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Elon Musk Accidentally Tweets Phone Number To John Carmack, Has God of War Voicemail Message

By Asif Khan, Dec 19, 2017 10:45pm PST

Elon Musk's accidentally blasted out a phone number to his millions of followers tonight.


"I've played Carmack's vision(s) of life on Mars... I hope Musk's plans for him are purely ..."

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John Carmack Suing Zenimax For $22.5 Million Over Id Software Sale

By John Keefer, Mar 10, 2017 8:30am PST

The suit has nothing to do with the recent rift between the two in the Oculus court battle.


"Oof how can Zenimax use that as a defence when he wasn't deemed liable for the Occulus stuff? ..."

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John Carmack Vents About the Verdict of ZeniMax v Oculus Case [Update]

By David Craddock, Feb 02, 2017 4:01pm PST

The id Software co-founder and Oculus CTO picked apart the expert witness's testimony.


"After skimming vassili's thread I read this as "like with parents""

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John Carmack: VR developers are 'coasting on novelty,' and need to be 'harder on themselves'

By David Craddock, Oct 11, 2016 12:30pm PDT

John Carmack didn't mince words when he took the stage to close out last week's Oculus Connect event. "We are coasting on novelty, and the...


"Carmack should heed his own advice. VR is, and will always be just a novelty that will never ..."

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Watch the John Carmack's Oculus Connect 3 Closing Keynote Here!

By Asif Khan, Oct 07, 2016 12:50pm PDT

He is going to do it for Shacknews!


"It's nice to listen to him when he talks about stuff normal ppl understand"

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New Zenimax Lawsuit Documents Accuse John Carmack Of Theft and Palmer Luckey of Misrepresentation

By Brittany Vincent, Aug 22, 2016 6:07pm PDT

Carmack allegedly stole 'thousands of documents' from a computer at Zenimax during his final days of employment. 


"It's not siding with the personality for me, so much as I remember following this early on in ..."

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John Carmack becomes Oculus chief technology officer

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 07, 2013 7:55am PDT

John Carmack has long supported the Oculus Rift 3D goggles, even duct-taping a prototype together to show it off last year, and will now play a bigger role in its future. The id Software co-founder and 3D wizard has joined Oculus as its new chief technology officer--but will...


"It's just that gaming journalism is still not mature, so even users who've read gaming sites for ..."

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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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Get into Carmack's brain: Watch the full keynote from QuakeCon 2012

By John Keefer, Aug 04, 2012 2:00pm PDT

You read our tidbits from John Carmack's keynote, but there was so much more that id's front man had to say in 3.5 hours that we just couldn't get it all down. So now you can watch the full video.


"Rage had some great art assets, but man was it boring for some reason. I wished they made it a ..."

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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: Nothing exciting about Windows 8

By John Keefer, Aug 03, 2012 6:45am PDT

Microsoft may be excited about Windows 8, but id's John Carmack says he is there is nothing he is looking forward to in the new operating system.


"I should've just lol'd your original reply and moved on apparently"

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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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id's John Carmack answers questions at QuakeCon 2011

By Xav de Matos, Aug 08, 2011 6:00pm PDT

All ninety minutes of John Carmack's QuakeCon 2011 'question and answer' session is now available for your viewing pleasure.


"The problem with Android is the company behind it. Google store is a mess, according to every ..."

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Carmack's Thoughts on 3D, Motion, Dedicated Servers, and Cloud Gaming

By Brian Leahy, Aug 13, 2010 12:30pm PDT

During John Carmack's QuakeCon 2010 keynote address and Q&A session, he expressed thoughts and analysis based upon various gaming trends and...


"uplink on broadband is still crap and is made worse by -last mile issues esp from weather ..."

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id's John Carmack Talks iPhone Games at QuakeCon; Says He Often Makes Apple's 'Shit List'

By Nick Breckon, Jul 31, 2008 4:59pm PDT

id Software co-founder John Carmack took the stage Thursday night to address fans at QuakeCon 2008 in Dallas. While a few moments of new Rage...


"All hardware/API companies need to learn: You do not add Carmack to the shit list; you fucking ..."

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