Posts Tagged ‘quakecon’

210 Minutes of Direct Access To Carmack’s Brain

By Alec Meer on August 4th, 2012.

There are more brain cells in that fingertip than in my skull :(

It says something about John Carmack’s status in the gaming industry that he can hold a talk that lasts for three and a half hours and the majority of watchers are simply delighted. So, if you’ve got nothing else on for the next 210 minutes, here is said relaxed, cheerful, full-throttle, ad-libbed and fascinating QuakeCon speech in full. id’s brain o’brains chats about the problems with Rage and its messy PC launch, his love-hate relationship with the PC as a platform, those Oculus Rift VR goggles that are getting Kickstarted hearts all aflutter, Doom 3 BFG, 3D displays, just the tiniest smidgen on Doom 4 and, of course, a sustained stream of characteristically uncensored techspeak about the past, present and future of computing. Such as viewing images by firing laser beams directly into people’s retinas. Er…

Impressively, as well as talking for so damned long, he doesn’t sit down until the 90-minute point.
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The RAGE Rave: QuakeCon Is Go

By Alec Meer on May 27th, 2011.

These chaps will find that metal armour very, very sweaty and frankly totally inappropriate for Texas

QuakeCon. QUAKECON. QUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE-A-CONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN. Just saying that name makes me laugh: truly, it is the most testosteroney of all gaming conventions. If QuakeCon and BlizzCon were ever to merge, terrible, terrible things would happen. Fortunately, id’s being owned by Bethesda these days means there’s no risk of that happening. QuakeCon ’11 isn’t far off – the doors open August 4. It’s going to be a big one, because that date means it’s a mere month before RAGE finally ships so doubtless there’s going to be a ton of exciting hands-on access for atendees. And could it maybe, maybe, pretty please maybe entail a first glimpse at Doom 4?

One way to find out (actually there’s two, but ‘watching the internet around that time’ scarcely seems like making an effort): pre-register now.
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Smooth Moves: Brink Footage

By Jim Rossignol on August 20th, 2010.


Ah, QuakeCon leftovers. Delicious. Here we have two Brink videos via GameTrailers, one being Splash Damage boss Paul Wedgwood talking about the game in some depth – although with plenty of stuff we’ve heard before – and one talking about S.M.A.R.T., which is the game’s unusual movement system. It’s worth taking a look at that second one, at least, because it looks fairly intriguing. A free-running, sliding, leaping, vaulting, mantling approach to movement. And, well, blimey. Getting more excited about this one each time I see it.
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Rage UK Release Date Sept 16th! Er… 2011.

By Kieron Gillen on August 16th, 2010.

One last snippet of news from Quakecon. They’ve set the release date for Rage in UK for September 16th 2011.

So – er – yes.

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QuakeCon Rage Footage Revealed

By John Walker on August 14th, 2009.

They just want bigger goggles.

You know what? I’m feeling lazy. I’m going to say that id’s Rage is looking like the midway point between Fallout 3 and FUEL. This half-arsed device allows me to indicate that it’s post-apocalyptic, involves shooting creatures in wastegrounds, and racing cars through dust. But it’s also incredibly unhelpful because it leaves behind notions of FO3′s turn-based combat, or FUEL’s mechanical world. It’s Borderlands with driving, okay?! Oh, it doesn’t help, does it? Everyone stop doing it. Instead, take a look at the trailer that’s just emerged from QuakeCon and coo and ooh at how impressive it all looks.

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Rage Screenshots, After A Year’s Wait

By John Walker on August 4th, 2008.

Astonishing non-brown id game screenshot.

QuakeCon saw, at last, the release of some official screenshots of FPS Rage. And guess what. Only one of them’s brown! Click on the pics for bigger versions.

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Carmack, Rage: Extended Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on August 1st, 2008.


Eurogamer wrote up the Carmack keynote over here, in which he covers future tech and Quake Live stuff. The trailer, which you can see after the jump, is essentially the same footage as the E3 trailer, but with another section tacked on the end. It shows some kind of battle-racing tournament feature, with some shots of the racing itself. Hard to be sure how it’ll play off any of this, but it’s all Id Tech 5, and looking fairly amazing.
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