Quake Live

PC / Action / Release: Feb 24, 2009 / ESRB: T

QuakeCon tournaments up for $40,000 pool

By Steve Watts, Jul 01, 2014 7:34am PDT

Bethesda has detailed this year's QuakeCon tournaments, including one pro tourney and two open championships. The prize pool for all three events totals more than $40,000.

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Quake Live gets new standalone client

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 11, 2014 1:00pm PST

Web browser compatibility is now a thing of the past for Quake Live, as Bethesda has released a new standalone client for the free-to-play version of Quake 3.

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id: New technology making it harder to create mod tools

By John Keefer, Aug 09, 2013 12:00pm PDT

While id software has always been a forerunner in advanced technology and engine development, it is that very technology that is making it harder for the studio to continue to purse the creation of mod tools and easily moddable games, id studio director Tim Willits said.

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Black Ops 2, Quake Live - Shacknews Daily: May 1, 2012

By Garnett Lee, May 01, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Join Garnett Lee on this episode of Shacknews Daily. Today’s stories: Call of Duty Black Ops 2's impending announcement, Max Payne 3 DLC plans, and Quake Live goes free-to-play.

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Quake Live update kicks off premium trial week

By Alice O'Connor, May 01, 2012 8:15am PDT

A hefty Quake Live update has hit with new maps and modes for Premium subscribers. "That's all good and well for Richie Rich and Affluent Audrey," you may mutter into your bucket of potato soup, "but what about me?" Good news! Premium content is open to all this week.

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id CEO terms Quake Live an entertainment success

By Garnett Lee, Aug 09, 2011 6:00pm PDT

id CEO Todd Hollenshead says that Quake Live is a creative success, but the company needs to figure out how to make it a financial one as well.

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Carmack remembers Quake on 15th anniversary

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 23, 2011 6:45am PDT

id sister company Bethesda's celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of Quake's launch with some thoughts from id techno-wizard John Carmack, and by digging up a documentary about the launch of QuakeWorld.

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Quake Expo celebrates Quake's 15th anniversary

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 20, 2011 6:00am PDT

The fan-organised Quake Expo 2011 kicked off over the weekend, celebrating 15 years of id Software's seminal FPS with new mod releases, mapping contests, and other festivities.

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Quake Live Update Adds New Arenas, Tweaks Balance

By Steve Watts, Feb 03, 2011 8:00am PST

Quake Live issued an update last night, and the game's site details the new changes. Called the Premium Pak 6, the update offers a variety of fixes...

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"I've noticed a trend anymore of reducing the power of weapons to balance them...I kinda wished ..."

- Vorlonesque see all 26 comments

Quake Live Premium Features Available for Free Until Sep. 26

By Brian Leahy, Sep 17, 2010 2:20pm PDT

Bethesda has sent along word that id Software is making the Premium features of Quake Live, detailed here, free for all users until Sunday,...

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"I play QL pretty regularly, mostly ictf though but i had so much fun during the last freeze tag ..."

- techx4 see all 35 comments

id Software's Steve Nix Talks Quake Live Plans, Future

By Brian Leahy, Aug 16, 2010 1:20pm PDT

Right before QuakeCon 2010, id Software announced that Quake Live, it's free-to-play, browser-launched version of Quake III Arena, had left beta...

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"Not sure putting Quake3 out there for extremely cheap during Quakecon 2010 was the smartest way ..."

- HisDivineOrder see all 42 comments

Quake Live Loses Beta Tag, Adds Two Subscription Plans to Go with Free Play

By Garnett Lee, Aug 06, 2010 2:45pm PDT

Quake Live is "offline for maintenance" right now but when it returns it will be without the beta tag. It will also come with two new subscription...

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"I can't believe this is only just now going out of beta. I've forgotten about its existence at ..."

- The Wilhelm Scream see all 67 comments

QuakeCon 2010 Tournaments put $50K on the Line, Pre-Registration Now Open for 'Pro' Gamers

By Xav de Matos, Jul 28, 2010 2:00pm PDT

When QuakeCon 2010 kicks off on August 12, the world's elite frag-masters will be on hand to scoop-up their share of $50,000 in prizes. QuakeCon...

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"I'm really proud because this shows that quake is most skilled hardcore game ever. Stop whining, ..."

- zacstone see all 54 comments

Quake Live Celebrates One Year Anniversary Fourteen Years After Original QTest

By Brian Leahy, Feb 24, 2010 6:00pm PST

It was only a year ago that Quake Live, id Software's free-to-play, browser-based re-creation of Quake III Arena, was unleashed upon the Internet...

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"This is going to sound a bit masochistic, but... Does anyone have a good way to run qtest ..."

- Aeradin see all 62 comments

Quake Live Gets Festive Holiday Update

By Chris Faylor, Dec 23, 2009 12:10pm PST

Chiming in with its take on the season, id has updated its free-to-play multiplayer shooter Quake Live with an appropriately decorated map and two...

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"ok, i didnt see the map in the map list, and the skins arent there yet... oh well :("

- sanewave see all 13 comments