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id Rising: Despite Underwhelming QuakeCon, Carmack and Company Are Poised for a Comeback

By Nick Breckon, Aug 05, 2008 9:32am PDT

Midway through the second hour, even most of the die-hard nerds started to leave.


"i can still play 1vs1 on dm6 for hours, even after so many years :X"

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Shacknews Sponsors 2008 QuakeCon Poker Tourney, Play Texas Hold'em and Help Sick Kids Tonight

By Chris Faylor, Aug 01, 2008 3:48pm PDT

As Friday night approaches, many in Dallas are preparing for tonight's poker game, but it's not just any poker match. No, tonight is the 2008 IGDA...


"I wish I was there and could play :( I donated at the web site and pretended I was playing ..."

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id Details Rage Gameplay

By Nick Breckon, Aug 01, 2008 2:49pm PDT

In an interview with Shacknews, id Software's John Carmack and Matt Hooper talked up new details on the company's upcoming shooter Rage (PC, 360,...


"I dont need gore that much but DARK atmosphere like in doom3 and quake1-2 even q3 is lot darker ..."

- corvuss1 see all 76 comments

Doom 4 First Info

By Nick Breckon, Aug 01, 2008 12:22pm PDT

During an interview with Shacknews, id Software president John Carmack described Doom 4 as being "significantly different" than Doom 3. When...


"Uh. Yeah. Doom 1 and 2 both had that "i'll just grab this key or flip this switch here and ... ..."

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Rage Will Look Worse on 360 Due to Compression; Doom 4 and Rage Not Likely for Digital Distribution

By Nick Breckon and Chris Faylor, Aug 01, 2008 11:10am PDT

Update: In an interview with Shacknews, id's John Carmack reiterated that the Xbox 360 version of Rage will look worse than the PlayStation 3...


"What we really need is the next Xbox and PS4 to come out already. This is a problem because the ..."

- jjastor see all 253 comments

Doom 4 May Not Be Called Doom 4

By Chris Faylor, Aug 01, 2008 8:50am PDT

While id has remained rather tight-lipped about Doom 4, designer Tim Willits has suggested that the shooter sequel won't be known as Doom 4 when it...


"I always figure the point of subtitles, instead of numbers, is not to make the title more ..."

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Carmack: Rage Engine Nearly Complete

By Nick Breckon, Jul 31, 2008 6:00pm PDT

id Software's John Carmack today announced that work on the technology behind the company's upcoming shooter Rage is almost finished. "We have...


"He really is like a wizard... spinning magical code all over our faces."

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Quake Arena 2 Dependent on Success of Quake Live

By Nick Breckon, Jul 31, 2008 5:22pm PDT

A new full-featured Quake Arena title will probably not be developed if Quake Live is not successful, according to comments made by id Software's...


"I hope everyone embraces Quake Live and we continue to have a long gaming legacy of Quake Arena ..."

- SyncError see all 15 comments

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Likely Not Getting the Quake Live Treatment, Says Carmack

By Nick Breckon, Jul 31, 2008 5:21pm PDT

id Software's John Carmack today said that Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory will likely not be revived as a free-to-play, advertising supported web...


"If they really wanted to do it... why not just kill the ALIES / AXIS theme? It's not like ..."

- IAN7208 see all 14 comments

Quake Zero Name Changed Due to Domain Squatter

By Nick Breckon, Jul 31, 2008 5:10pm PDT

Though Quake Zero--id Software's free online version of Quake III--was announced at QuakeCon 2007, the name was subsequently changed to Quake Live...


"Uhh, it's been Quake Live for a long while now, I have several friends who've been in the closed ..."

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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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Wolfenstein Extended Trailer Released

By Nick Breckon, Jul 31, 2008 4:00pm PDT

Raven today released a lengthier trailer showcasing its upcoming FPS Wolfenstein (PC, 360, PS3). Wolfenstein is set in World War II, with American hero B.J. Blazkowicz once again called in to stop the Nazis from conquering the world with superna


"NAZIZOMBIEMONSTERS! can't wait for this game. looking forward to it. "

- fw_rams see all 35 comments

Wolfenstein First Look

By Nick Breckon, Jul 31, 2008 9:43am PDT

Wolfenstein is shaping up to be another Raven first person shooter. Of course, this is not a bad thing, depending on your disposition: Raven has a made a name for itself as a dependable, if predictable studio. They typically manage to polish th


"and antipop "kinda" confirmed it. and long goes the waiting game..."

- apfelstrudel2 see all 26 comments

QuakeCon 2008 Coverage Kicks Off This Week, Shacknews Joins Sponsors, Spots Still Open

By Shack Staff, Jul 28, 2008 1:45pm PDT

QuakeCon 2008 officially ramps up this Thursday in Dallas, Texas. Shacknews will be representin' at the big show, with Nick and Steve checking out...


"its going to be interesting to see how raven ruins the multiplayer in wolfenstein."

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