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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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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

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

Shack Ten: Video games that changed dramatically between announcement and release

By Shack Staff, Dec 02, 2016 4:00pm PST

Team Fortress 2? Is that you? And Halo! Did you do something third-person-y with your hair?

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"For the record I actually like the way Dark Sector turned out. There was too little in the ..."

- HyperionAlpha see all 9 comments

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.

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"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.

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"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.

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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!

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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