Quake 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

Quake Champions Interview with Tim Willits @ QuakeCon 2016

By Asif Khan, Aug 25, 2016 12:30pm PDT

Watch the interview or read the transcript to learn more about how Tim Willits and his team are "Laser beam focused on making the best competitive multiplayer game we possibly can."


"Yeah it's great to see that legacy continue, Doom running at 144Hz is fucking gorgeous, just ..."

- node see all 25 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.


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

Wolfenstein: The New Order dev releases new Quake episode for anniversary

By John Keefer, Jun 24, 2016 11:34am PDT

The game has turned 20 and you can play something new from MachineGames.


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: The Surprise Announcements of the Press Conferences

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 13, 2016 9:38pm PDT

Resident Evil 7, Steep, Quake, and the other games we didn't see coming.


"I'm surprised and kind of glad they didn't show much or any vr faces. The rigs trailer ridiculous. "

- razorblade79 see all 4 comments

QuakeCon Wrap-Up

By Robert Workman, Jul 21, 2014 7:15am PDT

Plenty of fun in Texas


"I'm so sorry I couldn't make it. My schedule was packed. Will definitely plan for next year. :)"

- TheDCD see all 3 comments

A history of video game funding

By Steven Wong, May 30, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Last week, Harmonix completed a Kickstarter campaign to develop a remake of the classic music and rhythm game, Amplitude for modern systems. There were close-calls, and for a while it seemed like the project wouldn't make its $775,000 goal. But a last minute push brought the...


"Stories about the Tiberian Sun FMV stuff was fascinating to read. Friggin James Earl Jones as a ..."

- MercFox1 see all 7 comments

Notch proposes Quake match to settle Scrolls dispute with Zenimax

By Steve Watts, Aug 17, 2011 12:00pm PDT

Markus "Notch" Persson has challenged Bethesda to a Quake 3 tournament to settle the legal dispute over the Scrolls trademark, claiming that if he loses he'll change the name to whatever they wish.


"Oh ya, sure Notch. Oh, those two new guys? Don't worry about them. That's just rapha and ..."

- anhero see all 36 comments

Carmack remembers Quake on 15th anniversary

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 23, 2011 6:45am PDT

id sister company Bethesda's celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of Quake's launch with some thoughts from id techno-wizard John Carmack, and by digging up a documentary about the launch of QuakeWorld.


"i wish there was some /time command ... cause id give all those mmo addicts a run for their ..."

- intherainyseason see all 36 comments

Quake Expo celebrates Quake's 15th anniversary

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 20, 2011 6:00am PDT

The fan-organised Quake Expo 2011 kicked off over the weekend, celebrating 15 years of id Software's seminal FPS with new mod releases, mapping contests, and other festivities.


"You went to QuakeCon two years ago; remember how many Todd Howard panels there were?"

- the archvile see all 12 comments

Carmack: id pondering Quake 1-style reboot

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 17, 2011 6:00am PDT

"Strong factions internally" at id Software fancy returning the Quake series to its roots with a reboot of the original, Lovecraftian-y style, John Carmack has revealed.


"just a few minor weapon damage tweaks would do it. lg is way too strong"

- anal justice see all 318 comments