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Bethesda games gets new hub, called Bethesda.net


One place to rule them all
Jun 14
// Darren Nakamura
At Bethesda's E3 press conference tonight, the publisher announced its new hub Bethesda.net (pronounced without a "dot"). The hub will handle all of Bethesda's online games. The list of games that will go through the centralized hub is shown above, including a lot of big names: Dishonored, Doom, Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, The Evil Within, Quake, Wolfenstein, and newcomer Battlecry.
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QuakeCon 2014: pre-registration opens March 5


Seating packages to roll out this month
Feb 26
// Dale North
Are you thinking about going to QuakeCon? If so, we have the first details on registration for the July 17-20 event, set to take place in Dallas, TX. There are a few packages that will become available at the registration sit...
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Quake Live has finally left the browser


Standalone client released for PC
Jan 10
// Jordan Devore
Gosh, Quake Live brings me back. Bethesda has announced that the standalone client for this free-to-play, browser-based game is out now on PC. Existing players will need to download a launcher which will update their installa...
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Quake Live will become a downloadable game soon


Currently, it's a free-to-play online shooter
Nov 08
// Chris Carter
Quake Live, a free-to-play browser rendition of Quake has been going strong for a few years now -- so strong in fact, that id Software is planning a full standalone release. By the end of the year a full game should be l...

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Every Bethesda and id game is on sale on Steam right now


Skyrim, Fallout, Quake, and so much more
Aug 01
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
[Update: I somehow missed this earlier, but ALL the games on sale here can be yours for $89.99 in the QuakeCon pack. That's 44 games, folks!] QuakeCon is happening down in Texas this week! For those of you that can't make it,...
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Get Skyrim shirts from the official Bethesda store


Celebrate the pubs of Skyrim
Mar 14
// Joshua Derocher
Bethesda now has an official shop where you can buy a good-sized and varied selection of merchandise related to Skyrim, Dishonored, Fallout, Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein. Everything from t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, figurines, lithographs, and messenger bags.  Personally, I would love to wear a Winking Skeever shirt with a pair of Vault 101 sneakers. That's the pinnacle of fashion my friends.
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Paul Steed of Wing Commander and Quake has died


Aug 11
// Allistair Pinsof
Game industry veteran Paul Steed, whose work spans from bringing Wing Commander into 3D to helping launch the original Xbox, was announced dead this morning by Jace Hall Show's blog. The cause of death hasn't been shared at t...
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QuakeCon 2012 dated


Jan 24
// Dale North
If you're already planning out your travel for 2012, mark down that QuakeCon 2012 will take place on August 2-5 this year. It takes place in Dallas, Texas, at the Hiltone Anatole Hotel. QuakeCon is always the world's largest ...
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Minecraft dev wants to decide Bethesda suit with Quake 3


Aug 17
// Jim Sterling
Minecraft developer Mojang is being sued by Bethesda because it filed a Swedish trademark for the word "Scroll," which is seen as an infringement on the Elder Scrolls name. Studio founder Markus "Notch" Persson would lik...
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QuakeCon 2011 tournaments detailed


Jul 18
// Jordan Devore
Early next month, a number of game tournaments will be held in Dallas, Texas for this year's QuakeCon. As you would expect, there will be Quake tournaments, but this year Brink will join the festivities as well. Intel Quake ...
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Quake turns fifteen today


Jun 23
// Jim Sterling
In news that will probably be overshadowed by Sonic the Hedgehog's 20th anniversary, Bethesda has revealed that Quake is fifteen years old today, celebrating with comments from id Software's John Carmack and Todd Hollenshead....
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Quake V might be like the original, Gothic Quake


Jun 17
// Jim Sterling
All that sci-fi stuff with the Strogg was great, but you know what I really miss? The original Quake, with its Gothic overtones and nightmarish monsters. According to id Software overlord John Carmac, that style of game might...
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id on Quake, Wolfenstein: If you want it, we can deliver


May 02
// Jordan Devore
Shacknews got to chatting with id Software senior producer Jason Kim about the studio's non-Rage, non-Doom properties. He says what many of us were hoping to hear. "Our studio has grown a lot, not just in size but also in des...
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History: A GDC 1996 Quake presentation by Michael Abrash


Jan 08
// Maurice Tan
In the run-up to GDC's 25th anniversary, Jason Scott has been archiving materials from old GDCs for this occasion. And by old, think VHS tapes, CRT monitors and overlay sheet presentations. In a rocket jump from the past, for...
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Quake Arena hits Xbox Live Arcade next week


