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Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars 1.5 Mac Version Released

Aspyr has at last released the Mac version of the Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars 1.5 game update. It contains the same improvements and fixes as the Windows version detailed here and can be grabbed from Aspyr's website.

Currently Hurling Controllers / Mice At... - LEGO GRID Band

Grand Theft Auto 4 has come and gone, and so the eyes and hands here at Splash Damage turn to a new crop of games. With games like Lego Indiana Jones, GRID, Rock Band, and Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars hitting consoles last week and with stuff like Metal Gear Solid 4, Battlefield: Bad Company, and Sins of a Solar Empire all set to assault our wallets before month's end, the impending advent of Summer doesn't appear to be affecting release schedules very much at all so far.

Let's take a look at what we've been playing recently and what we're looking forward to in the coming weeks:

ETQW Demo Available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

A free demo of Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Store. Each demo comes with one map and can be played online with other players or offline with bots.

On the Xbox, Sewer is the battlefield of choice and has the human GDF on the attack trying to flush the Strogg out of (surprisingly enough) a sewer system in Japan. PlayStation gamers get to fight on Island, where GDF forces are trying to steal a data disc from the entrenched Strogg. Both maps features a healthy mix of outdoor and indoor combat, and there are ample tactical options for all of the classes in the game.

Vote for Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars at the Golden Joysticks

The long list nominees for the 2008 Golden Joystick awards have been announced and Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars scored an amazing seven of them! Long list voting takes place until June 16th and is completely open to the public. The top games in each category will then move on to the next round.

Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars and its PC developer Splash Damage are in the running for the following:

  • Nuts All Nighter
  • Online Game of the Year
  • PC Game of The Year
  • PlayStation Game of The Year
  • The Ultimate Game of The Year
  • Xbox Game of The Year
  • UK Developer of The Year

Go vote and help Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars make the cut!

SD Boss's Secret Desires No Longer Secret

Splash Damage supremo and notorious wearer-of-pants Paul 'Locki' Wedgwood is one of several game design luminaries interviewed by 1Up.com's Game Genie feature. Alongside such gamesmith colossi as Warren Spector, Richard Garriot and Will Wright, the Lockster waxes lyrical about his deepest, darkest designery desires and shamelessly exposes the biggest challenges facing game designers today. The resulting endeavour is an interesting read and well worth checking out. Directly related, rumours that we must now refer to him as "O Prominent Gamemaker" are largely unfounded.

Splash Damage Seeking Character Artist

We're currently looking for a Character Artist as we continue to expand our team for our new project. Should you accept this assignment, you'll be working closely with the Art Director and our Lead Character Artist to create high quality characters for the game. A full breakdown of responsibilities, desired skills and experience, and benefits can be found here in the Jobs section. We also have a number of other positions available across all development disciplines.

Splash Damage Nominated for Two Develop Awards

The finalists for the Develop Industry Excellence Awards have been announced and we received two great nominations! Our work on Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars received a rather substantial nod in the form of a nomination for Best Use of a License, while Splash Damage as a whole was nominated for Best Independent Studio. The Develop Industry Excellence Awards are arguably the most prestigious developer awards in the UK and we are extremely pleased to be among the nominees this year. The winners will be announced on July 30 during this year's Develop Conference and Expo in Brighton.

Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Xbox 360 Achievements Revealed

For those planning to pick up the Xbox 360 version of Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars and wondering what magical achievements they can look forward to, look no further! We've compiled the complete achievement list right here, sporting some 50 achievements in total. The goods are fairly evenly spread out across ETQW's instant action, campaign, and Xbox Live multiplayer modes, so there's something for everyone. Click the 'Read more...' link for the full list.

Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Weekend on Xbox Live

To mark the release of Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars on Xbox 360, Microsoft is pulling out all the stops this coming weekend. There'll be a multitude of ETQW-related events going on, including the chance to play with members of id Software, Splash Damage, and Nerve Software. Better yet, there's a plethora of prizes to be won, including Xbox 360 Elites and lots of ETQW merchandise. Here's a run-down of the events:

Ed Stern interviewed on Thunderbolt Games

Thunderbolt Games recently had a brief chat with Senior Game Designer Ed 'BongoBoy' Stern about the just released console versions of the Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars. In the interview, Ed also shared a few bits of knowledge about Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory's design and lasting appeal, as well as his thoughts on some of the other multiplayer shooters out there at the moment.

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