There were other options like Django, MPlayer, TEN, Kali, and Kahn. QuakeSpy/GameSpy became the dominant service.
Not all of the power is being converted into a magnetic field. Some of it is being lost due to resistances in the circuit from cables, copper traces, and other components where it is converted to heat.
He's the CTO for Oculus, developers of the Oculus Rift VR HMD. He already has his plate full, and the writing has been on the wall since August when he joined Oculus. Gaming has much more to gain from him now that he's no longer tied to the past and can put all of his effort into VR gaming.
When we wanted to go to the moon, we did.
We only went to the moon to beat the commies. It was a competition. The current ISPs have no competition, and they have no reason to improve unless something like Google Fiber comes to their neighborhood.
Papa loves Mongo.
He specifically mentioned this in his Quakecon 2012 keynote, and the part about the camcorder was pretty amusing.