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Rage trailer explores the 'legacy' of id

By Xav de Matos, Jun 30, 2011 3:00pm PDT

A new trailer for Rage explores the legacy of the famed developer id Software, including interviews with studio co-founder John Carmack.


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Carmack remembers Quake on 15th anniversary

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 23, 2011 6:45am PDT

id sister company Bethesda's celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of Quake's launch with some thoughts from id techno-wizard John Carmack, and by digging up a documentary about the launch of QuakeWorld.


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Quake Expo celebrates Quake's 15th anniversary

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 20, 2011 6:00am PDT

The fan-organised Quake Expo 2011 kicked off over the weekend, celebrating 15 years of id Software's seminal FPS with new mod releases, mapping contests, and other festivities.


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Carmack: id pondering Quake 1-style reboot

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 17, 2011 6:00am PDT

"Strong factions internally" at id Software fancy returning the Quake series to its roots with a reboot of the original, Lovecraftian-y style, John Carmack has revealed.


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Rage delayed to October 4

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2011 12:20pm PDT

Rage has apparently been delayed by a few weeks, as the company Web site now says the game will release on October 4 in the US, and October 7 in Europe.


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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.


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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,...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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