Quake series News


Dusk plans to scratch your early 90s first-person shooter itch in 2017

By Daniel Perez, Sep 16, 2016 8:35am PDT

With inspiration from Quake, Heretic, Doom, and Redneck Rampage, Dusk is oozing with 90s first-person shooter nostalgia.


"That's late 90's. Early 90's was sprites and billboards and no mouselook. "

- Herman Toothrot see all 32 comments

Machinima Magic: The Death and Rebirth of Ranger Gone Bad

By David Craddock, Sep 05, 2016 10:00am PDT

A group of avid Quake players forego attending class in favor of creating a new breed of film.


"I'm surprised that the Diary of a Camper and RGB 1 videos that are embedded are both the ones ..."

- Xevo see all 11 comments

id Software breaks three world records in development, series, and eSports categories

By David Craddock, Aug 19, 2016 2:36pm PDT

Wolfenstein, QuakeCon, and id's pioneering efforts in FPS games garnered acclaim.


The Big Two-Oh: Milestone games turning 20 in 2016

By David Craddock, Jul 04, 2016 10:30am PDT

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear gaming-industry-circa-1996. Happy birthday to you!


"Hey, a lot of games came out in '96! I couldn't "catch em all." I'll see myself out. All ..."

- David Craddock see all 14 comments

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.


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

- daggot see all 28 comments

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.


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

- Conan see all 13 comments

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.


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

- jimvolk see all 51 comments

E3 2016: Quake Champions 'not shutting the door' on a launch for consoles

By John Keefer, Jun 15, 2016 2:30pm PDT

But the game will be designed for PC first and foremost.


"Wait and see. I hope there's a mode with no unique powers and more like traditional play."

- Visceral Monkey see all 4 comments

QuakeCon tournaments up for $40,000 pool

By Steve Watts, Jul 01, 2014 7:34am PDT

Bethesda has detailed this year's QuakeCon tournaments, including one pro tourney and two open championships. The prize pool for all three events totals more than $40,000.


Quake Live gets new standalone client

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 11, 2014 1:00pm PST

Web browser compatibility is now a thing of the past for Quake Live, as Bethesda has released a new standalone client for the free-to-play version of Quake 3.


"paying means support and patches. without patches a multiplayer title is dead. yes the ..."

- Badboyquake see all 22 comments

id: New technology making it harder to create mod tools

By John Keefer, Aug 09, 2013 12:00pm PDT

While id software has always been a forerunner in advanced technology and engine development, it is that very technology that is making it harder for the studio to continue to purse the creation of mod tools and easily moddable games, id studio director Tim Willits said.


"Quake 4 was definitely better than Doom 3, for what that's worth. Although that's probably the ..."

- FlatlineDixay see all 77 comments

Doom 4's 'identity crisis' cause for delay

By Steve Watts, Aug 06, 2013 10:00am PDT

Doom 4 now has the full focus of id Software, following the project restarting earlier this year.


"What I don't want: - Weapon unlocks or any kind of XP grinding/leveling up - Iron sights - ..."

- Kojak2000 see all 102 comments

Quake Live update kicks off premium trial week

By Alice O'Connor, May 01, 2012 8:15am PDT

A hefty Quake Live update has hit with new maps and modes for Premium subscribers. "That's all good and well for Richie Rich and Affluent Audrey," you may mutter into your bucket of potato soup, "but what about me?" Good news! Premium content is open to all this week.


Bethesda re-releasing Quake 4 on Xbox 360

By Steve Watts, Apr 11, 2012 4:30pm PDT

Bethesda is re-releasing Quake 4 on Xbox 360, as part of its effort to put its mark on id Software titles following the studio acquisition.


"I didn't like the on rails vehicle stuff. That's why I quit but I always meant to go back to ..."

- Haku-Jin see all 8 comments

id CEO terms Quake Live an entertainment success

By Garnett Lee, Aug 09, 2011 6:00pm PDT

id CEO Todd Hollenshead says that Quake Live is a creative success, but the company needs to figure out how to make it a financial one as well.


"A Hardcore gamer is a loose term. It can mean so many different things. I'd call them ..."

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