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
*update* Quake Live entered the public beta fase 24th of February 2009. *update* Quake Live release was 6th of August 2010. *update* Quake Live Steam release was 17th of September 2014 It is not yet known when Quake Live will be released. The game has to go through several stages in development before it reaches that Read More
No, it’s not possible to change your nickname in Quake Live. The only thing you can change about your nickname is the following: Your clan tag (5 characters maximum, use the command /clan in the Quake Live console) Capital letters or lowercase letters Colors in your nickname However, what you can do to get a Read More
Where is Quake Live heading? Why did the id software crew decide to remake an old game that’s basicly the same as the original? Every day in the private beta forums people ask questions that have been answered on numerous occasions already. That’s why I thought it might be worth bringing up an old interview gaming journalist Carmac conducted with the Quake Live producer Marty Stratton, about 5 months ago at the SK Gaming website . Read More