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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.

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"Hey David, I finally was able to finish reading this and it was a lot of fun. I didn't play much ..."

- tomservo see all 8 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!

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

- feek see all 28 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.

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"I was going to sign up yesterday, but i don't carry my wallet and was thwarted by lack of paypal."

- re-verse see all 41 comments

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.

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"Most of it was sourced from months of interviews. David did so many interviews."

- AceKaci see all 133 comments

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.

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

- davidc02 see all 53 comments

QuakeCon 2017: Dishonored Death of the Outsider Interview with Harvey Smith

By David Craddock, Aug 24, 2017 5:30pm PDT

Creative Director Harvey Smith reflects on eight years of development of the Dishonored series and shares how Death of the Outsider draws the franchise's current story to a close.

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"Good interview. I skipped past the dishonored 2 spoilers, I'm in the middle of that one right now."

- megarust32 see all 2 comments

QuakeCon 2017: The Evil Within 2 Hands-On Impressions: Open-Ended Horror

By David Craddock, Aug 24, 2017 5:00pm PDT

Evil Within 2 gives more agency to players, which should appeal to fans who found the first game too linear.

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"I am interested. I played through 60% of Evil Within and although it wasn't really a great ..."

- Milleh see all 9 comments

QuakeCon to Partner With Six Charities For Events at Show

By John Keefer, Aug 10, 2017 9:30am PDT

Doing charity work is always a good thing, especially when you can mix it with fun.

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QuakeCon 2017 'BYOC Select-a-Seat with UAC Command Center Seating' is now open

By David Craddock, Mar 30, 2017 5:01pm PDT

The package includes VIP seating, fast-pass registration for the BYOC, and more.

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"Not really a scam if they're selling what people want for a price they're willing to pay. I ..."

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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."

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"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.

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Doom VR: Interview with Marty Stratton @ QuakeCon 2016

By Asif Khan, Aug 12, 2016 2:30pm PDT

Asif Khan spoke with Marty Stratton, Executive Producer and Game Director for id Software, about Doom VR. Check out the video or the accompanying transcript of the interview!

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"Q&A 101 Questions in bold font, answers in regular. Good interview!"

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 21 comments

Doom VR Impressions: Teleport Strafing Behind the Back Like a Boss

By Asif Khan, Aug 05, 2016 12:45pm PDT

Finally, players can realize their dream and become the beloved Doomguy!

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"I´ve played games like Windlands where you basically push forward to walk and then you go in ..."

- Gwyndion see all 18 comments

QuakeCon 2016 pre-registration for $400 BYOC package kicks off today

By Daniel Perez, Mar 14, 2016 9:23am PDT

If you want the absolute best seat in the house, you're going to want to go for this BYOC package.

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"Regular BYOC is only $40. For $140 you get a reserved spot and priority access to panels and such."

- Arcanum see all 9 comments

QuakeCon 2016 pre-registration dates for BYOC and general attendance announced

By Daniel Perez, Feb 11, 2016 9:27am PST

Be sure to mark your calendars if you plan on attending this year's QuakeCon.

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"You've got the pre-reg dates in the article, but not the dates that QC is happening on."

- RomSteady see all 4 comments