Quake Arena Arcade coming to Xbox LIVE on Dec 15, but you could play Quake Live right now for free

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.

Above: A screenshot of you missing. Maybe if the person was playing Quake Live with a proper mouse and keyboard, he would have hit his target

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. The downloadable title promises 15-player frag fests, 12 Xbox-exclusive arenas, and a new singleplayer campaign.

Quake Arena Arcade’s extras sound pretty cool. But if you’re a real Quake fan, we really think you should be playing Quake Live for free instead. In case you need a link to Quake Live's official website at, you can find it right here.

Dec 10, 2010


  • FOZ - December 11, 2010 7:27 p.m.

    How can you have a computer that can't run the Quake 3 engine? A Dell from 2004 can run Quake 3. I haven't played Quake Live in a while. The rocket launcher was always the gun to have unless you were really good with the railgun, but it just felt like rockets dominated even more than they did in Quake 3. At least the lightning gun no longer mows people down from 50 feet away. I think.
  • Mueti - December 11, 2010 12:26 p.m.

    While modern shooter (unfortunately) are designed to be played with a controller I can't imagine it working even halfway decently with an oldschool fps as fast as q3/live.
  • Oracool13 - December 11, 2010 2:25 a.m.

    i like the subtle links......not too over the top.....
  • hanktherapper - December 11, 2010 1:32 a.m.

    I wish the first Quake was being released on XBLA.
  • DecoyOctorok - December 11, 2010 1:30 a.m.

    It boggles my mind that just 10 years ago, Quake III and Unreal Tournament were the cutting edge graphical showcases for gaming PCs and now you can play it in a browser. It also makes me feel really old.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - December 11, 2010 12:41 a.m.

    But my shitty-ass computer can't run Quake Mutherf*cking Live. So yeaaahh...
  • Helios - December 11, 2010 12:39 a.m.

    Odd. This is often hailed as an awesome multiplayer experience. While I do not doubt that, every time I play it, it gives me a headache. In singleplayer. The buzzing around at lightning speeds, the constant stream of bullets, energy beams, and rockets... It's all a bit much for me. Oh well. To each his own, I guess.
  • StrayGator - December 11, 2010 12:33 a.m.

    Quake Arena single player campaign? Blasphemy!

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