Quake 4 Has Arrived!
Although we don't cover many retail software game launches here at Phoronix, unless of course they happen to be native to GNU/Linux, today is one of the days this year in which Linux, and Windows, gamers can be ecstatic over, and that's the long awaited launch of Quake 4. Continuing on where Quake 2 had left off, you play as Matthew Kane who is a member of the Elite Rhino Squad, which coincidently is leading the next wave of Earth's invasion. During the battle, you're captured by the Strogg, the enemy forces, and are then taken to the "Stroggification" facilities, which as the name implies is attempting to convert Mr. Kane into a Strogg. Moments away from completing the transformation, your squad rescues you and returns to base. With much of the Strogg transformation process complete, you're able to manipulate and interface with the opposition like never before. With the substantial advantage in hand, you're able to ultimately over-power the Strogg defensive system and bring "The Nexus" and Markon to its demise. Although the story line may sound enticing, we alternative OS users aren't yet able to experience this action first hand.