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QuakeCon panels include Looking Glass retrospective, mods, Idle Thumbs

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...


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 with the classic John Carmack keynote, QuakeCon 2012 will have a look back at Looking Glass Studios, the sorely-missed creator of Thief and System Shock, a live recording of the Idle Thumbs podcast with its classic lineup, and not one, but two panels about mods.

It's certainly an interesting lineup this year, with panel members from a wide range of studios and a heartening dose of PC love. There's still no mention of Doom 4, though. If you want to play games rather than hear clever people talk about them, Dishonored, Doom 3: BFG Edition and more will be on the show floor.

Look, here's the panel schedule:

Welcome and Annual Keynote with John Carmack

Thursday, August 2nd at 2:00pm

The Game of Making Games

Friday, August 3rd at 11.30am

  • Jens Matthies, MachineGames

  • Raphael Colantonio, Arkane Studios

  • Ted Price, Insomniac Games

  • Todd Howard, Bethesda Game Studios

  • Moderated by Blair Herter, G4TV

Capture the Fan: Making Multiplayer Games That Last

Friday, August 3rd at 1pm

  • Chet Faliszek, Valve Software

  • Marty Stratton, id Software

  • Max Hoberman, Certain Affinity

  • Moderated by Kevin Kelly, Wizard World

Looking Back at Looking Glass

Friday, August 3rd at 2.30pm

  • Austin Grossman

  • Emil Pagliarulo, Bethesda Game Studios

  • Tom Leonard, Valve Software

  • Moderated by Harvey Smith, Arkane Studios

Talking Shop: Skyrim, Modding and Steam

Friday, August 3rd at 4pm

  • Chet Faliszek, Valve Software

  • Joel Burgess, Bethesda Game Studios

  • Moderated by Nick Breckon, Bethesda Softworks

Virtual Insanity

Friday, August 3rd at 6pm

  • John Carmack, id Software

  • Michael Abrash, Valve Software

  • Palmer Luckey, ModRetro

  • Moderated by Todd Hollenshead, id Software

GameTrailers' Bonus Round

Saturday, August 4th at 11am

  • Adam Sessler, Industry Veteran

  • Harvey Smith, Arkane Studios

  • Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities

  • Raphael Colantonio, Arkane Studios

  • Moderated by Geoff Keighley, GameTrailers TV

Celebrating id Modding

Saturday, August 4th at 12.30pm

  • Brendon Chung, Blendo Games

  • Robert Duffy, id Software

  • JP LeBreton, Double Fine

  • Moderated by Justin Blankenship, Hit Detection

Idle Thumbs Podcast: Arena

Saturday, August 4th at 1.30pm

  • Chris Remo, Double Fine

  • Jake Rodkin, Telltale Games

  • JP LeBreton, Double Fine

  • Nick Breckon, Bethesda Softworks

  • Steve Gaynor, The Fullbright Company

Hit the QuakeCon site for more information.

From The Chatty

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    July 25, 2012 8:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, QuakeCon panels include Looking Glass retrospective, mods, Idle Thumbs.

    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...

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      July 25, 2012 8:20 AM

      celebrating id modding... sounds like a good opportunity to finally release mod tools for rage.

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        July 25, 2012 8:48 AM

        Notice that it said "SKYRIM, modding, and Steam". As usual after the acquisition, Bethesda is reppin' hard at QuakeCon.

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          July 25, 2012 8:51 AM

          QuakeCon 2012 has both an id mod panel and a Skyrim mod panel.

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            July 25, 2012 10:44 AM

            Ah, there it is; I glazed over it.

            I'm still not optimistic about Rage mod support; they spent plenty of time talking about how hard it was to work with megatexture tech, and aside from the rumored Scorcher DLC, Id probably is going full steam on Doom 3 BFG.

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          July 25, 2012 9:24 AM

          theres a second panel called celebrating id modding.

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      July 25, 2012 9:08 AM

      Looking Glass retrospective? FUUUUUCK. I want to be there now. :(

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      July 25, 2012 9:15 AM

      Fuck all this Skyrim shit, fun game but seriously an MMO now? Give it a rest and stick to Doom 4 & Quake 5... Bethesda needs to let ID do what they are known for... FPS.

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      July 25, 2012 9:15 AM

      Hello front page folks! Come visit your /Chatty bros over at the BYOC and say hi: http://chattypics.com/files/QC2012BYOC_vv33gvoqr1.jpg

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      July 25, 2012 9:23 AM

      I want to hear what they have to say about Rage.

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        July 25, 2012 12:20 PM

        This is what I came here to say. Is there any sort of Rage post mortem?

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      July 25, 2012 9:24 AM

      Man, I'm going to have to make it down there for some of that.

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      July 25, 2012 9:27 AM

      when i hear Looking Glass retrospective, i imagine an Ultima Underworld, System Shock, and Thief rerelease box set remaster in HD with updated audio and a comprehensive booklet with loads of behind-the-scenes stories and information from the studio's history.

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      July 25, 2012 9:36 AM

      LOOOOOOKKKIIINNGGG GLLLLAAAAAAAAASSSS!!!! They should still be around making awesome innovative games. /sadface

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        July 25, 2012 12:46 PM

        I miss those guys so much. System Shock 1/2 best games of all time IMO

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      July 25, 2012 12:44 PM

      That sounds like a pretty awesome lineup.

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      July 26, 2012 6:54 AM

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