QuakeWorld Turns 17 and This Day in Gaming History

Stories from our archive. First are a couple from yesterday, as it was December 17th 1996 that the QuakeWorld client was released by id Software and it was December 17th 1996 1998 that Epic Games (at the time Epic MegaGames) announced both Unreal Tournament and Unreal II. On to December 18th, it was 15 years ago today that Starsiege TRIBES went gold. Here are more stories of note: Splinter Cell Demo (2002), International UT2004 Demo (2004), Tiberium Announced (2007), ABIT Closes (2008), Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam shipped (2010), and RAGE: The Scorchers shipped (2012). Update: Corrected the year on the Unreal Tournament/Unreal II link.
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Dec 18, 2013, 13:57
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Re: QuakeWorld Turns 17 and This Day in Gaming History Dec 18, 2013, 13:57
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Much love for UT99, I always keep an installation on every PC I own (along with those ultra hi-rez compressed textures included on the original 2nd CD), and too many fond memories of Quakeworld seeming to almost open up an entire new world of possibilities. Same can be said for the concept of "classes" in the FPS genre by Tribes.

As other have said, the games produced since that time have built on the foundation laid down back then but in many ways never equaled, much less surpassed them. A few may have come close, but that's for another day in Gaming history..
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