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Bethesda deploys standalone client for id's Quake Live

The standalone version of online free-to-play shooter Quake Live, announced back in November, is available for download today – just in time for a weekend of relaxing fragging. Existing players will find a conversion launcher available next time they boot up Quake Live, while all new...

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Quake Live goes standalone this year

Quake Live, id Software's free-to-play version of its hyper-competitive FPS, will begin the transition from browser-based experience to complete standalone game, available by the end of the year. id Software says that Google Chrome's movement to do away with plugins, as well as Firefox's changes...

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Free premium week on Quake Live, new content

Quake Live is receiving a hefty load of new premium content and, to celebrate, it's all free for a week. The classic shooter gains five new game modes, including one-flag CTF, Domination (territory control), Red Rover (zombies) and more. The update also packs in four maps, two from Quake Arena...

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Quake now acceptable in Germany

Quake, id Software's 1996 classic, has been removed from Germany's list of indexed titles, a category created by the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons (BPjM) which makes games commercially equivalent to porn. A historically significant milestone of technical and game...

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Quake Arena Arcade now on XBLA for $15, Quake Live introduces 'Premium Pak 5'

As we guessed earlier, Quake Arena Arcade's price on Xbox Live Arcade is considerably less than the cost of a second-hand Dreamcast, broadband adapter and copy of Quake 3 Arena -- it's now available on the Marketplace for 1200 MS Points ($15). In other Quake news, Quake Live has been updated...

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Quake Live 'Premium Pak 4' update adds new maps, new server settings

Browser-based frag-em-up Quake Live keeps chugging along, as id's gone and announced the addition of some new premium content. Through "Premium Pak 4," players can access two new maps (Evolution and Three Story), along with 20 new premium awards and some advanced server mechanics, allowing players...

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Quake Live offers free premium access until Sep. 26

If you've been mulling over the decision to snag a premium subscription to Quake Live, now's your chance to see what you're missing. Bethesda has announced that all Quake Live users can try out a premium subscription for free from now until September 26. Additionally, those who purchase an annual...

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All grown up: Quake Live out of beta, got a job (offering subscription plans)

Like that good-for-nothing kid who won't leave the house and get a job, Quake Live – id Software's mostly free-to-play browser-based FPS – is moving on. Granted, having been announced three years ago this month and only being playable to the public since last February, Quake Live is a...

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Quake Live update makes it easier to frag friends

Worried about Stranger Danger in Quake Live? Well, the still-in-beta browser-based frag-em-up has been updated, allowing would-be murderers the ability to invite friends to their match or join their pals' sessions currently in progress. Why you would want to hurt your friends in this manner, we'll...

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Facebook nabbing its first FPS: Brave Arms

Our biggest gripe with Facebook "games" most times is the lack of actual gameplay involved in them. Things like Mafia Wars seem much more like stat management spreadsheets couched in a social networking medium rather than games with a social media component. That said, it seems that 3G Studios is...

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