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Apple Games Features Enemy Territory Quake Wars
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Apple Games latest feature takes to the battlefield with an examination of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. The online multi-player, team-based shooter takes players back in time to the Strogg invasion of Earth, the catalyst for the Quake series. Apple's article features commentary from Splash Damage's Paul Wedgwood, a look at the game's maps and units, and a list of cheat codes.

“You can pick a combat role that fits your playing style,” Wedgwood observes. “When you pursue your objectives, you don’t have to fire a single shot and you can still be awarded best engineer, or best technician.“

He adds: “You can always run around and just shoot opponents, if you really want to, but you won’t gain many experience points, because the game won’t reward you for that.”

The experience points you accumulate translate into better weapons and equipment, as well as increased abilities, such as the skill to wield two pistols simultaneously or better endurance while running with heavy weapons. While these rewards carry over to the next battle, they only last through a three-map campaign session at the most.

Even in single-player mode, computer-controlled combatants “understand a large variety of objectives and know what they can earn when they achieve them,” Wedgwood explains. Those players, known as “bots,” even go so far as to bark out commands and warnings during a battle, making them more than the target practice bots served as in many previous games.

Wedgwood says: “They know how to best take advantage of what’s happening around them, and what to do when circumstances change. They understand the best ways to use the tools in the game. New players will learn a lot from the bots, who are capable of playing like a high-level clan.”
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