Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: id Software

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

Rage demo now on PS Network

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PlayStation 3 gamers interested in picking up Rage this holiday season now have a chance to give it a try. A new demo has launched on the PS Network that tasks wastelanders with stopping the Ghost Clan from poisoning the water supply of one of the few settlements still standing, the town of Wellspring. The demo offers a chance to interact with the townsfolk, try some of the mini-games, race in the Speedway, and of course, kill lots and lots of bandits.


PlayStation 3 News

(Xbox 360 Review) Rage


“…an enjoyable adventure that features decent gunplay, surprisingly good driving mechanics, and an entertaining if underutilized world.”


Xbox 360 Reviews

Rage midnight launch to host Carmack, Willits, and others from id

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Itching to try out Rage? The folks at id are eager for you to try it too, and to celebrate the game’s launch, several id employees will be on hand at the midnight launch to meet fans and sign copies of the game. The GameStop located at 503 N. Galloway Avenue in Mesquite, Texas, will host John Carmack (CTO), Tim Willits (Creative Director), Matt Hooper (Design Director) and others from the team, starting at 11:00 p.m. tonight, for a meet and greet.


PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Rage novel hits store shelves

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A new book based on id’s upcoming shooter Rage is now available to prime you for the post-apocalyptic world that awaits this fall. The Matthew Costello-penned novel follows Lieutenant Nick Raine as he steps out of an underground Ark and onto an Earth devastated by an asteroid impact. Hundreds of years have passed, and Raine finds a world populated by mutants, bandits, haggard survivors, and a brutal faction known as the Authority. With his goal to restore civilization (simple!), Raine will have to face down the dangers of the wilds.


PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Print News, Xbox 360 News

Rage comic series wraps up, final issue now available

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The last of Dark Horse’s three-part Rage comic series is now on store shelves. The trilogy serves as a prequel to id’s upcoming shooter, taking readers through the events that lead to the world turning into a massive ball of unpleasantness and the rise of the Authority.


Print News

(Game Boy Advance Review) Doom


Retro review time! As we move our older articles over into our new system, we’ll be highlighting some of our older material. This update: Nick’s review of Doom for the Game Boy Advance. Welcome back to 2002!


Game Boy Advance Reviews, Legacy Reviews

QuakeCon 2011 – full schedule now available

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John Carmack’s Annual Keynote kicking off QuakeCon 2011 has already been announced, as have a number of other speakers and presenters. Today Bethesda and id have released the entire line-up for the upcoming event, which includes information on all the panels and panelists, such as Kevin Cloud (id), Abbie Heppe (Respawn), Julien Roby (Arkane), and Ryan Schneider (Insomniac). Check below for all of the details.


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

QuakeCon 2011 – Carmack keynote, appearances announced

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QuakeCon 2011 will start with a bang this year. Scheduled to kick off on Thursday, August 4, the first day of the three-day event will begin with a keynote address from co-founder and Technical Director of id Software, John Carmack. Todd Howard, Game Director of Bethesda Game Studios, will also be in attendance to present The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the first time publicly. Chris Rhinehart, Project Lead at Human Head Studios, will be joining in the festivities with the first public demo of Prey 2. Matt Hooper, Rage’s Design Director, will also be on hand to give a presentation as attendees get a chance to try out id’s upcoming shooter for themselves.