Quake Arena Xbox 360 footage is part old, part new, all awesome

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. Watch them and 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.

Looks pretty solid, does it not? I'm not entirely sure if it isn't a tiny bit slower than the original Quake 3, but that could just be that I'm used to inhumanly ultra-twitchy mouse settings where Quake is concerned. And it could be that my booze-soaked brain is processing everything a bit slower this morning anyway.

What say you? Excited?


  • ZakanSparta - October 16, 2010 4:46 p.m.

    All is said in previous article on Q3 on consoles, realy...
  • lilyeister - October 16, 2010 4:28 p.m.

    NOOOO copyright claims.
  • NullG7 - October 16, 2010 3:05 a.m.

    Hey some ATTENTION looks like the videos were copyright infringement, AKA no longer available
  • SwampRock - October 15, 2010 6:26 p.m.

    play quake on PC. That's all there is to it.
  • MOD - October 15, 2010 4:40 p.m.

    This makes me happy. The PS2 port of Quake III was the first fps I ever owned. I have so many fond memories of that game.
  • n00b - October 15, 2010 4:39 p.m.

    the only benefit of it being on consoles is if it has 4-player split screen. which i doubt. therefore there is no reason to port on consoles. besides you can play it for free on
  • JD_Method - October 15, 2010 3:48 p.m.

    Some games just shouldn't be played with a controller. Quake 3 is one of them.
  • erreip199 - October 15, 2010 3:20 p.m.

    i find quake too fast for a controller, people who will want to play this version seriously will have to consider getting the ps3 version and use the keyboard/mouse combo
  • AFilthyIbis - October 15, 2010 1:39 p.m.

    @Bloodstorm what a fucking pussy. but seriously, although I agree with you that this game don't belong on consoles; controllers are only suited to floaty ass Halo and the slightly fishy Cod. Quake is foar peopl3 w17h 73h 5k1LLz, y0.
  • Bloodstorm - October 15, 2010 12:56 p.m.

    I hate twitch-shooters. Especially on consoles. Was the reason that, for so long, I ignored the Unreal Tournament brand. There is no reason a game should move around that fast, and even after all 14 or so of my years gaming, they are the only games that actually make me feel sick when playing them.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - October 15, 2010 12:02 p.m.

    As long as it's on PS3 too, yes, I'm excited. Also, there better be an option to turn up the sensitivity.
  • MuleVariant - October 15, 2010 11:57 a.m.


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