Thursday, February 26, 2009

First Impressions: Quake Live (beta)

Quake Live is a free to play, browser based shooter, that's pretty much a straight-to-web port of Quake 3 Arena... at least that's what I've been told. You see, I'm not actually sure if you can play Quake Live, as all it seems to be right now is a screenshot with a queue system. And I'm not even sure that queue system is actually what it says it is, and not just a counter set to an arbitrarily high number. Twice now I've actually made it through the queue, waiting half and hour, to an hour each time.

The first time, the game informed me that I didn't have the required plug in for my browser, and gave me a download link. It then asked me to restart my browser. I was hoping I wouldn't be logged out, and forced to sit through the 25,000 person queue again, but obviously, that was too much to ask, and when I reloaded, it was back to the waiting line again for me. After my queue was up, I was then kicked back to the main site, so I'm not sure there actually is a game yet...

Oh! I took a screenshot for everyone!