QuakeCon 2012 News


Rise of the Triad preview

By John Keefer, Aug 06, 2012 3:30pm PDT

If you enjoyed the original Rise of the Triad from Apogee back in 1995, then don't expect too much more from the upcoming reboot from Interceptor, except a few game tweaks and an Unreal Engine 3 upgrade. OK, that may be enough to try it again.


"Why hasn't this been done with the classic Doom and Duke games? >:( That said, I am all ..."

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Dishonored preview: killing three Lady Boyles

By John Keefer, Aug 06, 2012 10:45am PDT

At QuakeCon, I played a brand new mission from Dishonored. Given unlimited time, I played through the mission three times, each in a completely different way.


"What I really want to know is if this game will have DLC or DRM. If it has DRM I simply ..."

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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 2012 Day 1 Highlights

By John Keefer, Aug 03, 2012 7:45am PDT

QuakeCon 2012 hadn't even started yet and plans were already being changed. Record numbers delayed registrations, limited access to the "Bring your own computer" area to latecomers and pushed John Carmack's keynote back two hours.


"Hey there went Carmack, near the store, where EricZBA started stalking him last time."

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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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Rise of the Triad revival announced at QuakeCon

By Steve Watts, Aug 02, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Rise of the Triad was officially announced at QuakeCon today, and it's due out later this year via Steam.


"Nothing like remaking a popular old game to lock down the amount of innovation you can ..."

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Shack PSA: watch QuakeCon 2012 streaming

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 02, 2012 9:45am PDT

All the hepcats are out in Dallas today to celebrate fragging at QuakeCon 2012, but we squares can still get in on the fun. The larks and merriment are being streamed online, with some sort of newfangled technology, so we can all press our faces to our screens and pretend we...


QuakeCon panels include Looking Glass retrospective, mods, Idle Thumbs

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 25, 2012 8:15am PDT

With QuakeCon almost upon us--August 2-5 in Dallas, Quakeamaniacs--we finally have the full lineup of panels of men talking about things. Along...


"Sad I can't be there, but at least I get an awesome Idle Thumbs podcast to listen to next week!!"

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QuakeCon to feature Dishonored demo, Carmack keynote

By Steve Watts, Jul 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT

id Software and Bethesda announced today that Dishonored will be playable at QuakeCon, along with a partial line-up of guest speakers and panelists.


"The last Qcon I went to was when they were showing off the Doom 3 walk through in that little ..."

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QuakeCon 2012 tournaments announced

By John Keefer, Jul 14, 2012 6:00am PDT

QuakeCon 2012 is rapidly approaching, and Bethesda has finally revealed the tournaments for the convention, although the rest of the schedule remains a bit bare.


"To be honest I was sort of not looking forward to QuakeCon this year - the close friends I ..."

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QuakeCon 2012 dated for August 2-5

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 24, 2012 10:45am PST

id Software's annual free mega-LAN and face-shooting celebration QuakeCon is to return to the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas this year on August 2-5.


"Odd years were the awesome years but then shackcon sorta divided it up and competes against ..."

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