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Quake Available Free To All For Quakecon And Quake II Free If Charity Goals Are Met

While it is an older game it is still a classic and it will be interesting to see what the fan response will be. Quakecon has announced that Quake will be free for all and if a fundraising goal is met; Quake II will be free as well.

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SickSinceSix49d ago

Quake II with raytracing is already free on Steam. Then again, my current GPU can't really handle it, unlike the original version.

Garethvk49d ago

I found that part amusing. We will give you what is already out free.

Edgelordsupreme49d ago

That's not the full game, Quake 2 RTX requires the full regular game otherwise its just the demo content.

SickSinceSix49d ago

Interesting. I didn't play it for very long because I got low frames bruteforcing it with my GTX 1070.

Edgelordsupreme49d ago

I respect your moxie trying it with a 1070, thats a brave effort. If its any consolation at 1440p I only get 60fps with a 2080 Super. Quake 2 RTX did more to make me a believer in ray tracing than anything else.

RaidenBlack49d ago

Quake I was/is just fabulous and spectacular. Too Gothic and atmospheric for its time. Brutal and uncanny.
Quake II and latter were just different. Not actually Quake. Although Quake is actually remembered for III: Arena. *sigh*
Long forgotten now. Its all GaaS now.

Garethvk49d ago

I know they have Quake Champions but would love a remastered version of a new Quake Game that has a campaign and the multiplay. I miss the Co-Op of DOOM and DOOM 2 and remember with my 486 saying ok will Quake run on it. It did.

Edgelordsupreme49d ago

Oooookay Mr melodrama. Quake 1 is the way it is because it was an absolute hodgepodge of art. Quake 1 was a graphics engine with a "game" attached, to think anything they did with Quake 1 was on purpose is kinda funny.

Watch the noclip documentary on Quake.

Garethvk49d ago

I remember when the argument was that Id made great engines but the games were elaborate tech demos. I remember a key player left saying he was sick of making cutting edge engines and then licensing them out to people who then made better games. Might have been Carmack.

RaidenBlack49d ago

Watch Ahoy's documentary on Quake.
(RetroAhoy: Quake, 2.2mil views)
Considered best on YouTube.

Games1st49d ago

You have to make a betheda account. Twitch.tv/Bethesda starting with the Welcome on August 7 at 11:00am CST