Quake

Machine Games released a new Quake episode

Wolfenstein: The New Order developer celebrates classic shooter's 20th birthday.

Machine Games, the developer of Wolfenstein: The New Order and a studio that contributed to id's recent Doom reboot, has made a new Quake episode in honour of the classic shooter's 20th birthday.

Legendary and maybe part-machine programmer John Carmack will receive this year's BAFTA Fellowship award, joining the likes of Gabe Newell, Shigeru Miyamoto, Will Wright and many others. He'll receive the award at the BAFTA Games Awards 7th April in London - an event happening alongside EGX Rezzed.

John Romero details plans for

John Romero details plans for "MMO-ish" PC shooter

Don't expect cover systems or bullet sponges from Doom creator's FPS return.

John Romero, the veteran developer and id Software founder who helped create FPS touchstones like Quake, Doom and Wolfenstein, is planning a return to the genre in which he made his name.

Romero, who's currently CEO of social game studio Loot Drop, Inc., told Eurogamer that although he hasn't formally started work on the project he has the design nailed down.

"Yes, I'm definitely going to be making another shooter and it will be on PC first," he explained.

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Prince of Persia creator unearths fan letter from teenage John Romero

Doom legend asks Mechner to hand over Karateka secrets.

Here's one for the history books. Jordan Mechner, the veteran game designer responsible for Prince of Persia, has dug up a fan letter he received nearly 30 years ago from a 17-year-old called John Romero - the very same guy who'd go on to create FPS touchstones Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake at id Software.

Retrospective: Quake

A quirky quiescence.

There's a peculiar tension at the heart of Quake. Something's not quite right. For this reason it's a game that sits apart from id's other efforts while at the same time still being fundamental to the overall Brown Corridor heritage of the shooter genre.

John Carmack recounts Quake

Seminal shooter 15 today.

id Software wizard John Carmack has recounted the experience of creating Quake, the seminal first-person shooter that turns 15 today.

QuakeCon 2006 details

QuakeCon 2006 details

Playable Quake Wars promised.

It's official: QuakeCon 2006 will go ahead, despite earlier rumours of a cancellation - and yes, attendees will get the opportunity to play Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.

According to a post on the QuakeCon website, this year's event will take place from August 3rd - 6th at the Hilton Anatole hotel, Dallas, Texas.

If you want to attend, you better get your skates on - "With about 1,800 BYOC spots, QuakeCon 2006 will be a bit more exclusive than it has been the last couple of years, but we hope people will enjoy the more personal touch this year," the post reads.

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