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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...

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"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,...

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

- r4ck3r see all 59 comments

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...

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

- Gwyndion see all 62 comments

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...

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"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...

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

- matrixneo42 see all 16 comments

'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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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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- Snuffles- see all 25 comments

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...

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"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...

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

- davidc02 see all 32 comments

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...

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

- matrixneo42 see all 31 comments

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...

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"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."...

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

- Altanar see all 250 comments

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,...

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

- cicienini see all 355 comments