Bethesda to give away Quake and more on August 7 to 9 for QuakeCon 2020

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Amazing. Quake for free.
     
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    Trying to purge your sins, Bethesda?
    /sarcasm
    Thanks for the Quake!
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    A 24 year old game for free? OMG!

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    moo100times Master Guru

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    Will it be RTX enabled?
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Of course it will be. It's basically just gonna be a tech demo.
     
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    I've had Quake for free since the 90s thanks to the old crack the shareware CD method of times past.
     
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    If its free its for me
     
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    namco is giving away PAC-MAN for free!
     
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    Bethesda is garbage and so is their launcher, i pass.
     

  11. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    That was Quake 2.

    But eh, will probably grab this. I have it on Steam but there's always room for Quake.

    EDIT: whoa Bethesda:

    "Also, those who get their free copy of Quake may download mods for the game..."
    "If donations reach the goal of $10,000 during the weekend show, Bethesda will also give away Quake 2 and give access to the full Ray Tracing version of the game in their launcher (which I think already is free on Steam?)"

    so not only do you allow modding a 24 year old game that has been moddable since release, you will also give away a 23 year old game and allow access to a free mod if you're given at least 10k of money.

    You're too kind.
    (Yes yes, those donations probably go to charity, or at least so they say...)
     
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    "Bethesda will also give away Quake 2 and give access to the full Ray Tracing version of the game in their launcher (which I think already is free on Steam?)"
    Unfortunately not free, only the first 3 levels.
    From the Steam game page:
    "Quake II RTX is fully ray-traced and includes the 3 levels from the original shareware distribution."

    The full Quake II is 4,99 EUR, so the giveaway would give something plus compared to current situation.
    I'm waiting for it, both games.
     
  13. Size_Mick

    Size_Mick Master Guru

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    In case any of you like Team Fortress or CTF or whatever, here's a pretty amazing Quakeworld client, FTE: http://triptohell.info/

    By the way, a lot of online FPS multiplayer gaming firsts happened in Quake/QW mods, including differentiated combat roles with specialized skillsets, airstrikes, ability to go prone, drones, sticky bombs, spike traps, land and air vehicles, MIRV grenades -- and those are just the ones I remember off the top of my head. Heck, the first D-Day map was made for Quake. This all happened before 2000. In fact, my online nick was made for Quake and I've been using it since 1996.

    P.S. Big shout out to any MegaTF veterans out there, especially from the Biscuit Board! Another big shout out to Tonik, author of Zquake!



    I only edited this post 11 times or so, I swear.
     
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  14. Neo Cyrus

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    I disagree. They're going to have to improve A LOT to become good enough to reach garbage tier IMO.
     
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