Category Archives: Quakecon 2009
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 | 11:10 BST
Interview by Nathan Grayson.
When we say “ultimate,” we don’t mean he’s going to die next week. No sir. Todd Hollenshead, id Software’s inimitable CEO, is very much alive. We know, because Nathan got to quiz him on DOOM 4, RAGE, next gen consoles and so much more at QuakeCon earlier this month.
No stones were left unturned. Todd bore all. Hit the link if you don’t believe us.
Sat, Aug 15, 2009 | 20:52 BST
Fri, Aug 14, 2009 | 07:21 BST
Fri, Aug 14, 2009 | 00:14 BST
John Carmack just confirmed that a premium, subs-based service is on the way to QuakeLive.
The free-to-play shooter isn’t supportable on ad revenue alone, the developer said.
The game’s not in danger, Carmack assured, and it’s not a failure.
He said it would probably never become a completely non-free service.
JC was speaking in the Quakecon 2009 press conference. Hit our liveblog for more.
Fri, Aug 14, 2009 | 00:20 BST
Todd Hollenshead has told QuakeCon attendees that no Doom 4 information will be doled out this year. However, if you still care next year, expect more news at QuakeCon 2010.
“When we show it to you you’re gonna love it,” he said before turning the floor over to John Carmack.
Carmack did happen to say that id is taking the most tightly managed approach to the game, ever, and ongoing work with the Tech 5 engine has helped with the game.
Apparently, the development tools and technology for Doom 4 are a go, so there will be no need to create anything for game while its being developed.
John Carmack is still talking, so head on over to our liveblog here.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 23:19 BST
John Carmack has told attendees at QuakeCon 09 that the Doom 2 RPG is almost finished.
As a matter of fact, it is currently in Beta.
Good to know, too bad that is all he said about it before going on to talk about the iPhone a bit more.
Maybe soon a release date will be announced.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 23:09 BST
Quakecon just kicked off with a fantastic new Rage trailer in its press conference – watch it on Shacknews.
John Carmack’s on stage at the event right now and we’re liveblogging as we type. Hit this for all the updates.
Update: Watch it after the break. Thanks, deanimate.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 23:03 BST
John Carmack has told QuakeCon attendees that id Software has hired on three teams.
These teams, he said will work on three AAA titles for the company, and thanks to being incredibly well-funded by Zenimax and access to the tech over at Bethesda , it makes things easier on the development side of things.
This means that since Zenimax is privately owned, it doesn’t need to publicize ship dates and whatnot, considering it is unsure what its next game will be.
So, to refresh, three teams were hired, three AAA titles are on the way, but id does not know what they are just yet.
Good to know.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 22:14 BST
QuakeCon is happening as we speak, and Todd Hollenshead just announced during the main press event that Quake Arena Arcade along with Doom II are playable for the first time ever at the event.
Both are expected for Xbox Live Arcade, and are over at the Bethesda booth.
Maybe we will get a date on this before the event is over.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 17:00 BST
There will be no “major announcements” in tonight’s Quakecon keynote, id super-boss Tim Willits said at the Texan event today.
The exec said that the press conference will instead focus on updates for already-announced games.
And that means no DOOM 4 for you, Ringo.
Willits dropped the tidbits in an overheard press room chat. The walls have ears, Tim.
We’ll be liveblogging Quakecon’s opening speech from 9.30pm BST tonight. Get more details on that here.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 14:53 BST
Quakecon kicks off in Texas today, and from the look of things this evening’s press conference should be a “doozy,” as our man on the ground, Nathan Grayson, is fond of saying.
Nathan will be liveblogging the event, which is looking likely to feature Rage, Bethesda titles and possibly a DOOM4 debut from 9.30pm BST tonight. That’s 3.30pm CDT (local), 4.30pm EST, 1.30pm PST and 10.30pm CET (Europe).
Get all the updates after the break. See you then!
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 | 10:23 BST
IGN’s publishing a live video feed from Quakecon in Texas tomorrow, as you can see here.
The main press conference takes place at 1.30pm PST. That’s 9.30pm BST. Nathan will be there, and we’ll be liveblogging it.
We’ll have more detail on this tomorrow.
Tue, Jul 14, 2009 | 07:39 BST
id confirmed in press invitations last night that Rage is going to make its proper debut at QuakeCon this year, to take place from August 13-16 in Grapevine, Texas.
The game’s site went live yesterday, promising a four-week “journey,” presumably running up to the reveal itself.
Mon, Jun 29, 2009 | 20:28 BST
Quakecon’s to be held at the Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine, Texas, id said today, not the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas as previously planned.
If you’d already booked into the Anatole for the shoot-fest, your room’s been cancelled. You need to ring up the Gaylord and get re-reserving.
Quakecon 2009 takes place from August 13-16.
Wed, Mar 04, 2009 | 10:42 GMT
As you can see on the QuakeCon site, registration for the Texan id show opens on March 6.
You’ll be able to book tickets from 9.30pm EST.
This year’s QuakeCon takes place August 13-16, 2009, in Dallas, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.
Thu, Dec 18, 2008 | 21:38 GMT
Quakecon 2009 wil take place on August 13-16 next year, id’s confirmed.
The official site and announcement’s here.
Yet again, the event will be held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas, and is the number one destination for anybody given to taking powerful PCs to large rooms full of other people.
Hey! Nathan! Book an interview with Todd!