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Post by Dan @ 10:19am 04/07/14 | 10 Comments
Publisher Bethesda has outlined the special events schedule for QuakeCon 2014, the annual Dallas, Texas LAN tournament and public videogame convention that it inherited when it acquired id Software five years ago.

The highlights of the schedule appear to be the DOOM reveal on July 17 (which will supposedly be exclusive to event attendees and not broadcast online), and The Future of The Elder Scrolls Online panel on July 18, which will be broadcasted on Twitch and presumably involve the recently launched MMO's developers outlining more of their post launch vision for the game.

This year's event will prominently feature upcoming Bethesda-published titles The Evil Within and Battlecry which attendees will be able to get hands on time with, and of course, it's still North America's largest LAN tournament, with id Software's Quake Live being the central eSports title of the event.

Notably absent from this year's event is the usual keynote speech from iconic programmer John Carmack, who parted ways with id Sofware late last year. Although Carmack had expressed interest in continuing the annual tradition -- having said "If they don't want me to talk on stage at Quakecon next year, we'll just have to fill up the lobby like the old days" -- the legal tussle between Zenimax Media and his new employer in the now Facebook-owned Oculus presumably threw a cold bucket of water on that possibility.












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bepatient
Posted 10:21am 04/7/14
Wow that really disappointing though I can't say I'm surprised.

Thats all really I care about for Quakecon these days too :(
Khel
Posted 01:35pm 04/7/14
Its kinda not really Quakecon anymore, especially without Carmack. I guess if they renamed it BethesdaCon less people would go
Gung-ho
Posted 02:47pm 04/7/14
I wonder if there will one day be a documentary about Id Software and its decline from king to serf?
Gloth
Posted 03:04pm 04/7/14
well obviously? after those dramas i assumed it was a given .. I usually find his keynote very interesting so I'll be missing that.
Gloth
Posted 03:04pm 04/7/14
well obviously? after those dramas i assumed it was a given .. I usually find his keynote very interesting so I'll be missing that.
Raven
Posted 03:10pm 04/7/14
Isn't Carmack's time divided 40/60 between id and Occulus at the moment?
Khel
Posted 03:17pm 04/7/14
Nah, he went full time at occulus and now zenimax is suing him for it
Crash
Posted 03:19pm 04/7/14
Isn't Carmack's time divided 40/60 between id and Occulus at the moment?
He left id last year and is now just working VR. After the Facebook buyout thats when Zenimax decided to take Oculus to court saying Carmack is using their code.
ph33x
Posted 05:45pm 04/7/14
Anything that was good and had Carmack hanging around simply isn't good without Carmack around.

He simply knows too much about everything. Light physics, engines, the gaming scene, low level hardware and code. He has everything needed to make good products. Sure, an awesome level designer can make an awesome level, but they mightn't have the technical ability to work out why the level isn't running properly, why the game sits on 20fps sometimes, etc.

Carmack is the game engine/hardware Gaben.
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