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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."

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Doom Patch 1.1.1 Adds Gyro Motion Aiming Controls on Nintendo Switch

By Asif Khan, Feb 20, 2018 8:45am PST

Doom on Switch with motion controls. What a time to be alive.


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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Doom on Switch Patch Covering Audio Issues, Menu Fixes, and More is Coming Soon

By Asif Khan, Feb 12, 2018 7:45am PST

Patches for Doom on Switch, what a time to be alive.


"Yeah my menus are all fucked up - can't select or move about the UI at all once in-game. Guess ..."

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Do it for Shacknews Award 2017: Panic Button

By Asif Khan, Dec 29, 2017 7:00am PST

The first ever Do it for Shacknews Award goes to Panic Button!


"Nah, man it was cool. There's no shame in being honored with a visit to the White House. And it ..."

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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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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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PSVR DOOM VFR Bundle Will Rip and Tear Your Wallet

By Asif Khan, Nov 16, 2017 12:00pm PST

The bundle launches December 1 for $399.99 and includes a PS VR headset, PS Camera, the new PS VR demo disc and a copy of Doom VFR.


Americans Unite to Kick Nazi Punk Ass in Wolfenstein 2 Launch Trailer

By Asif Khan, Oct 17, 2017 9:00am PDT

The latest and greatest hype video for Wolfestein II: The New Colossus features B.J. and his team of patriots kicking Nazi ass.


"I hate that I won't be able to play this until the 2nd week of November. :("

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DooM's Release Date for Nintendo Switch Confirmed

By Asif Khan, Oct 16, 2017 6:45am PDT

Doom on Switch. What a time to be alive! 


"True, but a criticism of it was the cut down levels. Carmack referenced it in the amount of ..."

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Shackcast Episode 006: DooM on Switch, What a time to be alive

By Asif Khan, Sep 14, 2017 12:00am PDT

Asif called it and David joins him to geek out about Shacknews GOTY 2016 coming to Nintendo Switch


"i did, fuck sitting at a desk to play a game. couch + 65" + surround sound, s0n."

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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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Shackcast Episode 001: Quakeholio

By Asif Khan, Aug 26, 2017 10:20am PDT

Welcome to the brand new Shackcast, the official podcast of Shacknews!


"I was former GameFly. I busted my ass for chatty and the site. But knowing David as I do, I'm ..."

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QWC to Crown True Quake Champions at QuakeCon 2017

By John Keefer, Aug 23, 2017 8:55am PDT

$1 million is up for grabs as one of the highlights of QuakeCon's annual festivities. 


Quake Champions to Enter Early Access Next Week

By John Keefer, Aug 17, 2017 8:30am PDT

You can also order a Champions Pack for $10 off the regular price.


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