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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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"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

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.

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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.

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

- Arcanum see all 8 comments

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! 

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

- Schnapple see all 44 comments

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

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

- opengl128 see all 49 comments

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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"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA <breathes> BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA <catches ..."

- xian see all 62 comments

Shackcast Episode 001: Quakeholio

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

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

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

- Keefinator see all 20 comments

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. 

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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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"Probably, seeing as how the other Bethesda launcher games like Elder Scrolls Legends and ..."

- Schnapple see all 6 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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Doom 6.66 Patch Unlocks All Multiplayer DLC; Price Dropped

By John Keefer, Jul 19, 2017 10:50am PDT

The update hits in time for a free weekend and the elimination of the season pass.

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"According to a comment on reddit, the game's final size got smaller after the patch, looks like ..."

- hanged_man see all 17 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!

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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.

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"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.

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"Who did the Quake 2 soundtrack? Trent did Q1 and Sonic Mayhem/Front Line Assembly did Q3A. "

- Schnapple see all 4 comments