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Friday, January 9, 2009
Quake Live Previewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

Big Download has posted a new preview of Quake Live, id Software's upcoming browser based shooter. Quake Live is adapted from the Quake III engine and will be supported by in game advertising. The preview describes the process of installing and playing the beta version of Quake Live.

Quake Live's pace is still fast and furious, and the gameplay mechanics are exactly what the majority of FPS fans have enjoyed for nine years, now. The one deterrent that might actually prevent many Quake III players from vacating their favorite game is the lack of mod support in Quake Live. This is quite disappointing, especially since id essentially created the PC gaming mod scene. Additionally, if you have become bored with Quake III's gameplay at any point since '99, there's nothing here that will change your mind. It's great to be able to track down friends and play with or against them using a web browser, but that novelty might wear off quickly if you've grown accustomed to this generation of FPS titles.

Still, free is free, and that factor alone will cause gamers to flock to Quake Live. At this year's QuakeCon, John Carmack and the rest of id were forthcoming in their reason for creating Quake Live: as a "thank you" to the community who has supported Quake and id Software as a whole for so many years. The magnanimous gesture is a tremendous one from id, whose stature in PC gaming really could allow them to release any title for any price with the knowledge that gamers would pay for it.
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