Quake Live adds support for Mac OS X!
Months us Mac gamers have waited patiently for Quake Live to support our beloved operating system, finally the wait is over. At the Quakecon 2009 press conference Todd Hollenshead, CEO of id Software, announced that Quake Live support for Mac OS X will arrive on August 18th.
For the unfamiliar, Quake Live is a browser based shooter. To run the game all you’ll need is a simple browser plugin and you’re good to go. The game is completely free, this is made possible thanks to the in-game advertisements. You’ll notice the banners spread throughout the levels, but don’t worry it doesn’t ruin the fun one bit.
The game is essentially a web based version of the popular 1999 first-person shooter, Quake 3 Arena. Quake Live in theory should resolve one of the largest problems that hampered the original, finding equally skilled opponents to battle against. In the original there was no skill matching, in most cases you’d join a server and proceed to either destroy your opponent or be stomped into submission, rarely would you find a balanced matchup.
But with the new system id Software has implemented, you should be matched with opponents near your skill level. This will make for some exciting matches, close calls and fun for everyone. This is all assuming the match making system works as intended, *crosses fingers*.
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