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Carmack explains decision not to license id Tech 5

By Steve Watts, Aug 22, 2011 9:45am PDT

id Software's John Carmack talks about why the company isn't interested in licensing id Tech 5 to third parties.


"awesome this means doom4 and quake 5 will be out in like 2 months WOOT "

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Rage is free on iOS for one week

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 18, 2011 2:00pm PDT

The iOS version of Rage is now available for free on the App Store. And you better hurry up, because this deal is only available for one week.


"I played this and enjoyed it. Took me a sec to get used to the axis controls. Game looked ..."

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Rage will use Steamworks

By Xav de Matos, Aug 12, 2011 5:15pm PDT

Bethesda has confirmed that the upcoming shooter Rage will use Steamworks as its PC platform. The announcement was made via Twitter.


"Thinking for two more seconds on this - I'm wondering if DLCs would be a good method for ..."

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Rage 'sewer access' only available to new game purchasers

By Xav de Matos, Aug 12, 2011 3:45pm PDT

Bethesda appears to be joining the throngs of publishers rushing to set aside specific content to gamers that decide to purchase new copies of games, beginning with Rage.


"To all the people complaining about an online pass type situation to combat used games sales. ..."

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Rage trailer explores the shooter's sound and art

By Xav de Matos, Aug 11, 2011 5:30pm PDT

A new "behind-the-scenes" trailer for Rage has been released, featuring a look at the game's sound and art design. It also guest star's John Goodman, so you have to watch it.


"Yea, the 720p video looks like crap in fullscreen. It's not being encoded correctly."

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id CEO terms Quake Live an entertainment success

By Garnett Lee, Aug 09, 2011 6:00pm PDT

id CEO Todd Hollenshead says that Quake Live is a creative success, but the company needs to figure out how to make it a financial one as well.


"A Hardcore gamer is a loose term. It can mean so many different things. I'd call them ..."

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Watch id's John Carmack talk Rage in QuakeCon keynote address

By Garnett Lee, Aug 05, 2011 4:45pm PDT

In his annual QuakeCon keynote, id Software's John Carmack talks about the long development process that's gone into the nearly complete Rage coming out this fall.


"hahaha yeah .... i notice this a lot ... much like Dustin's terrible terrible damage (Dustin ..."

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Doom 3 source code will be released after Rage

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 05, 2011 6:00am PDT

id Software's plans to release the Doom 3 source code after Rage launches are still on, and now have the approval of parent company ZeniMax, id's technical wizard John Carmack revealed at QuakeCon.


"Why isn't Prey 2 being done with id Tech 5 if it is officially owned by ZeniMax? There's no good ..."

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Rage preview

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 02, 2011 7:00am PDT

Unlike most high-profile games, Rage has not been shrouded in mystery. Its developer, id software, has been candid about its premise and its gameplay. Perhaps that's why getting access to the first two hours of the single player campaign felt entirely uns


"I've noticed a serious lack of proper editing in Shack reviews of late. Stylistic license ..."

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QuakeCon old forums hacked; id retrospective panel announced

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 14, 2011 10:00am PDT

There's good QuakeCon news, and there's bad QuakeCon news. First, the bad: the old QCon forums have been hacked and passwords compromised. But the good: QuakeCon 2011 will gather venerated id veterans to tell stories in a '20 Years of id Software' panel.


"Does this mean people who registered for quakecon 2011 or people who were on the forum?"

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Rage trailer talks guns and gadgets

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 14, 2011 9:00am PDT

"Rage, at its core, is a first-person shooter," creative director Tim Willits explains in a new video dev diary. "We're id. We make first person-games. When you pick up the shotgun and you shoot a bad guy, you know what to expect." Guns. Big bangs.


"Shit I forgot that one :( its in the The 100% must have or die list for sure"

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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.


"Thanks for posting this, otherwise I would have to. Jace Hall show rules, I wish there'd be a ..."

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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.


"i wish there was some /time command ... cause id give all those mmo addicts a run for their ..."

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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.


"You went to QuakeCon two years ago; remember how many Todd Howard panels there were?"

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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.


"just a few minor weapon damage tweaks would do it. lg is way too strong"

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