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Updated November 20, 2004

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GBGames,, and Darkness Ethereal Regroup
(5/13/2002) We're not the only QB site trying to put ourselves back together. Find out what other havoc is taking place in the scene.
A newly designed greets visitors with a "Welcome to The New Q-Munity."
The QB community's most popular website,, went under a massive revamp under TrueTech. Changes to the site include an event calendar, account sign-up, and reinstallation of the website's massive QB backups. The new layout also appears to have much better integration of's various site areas, including areas for  C/C++ and other programming languages.

QB Cult Magazine
After months of absence, QB Cult Magazine starts a new volume of QB programming articles under the care of it's third Editor, Mikael Andersson (Sane). Of QB Cult Magazine's return, Sane had this to say:

"Close to half a year has passed since last issue was released. During that time, many things have happened that I haven't been able to cover in QBCM as I haven't had the time and will to write a full issue. QBCM's second year has ended, and it's third year started, about a month ago. QB has advanced some farther, to a place where games like first person shooters are no longer viewed as impossible to make."

Darkness Ethereal
During V Planet's offline time, major QBRPG developer Darkness Ethereal went offline for a few months. The programming team responsible for The Secret of Cooey series and Mysterious Song was working on on a QB library for RPG development before going offline in February. Part of the Darkness Ethereal site was un-officially relaunched in April 20 with DE programmer Darkdread thanking Tek for providing new webspace for the DE website.

Shortly after V Planet revealed it's backup status, GBGames webmaster Gianfranco received an e-mail from their hosting service, with similar, destructive news:

"What happened: My site has been down for the past two days at least, and I couldn't log in to my account to find out what is wrong. Today I went and found that my site was up, but there was a placeholder for my site. I couldn't log in still.

"I found a few emails in my mailbox, and one had an explanation for it:

"Unfortunately, a severe script and operating system abuse has happened on our UNIX73 server system. While performing nightly backups, a operating system failure followed by massive abouse of a customer's scripts caused the server's hard disk as well as the backup drive to corrupt. During this process, the hard drives have been destroyed including all files and data. This is especially unfortunate since the backup hard drive was destroyed as well in this process which has kept all old and recent backup copies. At this point, we must regretfully declare all data as lost.

"So there you have it. GBGames, for the moment, has only this webpage listed. When I get a chance, I will try to upload everything that I have backed up..."

Thankfully, as of this update much of the structured version of the GBGames Review site has been backed up by Gianfranco and uploaded. The site being rebuilt in progress can be viewed by clicking here.

Article written by Vance Velez, Editor

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