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Watch the 20th anniversary of id Software panel

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Watch the 20th anniversary of id Software panel

For two decades, developer id Software has pushed the limits of video game design and opened doors to a wave of new games in a genre they helped create.

At QuakeCon 2011, members of the id Software team discussed the studio's history. Now, the video from that panel has been released for those unable to attend the event to watch.

Watch: The history of id Software »

""I think Romero's comment was 'We are the wind!'." Interviewer to Carmack, "Alright 'the ..."
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QuakeCon panel videos online

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Those of you unable to attend QuakeCon 2011 missed more than a few panels, keynotes and, Q&A sessions. While video for John Carmack's keynote and Q&A session are already online for your viewing pleasure, Bethesda has finally released video the two core panels held during the show.

A gaggle of industry community managers take the stage first (including Shacknews alum Nick Breckon) in an hour-long panel that outlines the highs and lows of their jobs. Next up, there's a panel that delves deeper into the first-person shooter genre.

Watch: QuakeCon 2011 panels »

"good stuff. the guy from arkane kept saying all the right things."
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id's John Carmack answers questions at QuakeCon 2011

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id's John Carmack answers questions at QuakeCon 2011

All ninety minutes of John Carmack's QuakeCon 2011 'question and answer" session have appeared online, giving those not lucky enough to attend an opportunity to see the legendary designer discuss the finer elements of game creation.

A wide range of topics were discussed, but few points were as well received as Carmack's announcement regarding dedicated server support. "We actually have marching orders that future games will have dedicated servers," Carmack told the delighted QuakeCon crowd.

For Rage, the company's upcoming game, dedicated servers are not included, because the team's focus is on its single-player experience. Carmack did note, however, that based on community support, adding dedicated servers to the game's multiplayer modes is "not off the table."

Watch: John Carmack's QuakeCon 2011 'Q&A' »

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Daily Filter: August 5, 2011

Daily Filter: August 5, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features a multiplayer trailer for Driver: San Francisco, a how-to video for Warlords, a champion spotlight for League of Legends, a launch trailer for We Dance, a question and answer session for FIFA Soccer 12, two new trailers for Star Wars: The Old Republic, new screenshots for Dishonored, and new screenshots for Wargame: European Escalation.

Read more: Check out today's Filter »

"Man.. that Rage trailer just gets better the more I watch it. This might be the first game I ..."
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Team Fortress 2 items celebrate QuakeCon 2011

Team Fortress 2 items celebrate QuakeCon 2011

Valve wants the share the QuakeCon love with Team Fortress 2 players. As part of the QuakeCon sale on Steam, each of the classes--soldier, engineer, heavy, and sniper--gets a new toy inspired by Bethesda-related titles.

These items are all bonuses, awarded for either owning or pre-ordering the specific they're drawn from. If any of them sound like things you'd like to add to your Team Fortress 2 player, act quick. QuakeCon ends this Sunday, and the promotion cuts off Monday morning, August 8 at 10am PDT. Sorry, no hats; however, there is an "Anger hood" from Brink and an "Iron helmet" from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I guess that sort of counts.

Read more: Quake's rocket launcher and more loot »

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

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

At QuakeCon 2011, John Carmack, co-founder of id Software and perhaps better known as the programming mastermind behind its game engines, delivered his annual keynote address. With the game nearly finished and playable on the show floor, he focused his attention on Rage. Calling the game, "the most enjoyable id game, from my perspective, that we've ever made," Carmack went into some details about the long road its development took.

Carmack also talks about developing the game for multiple platforms, and some of the considerations that had to be made for consoles that are sure to rankle PC players. He takes questions in the later part of the address but don't get hopes up; another year passes without anything new on Doom 4.

Watch: John Carmack's entire Rage keynote at QuakeCon 2011 »

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 'Collector's Edition' announced

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 'Collector's Edition' announced

"You should have acted! They're already here!" are the wise words that introduced the first trailer for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which will no doubt be the words yelled at us by game retailer employees as they berate us for not pre-ordering the just announced Skyrim Collector's Edition on launch day.

At QuakeCon 2011, Bethesda revealed the Collector's Edition of its upcoming title, which packs a multitude of extras for the dragon-sized price of $150.

Read more: What does the Skyrim Collector's Edition include? »

"But will I be able to activate it on Steam? I bought the Fallout3 uber-pack, but I think I'm ..."
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QuakeCon 2011 registration opens May 26

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QuakeCon 2011 registration opens May 26

Bethesda has revealed that registration for QuakeCon 2011 will open on May 26 at 5pm PT (8pm ET). For those without a calendar handy, that's this Thursday.

Online registration will be open for exhibit hall access, "Bring Your Own Computer" events, and for premium packages.

As previously announced, the event will take place from August 4 through August 7 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX. According to the Bethesda Blog, more information will be released closer to the day of the event. Read more »

"Bethesda has fixed its original post. The dates are August 4-7."
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QuakeCon 2011 Dates Announced; Event Runs from August 4 to August 7, 2011

id Software's annual event of fragging and sharing pornography, QuakeCon, has been dated for 2011. QuakeCon 2011 will run from August 4 until August 7, 2011, id's fellow ZeniMax Media subsidiary Bethesda Softworks has announced.

QuakeCon will once again invite a horde of gamers to the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Read more »

"Quakecon was terrible last year. There was absolutely nothing to do or see. I have been to many ..."
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