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    Quake Live

    Game » consists of 0 releases. Released Aug 06, 2010

    Quake Live is a 'free-to-play' web browser-based FPS from id Software. It is based on the popular game Quake III Arena, and focuses solely on online multiplayer.

    Quake Live Exits Beta; Subscription Options Announced

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    Edited By BradNicholson

    In beta no longer, id Software's Quake Live is now offering two new ways to get into its browser-based shooter action: via ad-free "Premium" and "Pro" subscriptions.

    With a Premium membership, you'll be able to access 20 subscription-exclusive maps, an exclusive "Freeze Tag" mode, clan creation and joining options, and have your match stats stored for six months. Premium is $24 a year and that's not quite all it adds to the shooter. It also supports custom profile wallpaper in addition to subscription-based awards. 
     

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    A Pro-level subscription, on the other hand, will run you $48 a year. Pro includes all of Premium's perks, but also gives you the ability to create your own servers and invite up to three other non-paying friends into Premium-specific maps. This is in addition to giving you the option to create your own clan and join up to 10 others, storing your match stats for 12 months, and access to Pro-specific awards.

    Quake Live will continue to be free if you desire. The standard version of the game will remain ad-supported and will continue to provide over 40 arenas across five game modes, match-making, and even browser-based stat tracking.  
     
    == TEASER ==If you've got an interest in this business, either as a Standard user or possibly a Pro-power-player, take a gander at the game's official website. If you're curious about what'll be offered insofar as the pay-to-play maps, we've got your back (just below):
     

    Premium Maps  


    • Aerowalk (Duel)
    • Battleforged (Duel)
    • Black Cathedral (CA)
    • Cold War (CA)
    • Deep Inside (TDM)
    • Dismemberment (Duel)
    • Dreadful Place (TDM)
    • Focal Point (Duel)
    • Hektik (Duel)
    • Industrial Accident (CTF)
    • Intervention (TDM)
    • Japanese Castles (CTF)
    • Leviathan (TDM)
    • Overkill (CA)
    • Phrantic (Duel)
    • Purgatory (TDM)
    • Realm of Steel Rats (TDM)
    • Shining Forces (CTF)
    • Stonekeep (CTF)
    • Theatre of Pain (CA)   
     
    Anyone feel like paying for Quake Live?
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    #1  Edited By BradNicholson

    In beta no longer, id Software's Quake Live is now offering two new ways to get into its browser-based shooter action: via ad-free "Premium" and "Pro" subscriptions.

    With a Premium membership, you'll be able to access 20 subscription-exclusive maps, an exclusive "Freeze Tag" mode, clan creation and joining options, and have your match stats stored for six months. Premium is $24 a year and that's not quite all it adds to the shooter. It also supports custom profile wallpaper in addition to subscription-based awards. 
     

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    A Pro-level subscription, on the other hand, will run you $48 a year. Pro includes all of Premium's perks, but also gives you the ability to create your own servers and invite up to three other non-paying friends into Premium-specific maps. This is in addition to giving you the option to create your own clan and join up to 10 others, storing your match stats for 12 months, and access to Pro-specific awards.

    Quake Live will continue to be free if you desire. The standard version of the game will remain ad-supported and will continue to provide over 40 arenas across five game modes, match-making, and even browser-based stat tracking.  
     
    == TEASER ==If you've got an interest in this business, either as a Standard user or possibly a Pro-power-player, take a gander at the game's official website. If you're curious about what'll be offered insofar as the pay-to-play maps, we've got your back (just below):
     

    Premium Maps  


    • Aerowalk (Duel)
    • Battleforged (Duel)
    • Black Cathedral (CA)
    • Cold War (CA)
    • Deep Inside (TDM)
    • Dismemberment (Duel)
    • Dreadful Place (TDM)
    • Focal Point (Duel)
    • Hektik (Duel)
    • Industrial Accident (CTF)
    • Intervention (TDM)
    • Japanese Castles (CTF)
    • Leviathan (TDM)
    • Overkill (CA)
    • Phrantic (Duel)
    • Purgatory (TDM)
    • Realm of Steel Rats (TDM)
    • Shining Forces (CTF)
    • Stonekeep (CTF)
    • Theatre of Pain (CA)   
     
    Anyone feel like paying for Quake Live?
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    #2  Edited By OllyOxenFree

    Dat Quake.

