This is the first in a series of attempting to capture the media buzz around Quake in 1996/97.
In the world before video game journalism went predominantly online, the best way to keep up to date with the latest releases and upcoming games was to read video game magazines.
I happen to be in possession of scans of the some of the magazines from this era. One of the most popular game magazines in Australia at the time was Hyper, which covered all gaming platforms. I've snipped every piece of Quake coverage I could find from Hyper between 1996 and 1997 for you to see here.
Hyper 31 from May '96
This was the first mention of Quake in the magazine.
Hyper 32 from Jun '96
A pre-release advert for Quake.
Hyper 34 from Aug '96
Early speculation on the release date of Quake based on internet chatter.
Hyper 35 from Sep '96
A Quake shareware release write-up.
Hyper 36 from Oct '96
The full Quake review. 96% final score!
Hyper 37 from Nov '96
A Quake play guide.
Hyper 38 from Dec '96
A Post-release Quake community write-up.
Hyper 43 from May '97
A review for Quake: The Scourge of Armagon.
Hyper 44 from Jun '97
A review for Quake: Dissolution of Eternity.
Hyper 45 from Jul '97
A letter in to the magazine from "Bradley" about Quake obsession and online clans.