How else traveled down to Melbourne for this? I can't believe its been 20 years (well, it will be in December)
I think I still have my dog tags someplace.
(edit: fixed the subject)
Quake 98 was a yeronga primary hall event iirc, or was that Quake 97? I think the bigger Melbourne event at the time was Impulse 98 or something like that. Wireplay inviades Brisbane was also 1998.
Regardless, 2 decades man :S
Impulse 98 was the big one in Melbourne. I didn't go to 98, but some Sydney players I know flew down there for it, hand out at B****whore's. WP invades Brisbane, we had a big event at Balmain in Sydney during that launch. That video also shows the launch of Q2 when TR and SoQ came to Sydney to play in front of crowds on some standard PC's. I think that was WP launch in Sydney or make it was Q2 launch combined? I use to organise "Clan Drinks" on Thursday nights at Epping Hotel which was mostly Quake and RTS players from MPU LAN's. Fun times.
Yeah, that's right, Impulse 98, but I'm sure my dogtags had Quake 98 on it. Meh, I can't remember some details anymore cause, age, concussions, strokes ect.
Just found my dogtag:
Couple of photos I have from the event (none are mine).
- 360 panorama
Dethon winning a prize for pwning noobs
Forgot this bloke's name, but he was the favourite for the Quake 1v1s, IIRC. I think these are the "Wireplay girls".
20 Years since Wireplay Invades Brisbane........ so much cabling.....and way too much Jolt. I do miss lan days/weekends
Bloke surrounded by invisible women is Reload, got a chance to duel him at one of the Melbourne Fragware lans back in the day. He was indeed pretty f*****g good.
I miss the HDD throwing comps in the parking lot and winning pizza and/or beer for your whole table... that and carting a massive 19" CRT around...
This 2 month thread on r/brisbane regarding the Bris/AU quake scene might be of interest for nostalgia value:
There is a link to the wireplay invades Brisbane in this thread.
yeah, also remember the Quake 2 launch party at the Carlton with one of the ID level designers, Tim Willits ?
there was also the Regen LAN weekends at Yeronga and of course Wireplay where Dethon was up on stage doing his thing
It does seem like a long time ago
Nice work finding your dog tags and those photos Trog. Brings back some memories.
Old c*** thread
something wrong with your u key brah.
you'll notice im not in this thard
fun fact: those old CRT monitors used to emit very low energy x-rays, which is a distantly related to gamma radiation, a form of ionising radiation. as in, they had a slightly measurable radioactive element and dust particles can absorb this radioactivity
if you ever pressed the degauss button on one of those you could sometimes feel the magnetism on your face, emitted during the process. although you'd be more likely to get cancer from passive smoking or walking around densely populated carbon emission areas than you would from playing too many games of Quake
that LCD or LED screen you're more than likely reading this on now, no worries of that
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you'll notice im not in this thard
And yet, here you are
i must say that fact was quite fun trillion - did you know flies actually jump backwards to take off <-- this fact is less fun..
From Donde's youtube channel, Vic's video of Wireplay Invades Brisbane
I can remember being so stoked at winning a free copy of Forsaken there, only to have them basically give them all away to nearly everyone at the end. :)
I always wanted the "Next LAN: " to be changed from unknown, miss those days of LAN.
Hi Guv !