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02-25-10, 01:30 AM
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http://www.blogcdn.com/news.bigdownload.com/media/2010/02/925702-me00004853522superfeb24.jpg (http://bethblog.com/index.php/2010/02/24/the-day-quake-shook-the-gaming-world-carmack-et-al-share-their-qtest-memories/)Not only is today the first anniversary of the launch of Quake Live (http://news.bigdownload.com/tag/quake-live), id Software (http://news.bigdownload.com/tag/id-software) is also celebrating the 14th anniversary of the launch of Qtest (http://news.bigdownload.com/tag/qtest). It was the first public taste of the goodness that was to come later in 1996 with the full release of id's debut 3D shooter Quake (http://news.bigdownload.com/tag/quake).

A lot has happened in 14 years, not the least of which has been Bethesda Softworks (http://news.bigdownload.com/tag/bethesda-softworks)' parent company ZeniMax Media purchasing id Software. The Bethblog site celebrates the release of Qtest today with some quotes from id Software and Bethesda team members including id's co-founder John Carmack who as usual gives a highly technical look back at Qtest's launch.Carmack and others look back at the release of Qtest (http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/02/24/carmack-and-others-look-back-at-the-release-of-qtest/) originally appeared on Big Download Blog (http://news.bigdownload.com) on Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).



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