I should really stop finding new and exciting time wasters for myself. And yet, these things just keep finding their way into my browser somehow. My newest browser distraction is Quake Live.
Quake Live? Luke, have you been living under a rock? That’s been there forever!
Yes, I have been living under a rock. Shut up! It’s new to me, and there might be like two other under-the-rock dwelling individuals who read this blog so screw you, voice in my head. You always have to criticize everything that I do. I hate you!
Now, that I told off the annoying voice asshole that talks to me in my sleep and tells me to hurt people and set things on fire I can tell you about Quake Live. It’s a website that puts multiplayer Quake…. in your browser! Imagine that.
I mean, this is how I know I’m living in The Future™: I can frag people over the internet using nothing but Firefox. Well, that and some plugin, but you know what I mean. We truly live in marvelous times.
And it’s the genuine thing – not one of those single player flash things. You are actually playing online, with other people, and your scores are tabulated and ranked up (don’t look up mine, cause I suck though). It’s not a knock-off either – it was built and is maintained by id Software team.
This, btw is how I spent most of my Saturday. Just mindlessly playing free for all matches on Quake Live. The game play was seamless and I didn’t experience any lag. Not only that – they seem to have a fairly well designed skill matching system that actually hooked me up with other players that suck almost as badly as me. So I actually win a match or two. This was a nice break from getting my ass handed to me in TF2.
There is not much else to say here. It’s quake. If you are in the mood for some good, old fashioned multiplayer fun, head for that site and join in the fun. Oh, and it works on just about any platform you can imagine. And yes, that includes Linux. That’s usually the first platform I imagine when someone says that and I always ask about it. Then the person has to go “Err.. Um… Well, any platform you can imagine, other than Linux”. Then of course I go “Wow, even Solaris and BSD?”. And if they insist to keep going like this, I as about OS2, Amiga OS and etc.. I can do it all day really.
Also, Quake Live is surprisingly 100% more fun than Farcry 2. Sad but true.