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.
Terraform: The Making of Doom 64
After invading computers and aging console hardware, Doom's creators partner with veteran coin-op developer Midway to bring their demons to Nintendo's 'ultra'-powerful new platform.
Hell Razer: The Making of Doom Eternal
In 2016, nearly 12 years after the mixed reaction to id Software's horror-driven reboot of the Doom franchise and following leadership upheaval, the studio rallied back with the critically acclaimed "Doom 2016." Fresh off their success, the development team set out to not only refine their push-forward formula, but to outdo themselves.