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Families who game together stay together

My dad enjoys hunting, fishing and fighting fires. I enjoy reading, philosophy and not exerting myself too much. But while we might not have a ton in common, we do play a lot of games together. Military shooters, mostly, as he gets easily bored by many of the slower moving, story heavy games I te...

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Bethesda's publishing model based on quality, not quantity, says Hines

Bethesda has no ambitions to become a volume-driven publisher, VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines told us during last weekend's QuakeCon festivities in Dallas, TX. "It's not a situation where we set out to say 'Well, we need to be acquiring studios at this level,' or 'We need to be a 10,"' Hines ...

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Wii U not on Bethesda's short-term radar

Wii U owners hoping for a little Bethesda-brand steampunk/open world/pseudo-historical/massively multiplayer whatever may want to start grazing other pastures, as Nintendo's console is nowhere to be seen on the publisher's horizon. "None of the game's we've announced are being developed for the ...

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Dishonored 66% off in final day of Quakecon Steam sale

Sunday is the final day of the Quakecon Steam sale, and it's going out with a quiet, stealthy bang – Dishonored is 66 percent off ($10.20) through August 5 at 10AM PT. Also 66 percent off are the three Dishonored DLC packs, Dunwall City Trials ($1.70), The Knife of Dunwall ($3.40) and Void Wa...

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Seen@QuakeCon 2013: Carmack explains ambient occlusion

See? Simple....

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'Rage' franchise not dead, says Willits

Rage, John Carmack's MegaTexture technical spectacle, is not the alpha and omega of its intellectual property, id Software co-founder Tim Willits told us during this week's QuakeCon 2013 event in Dallas, Texas. "I'm proud of what we did, I'm proud of the universe that we built. The franchise is ...

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Steam sale celebrates Quakecon with 45 discounted games

Quakecon, an annual PC gaming tournament and celebration of all things id Software, is going down this weekend in Dallas, Texas but if you weren't able to make the trek, Steam is offering a less expensive means to get in on the celebration. This weekend, up until August 5, Steam is discounting seve...

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Carmack: 3DS, Wii U, Vita 'extremely unlikely' in id Software's future

In his keynote speech at QuakeCon this week, id Software's John Carmack revealed that the company is "extremely unlikely" to pursue software development for the Nintendo 3DS, the Nintendo Wii U, and the PlayStation Vita platforms, citing issues with publisher acceptance and adoption rates. "I al...

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Carmack envisions lengthy console cycle, mysterious platform configurations on the horizon

During his expansive, three-hour long QuakeCon 2013 keynote speech/dissertation on the future of basically everything in the entire world, id Software co-founder John Carmack shared his expectations for the lifespan of the newest console generation, as well as the nebulous state of our understandin...

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Pre-registration for QuakeCon 2013 open now

Pre-registration for QuakeCon 2013 is now open and being offered alongside a few special packages. General admission is free, but extras are available at additional cost. The Swag Pack, of which there are 250 available, costs $60. It includes three different shirts (including an officially branded ...

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