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Quake III on the iPod touch

April 5, 2008: 6:35 AM ET

Hermitworks EntertainmentNo, it's not ready for download, but here's a sneak peek at the future of gaming on Apple's (AAPL) iPhone and iPod touch, via HermitWorks Entertainment, a casual game developer based in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

It's a port of Quake III Arena, modified for the new platform. Note the use of the accelerometers to control movement through the arena and the touchscreen to fire weapons. Note also that with two iPod touches, you can blow yourself to smithereens.

Click on the image to watch the YouTube video.

Thanks to 9to5 Mac for the tip.

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