Dec 10
// Nick Chester
Quake Arena Arcade is finally coming to Xbox Live Arcade on December 15, id Softare and publisher Bethesda announced today. The game will feature support for up to 16 players, including six game types, among them Deathmatch, ...
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Live coverage of Quake Live on Quake Live TV


Aug 11
// Dale North
A community-run broadcasting organization named Quake Live TV will be sending out live coverage of Quake Live at QuakeCon 2010. That's the most times I've ever said "Quake." While the pros are going at it in Dallas this weeke...
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Quake Live adds 'Premium' and 'Pro' subscriptions


Aug 06
// Jordan Devore
Quake Live has been down for maintenance recently -- now we know why. The free-to-play, browser-based game is getting two subscription tiers, which will exist alongside the current free version. The Premium sub ($1.99 per mon...
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Quake 3 running on Nexus One is impressive


May 10
// Dale North
First, plug your ears. Check this out. Quake 3 has been squished down to fit on the Nexus One phone with little in the way of compromises. You'll see that it runs at a great framerate on the Nexus' widescreen display. It was...
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Quake Live gets a new look for the holidays


Dec 22
// Jordan Devore
No, Quake Live isn't out of beta yet, silly; we all know that isn't happening during our lifetime. What I'm here to talk about today is related to the holidays. Let's hope you aren't sick of this stuff, because there's bound ...
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The Videogame Show What I've Done: Quake


Dec 05
// Jim Sterling
This week's Videogame Show was a total nightmare to make, thanks to the fact that Quake is an absolute bitch to pull footage from. I've ended up with a stupid watermark on the captured footage because I stuffed up my Fraps d...
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In-game ads not enough; Quake Live adding subscriptions


Aug 17
// Conrad Zimmerman
In his keynote at Quakecon, John Carmack revealed that the entirely free-to-play model for Quake Live isn't working. The income from in-game advertising has not proven to be enough to support the project, which means that id ...
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Carmack talks up Zenimax purchase of id, three new titles


Aug 15
// Matthew Razak
When it was announced that Zenimax had bought id reactions were pretty positive... unless you were John Romero. It seems that the guys at id agree with the majority of us that being bought by Zenimax was a pretty good thing a...
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Quake Live to support Mac, Linux starting next Tuesday


Aug 14
// Jordan Devore
As revealed at this year's QuakeCon by id Software president Todd Hollenshead, the free-to-play, browser-based Quake Live will finally be available for non-Windows users to play.The new Quake Live clients for Mac and Linux ar...
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Quake Live updates to become Tuesday exclusive


Jul 13
// Brad Nicholson
The people behind Quake Live understand the importance of regularity. Updates for the browser-based shooter will begin to be issued exclusively on Tuesdays, with the exception of fixes due to a sudden meltdown or technical od...
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Every id property ever coming to the iPhone


Jun 29
// Nick Chester
Speaking with MTV Multiplayer, id Software’s John Carmack revealed that every property the developer has ever worked on could potentially come to the iPhone. When we say “every,” we mean it. It seems it&rsqu...
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Quake 3 for XBLA is 'very close' [Update]


Feb 25
// Dale North
Quake 3 Arena for the Xbox Live Arcade was announced at QuakeCon 2007, so it makes sense that people are wondering where the hell it is. Well, the wait is just about over, says id Software's John Carmack. He recently told Joy...
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Quake Live beta opens up for all to enjoy early next week


Feb 20
// Jordan Devore
Falling under the free-to-play, ad-supported business model, Quake Live is about as terrific as you could have hoped for. While it's essentially just Quake III Arena in your browser, that's more than enough to satisfy me and ...
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Pay money to get pummeled in Quake Live


Aug 13
// Brad Nicholson
According to CVG, in the upcoming issue of PC Zone magazine John Carmack toss around the idea of a “premium” service for Quake Live. The browser-based recreation of Quake III Gold is initially going to debut as a ...
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XBLA Quake title canned


Aug 04
// Brad Nicholson
According to John Carmack, id’s Xbox Live Arcade rendition of Quake Arena has been put to bed. The information was relayed to an audience at this year’s QuakeCon, and thunderous applause was not the response. Carm...
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id not working on a full-fledged Quake sequel


Aug 01
// Justin Villasenor
While id was happy to share news and trailers on three upcoming shooters at this year’s QuakeCon, there was one franchise left out in the cold. John Carmack confirmed to the disappointed fans in attendance that Quake --...

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