Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: id Software

John Carmack keynote address to kick off QuakeCon 2012

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QuakeCon 2012, id and Bethesda’s upcoming celebration of all things fragging (and recently, role-playing), will begin with a keynote address from John Carmack. A handful of the planned panels were also announced, including The Game of Making Games and Designing Multiplayer Games That Last, with such panelists as Marty Stratton from id Software, Ted Price, President and CEO of Insomniac Games, as well as Chet Faliszek and Tom Leonard from Valve Software.


Convention, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

QuakeCon 2012 – Quake Live tournaments detailed

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id and Bethesda have released the tournament schedule for this year’s QuakeCon. Scheduled to run August 2-5 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, the free convention will include a variety of Quake Live events, with competitors going at it in four different tournaments, detailed below, to try to get their hands on some of the $30,000 in prize money up for grabs.


Convention, PC News

Doom 3 BFG Edition release date, price announced

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The upcoming re-release of id Software’s 2004 first-person shooter Doom 3, the BFG Edition, will be hitting store shelves on October 16. The set will include updated versions of the original game and its Resurrection of Evil expansion, plus a new seven-level chapter called The Lost Missions. All Doom 3-related content will support trophies/achievements, 3D, and 5.1 surround sound. And as an added bonus, id is also tossing in both Doom and Doom II.


PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

E3 2012 – Bethesda: Dawnguard, TES Online, Dishonored, and more

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Bethesda made their major announcements prior to E3, but that doesn’t mean that they didn’t have plenty to show. The studio released several new screenshots from their upcoming lineup, including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard expansion (360, PC, and PS3), The Elder Scrolls Online (Mac, PC), Doom 3 BFG Edition (360, PC, PS3), and Dishonored (360, PC, PS3).


Convention, DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Doom 3 BFG Edition announced for 360, PC, and PS3

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Doom 3 is rising from its gaming grave with an updated version for the 360, PC, and PS3, Doom 3 BFG Edition. The collection includes the 2004 original, the Resurrection of Evil expansion, and a new seven-level storyline, The Lost Mission. All three support 3D TVs and monitors, 5.1 surround sound, and sport refined controls, improved rendering and lighting, and a new checkpoint system. Best of all? The flashlight will be mounted to the armor. As an added bonus, Doom and Doom 2 will also be included.


PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Wolfenstein 3D turns 20, id celebrates with free iOS, web versions

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Wolfenstein 3D has turned 20! And I feel old! To properly celebrate the venerable series’ birthday, Bethesda and id have launched a new version of the original as a free-to-play browser-based game. Gamers can head to or – Wolfenstein and give Hitler an updated what for. But wait – that’s not all! Later today, Bethesda will also be offering Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum for free (for a limited time) for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch on the App Store.


Apple Handheld, PC News

QuakeCon 2012 pre-registation starts today

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QuakeCon 2012 attendees looking to pre-register will be able to log in tonight at 7:00 p.m. (CST). As always, QuakeCon is free, but for those who want some extras, there are a limited number of premium packages that offer additional items to take away from the event. Details can be found below, but they range between $30 to $50 and are limited, the lowest to 350 and highest to 1,500, with items ranging from a Dishonored tallboy T-shirt to “fast-pass” access to panels and other events.


Convention, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Rage: Campaign Edition now available for Mac

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id’s post-apocalyptic shooter Rage is now available for the Mac. The download-only release is available through Apple’s App Store, (Aspyr’s digital store), and other digital outlets. The Mac release is actually the Anarchy Edition, which comprised the initial launch copies of the console and PC version, rechristened as Rage: Campaign Edition. The Campaign Edition includes all of Anarchy Edition’s extras, such as the double barrel shotgun, Rat Rod buggy, Wasteland Sewer missions, and Crimson Elite Armor.


PC News

QuakeCon 2012 to frag it down in Dallas this August

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Bethesda and id have announced that their annual celebration of fragging and adventuring will kick off on August 2 when QuakeCon 2012 begins its four-day party. North America’s largest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN event will take place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas, which will be having a special room rate of $154 per night for attendees (1-800- Hiltons or 1-800-445-8667). QuakeCon itself is free to attend, as always.


Convention, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Doom returns to Live Arcade – pew! pew! BOOOOOOOM!

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After passing a year-plus all by its lonesome, Doom II will be rejoined by its predecessor later today when Doom re-launches on Live Marketplace. id’s seminal first-person shooter was pulled some time ago, but it will be back in all its keycard and BFG 9000 glory by the end of the day for 400 MS Points.


Xbox 360 News