Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Quake Returns

I'm most curious about this.
Quake III Arena and its fabulous gameplay are being embedded within a web gaming service, called Quake Live. Q3 always had an amazing mix of high level technique and extremely fast paced arcade play which I've never seen matched in any other FPS thus far. Quake IV's MP replicated this gameplay, demonstrating that beyond the new textures, you don't fix what ain't broken.
It's not surprising, then, that it's been chosen for the online port. Its power requirements are extremely low now, but still looks ace enough. I'm wishing this to work, this game really deserves to live longer and be experienced by all. The community around this game was huge, plenty of good memories... besides, if the work from the mod community also makes the transfer to this portal, we're talking about a huge amount of top quality maps and models there.

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