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John Carmack’s QuakeCon 2011 keynote videoed

Saturday, 6th August 2011 14:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

If you happened to miss our liveblog of John Carmack’s QuakeCon keynote, you now have the opportunity to watch it in full below the break.  It seems to be a condensed version, and the usual question and answer session he does at the end is not included. Still, if you have an hour or so to spare, you should really have a watch. Thanks, GayGamer.

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  1. Maximum Payne

    I watched the whole thing.John Carmack look like he Wouldn’t Harm A Fly how polite he is.
    /No homo.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Fantastic keynote. For me after Carmack’s keynote, RAGE is more anticipated then Battlefield 3. Thats just for me.

    Also, enjoyed how he dissed the truth about Playstation 3 having less memory than Xbox 360, crappy blu-ray speed. It’s really is a pain in the ass to develop for PS3 games if you are not using exotic CPU inside it and it’s not worth to be honest… Except for better animations, physics and HDR.
    Whats more hillarous that PS3 can’t do more then 2K-4K (there is no option to do more) but Xbox 360 can do 8K in theory.
    So in theory you can make some fantastic looking games on the 360 but it’s super hard i guess to do it with that hardware.

    Also,

    running this game on Xbox 360 and PS3 using megatextures and 60 frames per second (if i’m not mistaken) is a technological masterpiece. Best looking game for consoles probably.

    PS: also, liked the fact that he confirmed the ULTRA pack for the PC that will contain not just better textures, but a lot of other next gen stuff and ID experiments. Really cool.

    I love ID software.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    @2 Yea that thing with ULTRA pack he said like one level to have perfect anti aliasing and bigger textures… is he ment that for all levels or what?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3, ULTRA Pack is for everything and PC only.

    “one level to have perfect anti aliasing and bigger textures”

    that was the idea for DLC.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    @4 aaa Tnx :)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Christopher Jack

    @2, Stop trolling, it got boring years ago. We all know you hate Sony, get over it.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6,I don’t hate Sony (if i hated it i would never buy PS3, PSP, PS2, PS1 and other sony devices) or any other electronics company.

    What i said was what Carmack said in the keynote so… I’m sorry that Carmack said something true about your precious Playstation 3 system. Oww… how cute.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Christopher Jack

    “enjoyed how he dissed the truth about Playstation 3″
    Pfft.

    Stop joking around, we know you will use any excuse possible to attack the PS3, the only problem I have about it is we already know so you’re essentially milking a dead cow. I suggest you stop it now rather than later when you’ve ripped the nipples right off.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    @8 For the first time ever, I completely agree with Erthazus.

    Listening to certain devs ramble on about how the PS3 was the ZOMGMOSTPOWERFULTHINGEVER got old within a week of the console’s release.

    At this stage in the console cycle, it’s flat out trite.

    It’s nice to see someone being honest about the hardware under the hood of that machine and why it really isn’t anything special, and why in many way it’s actually really limiting.

    Good games never needed power. The PS3 has plenty of good game, and their quality has nothing to do with the power under the hood.

    They have to do with great design and high creativity, which Sony’s first party has in spades and something which Microsoft has always seriously lacked.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. strikkebil

    i agree, the ps3 was a huge fail on sonys part. but u cant argue with their games! sony own many studios now, and as a 360 and ps3 owner i must say the ps3 exclusives are far supirior on every level; graphics, gameplay, sound, fun factor, production value etc. and thats what matters to me; the games!

    but they fucked up, cos its a mess for multiplatform devs. its good that someone goes on the record and telling the truth so sony will get their act togheter on PS4.

    as for the pc thing. yea watever we all know that its way better. but thats wat pc ppl dont get. its not all about wat ure 1000$ rig can pump out. its about the games, and the best games are on console. and pc usually get bad ports anyway.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. el duderino

    I’m expecting AT THE VERY LEAST 3 gb ram from next ps and xbox.If it’s even 1 mb lower,i’m not buying no matter how good the graphics are.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Christopher Jack

    It’s not so much that the PS3 is weak, just different & that is no doubt troublesome with 3rd parties not familiar with the tech. Sony made some unforgettable mistakes with the PS3, namely the lack & division of RAM & the poorly designed devkits, we all know that.

    If we need proof that Sony’s going to rectify this with the PS4, all we have to do is look at the PSV, so far the 3rd parties sound excited about developing for the machine & that’s exactly what I want to hear.

    Interested to see where both Sony & MS make the largest improvements for their next gen consoles & who will be bringing out the more powerful hardware, another exciting aspect will be on the digital side, I think it’s about time both parties start offering online rentals & day one purchases that give us the option to download or stream any content we wish.

    Both parties are also investing into cloud space, I really, REALLY hope that either of them bring out an all-in-one service able to rival iTunes. IMO Sony has more potential within this area considering they already have several studios & all the necessary services, problem being it’s just too fragmented, we need an all-in-one solution that we can use at home on the PS4, PC, & even TV sets & on the go with Android, PSV & even iOS… if Apple will allow it ;)

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Aimless

    I’m not sure where people have been hiding if they see a developer acknowledging the flaws of the PS3′s hardware as something new. Hell, someone from Vigil was bemoaning the split RAM setup just the other week, and it’s not hard to find similar comments dating back to 2007.

