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Quake 4 amBX-ized

Philips had announced that it had unveiled an amBX-enabled multiplayer demo of Quake 4 at QuakeCon that has run from August 2-4.

Shorthand for ‘ambient experiences’, amBX revolutionises the gameplay experience by extending the gaming world out of the screen and into the real world. amBX delivers a full ‘sensory surround experience’ by equipping game developers with a tool box to use light, colour, sound and even air flow through enabled devices, including the Philips amBX PC Gaming Peripherals range of LED colour-controlled lighting capable of representing 16 million different colours, rumble peripherals and variable speed desktop fans.

The Philips amBX team has crafted a mod for QUAKE 4 which, when played with amBX peripherals, will see fans, lights and rumble effects, including 360 degree environmental lighting, form an integral part of the gameplay. Players running and jumping in the game will actually feel the air move around them and the effect of landing and impacts. Weapons will generate custom effects, including surrounding light, rumble shudder and fan blast effects from the rocket launcher. On a more subtle level, rear view lighting is darkened when players use a weapon scope mode, to draw players into the sniper frame of mind. On the receiving end, damage feedback is displayed through a multi directional red light blood splatter and bullet impact vibration. Finally, power and pick ups are represented through different light effects, including a light blue aura for Quad Damage, pulsing red for Regeneration, a fast yellow pulse for Haste, green light for Health and blue light for Mega Health.

“Multiplayer gaming doesn’t come any bigger than QUAKE and QuakeCon is our chance to show the world just how awesome FPS multiplayer gaming can really be with amBX,” commented Jo Cooke, Chief Marketing Officer, Philips amBX. “Fragging will reach a whole new dimension with light, wind and rumble effects taking in-your-face explosions right out of the gaming screen and into the hall at QuakeCon.”

The amBX platform has gained quite a few supporters lately, including big names such as Gearbox, THQ and Codemasters.

Saturday Patches

The first of the patches comes from Codemasters, who has updated Overlord to v1.2. The new version adds an inverted mouse option, removes the 30 FPS cap and addresses bugs and more. It can be downloaded from FileFront, Gamer’s Hell and Rapidshare (direct link).

A new patch for Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu has also been released, updating the adventure game to v1.02. Grab it from Gamer’s Hell. Supreme Commander has also been updated, with the game going up to v3260. This page outlines the changes in the update, which includes new units as well as bug fixes and balance changes. Grab it from FileFront, Gamer’s Hell and Rapidshare (direct link).

Aspyr has released a patch for the Mac edition of Quake 4, updating the shooter to v1.4.2. Fixing multiplayer issues, including support for Quake 4 TV, the update can be downloaded from MacGameFiles.

[Patch] Quake 4 beta v1.1

A new beta v1.1 patch for Quake 4 has been released, addressing bugs and issues, adding in-game multiplayer voice chat, Hyper-Threading support, and many more fixes.

It’s a 59 MB download from 3D Downloads, 3D Gamers, Boomtown, Computer Games, Filecloud, Gamer’s Hell, GameSpot, PlanetQuake4.net, VGPro and Worthplaying. The Linux edition can be downloaded from id’s FTP server.