Items tagged with Quake

The Amiga community remains one of the most passionate and inventive we have ever seen, even now, decades after Commodore’s demise. A couple of weeks back, we featured just a few recent projects that were designed to breathe new life into aging Amiga systems, or at the very least ensure they remain repairable for the foreseeable future. Our article explaining how to build a cheap Amiga emulator using a Raspberry Pi was immensely popular as well. Today, however, we stumbled across a video that encapsulates the ingenuity of many of the more technical folks in the Amiga community. What it shows is an Amiga 3000UX, equipped with a Voodoo 3 card and BigFoot Networks Killer NIC M1, running some... Read more...
The closed beta for Quake Champions is just around the corner. Bethesda and id Software have revealed that the closed beta will start on April 6th, and have also unveiled a new character as one of the game’s “champions”. The closed beta will begin next week with an “initial group of testers”, but there is currently no indication of how large that group of gamers will be. The developers have implied that more testers will be added to the closed beta over time. The developers have also just revealed the character Anarki. Anarki was an Arena Lord and playable character in Quake III Arena. The trailer for his character shows him flying around the arena with his signature hoverboard and shooting himself... Read more...
Quake Champions was announced back in early June to much fanfare. The game, which is PC-only, is being billed as the ultimate eSports showcase for FPS gamers. However, the PC-only approach to the development of the game is sure to be a bummer for console gamers that have become accustomed to having access to hit PC games like Fallout 4 and DOOM. But given the stiff requirements of Quake Champions, consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One never had a chance (developer id Software is targeting 60+ fps and a targeted 120Hz refresh rate). Pete Hines, Bethesda’s marketing chief further explained the reasoning for making Quake Champions a PC-exclusive. "We were like, 'No, it's a PC-only thing.... Read more...
If you weren't hit with enough nostalgia earlier this month when an Unreal Engine master recreated the opening sequence of Unreal in UE4, here's your second chance. If you played first-person shooters in the mid-90s, there's little doubt that you loaded up id Software's Quake. It's a game that developed an instant following; and despite it beginning out with software-driven graphics, an OpenGL port was later released to the delight of anyone with a 3D accelerator. Quake wasn't just technologically impressive, though; it had a lot of other things going for it. The level design was largely fantastic, as was the atmosphere. Quake was the type of game that could genuinely scare the wits out... Read more...
Quake fans rejoice! MachineGames, developer of Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, just released a new episode of Quake. “Episode Five: Dimensions of the Past” or “Dopa” honors the game's twentieth anniversary. The new episode will come with with nine small- to medium-sized levels with various themes. These include a start map, a secret map, and a death-match arena. Three demos are also available. Despite the demos, the episode is rumored to be difficult and unforgiving. Happy 20th to Quake @idsoftware! As a gift to the fans, we created a new episode of the game https://t.co/BTgju8tLuI pic.twitter.com/gHlxBgjcBU— machinegames (@machinegames) June 24, 2016 “Dopa” is free... Read more...
Quake is back and ready to rumble. id Software’s new multiplayer shooter was featured at Bethesda's E3 2016 showcase. Tim Willits, Studio Director of id Software stated, “20 years ago, Quake set new standards for multiplayer competition and pushed the boundaries for graphics and gameplay. It’s important to all of us at id Software that Quake Champions remains true to the Quake legacy, and delivers the speed and gameplay our longtime fans expect, while also pressing forward by introducing new gameplay opportunities with new Champions and abilities.” Quake Champions is being pitched as a eSports game. Bethesda promises that there will be a Quake Champions tournament at QuakeCon, August 4th-7th... Read more...
Apple has made no secret of its intentions to rival the likes of Sony and Nintendo in the handheld gaming market. They clearly feel that the iPod touch and iPhone 3GS have what it takes to make people think twice about shelling out for a dedicated gaming handheld and those $20-$40 games. But one phone player that has remained relatively quiet in the gaming space is Palm. Of course, you could say that Palm's just trying to nail the whole "calling and messaging" aspect before worrying over such extra matters, but leave it to the hacking/homebrew crowd to really demonstrate the Pre's potential. Over the New Year holiday, a couple of notable hacks came to light, and both involved Palm's first webOS... Read more...
The day many gamers have been waiting for has arrived: Classic first-person shooters have come to the iPhone.Sure, a jailbroken version of Quake came to the iPhone and iPod Touch last summer and there had been rumors of Doom making its way to the smartphone market for a while, but now it's official.Doom Resurrection became available for download in the App Store this week for $10. The art and story is from Doom 3, which was originally released in 2004.The game reset the Doom series and was set on Mars in 2145, in a scientific research facility where they were working on teleportation, biological research and advanced weapons. Sounds a little like Lost, hmm? (Wait, maybe Lost sounds like Doom?)... Read more...
The big daddy of all 3D FPS game studios, id Software, has been acquired by ZeniMax Media - the media company run by Jerry Bruckheimer (himself), Robert Altman (not that one) and Harry Sloan (CEO of MGM). As a result of being brought into the Zenimax fold, the id Software franchises will be published under the Bethesda Softworks label, and games development will be done under one roof, as John Carmack has put it. This means Fallout 3, Quake, Doom and Elder Scrolls IV as one big happy family. Activision will retain the Wolfenstein distribution, though. The sale isn't a fortuitous alignment of stars in the night sky or a bet lost at poker, id Software is using this to get ahead of the game when... Read more...