    Anyway, I think it’s really cool that Carmack can get on stage, be a massive nerd and still have a captive audience. It’s pretty much the polar opposite of every E3 presentation.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Christopher Jack

    @13, My point, these criticisms are so common it just gets irritating hearing trolls like Erthazus beat that drum time & time again.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Mike W

    Sigh…..this is getting out of hand and played out. How many times must we hear the Xbox 360 can do this and have that, but we have yet to see a game that push that system to its limits. While the developers continue to complain till this day about the limitation of the PS3, but the system has already push out titles that can rival some PC titles.

    I know this sounds like a broken record, but both systems have their pros and cons, period. I can see the media taking that small comment he made about the PS3 and blow way out of proportion like Erthazus is “trying” to do. I’m amaze how all of sudden he knows what 2K-4K is, I wonder if it’s because Carmack mentioned it in his keynote….hmmmm

    So did you enjoy we he said negative comment about Xbox 360 hardrive Erthazus? Or that part wasn’t funny?

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Mike W

    @14

    I think these criticisms make the developers look somewhat stupid, I don’t believe they were force to make their game for any other system other than the PC. They saw the market share of the PS3 and the Xbox 360 and saw big fat dollar signs.

    So I don’t see the point of complaining about something that you had the choice to develop for or not. Carmack and the rest of these developers can cry me a river. There is not one gamer that gives a flying fuck about how long it takes a texture to load in or this version of the game has more rocks in desert than that version. We just want a fun memorable game.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    @16, To be fair, he wasn’t complaining, just talking about how it was for his studio to develop across multiple platforms.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Mike W

    @17

    I hear you bro.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. xino

    i guess from these comments, he didn’t mention anything about d00m 4:/

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    @JC, GO and cry MOAR at PS blog or else. It’s you who is trolling here about PS3 right now.

    PS3 tech is not hard for programmers to learn, it’s hard to program for and the system is pain in the ass to begin with. Thats a fact, not to mention about less memory and worse videocard then on the 360.

    Everything else what Michael said.

    Stop crying and telling everyone here about “Sony’s potential” “Sony learned mistakes” or “PS4″ and etc. Your Sony fanboyism is just “ugh”… disgusting. after your fanboyism i really need to wash my hands seriously.
    Playstation fanboy… go moan in PS blog. There are a lot of guys like you there.

    @strikkebil,

    “its about the games, and the best games are on console. and pc usually get bad ports anyway.”

    Ports that looks better then console games? OH Wow… you really, really lack of the knowledge about PC gaming my friend and PC exclusives for the past two years.

    @Mike W, “I can see the media taking that small comment he made about the PS3 and blow way out of proportion like Erthazus is “trying” to do. I’m amaze how all of sudden he knows what 2K-4K is, I wonder if it’s because Carmack mentioned it in his keynote….hmmmm”

    i know what is Digital cinema resolutions.
    I never knew that Ps3 could do less then 4K because it’s an important part for the visuals when you develop games for the console.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Christopher Jack

    @20, Grow up, your ignorance & arrogance is making you look like a total twat. You call me a fanboy-I’m not the one ALWAYS bitching about a preference all the time, I frequently play on my 360, PS3, Android phone & PCs & enjoy my games rather than bitching about a certain version.

    You are the very defintion of a troll, you’re just too arrogant to see the truth or you’re just a plain twat who likes to bitch about irrelevant things to get reactions, either way, you’re a lowlife.

    Don’t try slandering me either by taking comments out of context, that’s just pathetic.

    There are multiple realistic reasons why I prefer Sony’s PlayStation line:
    -1, I prefer the dedicated ecosystem of a console over any PC for gaming & there’s further reasons why.
    -2, Sony’s dedicated to the hardcore audience.
    -3, Sony’s network is entirely free for online games.
    So I do prefer Sony’s product & it’s nothing to do with the company itself, the gaming industry is the one place I actually prefer Sony over their competition, Samsung make the best TVs, Asus for best PCs & Samsung again for best mobile phones.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    “Asus for best PCs & Samsung again for best mobile phones.”

    *chuckle* LOL! Just LOL… This is so hillarious. Stupidity level of highest proportions.

    “Grow up, your ignorance & arrogance is making you look like a total twat. You call me a fanboy-I’m not the one ALWAYS bitching about a preference all the time, I frequently play on my 360, PS3, Android phone & PCs & enjoy my games rather than bitching about a certain version.

    You are the very defintion of a troll, you’re just too arrogant to see the truth or you’re just a plain twat who likes to bitch about irrelevant things to get reactions, either way, you’re a lowlife.”

    U MAD bro? I can sense a hate all over this. Pathetic man. You are pathetic to call someone arrogant and ignorant when you don’t see yourself.

    you are still at the same boat as TEA. Playstation fanbot. Keep up the good work.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    Why are people even acknowledging Erthazus exists? The only reason he hasnt been banned for platform trolling is probably because people respond to his mad, retarded rambling. Just ignore the tard.

    BTW, Carmack said its easier to get 60FPS on 360 than on PC. Therefore he said 360 is more powerful than PC.

    Isnt using stupid cherry picking logic fun?

    #23 3 years ago
  24. HauntaVirus

    LMFFAO @ all the trolling.

    Great keynote though.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    @22, Hypocrite, you call me the fanboy then you laugh at the fact that I prefer Samsung for smartphones & Asus for computing-which are both premium brands at realistic prices.

    #25 3 years ago