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    #3  Edited By darknaut

    Never had been big into Quake in the past, but I might need to start looking into it at some point, least my own curiosity drive me mad wondering about it.

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    #4  Edited By artofwar420

    I'm gonna stick to the free thing. Considering I haven't touched the beta in ages.

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    #5  Edited By Hosstile17

    I will probably go pro, not premium. I play it all the time. Why not?

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    #6  Edited By Shabs

    I love Quake Live, and I don't mind a paid option in theory, but having paid-only maps splits the community.  I'm not fond of that at all. 

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    #7  Edited By AdH0c

    Subscription?? Errr no your ok.

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    #8  Edited By Babaganoosh

    If they still provide solid free content, I have no problem with this. At least they're not ganking people out of playing the game at all.

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    #9  Edited By JoelTGM

    I don't pay sub fees to video games anymore since I quit WoW, but I will continue to play it for free.  I love Quake.

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    #10  Edited By CL60

    If people pay for this who constantly rip on MMOs for having subscription fees, I will laugh.
     
    Anyways. I didn't even know it was in beta. I played it maybe once.

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    #11  Edited By MisterMouse

    not really a fan of subscription services...

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    #12  Edited By bunnyboiler

    Hey guys. I heard you want to pay $48 a year for Quake 3.
     
     

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    #13  Edited By Devil240Z

    Not  compatable with windows 7 or OSX???!?!?!?!!!!!!!! 
     
    Guess I can't play even though I have both major platforms. 

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    #14  Edited By Milkman  Online

    I can't see how anyone can pay $48 a year to play Quake in the year 2010.

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    #15  Edited By Yelix

    I think having to pay a subscription for a game that is ten years old to get some exclusive maps is a real bummer, considering that the original game is probably dirt cheap at this point (or free through certain channels) and includes support for infinite maps through a mod community.

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    #16  Edited By H4xlike

    Would never pay for this, but wouldn't mind the ads.

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    #17  Edited By Branthog

    The prices seem about double what they should be. At $12 and $24, it'd be pretty reasonable.

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    HAY GUYS WE HAVE THIS NEW FREE TO PLAY QUAKE IT'S ENTIRELY AD SUPPORTED 
     
    OH NO WE RAN OUT OF MONEY IT WAS IN BETA ALL ALONG GUYS HONEST NOW IT'S SUBSCRIPTION

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    #19  Edited By KillerBears

    I recently logged in just to save my account from deletion. I can't see this business venture working out, however nifty it may be. :(

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    #20  Edited By shanchett99

    yay, subscription for an outdated game

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    #21  Edited By Phished0ne

    i was totally ready to make the 
     
    "HEY GUISE ITS AD-SUPPORTED BUT WAIT THERES A SUBSCRIPTION FEE NOW"  comment 
     
    but its good to see that the free option is still there.

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    #22  Edited By lacke
    @Devil240Z said:
    " Not  compatable with windows 7 or OSX???!?!?!?!!!!!!!!  Guess I can't play even though I have both major platforms.  "
    Don't know about OSX but it works fine for me on Win7 64 using Chrome.
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    #23  Edited By Devil240Z
    @lacke said:

    " @Devil240Z said:

    " Not  compatable with windows 7 or OSX???!?!?!?!!!!!!!!  Guess I can't play even though I have both major platforms.  "
    Don't know about OSX but it works fine for me on Win7 64 using Chrome. "
     lol you just described my exact setup.    
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    #24  Edited By Ultramar

    I dunno about this.

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    #25  Edited By Vitamin_Dei

    This looks entirely reasonable to me. People who play Quake *really* play Quake and are likely to get their money's worth out of the (nominal) fee. I might be up in arms if they were removing the option for you to play the free ad-supported version, but they're not. 
     
