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Classic Quake II gets real-time ray tracing upgrade

by: Dave -
More On: Quake II RTX

Do you remember Quake and its successor Quake II?? Of course you do. If the thought of them brings back the warm & fuzzy nostalgia, perhaps you might be interested in playing the sequel again, but this time with modern graphics capabilities. If so, nVidia is right there for you with Quake II RTX.

We're seeing more and more of these renovations of the old classics and I, for one, am all in favor of it. Hopefully it will begin to ebb the tide of modern low-resolution games that make a point of clunky and ugly graphics. After living and gaming through years and years of buying a new PC and/or graphics board every couple of years, striving for the amazing capabilities we seem to take for granted.... forgive me if I don't get excited over 8-bit anything. 

As nVidia says, you can now experience realistic reflections, refraction, shadows, and global illumination while you fight your way through the hostile Strogg civilization in the first three levels of the original game. 

Sounds good to me!

Links to purchase or download a free demo of the game can be found here.