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By John Keefer   //   August 6, 2012 3:30 PM

Rise of the Triad preview

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.
By John Keefer   //   August 6, 2012 10:45 AM

Dishonored preview: killing three Lady Boyles

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.
By John Keefer   //   August 6, 2012 7:30 AM

Exploring Virtual Reality in Doom 3 BFG

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.
By John Keefer   //   August 3, 2012 7:45 AM

QuakeCon 2012 Day 1 Highlights

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.
By John Keefer   //   August 3, 2012 7:15 AM

QuakeCon keynote tidbits: Doom 4 in 'Bethesda mode'

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.
By John Keefer   //   August 3, 2012 6:45 AM

Carmack: Nothing exciting about Windows 8

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.
By John Keefer   //   August 3, 2012 6:00 AM

Carmack sorry about performance of Rage on PC

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."
By Alice O'Connor   //   August 2, 2012 9:45 AM

Shack PSA: watch QuakeCon 2012 streaming

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're really there.
By John Keefer   //   July 14, 2012 6:00 AM

QuakeCon 2012 tournaments announced

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.
By Alice O'Connor   //   January 24, 2012 10:45 AM

QuakeCon 2012 dated for August 2-5

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.