    It all comes down to what the game is worth to you and how much "more" you want out of it. I'd be pretty likely to pay for something like this is I ate, slept and breathed Q3 like I do TF2 for example. Hooray for options!

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    #26  Edited By NickLott

    Quake Live was interesting because you could play multiplayer Quake in a browser but 48 dollars a year for what is essentially a 10 year old game insane. I can fire up an old copy of Quake III Arena and play on a ton of servers for free with ridiculous maps and mods. A game which can be bought ridiculously cheaply.

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    #27  Edited By lordofultima

    This sounds reasonable to me. All tourney play for Quake Live will continue to be done on the free version I imagine, and that's all that matters.

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    #28  Edited By Potter9156

    Not compatible with Chrome? The crap?

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    #30  Edited By Foggen

    If none of these is secretly "The Longest Yard", I have absolutely zero interest.

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    #31  Edited By Pop

    I say it's reasonable, cause they're not forcing you to pay it and it's mostly for the quake monsters that play 24/7. I haven't played it in a while but I'm gonna go see how it feels now that it's out of "beta".

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    I used to wait around for ages to get a game in this, but it always told me I was in a line. Didn't realise it was beta stage - thought it had been around for years.

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    #33  Edited By EpicSteve

    I didn't even know it was still in beta.

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    #34  Edited By lawlerballer

    lol subscribe to my nuts

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    #35  Edited By Supermarius

    Um, at this point wouldnt it just be cheaper to buy regular Quake 3 on steam and play it there?

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    #36  Edited By captain_clayman

    yeah no thanks, free will be fine.  i only play this game like every other month so it's no biggie.

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    #37  Edited By LiquidPenguins
    @BradNicholson:  I think you missed it but that screenshot has a pretty blatant watermark for a different site in the bottom left.
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    #38  Edited By Guillotine

    Less than a dollar a week for a game that some may get ten or more hours of play time from in each of those weeks? And this addresses the complaints about not being able to play with just your friends unless you find an empty server that stays empty? They're adding twenty new maps? And there's still the option to play free? What are people complaining about? Is there anything actually bad about this?

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    #39  Edited By Hilbert

    ehmm. This is quake 3 arena right? 
     
    Yeah, I paid money for that like 50 billion years ago..
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    #40  Edited By pileofnuts

    QuakeLive is a big improvement over standard Quake 3. They incorporated a lot of great stuff from CPMA, made it possible to edit all important settings from the menu, improved the spectator experience, and more.
     
    Freeze tag is great fun, the ability to spawn servers is very welcome, and the new maps include some great classics.
     
    Now with all of this, how could you not pay for it?!

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    #42  Edited By Blitzer

    Wait, this game isn't free to play? FAIL!

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    Seems like a very reasonable set of options to me. 

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    #45  Edited By maxszy

    Its Quake. Its what, over 10 years old? Yeah sorry, not worth a yearly subscription. Give me break! Lol :-P

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    #46  Edited By drwhat

    wow, i'm excited about Quake Live Exits Beta. thanks for posting this BradNicholson!
     
    i'm going to play Quake Live Exits Beta as soon as it comes out and buy it at Best Buy, my choice for game purchases.

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    #47  Edited By JoelTGM
    @DrWhat said:
    " wow, i'm excited about Quake Live Exits Beta. thanks for posting this BradNicholson!
     
    i'm going to play Quake Live Exits Beta as soon as it comes out and buy it at Best Buy, my choice for game purchases. "
    What are you doing?
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    @DrWhat:  
     
    I'm sure you can look forward to an exciting brand engagement with this interactive entertainment product.
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    #49  Edited By IkariNoTekken

    Seems like a good deal, considering what they offer...oh and its Quake for **** sake. 

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    #50  Edited By Shabs
    @GetEveryone said:
    " I used to wait around for ages to get a game in this, but it always told me I was in a line. Didn't realise it was beta stage - thought it had been around for years. "
    That was just an issue in the first week or so, as they'd underestimated demand.

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