Excerpt: I'm pretty much in agreement with Mike on this one. Quake III Arena is fast, violent and addictive—so much so that I found myself glued to the game without a care in the world for what I was doing, where I was or how I got there. I became so addicted to the game that my brain would liquefy and go on auto pilot for hours at a time—totally desensitized to all of the lightening-quick violence and utterly oblivious to the online opponents I was mercilessly fragging.
Excerpt: After hours upon hours of indulging myself in the chaotic and unceasingly violent world that is Quake III Arena, I have come to one categorical conclusion: this game is seriously gross—maybe even downright nasty. Keep the so-called intellectual gamers at bay, because Quake III Arena is an outright orgy of blood, sweat and violence.
Dreamcast Q3A-Fragging Heaven for High Ping Victim
26 December 2000
Excerpt: As a veteran of Quake 3 Arena on the PC, the term "Low Ping Bastard" comes greatly into play. LPBs, as they are commonly known, have the luxury of playing games such as Quake 3 behind the safety of a T1 line, meaning that they can easily pick off sorry 56K modem users without any trouble whatsoever. LPBs claim that it's their skills that win, and not their connection. That is obviously not the case. Take a look at all the killboards on any server.
Excerpt: If Nintendo's Perfect Dark is a gentleman's game, and may the best man win, then Quake III Arena screams, "I'm gonna mess you up — bad." This Sega Dreamcast game is published by Sega and offers console gamers a taste of what PC users have been enjoying for years — namely, online play.