August 8th, 2011 by Crusader

Another QuakeCon has come and gone. It sounds like this year’s paid pre-registration experiment was a success, and the Quake Live tournaments (which had live streaming coverage) were competitive and exciting, with SK Gaming’s rapha winning the dueling crown. Anyone seen any demos posted yet?

John Carmack’s annual keynote has been posted in its entirety (another first I think – there are also other videos at the QCon YouTube channel):

During the speech, Carmack mentioned that as with previous id Software engines, id Tech 4, which powered Doom 3, will be open-sourced after the release of RAGE. Unfortunately, Carmack also mentioned that while there is a desire to do a Linux port of RAGE, it’s not currently scheduled or a priority. Also of note is that Quake Live was not a business success due to the failures of in-game advertising companies.

6 Responses to “QUAKEKHAAAAAAN”

  1. nod51 Says:

    Well I had a desire to buy a new video card and a game, but it is no longer scheduled or a priority.

  2. SlickMcRunfast Says:

    Is “Idian”(9:40) a term Id uses for its employees?

  3. Crusader Says:

    New to me, but they’ve expanded a lot relatively recently, so it might be something that cropped up due to that.

  4. eNTi Says:


  5. rocchi.alessio Says:

    Carmack is stuck in the nineties.

  6. King_DuckZ Says:

    I’m with nod51 on this.

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