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QuakeCon 2013 announced for August 1-4 in Dallas

By John Keefer, Feb 26, 2013 9:30am PST

Bethesda has officially announced QuakeCon 2013, with the massive bring-you-own-computer event returning to Dallas this year on August 1-4. Perhaps this will be the year when Doom 4 comes out of "Bethesda mode."

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"I would expect to see Machine Games' Wolfenstein but Doom 4 to be absent."

- doc.solo see all 5 comments

Rage tool kit available today

By Steve Watts, Feb 08, 2013 9:00am PST

The Rage tool kit will be available later today on Steam. The 35 GB download includes the idStudio, tutorials, game maps and assets.

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"Aaaand there it is! Time to clear the shite out of one my HDs - hope I can install it to a ..."

- eskimo spy see all 19 comments

Carmack: Next-gen will still target 30fps

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 18, 2012 4:15pm PST

While the next generation of consoles will likely represent a significant jump in computational power, Carmack believes that next-gen games will still target 30 frames per second, much like this generation.

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"console exclusives? for me games are mouse and keyboard exclusives"

- landaishan see all 139 comments

Rage 'The Scorchers' DLC coming December 18

By John Keefer, Dec 14, 2012 12:30pm PST

The long-rumored and teased DLC for Rage has finally been announced, with published Bethesda announcing The Scorchers for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC for December 18.

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"Alright its never too late for a good DLC!!! Although the ending was utter shit, the game ..."

- Elsaispo see all 23 comments

Rage: The Scorchers DLC detailed through new achievements

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 29, 2012 3:45pm PST

Originally outed this summer, it appears "The Scorchers" DLC for Rage is finally inching closer to release.

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"I for one will not be returning to Rage its sad to say but, I never finished the game anyways ..."

- HellHasNoFury see all 32 comments

Doom 3: BFG Edition source code released

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 27, 2012 9:00am PST

As it does so very kindly like to do, id Software has released another dollop of engine source code. This latest is somewhat less exciting than many, simply offering the updated Doom 3 source from the BFG Edition but hey, now the folks at home can make the best and shiniest ...

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"No idea, but one bad review from an anonymous source is usually all it takes to dissuade most ..."

- Draingored see all 12 comments

Doom Classic Complete coming to PSN today

By Steve Watts, Nov 20, 2012 10:30am PST

A "Doom Classic Complete" set is set to hit PlayStation Network today, which includes Doom, Doom 2, and Final Doom. In other words: lots of Doom.

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"I'd even say $5. I (re-)bought that exact same collection on PC years ago for $9.99. No ..."

- Ebu see all 23 comments

Carmack: Rage mod tools coming 'real soon'

By John Keefer, Oct 25, 2012 6:45am PDT

Rage has been a frustrating topic for id's John Carmack. The game released on PC in late 2011 with plenty of problems, then he apologized to QuakeCon attendees this year for how the game performed. Now, with a heavy sigh, he has said the long-awaited Rage tools should be rel...

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"Ok, I'll say it (and probably get shot): Id needs John Romero back. the Johns need to get over ..."

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Shack PSA: Don't install Doom 3 BFG on Xbox 360

By John Keefer, Oct 17, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Bethesda is recommending that you play Doom 3 BFG on your Xbox 360 off the disk if you want to play the original Doom packaged with the game. Why? A glitch in the program makes Doom inaccessible if Doom 3 BFG is installed on the hard drive.

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"confused Apogee with GT Interactive (the ones who published Doom II, who got folded into ..."

- Draingored see all 33 comments

Doom 3 BFG launches today with creepy trailer

By John Keefer, Oct 16, 2012 12:05pm PDT

It's time for a trip back to hell as Doom 3 BFG Edition launches today with a scary-as-hell trailer. Appropriate, no?

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"Hope you still have fun without DYNAMIC SHADOWS. ya know, the thing that they prototyped. ..."

- Vogerl see all 69 comments

Exploring Virtual Reality in Doom 3 BFG

By John Keefer, Aug 06, 2012 7:30am PDT

John Carmack has been talking about virtual reality a lot lately. He demoed a VR prototype at E3, and showed it again at QuakeCon after such a positive response. I got to strap on the goggles and talk to Carmack about the future of VR in games.

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"Also hooking up with Epic and Valve sure gets easier with JC behind your project."

- Lukiopimp see all 30 comments

QuakeCon keynote tidbits: Doom 4 in 'Bethesda mode'

By John Keefer, Aug 03, 2012 7:15am PDT

John Carmack spoke for almost three hours during his keynote at QuakeCon. Here's a quick run down of some of the highlights, including a brief tidbit on why there has been no info on Doom 4.

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"God damn it, Bethesda, shutting down id's mobile efforts. "

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 64 comments

Carmack sorry about performance of Rage on PC

By John Keefer, Aug 03, 2012 6:00am PDT

Rage was a mess when it came out on PC in late 2011, and while patches improved the game, it still was frustrating to play. Id Software's John Carmack apologized to QuakeCon attendees on how "badly we handled the game in the PC space."

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"was well-liked by some (not me). you're dead to me!!!! :)"

- PlanetPerfecto see all 89 comments

Shack PSA: watch QuakeCon 2012 streaming

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 02, 2012 9:45am PDT

All the hepcats are out in Dallas today to celebrate fragging at QuakeCon 2012, but we squares can still get in on the fun. The larks and merriment are being streamed online, with some sort of newfangled technology, so we can all press our faces to our screens and pretend we...

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QuakeCon panels include Looking Glass retrospective, mods, Idle Thumbs

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 25, 2012 8:15am PDT

With QuakeCon almost upon us--August 2-5 in Dallas, Quakeamaniacs--we finally have the full lineup of panels of men talking about things. Along...

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"Sad I can't be there, but at least I get an awesome Idle Thumbs podcast to listen to next week!!"

- Gwyndion see all 19 comments