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Sun, Aug 10, 2008 | 20:48 BST
VG247′s man in Texas, Nathan Grayson, gives us impressions of id’s megalithic demon-shooting event, QuakeCon. Frags, Carmack trashing Macs and a fleeting encounter with Todd Hollenshead make us want to get on a plane next year. After the link.
Sat, Aug 02, 2008 | 11:55 BST
Speaking to Kotaku at QuakeCon, id boss Todd Hollenshead has joined the “E3 was shit” chorus by saying that… E3 was shit.
“E3 this year, in my opinion, it was pretty much disappointing to everybody,” he said. “The press were disappointed, the people I talked to in the industry are disappointed. Almost everyone agrees that that was the wrong way to do it.”
More through the link.
Fri, Aug 01, 2008 | 21:18 BST
According to this Kotaku piece, id boss Tdd Hollenshead said at QuakeCon today that he’s open to doing another Doom film.
“Personally I’d like to do another Doom movie, I thought working with it was a blast,” he said. “There are some lessons we learned. The best way to do things better is to get the experience.”
More through the link.
Thu, Jul 10, 2008 | 19:56 BST
id’s press released this year’s QuakeCon, which will include the Quake Live and Quake Wars console tournaments.
The competitions will take place during the 13th QuakeCon, which is being held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas from July 31 – August 3.
“QuakeCon 2008 will be the grand slam of competitive gaming with the best games and an amazing prize list,” said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software.
“We’ve partnered with our sponsors this year to bring the top competitive players what they want most: skill based games, top money prizes, the most enthusiastic fans and audience and the world’s best Finals party!”
Press release after the break.
Tue, Jul 08, 2008 | 17:05 BST
Put down that Wii-mote; it’s not wanted here. In an interview with Kikizo, id CEO Todd Hollenshead and Rage lead game designer Matt Hooper have stuck to their guns in terms of pushing the tech envelope.
“[Gaming is] a technology-driven industry, and I think people who say it’s not a technology-driven industry don’t know what industry that they’re in, and they probably won’t be here for very long – we’ve seen those people come and go over the years, when they say we’re at the apex of technology and something else is going to take over,” Hollenshead said. “And I really do think those people are wrong. I think that there’s a long ways for technology to go to continue to drive innovation and change within the business, and I think that happens on the hardware side, and on the software side as well, and certainly that has been one of the core things that has been key to id’s success.”
Additionally, Hollenshead and Hooper spoke of their plans to dethrone the Unreal Engine 3 with their id Tech 5, saying that if a developer chooses not to look at id Tech 5 “then you are making a very, very bad mistake. Probably a mistake that ought to cost you your job.”
Check out the full interview for id’s thoughts on Steam, Doom 3 (it’s not a bad game!), and more uses of the phrase “60 fps” in a series of paragraphs than we’ve ever beheld. There are some new images of Rage through there as well, unless we’re very much mistaken.
Mon, Jun 09, 2008 | 20:11 BST
Speaking to the Washington Post, id boss Todd Hollenshead said that the firm’s widely reported decision to leave the ESA is unlikely to be a permanent one.
“Our departure from ESA is probably temporary and was not political,” he said.
“It was a question of other priorities this year that we wanted to focus on.”
id quit the ESA in May, following similar moves from Activision, LucasArts and Vivendi.
Thu, May 08, 2008 | 12:13 BST
According to Shacknews, id’s confirmed development of DOOM 4.
“Doom is part of the id Software DNA and demands the greatest talent and brightest minds in the industry to bring the next installment of our flagship franchise to Earth,” said id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead.
“It’s critical for id Software to have the best creative minds in-house to develop games that meet the standards synonymous with our titles.”
The developer’s looking for staffers in an effort to ramp up for the project.
Sun, May 04, 2008 | 12:58 BST
Speaking to Joystiq, id Software boss Todd Hollenshead has pissed on everyone’s bonfire over the company’s E3 plans by saying that all speculation on the matter is just that.
“Actually, we haven’t determined in what capacity we’ll be attending E3 (if any), so everyone is wrong,” he said.
id got dragged into an almighty hullabaloo on the subject of E3 attendance earlier this week, when Kotaku claimed the Quake developer wasn’t going to the show. You can read all about it here.