John Carmack News


John Carmack becomes Oculus chief technology officer

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 07, 2013 7:55am PDT

John Carmack has long supported the Oculus Rift 3D goggles, even duct-taping a prototype together to show it off last year, and will now play a bigger role in its future. The id Software co-founder and 3D wizard has joined Oculus as its new chief technology officer--but will...


"It's just that gaming journalism is still not mature, so even users who've read gaming sites for ..."

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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 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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id's John Carmack answers questions at QuakeCon 2011

By Xav de Matos, Aug 08, 2011 6:00pm PDT

All ninety minutes of John Carmack's QuakeCon 2011 'question and answer' session is now available for your viewing pleasure.


"The problem with Android is the company behind it. Google store is a mess, according to every ..."

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Carmack's Thoughts on 3D, Motion, Dedicated Servers, and Cloud Gaming

By Brian Leahy, Aug 13, 2010 12:30pm PDT

During John Carmack's QuakeCon 2010 keynote address and Q&A session, he expressed thoughts and analysis based upon various gaming trends and...


"uplink on broadband is still crap and is made worse by -last mile issues esp from weather ..."

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id's John Carmack Talks iPhone Games at QuakeCon; Says He Often Makes Apple's 'Shit List'

By Nick Breckon, Jul 31, 2008 4:59pm PDT

id Software co-founder John Carmack took the stage Thursday night to address fans at QuakeCon 2008 in Dallas. While a few moments of new Rage...


"All hardware/API companies need to learn: You do not add Carmack to the shit list; you fucking ..."

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id Software's John Carmack and Marty Stratton Talk Quake Live, PC Gaming, and More

By Nick Breckon, Jul 13, 2008 12:24am PDT

Following the release of Doom 3, legendary developer id Software shuffled to the background of the gaming industry for a time. Now the company is...


"hey peeps, ur mom is calling...anyway, u dont get now, never will and THATS THE BEST PART ABOUT IT!"

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John Carmack Laments Lack of id iPhone Game, Hacking iPhone Games Together in the Meantime

By Nick Breckon, Jul 11, 2008 2:54pm PDT

In an interview with Shacknews conducted earlier today, legendary Doom developer and id Software co-founder John Carmack expressed regret that his...


"PS: is any of you that retarded kiwi, Springah aka springah@gmail.com straight out of the ..."

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Carmack on iPhone Gaming

By Nick Breckon, Mar 06, 2008 2:48pm PST

id Software programming wizard John Carmack took some time off from his rocket science today to comment on the just-announced software development...


"Seems you are severely mis-informed. Remind yourself of your comment when the "RAGE" engine is ..."

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Carmack Says World of Warcraft Driving PC Gaming

By Carlos Bergfeld, Nov 21, 2007 12:53pm PST

In an interview with Gamasutra, Id Software's John Carmack says Blizzard's World of Warcraft has spurred PC gaming, and he reaffirmed his company's...


"The proverbial "Most People" own a PC for activities other than playing games, so to play PC ..."

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id Software Dives Fully into Mobile Development

By Chris Remo, Nov 15, 2007 6:49am PST

According to USA Today, old guard PC developer id Software will more fully embrace the mobile gaming market in which it already has seen some...


"I find it hard to imagine that Fountainhead consists of more than 3 or 4 people. Come to think ..."

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John Carmack Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 09, 2007 7:23am PST

Orcs & Elves for Nintendo DS is shipping soon, and so IGN has posted a Q&A with John Carmack, who talks about his experience with developing for...