Out of the Blue

Happy 28th birthday to Quake, as it was on this day in 1996 that id Software's first-person shooter officially launched. For perspective, when it was brand new, a 28 year-old computer game would be Hamurabi from 1968. Quake was at the heart of the burgeoning 3D revolution of the time, and anticipation of its launch is what inspired the creation of this website. 1996 is long enough ago that it was a DOS game, and though Windows editions followed, but as time passed it became one of those older games that was difficult to enjoy on modern computers. Thankfully the enhanced edition that arrived a few years ago remedied this, and this important piece of game history can be enjoyed as intended to this day. Happy birthday Quake!

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