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Old 04-16-2002, 10:49 AM
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Smile 21 yrs old, $70K income, profession : Quake gamer

Johnathan Wendel, from Missouri, is the number 1 Quake player in the world. He made about $120K in the last two years. Among the prizes he won is a Ford Focus XS3 and a Suzuki Motorbike.



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Old 04-16-2002, 10:51 AM
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What's "Quake" and I hope that's not an SVT.


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Ford recalls 2002 Focus SVT hatchback

DETROIT (Reuters) — Ford Motor on Monday said it is recalling its all-new 2002 Focus SVT hatchback because of a potential safety problem involving the vehicle's throttle.

Ford spokesman Todd Nissen said only 569 Focus SVTs — produced at an assembly plant in Hermosillo, Mexico, between early November and April 8 — were targets of the recall, which was prompted by the discovery that their throttles can get stuck in the open position.

But it was the ninth safety-related recall involving a Focus since the vehicle's problem-plagued U.S. introduction in September 1999, highlighting embarrassing quality glitches at the world's second-largest automaker.

No accidents or injuries have been reported due to the problem throttle, Nissen said.

Ford's limited edition SVT products are a line of special high-performance vehicles.
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Old 04-16-2002, 11:11 AM
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Quake (a first person shooter game) was really the first (successful) game to hit the internet (it allowed you to play others in real-time over an internet connection). If was developed by the makers of the immensely popular Doom, ID software. I used to play Doom over the phone, and migrated to Quake, but currently play Counterstrike.

Yet another way to fill the day…
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Old 04-16-2002, 11:23 AM
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A buddy of mine has a son, 17 years old, who's employed to playtest games.... makes close to 80K a year.... he's still finishing his last year of highschool too. this isn't just playing though, he has to find repeatable bugs and figure out where in the code the problem is and pass that on to the developers. bit more than just hitting buttons.
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Old 04-17-2002, 03:03 AM
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A buddy of mine has a son, 17 years old, who's employed to playtest games.... makes close to 80K a year.... he's still finishing his last year of highschool too. this isn't just playing though, he has to find repeatable bugs and figure out where in the code the problem is and pass that on to the developers. bit more than just hitting buttons.
What a life.

Makes me wonder if "they" play tested Pong so many years ago ...

Oh, right.

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Old 04-17-2002, 03:21 AM
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What a life.

Makes me wonder if "they" play tested Pong so many years ago ...

Oh, right.

Patrick
LOL! probably not, but I'm still testing it no kidding, I had the PC version of it. Since I'm running XP on my new PC , I don't know if it'd work. There are also websites where you can play it on Java.

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