Red Eclipse 2 Launched on Steam!

Red Eclipse 2 has officially launched on steam!

Red Eclipse 2 released December 19, 2019.

It is completely free to play and is a nice edition to the Arena FPS Genre! Be sure to check it out as this crew has worked hard to bring the game out with a solid release on Steam.

This is a video I done before the full release

About Red Eclipse 2

  • A modern, completely free first person shooter. No fees, no micro-transactions, no loot-boxes.
  • Fast paced, modern first person shooter action with seven unique main weapons.
  • Built on the permissively licensed, open source Tesseract engine.
  • Available for Windows, GNU/Linux, BSD, and macOS.
  • Parkour, impulse boosts, dashing, and other tricks.
  • A huge amount of mutators and game altering variables.
  • Create maps with other players in real time co-op edit.
  • Over ten years of active development, and still going!

This game has been in development for a while. With a nice small user base already it has the potential to grow. I wish I could compare it to another game but there is nothing out there like Red Eclipse 2.

In the Arena First Person Shooter world, it feels more in the lines of a Unreal Tournament than it does a Quake game.


Get started!

Red Eclipse 2 deserves some more love in the future, now that it is officially released. It is bound to get some more polish added to it to push it over the edge. Sprinkle some of that polish on this game and it would be a great title in AFPS genre.

If polish isn’t added to the game, then I’m afraid the game might fall by the wayside.

Don’t forget you can always catch Smango live over on Quakefans YouTube Channel, playing Let’s Plays and capturing footage for the YouTube Channel! Also be sure to hit up the Tweet Tweet Twitter.

Top Streamers are Bad at Quake – QF Radio Episode 2

The Top STREAMERS are BAD at quake… for a link to an invite and member-only discord

This Saturday Morning you wake up with a nice DOSE of Quake Fans Radio! This is Episode Number 2 Every SATURDAY Morning at 7 A.M. EST.

The show is also available on iTunes, Spotify, and all your favorite podcast Directories! Just search for Quake Fans Radio!

Episode 2 Line-up

  • Wake up Spill Check out the InTheKeep Podcast
  • Quake Champions PTS Winter Update coming
  • Top Streamers are BAD at Quake
  • Church of Quake has no idea who I am
  • Effortless Surprised me how well he played.
  • GNiK Shows takes at least 1 map from Dooi

New In The Keep Series: Maps of Madness

So we gotta new show for you guys called Maps of Madness. I would like to say that I had brainchild and that this was all part of the plan, but it wasn’t. This is a little something different. Its been one hell of a year, but we’ve managed to create a unique, self-sustaining show with guests and content that I personally find invaluable, regardless of my own involvement. This show has connected me with some of the most amazing people I could ever hope to interact with over the past year.

Every single episode has been a wonderful learning experience for me.

But I wanted something more. Inspired by some of Jehar of’s latest streams titled Mapper’s Mark, I thought a little more about what sort of content I want to see…

I Spend Too Much Time Watching YouTube…

I spend a LOT of time watching my favorite YouTubers’ content. Civvie 11, IcarusLiv3s, GmanLives, Quake Fans… Probably too much time, actually. Fans of In The Keep Podcast know and share my passion for FPS games. I watch these shows and streams and I think, what do they do that I don’t do? Conversely I think, what do they not do that I might be able to bring to the table. The vast majority of gaming content is simply the gamer him/herself playing, a personality, having fun and adding some commentary. The names above go a bit deeper with top notch editing, well-thought-out opinions and unique perspectives that make them each special and worth watching.

What I liked about these recent streams from Jehar was one thing in particular. The creator is present. It’s not just the perspective of the player. It offers live commentary from the creator who is able to guide, explain, elaborate and showcase what they intend for the viewer/player to take away from their experience. This, from my point of view, offers a whole new layer of player/developer interaction that can be extremely valuable to our niche genre of gaming.

Maps of Madness Is Born

So when I had the opportunity to sit down and play Glitch Arena with developer the_hack, I seized it. I launched The Keep’s ol’ Twitch stream up and proceeded to get the tour of a lifetime through one of the games that I believe to be among the most interesting within modern AFPS’s.

This inspired me to do more. Thus, Maps of Madness was born. We are now 5 episodes in featuring ZDaemon City, single-player & multiplayer Doombringer and an early look at UberGewei of Final Boss Entertainment’s latest contribution to his ZDaemon Sessions Christmas Special wad.

You can check out Maps of Madness via the above links or here is a nifty playlist.

Whatever you do, happy Cthalhamas and thank you for joining me on this journey over the past year! Rest assure that your donations through Patreon help cultivate The Keep!

Halo Reach on the Xbox App Won’t Launch

If you are having issues with Halo Reach on The Xbox App then you are not alone. This is a quick guide to maybe help out!

Like many PC gamers out there we all got the awesome deal by upgrading our PCs that came with some sweet video game deals. Namely, the Xbox Game Pass which gives you free access to some of the top video games out. For Free for like 3 or 4 months!

What a deal!

Naturally here at, we try to cover all Arena FPS and Halo does fit onto that spectrum of gaming. With the recent launch of Halo Reach, I wanted to give the game a try on PC. Turns out like many others the Xbox (beta) App would not launch the game. Many other games worked from the game pass but Halo Reach did not.

How to Launch Halo Reach using the Xbox Game Pass (Beta) App

Here is how to get it to launch.

  • You must use your Microsoft Account that has the Xbox Game Pass to do this.
  • Install Halo MCC using the Xbox Game Pass for PC (beta). Make sure it COMPLETELY installs.
  • Next, you must go to the Microsoft Store App and search for Halo Reach which should be available on your Xbox/Microsoft account.
  • YOU HAVE TO INSTALL THIS TOO. Wait till it is completely installed!
  • After it is completed you can now try launching the game. DO NOT USE THE XBOX GAME PASS APP.
  • You must launch the game from the start menu!
  • Now you can enjoy Halo Reach for free using Xbox Game Pass on PC

So Xbox App Install MCC, Microsoft Install Halo Reach, Play from Start Menu = Profit.

Things that did not work

If you clicked on Halo Master Chief Collection and was hyped up to play the game you noticed that the app minimized to the corner and you thought the game was launching.

It doesn’t.

You might’ve even been like me and tried to re-install Halo MCC thinking corruption happened.

It doesn’t work.

The above method in-fact does work and I enjoyed playing Halo Reach using the Xbox Game Pass App for free!

Be sure to follow me over on Twitter if this helped you out!