The Quake franchise has been one of the most popular game series of all time, with versions available for Windows PCs, Macs, Xbox 360, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 3, and even mobile phones, among other platforms. Back in 2007, id Software announced that it was working on a free, browser-based version of Quake, which id initially called Quake Zero. The name changed to Quake Live, and the beta program kicked off in 2008. In the last few days, users who had previously requested beta invitations, but who had not initially received them, are now reporting that they are finally being invited to join the Quake Live beta program. Not only does this mean that more people can now get a glimpse of the game,... Read more...
ENEMY TERRITORY: QUAKE WARS™ FOR NEXT-GEN CONSOLESINVADES RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDESANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The alien invasion has begun with the announcement that id Software’s Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars™ published by Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Set in the year 2065, Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars pits the armies of Earth’s Global Defense Force (GDF) against the invading alien menace, the Strogg, in an all-out struggle for the fate of the planet. Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars is slated to arrive on... Read more...
What does id's new team-based combat shooter look like at high res with 4X AA and all the eye candy turned up?  A little like this...... Read more...
We’ve just posted our coverage of this year’s Quakecon at HotHardware.  We’ve got plenty of pictures and information from id’s keynote address, NVIDIA’s kick-off event, tons of case mod pics – including the contest winners, and all of the vendor displays.  We’ve got some pics of the lovely Frag Dolls as well, and news about a handful of yet to be released games including Rage, Left 4 Dead, John Woo’s Stranglehold, and Quake Wars.  There’s even a bit of news about the upcoming movie based on id’s Wolfenstein franchise.  Click the link below and check it out...   Quakecon 2007 Event Coverage... Read more...
This past weekend marked the twelfth anniversary of a gaming event started by a group of die hard Quake players in suburban Dallas, Texas. Evolving and growing rapidly since its grass roots founding, Quakecon has become the largest LAN gaming event in the United States, with over 3000 gamers attending, some from places as far as Japan, Iraq, and Finland. Put on by id Software with their main sponsor NVIDIA, this year’s Quakecon was filled with gaming tournaments, vendor exhibitors, and new gaming announcements, but the heart of the event was the bring-your-own-computer area, or the BYOC.... Read more...
The Quake themed sequel for the popular Enemy Territory series is getting some special coverage at where else but Quakecon. AMDZone's coverage of the event details some of the workings of the highly anticipated game, such as vehicle mechanics(and physics), character animation, and some of what we can expect from the rest of the event. "The demo was impressive, and included 8 live players. Several classes including Spec Ops, and medic were shown off. Each has special abilities, and gamers will be glad to know that hitting the F key is all you need to do when you are in an area that requires that ability. No fumbling for the right key will... Read more...
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, the anticipated online shooter from id Software and Splash Damage, will be getting ready for pre-order from select retailers starting at the end of July. Pre-ordering the game will also get you some advanced strategies, but the real motivating part is the ability to register your username early. "We'll have more details for you when Activision nails down some more of the details. For now, those of you that have ants in your pants can start saving your money to get some pre-release goodies. And, in the meantime, check out the new exclusive screen below showing off a lovely alley full of broken... Read more...
The official website for Splash Damage's Enemy Territory: Quake Wars has gone live. The new site is your basic game homepage, equipped with some nice images in the media gallery.  ... Read more...
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is really shaping up to be one incredible looking game. From the new advances to the Doom 3 engine such as MegaTexture technology, to the refinement of the gameplay that made the original Enemy Territory famous, Quake Wars could be the next great online game. In their latest interview, Beyond3D has a quick chat with Arnout van Meer, ETQW's Technical Director, talking about what's under the hood of ET:QW. "The team is hard at work on the game and finishing up the demo they will let people play in a couple of weeks at E3 but Arnout van Meer, ETQW's Technical Director, graciously answered a few questions about the game's improved renderer.... Read more...
The crew at Phoronix is investigating the benefits of using SMP with the latest v1.2.1 patch for Quake 4 under Linux.  They didn't have much luck though.  Our experience in a Windows environment was much more positive, however.  In CPU-bound situations, enabling SMP with Q4 under Windows resulted in some significant performance gains. "Released earlier today was the Quake 4 v1.2.1 point release patch. The major feature to come down the pipeline in Quake 4 v1.2.1 is Hyper-Threading Technology and dual-core support for the Linux binaries. With Quake 4 now supporting Hyper-Threading and dual-core processors, players should expect... Read more...
First off, a new Quake 4 patch as been released, updating the game to 1.2 and fixing the widescreen problem found in the 1.1 patch. The 1.1 patch was originally pulled due to "a problem with the widescreen functionality that may harm a user's monitor". If you've already downloaded the 1.1 patch, you can download the 1.1 to 1.2 patch with the monitor fix at 3D Gamers or FileFront. However, if you've yet to download the 1.1 patch, you can download a full 1.2 patch that contains the content found in the 1.1 patch, again from 3D Gamers or FileFront. Also in the news are some updates for Valve's Source Engine, Half-Life 2, and Counter-Strike: Source. Just... Read more...
The net has run rampant with links to a new Shockwave version of the infamous Quake III. Hardcore gamers trapped at work during the week can rejoice as they can refine their fragging skills from the comfort of their cube. If you have some spare time at work, do yourself a favor and test your skills at one of the most popular games of all time.  ... Read more...
The recent v1.1 patch for Quake 4 has delivered support for Hyper-Threading and Dual-Core CPUs, however this feature is bound to the Windows operating system. Even so, Linux users can rejoice as the new patch appears to provide a boost in the games performance. "Even though the Linux port remains to support any multi-threaded functions, we were incredibly surprised with the significant performance boosts demonstrated by this game. We will continue to investigate the Quake 4 v1.1 findings we have encountered today and will continue to deliver additional reports permitting any substantial findings. On top of the possible performance boosts, there... Read more...
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