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id Software Opens Beta for QUAKE LIVE

February 25, 2009

id Software Opens Beta for QUAKE LIVE

Born from the Legendary QUAKE ARENA Multiplayer Shooter Games, a New QUAKE Rocks the Internet with a Totally Free Browser-based Experience

Today, id Software made the hotly anticipated QUAKE LIVE available to the public as an open beta. QUAKE LIVE is a new and innovative browser-based multiplayer game experience that offers players of all skill levels a totally free and easily accessible multiplayer game and social community through a single state-of-the-art web site at

"Gamers have been eagerly waiting for months, but the day has arrived where everyone can now come and play QUAKE LIVE," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software, Inc. "We've taken the greatest online deathmatch game of all time and made it even better with skill matching, chat, stats tracking and a ton of other cool stuff. And we've made it totally free!"

QUAKE LIVE delivers the excitement and energy of first-person multiplayer action to a broader audience than ever before. Not your typical “web game,” QUAKE LIVE offers players a 100% free-to-play premium first person shooter, encompassing more than 30 arenas, five game modes and more than 50 characters - all delivered and accessed through a cutting-edge web site. Connect with friends, play matches, track the leaderboards and browse through player profiles that include scores, detailed statistics, as well as achievement-based awards and trophies.

Integrated with IGA Worldwide’s proprietary SDK, QUAKE LIVE offers companies and agencies fresh opportunities to dynamically-target brands to audiences within a broadly accessible version of one of the world’s premiere game franchises, while also offering gamers a totally free premium game, fun events, and a vibrant, active community of other players.

“id Software continues to raise the bar with QUAKE LIVE. Increasing numbers of mass market consumers are turning to video games as a compelling entertainment choice, and by offering QUAKE as a free-to-play game, id Software made it more accessible than ever to both new users and long-time fans,” said Tim Walsh, executive vice president of North America, IGA Worldwide. “We are delighted to partner with id Software on QUAKE LIVE, and utilize IGA’s in-game advertising technology to establish an innovative revenue model for this incredibly popular game that will make it possible for all players to find the best and most challenging games online.”

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