The whole world is suffering from the financial crisis. To give you an idea: since the start of the recession, the number of unemployed persons has grown by 3,6 million in the US.
Companies start cutting on their expenses to cope with this financial crisis. The same goes for the computer business and gaming industries who are making decisions to deal with this extraordinary situation.
First there was the news that EA closes Black Box and they plan to reduce their worldwide work force by approximately 10 per cent or 1.000 people. Then I found the news that Microsoft plans to cut up to 15.000 jobs worldwide. Read More
The Id software crew very recently announced they will soon be sending out their largest batch of invites for the Quake Live beta yet to date. It is estimated that over 10,000 new beta invites will be sent out, allowing plenty of new people to try the experience that is Quake Live, nearly doubling their current userbase.
When will they release these new Quake Live beta keys/invites? Id software sends out invites all the time. Yet this huge invitation will officially start the 5th of January. Read More
The developers of Quake Live want to organize a crash test. They want as many people online as possible, probably to test if their servers can keep up.
This test will be during prime time in Europe, at 21.00cet to be exactly. Since people in the USA will be at school or work, I guess the Europeans will have to do an extra effort to make this crash test work. Read More