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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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'Don't Copy That Floppy' Sequel Warns of Piracy; Includes id Software Cameo, Klingons

By Chris Faylor, Sep 09, 2009 7:38am PDT

In an effort to educate "a new generation of would-be pirates," the Software & Information Industry Association (previously the Software Publishers...


"There are plenty of people that have gone to jail for stealing physical copies of games. Does ..."

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Interview: id's CEO Talks Rage, Doom 4, Quake Live Subscriptions and Mysterious Women

By Chris Faylor, Aug 18, 2009 3:31pm PDT

All things considered, the interview was progressing normally. id CEO Todd Hollenshead and I were sitting across from each other in the QuakeCon...


"Rofl, just read the entire article and then started on the comments section to see you are ..."

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Doom 2 Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

By Alice O'Connor and Chris Faylor, Aug 13, 2009 8:58am PDT

An Xbox Live Arcade version of id software's 1994 shooter Doom II: Hell on Earth is being shown on the floor at QuakeCon, expected to be officially...


"Yes. The level names were .gifs that you could replace though, but the name displayed on the ..."

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Wolfenstein RPG Arrives on iPhone

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 12, 2009 9:10am PDT

Vintage properties continue to flood onto the iPhone and iPod Touch, with today's release of EA Mobile and id's turn-based shooter Wolfenstein RPG...


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Interview: John Carmack and Tom Mustaine on Doom, iPhone Desires, and the Future of id Mobile

By Nick Breckon, Jun 29, 2009 7:26pm PDT

If John Carmack is id Software's mad scientist, then Doom: Resurrection is his latest experiment. Developed largely by id/Ritual veteran Tom...


"What is point here? For Nokia S60 devices you get Quake I and Quake II - and Doom has been there ..."

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Carmack: id Bringing Three Quakes to iPhone

By Nick Breckon, Jun 29, 2009 10:44am PDT

id Software's John Carmack today confirmed to Shacknews that the company plans to bring three of its Quake titles to the iPhone platform--though...


"I need save points even on consoles, and pc... I was playing Asassin's Creed on the iPhone and ..."

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Doom: Resurrection Hits the iPhone Today for $10

By Nick Breckon, Jun 29, 2009 10:22am PDT

Update: As expected, Doom: Resurrection is now available through iTunes. Original: Shacknews has learned that after a minor delay, id Software...


"It is fun. Hasn't crashed. I didn't even need to reboot first to play it. I have a 1st gen ..."

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id's John Carmack Explains ZeniMax Acquisition, Discusses Future Plans

By Chris Faylor, Jun 25, 2009 9:39am PDT

Following the surprising news that Bethesda parent company ZeniMax had acquired legendary developer id, the studio has issued a lengthy statement...


"Irrlicht, Crystal Space and Ogre come to mind. All Open Source, all support pixel shaders and ..."

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Industry Responds to id Software Acquisition; Co-founder Romero Labels Deal 'Disgusting'

By Nick Breckon, Jun 24, 2009 5:04pm PDT

Update: id co-founder John Romero has apologized for his admittedly "harsh" reaction, noting that he is actually "positive about the Zenimax deal."...


"id Software is a trademark, and trademarks are left the way the owner made them."

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id Software Acquired by Bethesda Owner ZeniMax

By Chris Faylor, Jun 24, 2009 8:50am PDT

Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media has just announced its acquisition of well-known video game developer id Software (Doom, Quake,...


"John Romero? Don't make me laugh. The guy talked abouth Daikatana (The Quake Killer) for 5 years ..."

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