Beyond Strafe Jumping – Episode 10 Interview With Makaveli

Interview with Makaveli on the evolution of Quake and esports (Beyond Strafe Jumping)

For the 10th episode of Beyond Strafe Jumping I’m with Quake II and Quake III legend Makaveli as we talk about the evolution of esports throughout the years and his experience casting on Quake Champions This interview was conducted on the 18th January 2018

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State of Quake Podcast – Episode 9 PlagueTV

Episode Breakdown

In this episode, special guest PlagueTV joins us as we passionately discuss the confidence (or lack of) in the Quake community, community managers, rumors around id taking over development, on-boarding and inspiring new players, content creation, changes to the duel format, Joe Rogan playing Quake Champions and much much more!

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Timestamps:

  • 1:34 – Plague’s background
  • 4:09 – State of Quake community events
  • 7:41 – The community confidence crisis
  • 9:48 – Quake community management discussion
  • 16:42 – The lack of Quake Champions news
  • 20:20 – id’s involvement in developing Quake Champions / Takeover rumors
  • 24:49 – The importance of on-boarding for new players
  • 31:25 – How to inspire new players to “git gud”
  • 36:35 – The importance of shareable game content
  • 39:06 – The role of content creators in relation to gaming
  • 47:14 – Who should the development team cater to?
  • 50:08 – Where do you see Quake Champions in 2 years?
  • 52:06 – What is your favorite map / champion?
  • 55:10 – What are your top 5 games?
  • 58:40 – Who is your favorite streamer / caster?
  • 1:00:39 – Discussion around changing the current duel format
  • 1:11:53 – More Battle Pass afterthoughts – the XP grind
  • 1:17:50 – Joe Rogan was spotted playing Quake Champions
  • 1:20:18 – TWLOHA – To Write Love On Her Arms shout-out

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Quake Champions Doom Guy Helpful Beginner’s Guide

Quake Champions Doom Guy

Quake Champions Doom Guy spotlight is for all those Doom fans. Also for all those QC beginners and noobs out there. That might want to know more about him and some helpful fragging tips. The Doom Slayer is better known in the “Doom” games or the Doom series. Probably even more well known from the … Read more

Quake Arena Arcade, Quake 3 for The Xbox 360

Does anyone actually remember Quake Arena Arcade?

I believe I bought it myself and NEVER truly played it on my Xbox Live account. I’ve always been a Quake Fan but getting a Quake game on seems crazy since I’ve always had a PC. Quake on Xbox doesn’t seem to support a mouse and keyboard either and that seems nuts to me.

While Quake III has been ported to multiple consoles in the past, A.K.A. the Dreamcast that supported mouse and Keyboard. Quake Arena Arcade doesn’t seem to provide the same. As far as I’m aware the Xbox 360 didn’t support a keyboard and mouse out of the box.

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Quake III On Xbox 360

It was very cool that Quake III arrived on the Xbox 360 in some form. Quake wars also made it on the Xbox 360 as well. Eventually I’ll be making a video and article on it.

This version of Quake III was very polished and had some updated graphics and seemed to run very well. I don’t think it was very popular on Xbox.

At least among my friends at the time, the only “Arena Shooter” I could get anyone to play would’ve been Halo.

Using the Xbox 360 controller trying to strafe jump feels very unnaturally to me. Strafing doesn’t perform quite as well using k/b and mouse.

Quake 3 Video Game

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Duke Enters the Arena

Quake 3 is one of my favorite games of all time. Playing on PC fragging strangers on Q3DM17 on the demo for hours on end. Until I was able to get a full copy of the game.

It seemed strange that Quake III was even released on the Xbox 360 in the first place. This version of the game came out WAY later than the initial release and there was a PS2 version of Quake 3.

Your best bet to experience Quake 3 in 2020 is to either get the game and download the ioquake 3 engine. Or, get Quake Live on steam.

Quake Arena Arcade Conclusion

Quake III on the Xbox 360 was a pretty awesome idea. I’m not sure why they haven’t tried to put the latest quake, Quake Champions on any consoles at all. We have games like Overwatch and Paladins doing just fine on consoles.

It would make sense to try to reach that market as well.

Maybe it is because Quake requires so much precise precision and fast reflexs. That a Console Controller cannot provide like a good wired mouse.

Also, let me know if you actually played this game on the Xbox 360. I don’t know if I know anyone that even experienced this game as Quake is more popular on PC anyways.

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