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

In his annual QuakeCon keynote, id Software's John Carmack talks about the long development process that's gone into the nearly complete Rage coming out this fall.

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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.

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    August 5, 2011 4:45 PM

    Garnett Lee posted a new article, Watch id's John Carmack talk Rage in QuakeCon keynote address.

    In his annual QuakeCon keynote, id Software's John Carmack talks about the long development process that's gone into the nearly complete Rage coming out this fall.

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      August 5, 2011 5:05 PM

      Is this meant to have no sound at all?

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        August 5, 2011 5:10 PM

        Caption: static parameter range checking to template container access operators, mmmnglayven

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        August 5, 2011 5:20 PM

        ^^ seconded, no sound

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        August 5, 2011 5:23 PM

        Some say, only people with PhD's can hear him, and that he farts megatextures. All we know is we call him The Carmack.

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        August 5, 2011 7:27 PM

        browser related (at least my case on the macbook)

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      August 5, 2011 5:25 PM

      GOSH GARNETT! Get with the program!

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      August 5, 2011 5:43 PM

      Replaced the video. Ours had some technical issues. I'm sure NONE of you noticed.

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        August 5, 2011 5:46 PM

        If you'd stop doing your fucking job for 15 seconds, we might have!

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          August 5, 2011 6:20 PM

          **shakes fist**JOOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB**shakesfistagain**

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        August 5, 2011 6:18 PM

        Any idea if they plan on releasing the Q&A session? It's a good 2.5 more hours of content :(

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          August 5, 2011 6:22 PM

          No idea, Mattc0m said the stage events are done by company named PSAV which was not releasing QA due to length ,,,, youtube limits i guess , i don't know YET , but this is very sad thing, im trying my best getting some answers.

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            August 5, 2011 7:28 PM

            There are no youtube limits, that's a BS answer from them :/

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            August 6, 2011 8:17 AM

            I've got an idea- give me a plane ticket next year and I'll have that shit up in it's entirety within two hours. Fucking lazy people.

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      August 5, 2011 6:21 PM

      Was there a Q&A session and did they get that on video also?

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        August 5, 2011 6:24 PM

        Yes - it was completely cut from this video , i do not know yet but the company filming it is the cause - reportedly they said some "size constraints" .... it's a joke basically.

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          August 5, 2011 6:25 PM

          that sucks... I enjoyed watching the keynote and would love to see the q&a portion

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          August 5, 2011 6:25 PM

          Every freaking QC something gets cut damn i hate this

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          August 6, 2011 6:26 AM

          That was bollocks; why did they do this? It's not that difficult; and it's something people really want.

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          August 6, 2011 7:37 AM

          The Q&A session was like two hours long. It's entirely possible that they couldn't handle the load of people watching it? Dunno.

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            August 6, 2011 7:59 AM

            the main video is on youtube. i think youtube can handle it

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      August 5, 2011 7:25 PM

      drinking game for every time he says "on there"!!! what a fun guy to listen to though....

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        August 8, 2011 3:51 PM

        hahaha yeah .... i notice this a lot ... much like Dustin's terrible terrible damage (Dustin Brower from Blizzard - the designer of C&C Red Alert 2 , C&C Generals , and Starcraft 2)

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      August 5, 2011 8:04 PM

      John Carmack pushing "quality software engineering" doesn't surprise me. But it was sobering to hear him talk about how much his personal work has benefited. Being totally frank about his measured and documented shortcomings, and just accepting it and taking the steps to keep improving.

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      August 6, 2011 6:24 AM

      Semi related: anyone knows if the '20 years of id' presentation has been recorded?

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        August 6, 2011 8:18 AM

        Whoever is in charge of documenting quakecon blows goats, true story.

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        August 8, 2011 3:26 AM

        No idea - QuakeCon is really badly organized as far as recording

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      August 8, 2011 3:41 PM

      Q&A HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00Q9-ftiPVQ

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        August 8, 2011 3:42 PM

        sweet mother baby jesus i thought it was never going to be Mattc0m reported some issues ... it was going pre-producing to cut some controversial stuff out apparently. (criticism likely)