Probably the most exciting event of the year for all quake fans, QuakeCon, is coming! The new QuakeCon 2009 website tells us all about it.
This year’s event will be held at the Hilton Anatole – Dallas, Texas from Aug 13th – 16th. This means you can combine a great gaming experience with a luxurious stay at one of the famous Hilton hotels. Read More
One day after the Quake Live public beta release, QuakeUnity published this interview with Marty Stratton, producer of QuakeLive and John Carmack, id Software‘s co-founder and lead programmer.
In this interview, John and Marty discuss several aspects of Quake Live such as backend infrastructure, their work with mod authors to bring additional features to the game and the hiring of developers from inside the Quake community. Read More
As reported earlier this week, the Quake Live open beta is released today! The Quake Live closed beta website permanently shut down about 36 hours ago to prepare for the grand opening. All we could see these last few hours was a timer, slowly counting down to 0.
A lot of questions remained unanswered. The id software developers have done a great job teasing the community during the closed beta. Right before the site went offline, we were able to find a forum post by the developers, revealing very interesting information. Read More
To all Quake Live rookies: grab your chance and start competing! The well known community Czech Quake will be hosting a Newbie 2 Lama Tournament.
This will be the ideal opportunity to learn the game and get to know the people in the community.
- Registration start: Now!
- Registration end: Feb 28th, 2009
- Game Type: Duel
- Basic groups start: Mar 1st, 2009
- Rules: Best Of 3
- IRC: #quakelive.newbie
The well known gaming website GGL.com has recently started a Quake Live group. At the moment most participants in this ladder are North American. But also Europeans are more than welcome to join and fight for the first spot in this ladder. Read More
The AGP-Tour website is being finalized and in about two weeks the last stage of its beta phase will begin. Over at fragster.de an interview was published with Jarod Reisin, the CEO of AGP’s “Quake only”-Tour.
For those of you who don’t know what the AGP Tour exactly is,… don’t worry, you’re not alone. About a year ago the organizer Jarod Reisin announced the AGP Tour would organize tournaments for several 1v1 games, such as UT, Q4 and Q3 as well as cover them in a way that’s not been done before.
Yet as soon as this news was released, the whole project just seemed to pretty much fall flat on it’s butt. Today however it seems they are renewing this dream, yet now exclusively for Quake Live duels. Read More
In my opinion, one of the most difficult skills to master in Quake Live is strafe jumping. It looks very simple but it’s not that easy if you want to do it correctly. It is often an undervalued skill of gaming. When you have got good movement skills you will be able to move faster Read More
After reading this interesting article “2009 is looking dry” by Peter Molyneux, head of Lionhead Studios, I wondered what games could be Quake Live’s rivals in 2009.
Any interesting games recently?
Honestly there haven’t been any good sci-fi first person shooters for ages. I might be exaggerating but actually there hasn’t been any good one since Quake III Arena back in 1999. Well, actually I enjoyed one FPS game, namely PainKiller. The game was really bad out-of-the box but when it was elected as the 2005 CPL worldtour game it had the support it needed to become a good game.
Other FPS games like Doom 3, Quake 4, Unreal Tournament 3 … never really broke through. Those games were all made very well but they missed too many features to remain interesting on the long run.
The real success games in the last few years were all realistic shooters like Mohaa, CS, COD1-5, battlefield, … Read More
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
Unfortunately, as of 17/12/2013 this is no longer possible. Quake Live is Windows only. Yes you can! Just visit the Quake Live website and follow the on screen instructions! As tested with timedemos on dualboot machines it is actually proven that the Linux version is faster than the Windows version! So if you are using Read More