Out of all the games to get patched today, the last thing I was expecting to see was a 1GB patch for Quake Live.
The longer a competitive game's around, the less its high-level matches resemble matches between typical players. Pros begin whipping out plays that blur the line between technique and exploit. So what happens if you press the reset button on all of that?
Reminder: Quake Live, with some changes, arrives on Steam today—in the afternoon, to be specific. Of course, it'll be free-to-play, so those jonesing for some old-school arena-shooting action will be able to dive right in. Above's the launch trailer, featuring copious amounts of bunnyhopping and spectacular shooting.
Quake Live is a free-to-play variant of Quake III Arena, a legendary arena shooter released more than a decade ago. Fans, then, were furious when they found out major gameplay changes would be coming in a new update. They demanded answers. Now id has given them.
The world's best Quake players descended on QuakeCon 2013 this past weekend—guys like evil, Chance, Stermy and DaHaNG. This awesome highlight reel from Youtuber neoQLive showing them all fragging each other with the most precise shots you could imagine.
This year's QuakeCon kicked off yesterday, not just with John Carmack's annual marathon keynote, but with some skillful Quake III duels.
Quake Live is a browser based free-to-play version of the classic FPS Quake III Arena that has been out of beta for a year. In a recent interview with VG24/7 id CEO Todd Hollenshead discussed what hasn't gone right.
Most of the very best games on the PC need you to cough up at least a little cash, but if you absolutely must game for nothing, then let us show you how it's done.
Bummed that you can't make it to Dallas this weekend to hang with Kotaku at QuakeCon 2010? Quake Live TV will be bringing you live coverage of all the major tournaments, so all you'll need is a cardboard Totilo cutout.
The makers of free-to-play shooter Quake Live are putting a price on the web-based shooter, offering both "Premium" and "Pro" subscription options for FPS fans. The good news is that you still don't have to play to play Quake Live.
Fans of Quake Live's brand of free web-based fragging can enjoy some Santa-style gib giving over the next few weeks, as the online shooter offers a Christmas-themed update in the form of a new map and new skins.
What started as a lark, playing around with an operating system that would allow Doom creator John Carmack to quickly produce portables games, has become a thriving business, the famed developer tells Kotaku.
Programmer extraordinaire John Carmack threw cold water earlier this week on the idea that id's popular free shooter can survive without charging some users something.
id Software's annual gathering of Quake, Doom and Wolfenstein fans will happen August 13th to August 16th. And it will happen at a new location, the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.
Chomping at the bit to play the Quake Live beta? Well, chomp no more, as "the most exciting and energetic multiplayer game on the internet" has gone public, giving Quake aficionados free beta access.
"E3 this year, in my opinion, it was pretty much disappointing to everybody" id CEO Todd Hollenshead told me early today during an interview. "The press were disappointed, the people I talked to in the industry are disappointed, almost everyone agree that that was the wrong way to do it." It's too early to tell if…