Quake is arguably the best 3D shoot em up engine ever built. While there have been plenty of pretenders since, nothing really matches the fun of Quake multiplayer games. The announcement of Quake Live, ID Software’s ad supported free online service, has got lots of people excited. It has just been released as an open beta. Using a downloadable plugin, Quake Live actually plays from your browser (not if you use Chrome, though).
After some queuing, as they are suffering from too many users on day one, I got in..blah blah blah. I was going to explain more, but it’s Quake. It’s still the fastest, and best balanced multiplayer shooter you could hope for. I can’t recommend it highly enough.