Quake News


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 ..."

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Quake Champions March Patch Adds Instagib, 2v2 Deathmatch, & Custom Game No Abilities Modes

By Asif Khan, Mar 14, 2018 5:45pm PDT

Quake Champions is still in Early Access and this latest patch certainly addresses some player feedback.


"Yes she did as a matter of fact. She also made us Hot Pockets."

- jimvolk see all 21 comments

QuakeCon 2018 Dates Announced, BYOC Doubled with Extended Hours

By Asif Khan, Feb 13, 2018 9:30am PST

QuakeCon 2018 is going to be fabulous!


"Will there be a shacker contingent? I haven't been since 2007, but I'd seriously consider going ..."

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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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Massive Quake Champions Update Adds New Champion This Week

By Chris Jarrard, Dec 11, 2017 10:05am PST

Quake Champions will receive one of its biggest updates ever.


"BTW for anyone curious in seeing how QC plays, several of the games from DH Winter were ..."

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Shackcast Episode 015: Rocket Jump Preview

By Asif Khan, Dec 09, 2017 12:15pm PST

David Craddock showed us how to do it for Shacknews. Check out our special episode of the Shackcast as we delve into the ideas from the deep that lead to Quake.


Happy Hour: Quake Chumpions, Assemble!

By Asif Khan, Dec 04, 2017 3:20pm PST

The gang celebrates the relase of Rocket Jump with a Quake Champions stream. Check it out.


"Woot! Thanks. I actually was basing it off the dos install window where you push 1 for Shareware ..."

- Defacil see all 14 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."

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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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Willits Responds to Quake Map Controversy, Fails to Address Lineage of Multiplayer-Only Maps

By David Craddock, Sep 01, 2017 8:06pm PDT

Willits shared a video of a partially finished Quake map in response to John Romero's recent blog outlining the history of multiplayer-only maps in shooters.


"Tim look a moment to respond to my comments here in case you may want to update a bit on the ..."

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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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The Forgotten Sepulcher Map Is Next Level Quake Modding

By John Keefer, Aug 09, 2017 12:50pm PDT

Yes, people are still developing mods for the 21-year-old game.


"Wow, that looks amazing! I might have to check this out. I know it will never happen but I ..."

- Gwyndion see all 5 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!


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."

- nasaEATER see all 29 comments

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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