Items tagged with Quake III

Researchers and computer scientists far and wide are leveraging artificial intelligence for all kinds of tasks, everything from weather prediction and automating dangerous tasks, to finding cures for diseases and solving complex social problems. Oh, and gaming. In fact, Google trained its DeepMind system to play Quake III, and apparently it's kicking some human butt. Why train an advanced AI system to play a computer game? There are actually practical applications, and they have nothing to do with winning an esports tournament or bragging rights. "Billions of people inhabit the planet, each with their own individual goals and actions, but still capable of coming together through teams, organizations... Read more...
Once upon a time, back when cavemen ruled the Earth and I was in college, the "in" thing to do (if you were a nerd, anyway), was to port Doom to various Windows mobile phones, PDAs, G3/G4-era Macs, graphing calculators, and other assorted devices with limited functionality and horsepower. Now, some 13 years later, porting Doom has apparently become too easy. Two separate Android developers have raised the ante and released functional ports of Quake II and III for the Motorola Droid. Perhaps a screen shot dropped on a phone render—but source code is available and functional. That's quite a feat, considering the technological improvements that occurred between Doom's release... 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...
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...