Trivia / Quake

The series in general

  • Dueling Games: With the Unreal series. Especially, Quake III Arena vs. Unreal Tournament, (being the ultimate cause of Internet Backdraft in the PC Gamer (UK) forum of that time) and to some extent, Quake II vs. Unreal.
    • The original game also dueled with Duke Nukem 3D.
      • The lead-up to the original Quake was long and arduous; gamers stood on the precipice of the first significant evolution of their genre. Some months before that was to happen, Duke Nukem 3D was released with its pseudo-3D graphics. Though from a technical standpoint, it would be eclipsed easily by Quake'', it would endure due to its "real world" setting and, of course, Duke himself.
  • Follow the Leader: Quake, with the antecedent of Doom, began the multiplayer experience in the 3D FPS genre, but Quake III: Arena, along with its rival game Unreal Tournament, paved the way for the multiplayer FPS. 10 years later, it's still one of the biggest feuds in the gaming history.
  • Killer App: People built new gaming computers to fully experience the first three games, but the most notable instance is GLQuake, which caused the 3dfx Voodoo Graphics accelerator card to become a must-own for every gaming computer at a time when software rendering and 320x240 resolution was the norm.

Individual Games

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