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How Quake went from a medieval adventure to one of the most frenetic shooters of all time

By David Craddock, Jun 24, 2016 3:45pm PDT

Quake ascended to Doom's throne as THE preeminent fast-paced shooter, but it wasn't always meant to pick up where 'Doomguy' left off.

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"Been liking your stuff, not just here on Shack, but your published work as well. Hope you can ..."

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How to install and run MachinesGames' new Quake episode

By David Craddock, Jun 24, 2016 2:05pm PDT

Quake turned 20 this week, and developer Machine Games celebrated by releasing a new episode for free. Here's how to get it, and other mods, up and running.

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"Played through the first three maps earlier. Seemed pretty solid, though not super surprising or ..."

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Mighty No. 9: From Kickstarter Success to Mega Mess

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 24, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Mighty No. 9 was poised to be the glorious return of Mega Man. So, what happened?

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"I'm not as worried about Bloodstained or even Yooka-Laylee. I don't think Inafune deliberately ..."

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Shack Reels: Overwatch Weekly Brawl 'Overly Defensive' Gameplay with Mei

By Daniel Perez, Jun 24, 2016 9:00am PDT

This week's brawl is all about D - FENCE. 

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Changing the System: How Nintendo 64 revolutionized 3D game design

By David Craddock, Jun 23, 2016 4:15pm PDT

Shacknews celebrates the 20th anniversary of Nintendo's 64-bit machine by looking back on the good, the bad, and the blurry.

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"Great article! I really do believe that when you combine GLQuake and the N64, which both came ..."

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Fig and the State of Crowdfunding Development

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 23, 2016 2:00pm PDT

We recently sat down with Justin Bailey of Fig to discuss accountability, the troubles of Kickstarter, and his future plans for the company. 

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How To Play Competitive in Overwatch

By Daniel Perez, Jun 23, 2016 7:05am PDT

Blizzard has made it possible for Overwatch players to access Competitive Play this week, but you're going to have to jump through some hurdles to access it.

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Tremors: How Quake shook first-person shooters to their core

By David Craddock, Jun 22, 2016 2:50pm PDT

Shacknews celebrates 20 years of all things Quake: rocket jumps, mods, and 3dx video cards, and more.

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"Wasn't that "Darkmatch" or something? I remember it too. Tons of fun & intense."

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E3 2016 Staff Picks: Shacknews' Top 3 Games of The Show

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 22, 2016 12:00pm PDT

Join us as we reflect on our personal picks for the best games at E3 2016!

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"I'm still really happy Forza comes to PC. Also after playing through Edge of Nowhere I look ..."

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How Eiji Aonuma teased The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's creative direction years ago

By David Craddock, Jun 22, 2016 11:00am PDT

Any Zelda fan who gave headlines over the last five years at least a cursory glance knew just how radical a departure Aonuma had planned years before Breath of the Wild's 2016 unveiling.

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"Yeah I guess they can put more feathers and grass and shit out there, but not much more at this ..."

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E3 2016: Tyranny Preview: Working For Evil

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 22, 2016 10:00am PDT

Obsidian's new isometric RPG is shaping up to be very promising.

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"Yup, it plays exactly like Pillars of Eternity. Def one to watch for, easily one of my most ..."

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Snag a Master X Master Alpha Code on Us

By Shack Staff, Jun 22, 2016 9:00am PDT

Free stuff? You Want in? We know you do.

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E3 2016: Overcooked is Cooperative Cooking Bliss

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 21, 2016 4:00pm PDT

Diner Dash meets Cooking Mama in this neat little game to play with friends. 

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Opinion: Exclusivity Deals Could Virtually Kill Virtual Reality

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 21, 2016 2:30pm PDT

Virtual Reality is barely off its feet, and already many developers are being forced into exclusivity deals just to meet funding goals. What does this entail for the future of virtual reality? And how does it affect the growing user base? 

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"No, legit concerns are fine, but as so often with video games concerns seem to quickly turn to ..."

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Shack Reels: Mighty No. 9 Intro and Round Digger Boss Battle Gameplay

By Daniel Perez, Jun 21, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Watch us play the opening moments of Mighty No. 9 so you don't have to.

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