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Make Q3A run on a Blackberry Pi and you could win!

28 02 14 - 20:01

Hey, I didn't even know what a Blackberry Pi was before this (have an old Tracfone), but it looks pretty cool. Broadcom released the full documentation and graphic stack source code under a BSD license for the VideoCore IV Graphics core. The contest is you get Q3A to run @ 1920x1080, 20fps min, on this core on a Blackberry Pi. For full details read the rules page and to read the article check it out here.

 

Thanks to John Carmak's Twitter account for letting me know about this.

QuakeCon Preregistration March 5th

27 02 14 - 08:13

However, they are staggering the registration this year. Long story short, they are not giving people free sign-ups for the BYOC, you either pay for one or win one.  General admission is still free. A bit of a bummer as (last I remember) BYOC has always been free. Be sure to keep an eye on the QuakeCon site, Twitter & Facebook. Click “Read More” to see the full press release and the details.

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QuakeJS, a post of ioquake3 to Javascript

23 02 14 - 15:12

It's pretty darn cool! Bluemeanies over at Tastyspleen posted about this: Quake 3 Arena, in a browser, ported to Javascript. You can head to the Quakejs site and give it a play. It gives you the option of starting a CPMA or Vanilla Q3 server and you can choose your map, bot count, bot difficulty and game more. It apparently supports mods too as they mention they're running CMPA & Quake 3 Fortress servers. Check it out!

Thief Modding Contest lets you use... The Dark Mod!

21 02 14 - 05:01

Square Enix and Amazon.com are having a thief contest to promote the new Thief game and The Dark Mod has been included! For the contest you submit a mod you made (a new one or already existing) for a game in the Thief series (including The Dark Mod) or make a video pitching a mod you'd like to see done.

Amazon is handing out some nice prizes, but the fact that they let you use The Dark Mod as part of the Thief series is very exciting! You can read the rules for the contest on Amazon's site. Find out more about the new Thief game on Square Enix's site and be sure to check out The Dark Mod, the FREE Doom 3 Thief inspired game!

Doom (presume 4) Beta Key included with new Wolfenstein Preorder

19 02 14 - 12:22

(Straight from the press release I got)

We’re pleased to announce Wolfenstein: The New Order, the first-person action-adventure shooter, will be available in North America on May 20, 2014 and throughout Europe on May 23, 2014. As an added bonus, everyone pre-ordering the game will be invited to access the DOOM beta with their copy of Wolfenstein. For more information on the DOOM beta access pre-order bonus, as well as applicable terms and restrictions, please visit: www.wolfenstein.com/doom.

 

Currently under development at MachineGames, Wolfenstein: The New Order reignites the franchise widely recognized for pioneering the first-person shooter genre. Set in the 1960s, the monstrous Nazi regime has used mysterious advanced technology to win World War II. They now rule the globe with an iron fist. Wolfenstein: The New Order sends you across Europe on a harrowing mission to bring down the Nazi war machine.

 

Wolfenstein is slated for release on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Wolfenstein: The New Order has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For more information on the game visit: www.wolfenstein.com.

 

Additionally, be sure to check out all of the action in the newly released gameplay trailer

Quake SP: RJ Zone

19 02 14 - 05:03

On Func_Msgboard digs posted about a new map he's made named RJ Zone. It gets it's name from the fact you need to rocket jump a lot to complete the map. He says it needs an engine with expanded limits, recommends an engine with transparent slime and that you before the boss battle, she's hard. Player comments say it's also dark. :)

You can comment more on Func_Msgboard, click “Read More” to see some pictures and download it here.

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Doom3World ain't dead!

16 02 14 - 14:06

Doom3World has been down for several days. I e-mailed BNA, the man who host the site and he said a DOS attack took down the server. His host is currently replacing the server with more secure equipment/software so it should be back up next week. He assures me all your passwords are encrypted, but it is wise to change passwords on other sites if you used the same one as D3W.

Linux Luv and new Maps!

12 02 14 - 20:50

Another four for ..::LvL - Circle Of Death from sst13 is a CTF map that is well worth checking out. The others are a real mixed bag. Some will enjoy them, others will not.

* Circle Of Death by sst13
* Aqua Dock by Rust7
* The Grit Halls by Rust7
* cs_assault for Quake 3 by OXOTHuK

Videos and panoramas for all.

In other news, I've switched from WinXP to Linux for my main desktop. This update was done completely on Linux. If there are issues with the videos (or anything else) please let me know.

Predator on the loose

12 02 14 - 11:43

Another video showing off the “test” of Aliens vs Predator in Doom 3 is out on youtube. It shows some cloaking and friendlies who fight along side you. This mod is an experiment by the mod-maker Scythewraith. He has a long history of making movie mods and is still continuing this. Click “Read More” to see the video!

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Doom Reborn 0.83 Release

08 02 14 - 11:38

Doom Reborn has a new release for us. Click “Read More” for the whole updates list, but the “big” updates are two version of E1M6, one for high end computers and one for low end.

Doom Reborn is Doom ported over to Doom 3.  It stalled out years ago and just recently has been revived.  You can download the 0.83 version over at moddb.com.

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Interview with John Carmack about why he left id

06 02 14 - 04:52

USA Today interviews John Carmack about why he left id Software and his new work at Oculus VR. It covers what kind of car he drives and how many kids he has. Enjoy! Thanks to Doom3World for the tip!

 

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