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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...


"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.


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

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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?


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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."


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

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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...


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.