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Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 Anniversary of Quake's Release (1996)

  

Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance

Roberts Space Industries offers a new trailer showing off the ORIGIN Jumpworks 300 Series line of spacecraft from Star Citizen, the upcoming space combat game from the man behind the Wing Commander series. The accompanying post outlines various ways these ships are being bundled for purchase with the game, and there's also a post from "Chairman" Chris Roberts adding some urgency to all this:

For people on the fence about jumping in and backing Star Citizen, this promotion and next week’s “grace” period (more below) will be your last chance to get Life Time Insurance (LTI) with your ship! Those who want to jump right in to Star Citizen’s roles will enjoy the 300i, which allows them to go farther, faster (and since it’s an ORIGIN design, you’ll do it in style!).

Dragon Quest X Coming to PC in Japan

Square Enix has posted a beta signup page and a PC benchmark tool (both in Japanese) for an upcoming PC edition of Dragon Quest X. VG247 notes that Famitsu has word a Windows edition of the Wii U MMORPG is expected in Japan on September 26th. There's no word on plans to bring it to other territories.

It Came from E3 2013, Part Eleven

On Sale

New prices for digital content - Bethesda Blog.

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Out of the Blue

Happy birthday QUAKE, as id Software's shooter was first released 17 years ago today on June 22, 1996. In recalling this I'm struck by how it came out on the cusp of all sorts of changes: It was an MS-DOS game, most of us were online using modems at the time, and no graphics cards featured 3D hardware acceleration. But within less than a year, a hardware accelerated version and a Windows version was released, and it wasn't long after that most of us were able to leave the screech of modems behind. Seems fair to say that QUAKE helped usher in a modern game era in more ways than one (it took a lot of restraint to avoid using the term "shook up" in there).

R.I.P.: Ex-Rooster Teeth contributor found dead in West Vancouver.

Modern Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Parking Hooligan 2.
Rolling Ghosts.
Links: From the Racetrack to the Buggy. Thanks nin.
Science: Mysterious Voynich manuscript has 'genuine message'. Thanks brother19.
Some of what the Sun spits out violently returns to its surface.
Smoke Alarm Distinguishes Actual Fire from Burning Food.
Media: Nintendo at E3- Abridged Version. Weird.



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