college, and before then trying to deathmatch against my friend Brian using a modem and calling his house. Doomsday available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. It works really well on my Macbook. I spent an enjoyable hour on it last night blasting monsters, soldiers, sergeants and commandos. I love mouse look! Watch out for those glowing fireballs! Unfortunately the pressure of supporting a GPLed product drove one of it’s developers away. The Duke Nukem guys take a much harder line:

    IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS:

    Tough luck. Do NOT contact us with bug reports at this time. Do NOT contact us if you can’t get it to build. Do NOT contact us for copies of the game. In fact, if you aren’t sending us code, don’t contact us at all.

  • Now to look over the Quake engines available.
ouch! pointer in the eye!

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