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Shackcast Episode 015: Rocket Jump Preview

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.


Rocket Jump: Quake and the Golden Age of First-Person Shooters is the latest Shacknews mega feature by David Craddock. Asif and David sat down to talk about all the work that went into this 130,000 word history of id Software, 90's shooters, and the game that Shacknews was founded on, Quake. Please enjoy this preview show about our latest premium content to hit Shacknews. You can subscribe to Shacknews Mercury for $5/month to access all of Rocket Jump.The first three chapters are free to all Shacknews readers.

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Asif Khan is the Luminary and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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