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QuakeCon Keynote Returns in 2018! Registration and Schedule Details Announced

By Asif Khan, May 04, 2018 9:00am PDT

Registration for BYOC is not live yet, but QuakeCon has put out some more details about their first full 4 day event.


"I have it on good authority that this will be announced. Feel free to claim the scoop as a ..."

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Threading the Needle: The Making of Quake Team Fortress

By David Craddock, Mar 16, 2018 1:15pm PDT

Setting aside pesky concerns such as college attendance, three Australian Quake players create a mod that evolves into a game arguably more popular than Quake itself.


"Hey David, I finally was able to finish reading this and it was a lot of fun. I didn't play much ..."

- tomservo see all 8 comments

PSA: 'Rocket Jump' Book Now Available in EPUB and MOBI Formats for Mercury Subscribers

By David Craddock, Jan 22, 2018 2:00pm PST

Read the entirety of Rocket Jump: Quake and the Golden Age of First-Person Shooters on your computer, tablet, notebook, smartphone, and/or smart fridge!


"I can not sign in to my mercury page using Microsoft Edge, it will not let me type in the ..."

- quazar see all 9 comments

Letter From the Editor: This is Shacknews

By Asif Khan, Dec 04, 2017 1:45pm PST

Please take a look at this message to our readers from the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Shacknews.


"I was going to sign up yesterday, but i don't carry my wallet and was thwarted by lack of paypal."

- re-verse see all 41 comments

Rocket Jump: Quake and the Golden Age of First-Person Shooters

By David Craddock, Dec 04, 2017 11:00am PST

Based on interviews with the developers, Rocket Jump explores the making of the Quake franchise, the culture that simultaneously shaped and fractured creator id Software, and other developers whose creativity defined an era.


"Most of it was sourced from months of interviews. David did so many interviews."

- AceKaci see all 133 comments

Quake Champions Finally Patches Rocket Launcher Latency, Update Available Now

By Asif Khan, Jun 27, 2017 11:00am PDT

Time to get your gib on, Shackers!


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.'


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

- guido anchovy see all 11 comments

QuakeCon 2006 Coverage

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 07, 2006 5:25am PDT

The official QuakeCon website has been updated with tournament results. Techfear takes a look at the event's exhibitors and sponsors. Gamernode has...


Quake 3 Source Code Released

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 19, 2005 1:36pm PDT

As expected, the full source code for Quake 3 is now available. The source code, available under the GPL license, can be compiled under Windows,...


"Yes, for the sake of Linux and Mac, GTK had a GUI that only a programmer could love. On the plus ..."

- Casey see all 104 comments

New Generations Arena

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 09, 2004 12:33pm PDT

DOOM 3 is all the rage right now (we're starting to add early mods on FileShack) but that doesn't mean there wont be any updates for Quake 3 mods....


"that would be awesome, it's always been a dream of mine to play Quake 3 with only four people"

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New Urban Terror Release

By Maarten Goldstein, Apr 03, 2004 10:55am PST

The final version of Urban Terror has been released, ending the development of the mod on the Quake 3 engine with v3.4. You can download either a...


Urban Terror 3.3 Released

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 20, 2004 8:05am PST

Silicon Ice Development has released version 3.3 of the Urban Terror mod, which is the last release for the Quake 3 engine. As we reported last...


Painkeep Arena Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 31, 2004 9:33am PST

HomeLAN Fed has a new Q&A with Robert Waring, asking the Team Evolve team leader about the 3.0 release of Painkeep Arena mod for Quake 3. JCal asks...


Urban Terror Goes Stand-Alone

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 29, 2004 4:29pm PST

PlanetQuake3.net is reporting that the Quake 3 mod Urban Terror will become a stand-alone game. The mod will be ported to the Wolfenstein: Enemy...


Urban Terror 3.0

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 10, 2003 12:28pm PDT

As noted on the mod's official website, version 3.0 of the Urban Terror mod for Quake 3 Arena is now out. Version 3.0 features a new Bomb/Defuse...