On This Day: "Quake" Reinvented Video Games Forever

The original Quake revolutionized gaming on this day in 1996



After it garnered more hype than any other unreleased game in history, Quake — released 25 years ago today — forever changed what was possible in video games.

id Software had already shaken up PC gaming with the success of Doom and Wolfenstein 3D, but Quake was advertised as a total transfiguration of the first-person genre. Characters would be able to explore a fully realized 3D map, a feat that had never been accomplished in video games before.

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