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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

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.

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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: 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.

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"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

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"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...

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

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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.

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

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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

- anal justice see all 318 comments

QuakeCon packages revealed

By Steve Watts, May 26, 2011 2:00pm PDT

Betheda outlined special QuakeCon packages today, giving away mouse pads, t-shirts, reserved seating, fast-passes for panels, and more.

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"Damn, the Swag Pack is pretty nice! Bethesda has a knack for offering appealing bonus goodies."

- Arcanum see all 7 comments

Quake Finished in 52 Minutes with 100% Completion

By Brian Leahy, Dec 28, 2010 4:00pm PST

Many of you may have seen this video, but there's nothing else going on today, so I'm posting this here because it is awesome. This is a stitched...

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"Thunderwalker was the best!!! I loved having the vampire rune. I'm watching the clip you linked ..."

- mcquaidster see all 97 comments

Publishers Chase Quake MMO, Offers Rejected by id

By Nick Breckon, Aug 04, 2008 11:23am PDT

During an interview with Shacknews, id Software president John Carmack revealed that the company has previously turned down publisher proposals to...

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"I tought it was great, finished it about 3 times over the years in comparison I never finished ..."

- abjectblitz see all 37 comments

John Romero Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 25, 2006 3:05am PDT

The Quake Expo site has posted part 1 and part 2 of a Q&A with John Romero, asking the designer about everything Quake 1. Thanks Blues News.

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"John Romero is the Al Bundy of the gaming world...Al's 4 touchdowns for Polk High is Romero's ..."

- limabone-jlp see all 14 comments