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Quake Champions Servers Getting Fragged by Overwhelming Demand

By David Craddock, Apr 06, 2017 3:00pm PDT

id and Bethesda are increasing server capacity to hold all the guns and gibs.

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"I'll take anyone's key that doesn't want to wait for the servers. haha"

- Fiisher see all 22 comments

Quake Champions Footage Shows Id's Esports Boss Destroying the Arena

By John Keefer, Apr 05, 2017 2:30pm PDT

The Blood Covenant arena wasn't all that challenging for ZeRo4.

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"It also looks kinda slow even with the distorted fov. I know there are supposed to have ..."

- Hoax see all 10 comments

QuakeCon 2017 'BYOC Select-a-Seat with UAC Command Center Seating' is now open

By David Craddock, Mar 30, 2017 5:01pm PDT

The package includes VIP seating, fast-pass registration for the BYOC, and more.

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"Not really a scam if they're selling what people want for a price they're willing to pay. I ..."

- Schnapple see all 14 comments

Sacrifice: Doom's Marty Stratton on Long Hours and Sending His Son's Friends to Hell

By David Craddock, Mar 24, 2017 6:00am PDT

The game's director and executive producer reflects on the final sprint before release.

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"Great article. It's the behind the scenes stuff I love to read. "

- EnderWigginDA see all 6 comments

Quake Champions Reveals New Map for the Closed Beta

By John Keefer, Mar 23, 2017 1:20pm PDT

Lava, lava everywhere, and every drop could kill you.

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Smoke and Silhouettes: Doom's Hugo Martin on Storytelling in Visual Mediums

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 1:05pm PDT

Martin's background in film and games gives him a unique perspective on the myriad ways of constructing 'cinematic experiences.'

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"Seems like one of those folks with a nearly infectious enthusiasm for their work. Always a ..."

- RaptorII see all 9 comments

Quake Champions Will Offer Free Hero Play, But You Can Buy the Full Game

By John Keefer, Mar 10, 2017 3:45pm PST

One hero is available for a limited time for free, but paying a fee will get you access to more heroes.

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"Who cares about their pricing model, Shacknews gets us chicks free keys! right?"

- Izakhar see all 11 comments

John Carmack Suing Zenimax For $22.5 Million Over Id Software Sale

By John Keefer, Mar 10, 2017 8:30am PST

The suit has nothing to do with the recent rift between the two in the Oculus court battle.

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"Oof how can Zenimax use that as a defence when he wasn't deemed liable for the Occulus stuff? ..."

- r_picmip 5 see all 6 comments

Quake Champions Brings Covert Agent Nyx Out of the Shadows

By John Keefer, Mar 08, 2017 9:00am PST

This is the first hero to be revealed for id's upcoming old-school arena shooter.

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"I think Quake 3 blew everyone's mind to smithereens. Curved structures, amazing graphics, ..."

- u sir name see all 28 comments

Quake Champions Closed Beta Signups Open

By John Keefer, Mar 07, 2017 7:40am PST

The official date for the beta will be announced later, but it will be playable at PAX East.

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"HAs anyone noticed that the unholy paladin chick symbol on her chest? Heretic and Hexen?"

- DynamicUnitOut see all 4 comments

Jan Paul van Waveren, programmer for over three generations of id Software tech, has passed away

By David Craddock, Jan 31, 2017 4:30pm PST

id co-founder John Carmack described van Waveren as 'the best developer I ever worked with.'

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"Didn't he make the Omicron bots originally? I can't remember."

- guido anchovy see all 11 comments

Noclip's next video profiles id Software co-founder and Doom co-creator John Romero

By David Craddock, Jan 27, 2017 3:22pm PST

Join Romero and Noclip on a jaunt through Irish countryside.

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"Am I his bitch yet? I was assured he was going to make me his bitch."

- vertdang see all 2 comments

Zuckerberg testified in court today for the ZeniMax/Oculus trial

By David Craddock, Jan 17, 2017 2:43pm PST

Facebook CEO: 'Like most people in the court, I've never even heard of ZeniMax before.'

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"You hope they lose because you hate them. But zenimax had no interest in developing VR, and if ..."

- jayacheess see all 14 comments

Doom now has more than 165,000 user-made maps

By John Keefer, Dec 16, 2016 8:45am PST

If you ever get tired of the main game, you can always .wad - er ... wade - your way through all the SnapMap creations.

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"Abandoning dedicated servers is the worst industry trend in shooters in the last decade bar none..."

- johnny rotten see all 8 comments

Doom to add back Team Deathmatch playlists after feedback

By John Keefer, Dec 16, 2016 8:12am PST

Apparently fans weren't too happy with the reduction to just Team Play and FFA Play lists.

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"Yeah, I think BF is one of them that is making it right now. But when you look at them "making ..."

- TraptNSuit see all 20 comments