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Rage will ship with level editor, mod tools

By Steve Watts, May 06, 2011 10:05am PDT

Rage will support mod and level creation right out of the box, according to creative director Tim Willits. But, he warns, creating entirely new stages will take some blood, sweat, and tears.


"Still, that's great that they're doing this. I was pumped for this game and now even more so."

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QuakeCon 2011 Dates Announced; Event Runs from August 4 to August 7, 2011

By Xav de Matos, Jan 28, 2011 7:45am PST

id Software's annual event of fragging and sharing pornography, QuakeCon, has been dated for 2011. QuakeCon 2011 will run from August 4 until...


"Quakecon was terrible last year. There was absolutely nothing to do or see. I have been to many ..."

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Carmack Reveals "Mutant Bash TV" as id Software's First Rage iOS Game

By Brian Leahy, Oct 29, 2010 5:12pm PDT

Legendary developer John Carmack revealed that he had successfully ported Rage's id Tech 5 engine to iOS at QuakeCon 2010, showing off a small...


"$.99 is really cheap! But I like the idea of making the HD version more expensive. Some games ..."

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QuakeCon 2010 Brings New Screens for Fallout: New Vegas, Rage, Hunted: The Demon's Forge and Brink

By Xav de Matos, Aug 13, 2010 2:00pm PDT

With QuakeCon 2010 in full swing, id and Bethesda have released the latest screenshots for its upcoming line-up. Fallout: New Vegas The...


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Rage Demoed Simultaneously on all Three Platforms; 60 FPS Across the Board

By Brian Leahy, Aug 13, 2010 1:50pm PDT

The Rage presentation at QuakeCon 2010 featured live playthroughs of the same content across all three platforms: PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. While the...


"METRO 2033 WE LOVE YOU! you sacrificed NOTHING for pc players."

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Rage Release Date Announced: 9/13/11 in the US

By Brian Leahy, Aug 13, 2010 1:34pm PDT

At the conclusion of the Rage presentation at QuakeCon 2010, id Software creative director Tim Wilits announced that Rage would ship on the PC,...


"It's a year away. Even a poor saver like me could rebuild in that time. That said, it will ..."

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Carmack's Thoughts on 3D, Motion, Dedicated Servers, and Cloud Gaming

By Brian Leahy, Aug 13, 2010 12:30pm PDT

During John Carmack's QuakeCon 2010 keynote address and Q&A session, he expressed thoughts and analysis based upon various gaming trends and...


"uplink on broadband is still crap and is made worse by -last mile issues esp from weather ..."

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Source Code Released for Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Return to Castle Wolfenstein

By Alice O'Connor and Brian Leahy, Aug 13, 2010 10:00am PDT

id Software has released the source code of Splash Damage's Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Grey Matter's Return to Castle Wolfenstein as part of...


"No, that's not at all what I'm asking. QW:ET didn't play like Wolf:ET, wasn't ww2, wasn't free ..."

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Rage Engine 'id Tech 5' Will Only Be Licensed to Bethesda-Published Games

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 13, 2010 7:00am PDT

id Software's flashy new engine id Tech 5, which is powering Rage, will not be licensed to third party developers unless their game is published by...


"because they don't have products that overlap. that is the reality and that is what he said. fix ..."

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No Doom 4 at QuakeCon 2010

By Brian Leahy, Aug 12, 2010 4:25pm PDT

Those of you hoping for details on id Software's Doom 4 project from this year's QuakeCon 2010, myself included, are going to be waiting a bit...


"Damn straight. They should use pencil and paper like normal people. Or perhaps audio ..."

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Zenimax Acquires Arkane Studios

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 12, 2010 2:30pm PDT

ZeniMax Media has added another feather to its cap with the purchase of veteran independent game developer, Arkane Studios. Best known for...


"They need to be renamed, id-Bethesda. Like Blizzard-Activision. Then EA could become ..."

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QuakeCon 2010 Announced

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 05, 2010 5:40am PST

id Software's annual celebration of fragging, friendship and sharing pornography, QuakeCon, will return to the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas,...


"Disagreed, The Gaylord is so isolated from anything it costs a ton just to get a bite to eat. ..."

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Quake Live Celebrates One Year Anniversary Fourteen Years After Original QTest

By Brian Leahy, Feb 24, 2010 6:00pm PST

It was only a year ago that Quake Live, id Software's free-to-play, browser-based re-creation of Quake III Arena, was unleashed upon the Internet...


"Hah, I know... that is definitely part of it too. :) I had a lot of practice."

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John Carmack Wins GDC Lifetime Achievement Award

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 22, 2010 7:13am PST

id Software co-founder, technical wizard and rocket man John Carmack has been named winner of this year's Game Developers Choice Awards Lifetime...


"After Rage ships? Possibly Brink. Im happy to see Carmack getting kudos though, even if Id's ..."

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Doom 2 RPG Brings Hell to iPhone

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 10, 2010 6:43am PST

id Software has released Doom II RPG--sequel to the 2005 mobile turn-based shooter RPG Doom RPG--for iPhone, available in a 46.4MB download from...


"Frickin' hot. I never had a phone that could play this game until now. :)"

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