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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...


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

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QuakeCon to feature Dishonored demo, Carmack keynote

By Steve Watts, Jul 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT

id Software and Bethesda announced today that Dishonored will be playable at QuakeCon, along with a partial line-up of guest speakers and panelists.


"The last Qcon I went to was when they were showing off the Doom 3 walk through in that little ..."

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QuakeCon 2012 tournaments announced

By John Keefer, Jul 14, 2012 6:00am PDT

QuakeCon 2012 is rapidly approaching, and Bethesda has finally revealed the tournaments for the convention, although the rest of the schedule remains a bit bare.


"To be honest I was sort of not looking forward to QuakeCon this year - the close friends I ..."

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Rage: The Scorchers rated

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 19, 2012 3:15pm PDT

Could DLC be in the works for id Software's open-world shooter, Rage? A new PEGI rating makes it sound very likely.


"I would throw down for some rage DLC. The game was visually impressive for consoles and even ..."

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Doom 3 BFG releases October 16th

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 19, 2012 7:30am PDT

The enhanced re-release of Doom 3 is coming just in time for Halloween, publisher Bethesda Softworks has announced.


"Can't pay me to replay doom3 vanilla over again. Resurrection of Evil made by Nerve ..."

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Doom 3 remastered with BFG Edition for PC, Xbox 360, PS3

By Alice O'Connor, May 30, 2012 7:30am PDT

Doom 3 is being remastered for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the BFG Edition, announced today. It packs a jazzed-up Doom 3, its expansion, a new seven-level mission, the first two Doom games, and changes including... an armour-mounted flashlight!


"When was the last id title that took off as a MP title though? Q3A?"

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Wolfenstein 3D free browser version marks 20th anniversary

By Alice O'Connor, May 09, 2012 7:30am PDT

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wolfenstein 3D's launch this month, id Software and Bethesda have released a free HTML 5 version of the seminal FPS. John Carmack's also made a little director's commentary, filled with classic Carmackchat.


"It's free? Thought only EnemyTerritory is free. As for the missing master servers? ACTV can ..."

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Quake Live update kicks off premium trial week

By Alice O'Connor, May 01, 2012 8:15am PDT

A hefty Quake Live update has hit with new maps and modes for Premium subscribers. "That's all good and well for Richie Rich and Affluent Audrey," you may mutter into your bucket of potato soup, "but what about me?" Good news! Premium content is open to all this week.


QuakeCon pre-registration begins tomorrow

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2012 8:15am PDT

QuakeCon pre-registration opens tomorrow, and Bethesda has detailed this year's packages if you want to pay for some extra swag or access.


"Doom 4, allegedly. Bethesda insists that it's not cancelled. In terms of the PR speech from ..."

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Rage 'Campaign Edition' now available on Mac

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 02, 2012 11:00am PST

Dubbed the "Campaign Edition," the Mac version of Rage includes the entire single-player experience, enhanced with content that was formerly exclusive to the "Anarchy Edition" of the game.


"Id's graphics engines haven't been up to snuff for a while now. If Beth were to make Rage with ..."

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QuakeCon 2012 dated for August 2-5

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 24, 2012 10:45am PST

id Software's annual free mega-LAN and face-shooting celebration QuakeCon is to return to the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas this year on August 2-5.


"Odd years were the awesome years but then shackcon sorta divided it up and competes against ..."

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id Software hit with layoffs; future projects continue 'unabated'

By Xav de Matos, Jan 10, 2012 2:30pm PST

Bethesda Softworks has confirmed circulating reports that id Software has been hit with a wave of layoffs. It's still unclear how many jobs were affected by the cuts.


"? doom3 was amazing. rage was terrible atmosphere and gameplay wise. nice engine tho"

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Doom 3 engine goes open-source

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 23, 2011 6:30am PST

id Software has now released the engine source code for Doom 3 under a GPL3 license, letting all and sundry get their hands dirty and bend it to their will. Let the coding commence!


"All I want is soft shadows that don't drop your FPS down to 15, and I'll be set with replaying ..."

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Rage demo on Xbox 360 now, PS3 on December 6

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 22, 2011 7:15am PST

Have you forgotten about id's latest shooter, Rage? If you haven't given it a chance yet, you'll be able to sample some mega-texture fun with a free downloadable demo on Xbox Live.


"Those are some great examples of the benefits textures gain from the Mega Texture technology. "

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Doom 3 open-sourcing held up while Carmack writes new code

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 17, 2011 6:30am PST

Chief id Software technomancer John Carmack is now writing new Doom 3 code to dodge legal issues surrounding the rendering technique which gave Doom 3 its lovely shadows, so the engine can be open-sourced.


"That is what I would like to know, I put the game on hold when it was anounced thinking the ..."

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