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QuakeLive hits 100,000 registrations in 6 hours, falls over

By on February 25, 2009

Quake Live launched yesterday and has had over 100,000 registrations in the first six hours.

When I joined, the queue to get onto the servers was 5,000. It peaked at around 20,000 and then the servers gave up the ghost (not great news for GNi, the hosting provider).

It’s not that surprising that Quake Live is so popular. Let’s hope they can get over their teething problems quickly.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: