id software's latest entry into the FPS genre features a totally revamped physics and graphics engine, which promises better color depth, improved visual quality, and many in game enhancements that will make this "The Only Quake you'll ever play again."

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Quake 3 Arena Over 50,000 Sales

The newest of the first person shooters has got off to a good start from a sales point-of-view.

Dec 14, 1999, by Erick Nelson | 0 comments
Quake III Shipped

Todd Hollenshead of id software updated his .plan stating that Quake III Arena did in fact ship today, and will be available in online stores in the next few days and in retail stores sometime this coming week. Todd mentioned that you'll probably have to wait till the US Release date of December 5th to lay your hands on a copy.

Dec 03, 1999, by Austin Bailey | 0 comments
John Carmack Interview

Incitegames has interviewed John Carmack, lead programmer at id Software, working on Quake III: Arena. I checked the URL this morning, but it seems to be down. Try checking out the interview later in the day, maybe it'll be up again soon. The interview can be found here.

Oct 25, 1999, by Austin Bailey | 0 comments
Waiting for the next Q3test?

In John Carmack's .plan Update posted yesterday, he stated that there will not be another Q3test until the release of the full demo. Here's the update: [quote]The next release will be the full "demo" release for quake 3. It will include bots and a new, simple level that is suitable for complete beginners to play, as well as the existing q3test maps. The timing just didn't work out right for another test before we complete the game. We plan on releasing the demo after code freeze, when the entire game is in final testing, which will give us a few days time to fix any last minute problems that show up before golden master. No, I don't have an actual date when that will be.[/quote]

Oct 18, 1999, by Austin Bailey | 0 comments

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Xenctuary blogged
Feb 21, 09 1:57pm

Those who didn't manage to receive a Quake Live beta invite will be interested to know that the game will be entering open testing from Tuesday.

Visit the official website for more information.

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Xenctuary blogged
Feb 13, 09 9:06pm

If you had told me ten years ago that I'd be playing a match of Quake 3: Arena through Internet Explorer, I'd have most probably called you crazy. After all, it was the most graphically impressive and system intensive game of its time. It even required a graphics card! But id Software have achieved the impossible: they've managed to create a version of Quake 3: Arena and its expansion pack, Team Arena, that runs right from the browser. And, better still, it's totally free! There haven't been many cuts made in the content department, either. Although a few of the maps have been reworked, this is essentially the same game that has been at the forefront of gaming as a sport for the last decade. The framerate is silky smooth and the gameplay still as solid as its ever been.

Newcomers to the Quake series can go through a brief tutorial that's built right into the game. You can skip the tutorial if you're already familiar with everything, but the one-on-one botmatch that follows is compulsory. The outcome of this game determines your skill level, which is linked to the Quake Live matchmaking system. From there you can jump right into the fast-paced multiplayer through the game's slick web interface. It's definitely worth trying out.

Quake Live is currently only available to those who have an invite to id Software's "Beta Center" and who are running a Windows XP or Windows Vista machine. The final version will also support Apple's OSX operating system.

I have no invites available on my account yet, but posting in the Quake Live forum thread created by Superfast Oz should net you one quite quickly.

Don't forget to wear your Neoseeker clan tag!

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Oct 30, 04 11:43am

i sugest you complete single player mode on i can win once you've done that go online....

Jan 26, 03 8:57am

This game came out in december 1999. Get something newer and better. If you missed...

Jan 04, 03 10:52am

This is a decent game but it really doesn't stand out much from other games, the...

Jun 01, 02 10:09am

Cant get enough of this game, its been a while and i still love it....
Online its so...

Mar 13, 02 11:42am

Another typical fps for the pc. This one is just to train to fight in the multiplayer...

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    • Jan 3, 2000 (Mac)
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