New Quake Level Celebrates Iconic Shooter’s 20th Anniversary

The game that helped make multiplayer network gaming the phenomenon it is today had its 20th birthday this weekend, so the team currently managing some of original developer id's properties thought a new official level might make a good birthday treat for the fans. Read More >>

The Brief and Bizarre History of the FPS Bot 

The early days of first person shooters like Quake and Unreal Tournament gave birth to one of the most unique types of video game AIs: the FPS bot. Within a few years time these mindless enemies became an institution. Then just as quickly as they arrived, they disappeared. Read More >>

The Nerdiest Way to Play Quake is Also the Coolest

Forget gaming PCs. Forget Doom on a cash machine. Forget Super Smash Bros. on a graphing calculator. The only game worth playing is Quake on an oscillascope. I mean, holy crap would you look at this thing? It's as nerdy as it is awesome. Read More >>

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First Person Shooters Have Come a Bloody Long Way Since 1992

Since the dawn of the humble FPS, I've played pretty much nothing else. Wolfenstein 3D kicked it all off, but Doom really cemented it in the public consciousness. From there we had Quake, Half-Life, and a myriad of other shooters, each getting better and better. It's amazing to see just how far we've come, all in one video. Can you spot them all? Read More >>

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What Is an Earthquake?

Who isn't afraid of being waken abruptly by a shaking building whose roof is caving in? Or a huge tsunami sweeping though your town? Earthquakes are terrifying. But what exactly are they? Why do earthquakes happen? Read More >>

Another Strong Quake Hits Close To Fukushima Plant

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck about 60 miles away from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant this morning. Read More >>