Quake Arcade Arena Now On Xbox Live Arcade: Insert Console Versus PC Barb Here

Now available on an Xbox 360 console near you: Quake Arena Arcade. It looks to be a fairly straightforward port of Quake Live (which is to say, a fairly straightforward port of Quake III), but this time you’ll have to pay 1,200 Microsoft Points for the privilege. Then you have to convince yourself that playing the game with a console controller isn’t anything to be ashamed of—easier said then done.

And let’s also not forget that Quake III is readily available on Steam for $19.99, or just a few dollars more than what you’re paying for the 360 version.

But, for twitch-based gameplay at its finest, you probably can’t go wrong either way.

Incidentally, the engine that powers a new shooter like Call of Duty: Black Ops is an iteration of the very same engine that powers Quake III. It’s like you’ve discovered some sort of time machine!