Quake Live Beta Now Public. Q3 Coming to iPhone

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Remember that Quake Live beta which I tried out last week? It’s now available for public consumption. It’s still in beta form, but you can all try it for yourselves now. Let me know how you like it. What do you have to lose except for the 20 minutes required to set all that up?

In addition to this beta news, it looks like Quake 3 will be ported to iPhone as well. Sounds like a terrible idea to me.

Quake Live Beta Impressions

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Quake Live is essentially a revised version of Quake III built for the web browser. The idea behind this free to play first person shooter is to provide a quick to pick up and play game which gamers could access via a web browser. I signed up for the beta a few months ago and was recently accepted. While it sounds great on paper, there are some caveats worth noting.

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Quake III – Still A Worthy Benchmark

How is it that this old engine still manages to creep up onto frontpages? It’s nearly ten years old, but it’s still a cherished piece of benchmarking software — stressing web browsers and mobile devices.

Games Radar snipped a piece of PC Gamer’s interview with John Carmack and his upcoming project, Quake Live. Not a lot of new details, though. It’s more like reassurrance. At least they provided some screenshots. That’s Quake III for sure.

As an actual benchmark, NVIDIA decided to showcase their new “smaller than a dime” NVIDIA Tegra 600 GPU running Quake III as well. Check it out. That’s impressive. Imagine an iPhone 2 or any other handheld with that chip?

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