Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Quake Live Goes Live Today!

After successfully running the closed beta for the last several months, Quake Live will be opening it's beta to the rest of the world later tonight.

Quake Live in a nut shell is an extremely fast-paced first person shooter that can be played in a web browser. The game is based around the very popular Quake III: Gold.

I'm not really supposed to talk about the fact that I actually got invited to participate in the closed beta of Quake Live a few weeks ago, but well, since today is the official launch day of the open beta, I don't think it matter much now anyways. Yeah, Quake Live is extremely fast. It's extremely competitive. But is it extremely fun? Yes, yes it is. Since the servers are hosted by id themselves, there is really no noticeable lag and it's very smooth, considering it's being played in a browser.

What's really cool about Quake Live is that you take a 10 minute skill test which will determine where you fit in the world of Quake Live players. In the match listing, there will be something there saying that you will be matched against players with your own skill level. And there will be others saying that if you attempt to compete against these players, they will wipe the floor with your hide. I'd stay away from those matches if I were you. haha

Another cool thing about the web-based game is you can actually play against bots, that's if you're rusty and want to practice a bit before going head-to-head against some of the best Quake players in the world(well, not really, but you get the point).

Quake Live is completely free but in order for them to make some well-earned money, they'll be adding in-game advertisements.

Check out their website today so you, too, can participate in all the glory that is Quake Live.

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