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A New 'Quake' Episode Appears 20 Years Later (vice.com) 36

An anonymous reader quotes this report from Motherboard: The months leading up to this year's phenomenal reboot of Doom were stuffed with all kinds of fun developments surrounding the original series, whether it was mods that let you play as Duke Nukem or whole new levels from famed designer John Romero. There's now a new Quake game in the works, and already it appears to be enjoying a similar renaissance. Yesterday MachineGames, the studio behind Wolfenstein: The New Order, released an entirely new episode for the original Quake in celebration of its 20-year anniversary, and you can play it entirely for free.
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A New 'Quake' Episode Appears 20 Years Later

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  • by Eluan ( 788868 ) on Sunday June 26, 2016 @02:41PM (#52394015) Homepage
    While I praise their effort and the episode is fun to play and polished, this isn't news, because new maps and episodes are released every year. Check Quaddicted [quaddicted.com] for examples. Quake is still very much alive.
  • Fix the link (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    The one for the new episode is the same as for duke nukem

  • Is there a Hurd port?

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Is it just me, or is the 'new episode for the original Quake' link pointing to the same page as the 'play as Duke Nukem' link?

    • Yeah it's wrong. Click "this report from Motherboard" to get the actual link from the article. It took me a bit to figure it out.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Classic DOOM and Quake have been kept alive all these years by fans through source ports, maps and other custom content. Playing classic DOOM has almost never been easier and certainly has never been easier to play in a Multiplayer setting.

    It's very fortunate that early on, companies like iD had the foresight to encourage the mod community instead of hoarding their IP. Blizzard has been providing map editors since Warcraft 2 (I think Orcs and Humans had an even more basic one, I can't recall now) and certa
    • Every now and then I grab the latest Quake port and enable the frame rate counter while playing the game. Nothing like getting 500+ FPS while blowing up ass-throwing zombies.
  • "Phenomenal reboot"
    Doesn't apparently mean
    "Re release of what's basically the exact same game for the 1990s prettified with a lot more triangles and even louder sound"?

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