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"Adults Only" OpenArena Now Playable On Raspberry Pi 65

hypnosec writes "The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released OpenArena – a multiplayer first person shooter game based on Quake III — for the Raspberry Pi. Available as a free download, the game has been rated 'Adults Only' because of the blood and guns. The open-source game is powered by the 'ioquake3' fork of the engine that Quake III runs on id's Tech 3 engine. Modifications have been made to the gameplay by removing the copyrighted material and adding new free content."
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"Adults Only" OpenArena Now Playable On Raspberry Pi

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  • by jackb_guppy ( 204733 ) on Saturday January 26, 2013 @11:28AM (#42700557)

    WAs rememinicing about Quake Lan parties ~15 years ago. With Thin Net running aroung the house... And being between beat over and over by a 5 yr on a 486dx33!

    Now in my rocker, I can look forward to I can look forward to the same on a Raspberry PI and connected to big screen.

    More life changes, the more it stays the same.

    • Dude, you are too young for a rocker! Get yourself a 486dx66 and a gaming chair and beat the crap out of your 20 year old!
    • by Khyber ( 864651 )

      Troll. Quake can't run on a 486 33MHz system, even with 32MB of RAM and a GLQuake capable GPU.

      I tried. The GPU alone won't work with anything less than a 66MHz 486.

    • by Impy the Impiuos Imp ( 442658 ) on Saturday January 26, 2013 @04:33PM (#42702829) Journal

      Quake ruled. The doof who invented it didn't know what he had, with his incomprehensible hatred of the two best features: rocket jumping, which fell out naturally from the well-defined physics, and the grappling hook, the single-most popular mod, included in many other popular mods like capture the flag.

      All soul was lost with Quake II, where they got rid of hateful rocket jumping, then added a hack to put it back in by popular demand. And we won't even get into the silly mechanical grappling hook.

      Then came Quake 3 with jump pads. Sigh.

      No soul. Even the grenade launcher went from a cool, red-light thing bouncing all over the place to a semi-sticky glowing 2-bounce sweet potato "so people could place it more easily".

      No soul. Go watch Quake Done Quicker on YouTube for some groovy soul apparently forever past in history :(

      • I thought it was generally agreed (by whom I'm not sure, let's just say public opinion) that Quake 3 is the purest, most distilled deathmatch FPS to the point where it is the quintessential game to use when explaining what deathmatch is all about. Now I didn't play it much online as dialup was a shocking way to play a multiplayer FPS and even if I could, I probably would have sucked anyway. But it still was incredibly popular and even played without any mods it has a simplicity and charm that I think is rat

  • If they're just planning on offering this online, why would they bother getting the ESRB to rate this?

    • From the fine article:
      "Because there is blood and guns, we’ve marked the download with an adult content sticker."

      It's not the ESRB's AO rating.

      I'd chastise the editor for failing to edit but at slashdot that would be a pretty empty gesture.

      • I believe, given the sample size of Slashdot articles, and the pattern of poorly written titles and summaries, it is pretty clear that somebody sneaked a "not" into the job definition of Editor.

      • by Seumas ( 6865 )

        I'd chastise the person who labeled the download as such. If you make a video and you rate it as "NA-17", then expect to have people make the assumption that your NA-17 denotes the same kind of content the MPAA's NA-17 does.

  • blood really even makes much of a difference in arena games anymore. specular effects, sparkles, and explosions to me are far more fun than decorating the walls with blood, and im 30. warsaw and world of padman being my favourites.
    call of madden/modern warfare franchises make use of it as a point of realism, so i like to think they get the point across: war is hell.

    • I would always turn *everything* all the way up, enjoy the eye candy for a few minutes, and then turn it all back down to max my frame rate and start playing for real.

    • GTA IV was a bit creeping. As the detail had reached a point where you could realistically shoot driver on the wheel, it made you actually feel a bit bad about some of Niko Bellic's actions. But I guess it adds to the atmosphere too. Very fun game, can't wait for V.
  • by dadelbunts ( 1727498 ) on Saturday January 26, 2013 @12:34PM (#42700867)
    I dont know if its still the same models, but i used to know a guy that was working on open arena. All he made was women with the most giant breasts, wearing the skimpiest outfits imaginable.
    • by HornWumpus ( 783565 ) on Saturday January 26, 2013 @01:57PM (#42701407)

      Which is why we need faster computers. The lack of jiggle in computer game tits is no longer acceptable. Perhaps if we dedicated a couple of cores and a GPU pipe or 16 something could be done about this travesty.

      Do we really need to spend as many computing resources on face rendering while tits languish, Rigid as a 80s stripper's fake monsters.

      Believe it or not, many games don't even bother putting an articulated bone in the breast. That would be lame, but at least they would be trying. Also you could edit the motion files and make the tits bounce comically.

  • by nimbius ( 983462 ) on Saturday January 26, 2013 @12:40PM (#42700903) Homepage
    makes it sound like my chief opponent in the arena is an enormous breast or testicle stalking me through the halls with a railgun.
  • The summary is misleading.
    "Because there is blood and guns, we’ve marked the download with an adult content sticker."
    It isn't rated by the ESRB as AO. If it was rated by the ESRB it would be M.
  • Then it can be rated PG. Boobs never hurt anybody.

  • I thought that in America, blood and guns were just fine for consumption by children and that only sexual stuff was Adults Only... so I had images of Ranger running around firing dildos at enemies that looked like a vagina... which oddly, would fit into a misogynistic world view.

  • They created an open source modification of a game, which can be compiled for any architecture, not just one platform.
  • OA has always used the TIGRS system for its content and we always used the "Adults" rating for that since there was no more vague "Mature" term in that system.

    Besides, the crappy drawn blood and ambiguously crappy gibs would be the least of anyone's concern. The female player design, maybe.... (prime example: the valkyrie-ish Angelyss has large bouncing breasts and wears a slingshot bikini design for armor as a satirical take on the 'ChainmailBikini' trope)

    Also, the heavy texture switching in OA isn't
  • It's a fully customizable (since the code's been released) Quake 3 with user created skins. Sure there's lots of skimpy dressed / naked avatars, but play with some of the modest ones and there's no reason this wouldn't be M or T rated.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Open arena is pure crap and I always hated it. No one needs it no one wants a port of it. Openarena has become the five dollar crackwhore of open source gaming beating on the car window of every new system

A bug in the code is worth two in the documentation.