Perfect Run: The Quest to Master Resident Evil 2 and Make GDQ History
For all the speedrun records set and broken at Games Done Quick (GDQ), no one had ever finished a game without taking damage. One speedrunner set out to change that.
Shacknews Hall of Fame: Class of 2023
The Shacknews Hall of Fame Class of 2023 celebrates 1998, considered one of the most significant years in video game history, as well as inductees that have left a mark on our industry.
Shacknews Hall of Fame: Class of 2022
The Shacknews Hall of Fame Class of 2022 welcomes creators, games, platforms, and other influences on our industry from 1997 and earlier.
Shacknews Hall of Fame: Class of 2021
The inaugural Shacknews Hall of Fame class welcomes the games, developers, hardware, and more that have influenced our hobby for 25 years or more.
C:\Quake - How to Run Classic Quake Maps and Mods on Modern PCs
Hidden gems and curiosities from a 20-year-old time-capsule of my Quake-obsessed past.
Bet on Black: How Microsoft and Xbox Changed Pop Culture
From Adventure and Minesweeper to Age of Empires, Halo, Xbox, and beyond, explore Microsoft's history in the PC and video game industries. Based on over 100 hours of interviews.
A Bit of Foolishness: An Oral History of Age of Empires
As WarCraft II, Command & Conquer, and Civilization II continued to sell, a small group of business programmers toiled away on Age of Empires, a strategy game that combined all three.
Never Forget: Traveling with the Xbox team on 9/11
In the home stretch to release the original Xbox, Microsoft developers find themselves in an America forever changed by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Work From Quarantine: How COVID-19 Has Upended Game Development
Developers from Amazon Games, Techland, Behaviour Interactive, and more discuss the pros and cons of making games during a global pandemic.
From Chaos: The Aspirational Storytelling of Life is Strange
Developers from Dontnod Entertainment and Deck Nine Games recount the making of the Life is Strange series, and what it contributes to storytelling in video games.