Quake series News


Crowdfunding Campaign Launches for 'Rocket Jump' Book About Quake, Origin of FPS Games

By David Craddock, Feb 16, 2018 11:50am PST

Shacknews' first mega-sized book is being funded for publication as a hardcover by crowdfunding platform and publisher Unbound. Publish it for Shacknews!


"Cool, I'm in for digital. I hope this keeps getting posted for visibility!"

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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 ..."

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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."

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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."

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All id Software Co-Founders Refute Tim Willits' Quake Map Anecdote (UPDATED)

By David Craddock, Aug 30, 2017 5:25pm PDT

Tim Willits claimed to invent deathmatch-only maps in FPS games, but Romero's detailed archives tell a different story.



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Quake Champions to Enter Early Access Next Week

By John Keefer, Aug 17, 2017 8:30am PDT

You can also order a Champions Pack for $10 off the regular price.


"Probably, seeing as how the other Bethesda launcher games like Elder Scrolls Legends and ..."

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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!


Happy 21st Birthday, Quake! You Are Now Legal in Every State

By John Keefer, Jun 22, 2017 5:15pm PDT

Go have a round or three on us, a site founded on your greatness.


"He's not wrong, nuDooM is an example of how it's supposed to be done. You are wrong."

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E3 2017: Quake Movement 'Always Felt Better' Than Unreal Tournament, Bleszinski Says

By John Keefer, Jun 14, 2017 3:10pm PDT

Cliff Bleszinski says that he's always felt his life has been a competition with id Software


"That was *exactly* it! That's the exact fucking reason why I always gravitated to Quake bases ..."

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E3 2017: Wolfenstein's BJ Blazcowicz joins Quake Champions

By John Keefer, Jun 11, 2017 9:21pm PDT

Just in time for the Quake Champions tournament at QuakeCon and the $1 million in prizes.


"Overwatch/QC comparison? seriously? It's just a dude with a shield."

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NIN's Trent Reznor To Release Quake Soundtrack on Vinyl

By David Craddock, Jun 07, 2017 4:00pm PDT

Kick back and relax to the not-so-soothing sounds of Quake's haunted playgrounds.


"Who did the Quake 2 soundtrack? Trent did Q1 and Sonic Mayhem/Front Line Assembly did Q3A. "

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E3 2017: Everything We Know About Quake Champions

By David Craddock, Jun 06, 2017 4:40pm PDT

Between our hands-on impressions of the game's beta and further updates from id, we've got a lot of info about Quake Champions.


Watch the Quake Champions Livestream With Tim Willits Here

By John Keefer, May 18, 2017 8:00am PDT

It starts at 9 a.m. PT / noon ET and will also feature eSports manager John 'ZeRo4' Hill squaring off against Willits.


Quake Champions eSports Tourney Coming to QuakeCon

By John Keefer, May 10, 2017 8:45am PDT

Start practicing by getting in on the multiplayer tech test coming May 12-21.


Shack Chat: Quake Champions and Updating a Classic

By Shack Staff, May 04, 2017 8:30am PDT

David and Asif share their initial impressions of Quake Champions and discuss whether id could, or should, broaden the game's appeal.


"Chatty cast said it was all good on a two year old card, but didn't have older pcs in their ..."

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