Tonight's Game Night - Quake

Happy Birthday Quake!

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The legendary Quake turns 15 years old today. This game pretty much goes back to some of the greatest first-person shooters out there. Did you know that modifications were some of the coolest things back then that have spun off games you have come to love and adore? If game developers didn't allow modifications, we probably wouldn't see games today like Team Fortress 2 and Counterstrike. So, let's remember this game for its rich community by playing tonight! We'll explore modifications if we can get them to still work, share memories, watch some machiima videos from way back then, and more. and much more. So tell us what you'd like to try out and we'll continue to play to our heart's content!

We'll start playing around 4 p.m. Pacific time tonight. Fun times will be had with the free and full version of the game. If you'd like to get in some practice and download the freeware version early, drop by nQuake http://nquake.com/. Here's the chatroom link, which requires the latest java to be installed.

Share your experiences in the comments if you played before or if this will be your first time playing the game.

Discussion

29 comments
dalger21
dalger21

yea it was fun although I got my butt kicked lol

SQUALL20XX
SQUALL20XX

This was a great game night, hoping to play again in the future, I'm not sure if I've managed to kill Jody in the game ;)

Dan_Lero
Dan_Lero

@Sandulf29 : Join the Gamespot Game Night Union :P

PvtCaboose23
PvtCaboose23

This was a lot of fun and my first time playing Quake. Thought I did very well for my first time. It was a great experience and would love to do it again some time.

Sandulf29
Sandulf29

Seems like I missed it. Why wasn't three any early notification :cry:

NS_NIXON
NS_NIXON

It was too early for my style :P

MUR1217
MUR1217

15 years a really big period for a game and its great that people still play Quake

revway
revway

Quake was such a fast shooter it was too much for me. I DID play Quake 3 though on Xbox. It was pretty cool.

Serbine
Serbine

@snes_vs_ps1: Alright that cool :D, though they should be in the top ten :P.

snes_vs_ps1
snes_vs_ps1

@Serbine Thei're in the Top 20:P With the rest, Halo, Bioshock, CoD etc

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

I couldn't get the game to work sadly, but I'll be back for TF2 you can count on that!

XenoLair
XenoLair

1st time playing, lets get killed.

profilia
profilia

This game is hard. :lol:

Nerissa
Nerissa

Yeah, map is missing

Scalper
Scalper

this is hard to get working I own quake on steam and i'm trying nquake. No luck so far. I got nquake to not crash on start by turning on compatibility mode to windows 95

Spincut
Spincut

Damn, kinda last minute update it feels like! I guess it sounds like you'll be starting in 45 minuteS? how long will you be going for? I guess I can get home in the next half hour :P .

Nerissa
Nerissa

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Serbine
Serbine

snes_vs_ps1: Where Goldeneye 007(or Perfect Dark), Turok series, and Timesplitter Future Perfect on that list, though that's a really great list.

JodyR
JodyR moderator

@snes_vs_ps1L - Is that your top list? It's pretty awesome!

snes_vs_ps1
snes_vs_ps1

Top 10 FPS Games: #1)DOOM #2)Quake #3)Wolfenstein 3D #4)Half-Life 1 #5)System Shock 2 #6)Quake II #7)Duke Nukem 3D #8)Counter-Strike #9)Half-Life 2 #10)Unreal Tournament