Above: Quake Arena Arcade for XBLA sounds kind of cool, but we think you should try Quake Live for free before you pay to download it for your 360
Remember when first-person shooters were all about shooting? That’s what we love about Quake Live, the no frills, free-to-play, ultra old school shooter that’s all about rocket jumping and blasting away at everything in sight. Seriously. It’s great, and it’s right here.
But if your trigger finger is telling you that you must only play Quake multiplayer on a console, Quake Arena Arcade will be coming to Xbox LIVE on December 15...
Never let it be said that skimming retail and certification lists isn't serious investigative journalism. A couple of days ago I told you that a console version of Quake 3 Arena was likely gearing up for imminent release, as evidenced by an Australian certification page. And now we have two pieces of video evidence of that very game running. The system works!
Both appearing on Youtube, and both corroborated by a retweet from the game's Twitter feed, the first is from an earlier build and the second is from a nearly final version. Click over and watch them. Tell me what you think. You'll excuse me if I don't join you though. The booze fallout from last night's Games Media Awards means that a second watch of something as fast and dizzying as Quake is likely to kill me.
Some games just will not die. Thanks to the wonder of ports, re-releases, download sales and rabid fan communities, certain titles remain part of the gaming landscape long after their original release window. Some deserve it, and some are Mortal Kombat II, but thankfully Quake 3 Arena is one of the former. And now, three years after the 360 port's announcement in 2007, it looks like id's masterful multiplayer shooter will finally be arriving on home consoles.
Which of course prompts old PC Quake snobs like myself to point accusingly at the console controllers I ordinarily love and lambast them with cruel, cruel laughter.
HAHA! STUPID ANALOGUES! HAHAHA! Etc. Ahem.
Just yesterday EON Productions, producer of the James Bond films announced that it has indefinitely postponed all work on Bond 23 (which was slated for release in 2011/12). The delay comes after uncertainty surrounding the future of Hollywood studio MGM.
Well imagine our surprise then to discover that HMV is listing a new Bond game for pre-order: title, James Bond: Bloodstone.
Could this be the game that UK soap actor Adam Croadsell told the BBC he'd just played Bond in back in November last year? The game described as a third-person shooter with a mix of driving elements? The one that was previously leaked by UK retailers as being titled James Bond Racing?
Fancy winning six classic James Bond films on Blu-ray disc? Well, five lucky winners will be able to do just that. The films, listed inside, are all cinema classics and their debut Blu-ray release on October 20 brings them home in Hi-Def for the first time.
It's been awhile since news spread about Treyarch developing the next James Bond game, and we've been waiting patiently to see the master spy back in action. At last we have the first sighting of the elusive man of action in Quantum of Solace, the game based on the next Bond feature. Here it is:
The first solid details for Activision's new Bond game, 007 Quantum of Solace, have turned up in UK mag, GamesMaster.
The game, according to the preview, contains levels and sets from both Casino Royale and the Quantum of Solace films, although only CR levels were shown.
GM says that the core FPS gameplay is broken up with third-person elements, supposedly to remind you that you're "being" Bond, which sounds like an idea
Activision has launched the official 007: Quantum of Solace website, which reveals so little actual information about the game that we probably could've made it ourselves.
"Built for next-gen, 00 status achieved. Bond is back," reads the only slightly interesting blurb on the entire site - unless of course you're into miniscule pieces of concept art, of which it has many.
"From Casino Royale to Quantum of Solace," it
id Software's letting us sign up for the beta test of Quake Live, the free-to-play version of Quake III Arena. Cheers, id. "Beta testers are given early access to the Quake Live website and game, and will help us test all of the game's features and functionality while offering feedback and suggestions," says the developer. As usual with beta tests, putting your name on the dotted line doesn't automatically guarantee entry, so you'll just have to