QuakeCon 2010 details rumble out

Id Software confirms Brink, Fallout: New Vegas, Hunted: The Demon's Forge as playable titles for four-day games celebration; Rage strangely absent; on-site registration added to streamline process.

In March, id Software and Bethesda revealed that QuakeCon 2010 would take over the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas from August 12-15. That announcement was short on details, but today Bethesda offered more information about the annual show.

Will Rage show its face this year?

For the first time, registration for the free and open-to-the-public event is taking place entirely on site. Bethesda says it is executing a "new and improved registration process" aimed at reducing waiting time for those taking part in the Bring Your Own Computer event and general attendees as well. As in years past, QuakeCon 2010 will see enthusiasts lug their gaming rigs to the hotel and take part in large-scale tournaments. Also new this year is the addition of a 250-seat tournament arena, which will let enthusiasts get close to the competitors.

Bethesda-published titles confirmed as playable on this year's show floor include Brink, Fallout: New Vegas, and Hunted: The Demon’s Forge. Though id Software's postapocalyptic shooter/racer Rage was oddly left off the fact sheet, it will likely appear in some form. Also, Doom 4, which was officially announced at QuakeCon 2008, is apt to be shown at the event. As part of id chief technical officer John Carmack's QuakeCon 2009 keynote address, he said details for the next installment in the seminal sci-fi shooter series will arrive this year.

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67 comments
Onyx3173
Onyx3173

scarred_fox said: "doom 4 plz. i wonder if it'll continue from doom 3 or have a whole new plot " It's not a sequel to Doom 3 but it's not a total reboot either, it's supposed to be something different and is also supposed to move away from survival horror and more back to the action FPS the originals were.

hoola
hoola

I'm super excited for Doom 4. It will be interesting to see how good the graphics are because Doom 4 will supposedly be showcasing what id Tech 5 is capable of.

jaybeeang
jaybeeang

Can't wait for all of these games. Fallout:New Vegas!

Fusco1980
Fusco1980

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richioso
richioso

@Fusco1980 I didn't thumb you down for your Rage comment because I thought it irrelevent.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

I love QuakeCon, its all about pc users from across the states bringing their rigs and play quake!

Forcecaster
Forcecaster

@Gammet25 You can count on them. Finally it's time to bring us our Doom! Just a few weeks!

Siz2005
Siz2005

Doom 4, Sweeeeeeeeeettttttttttttttneesssssssssssssss, I hope it does come to PS3

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

what kind of coverage is gamespot showing of this, any live stuff? :)

Massacher
Massacher

bring on DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

doom 4 plz. i wonder if it'll continue from doom 3 or have a whole new plot

RonTorque
RonTorque

Can't wait to see more of Rage & DooM 4

D1zzyCriminal
D1zzyCriminal

Its going to have much news than E3. I have to go to QuakeCon one day.

Gammet25
Gammet25

Its time to destroy F.E.A.R.

kris912
kris912

need some elder scrolls and doom 4! those 2 r a MUST!

polywoly9
polywoly9

God, I hope the Elder Scrolls shows its self in some form!

pip_boy_3000
pip_boy_3000

this is going to be a great year at Quakecon

flashn00b
flashn00b

They should totally announce a new Keen game.

bobasweat
bobasweat

@Fusco1980 i gave you a thumbs down just because you dont like them and made a big deal out it

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@ Fusco1980 "so the companies make the games so ugly that everyone can play them to reach a bigger auidence of people". ever heard of a game called crysis? cause i dont remember that looking "ugly" you want a game with uber graphics i would rather have a nice looking game with great gameplay then a uber looking game with poor gameplay warcraft is the example of gameplay over graphics

TheJamin
TheJamin

I seriously need to see doom4!!!! apparently it's going to push current pc hardware to it's knees

TheJamin
TheJamin

@Fusco1980 its the consoles that are holding back the pc, not the legacy equipment. p4's were out of the picture of the min spec long long ago. as for the i7.... conventional CPU's might be going the way of the dodo. check out fusion or nvids cGPU tech for more info.

dakan45
dakan45

I also want more rage :)

brian_13un
brian_13un

Nice I want to see what Doom 4 looks like ^_^

Fusco1980
Fusco1980

@richioso Well it's 2010. They have hardware that can do holograms (Intel i7) on the fly. They have video cards with DDR5 RAM. It's sad because the XBOX is still using 5 year old technology, and for any sort of computer, that's ancient. It's time that RPGs get good graphics, or it's about time someone upgrades their computer from 2000 and stop playing games like World of Warcraft that hold other games back. What I'm saying is this. Technology's here where we can have amazing gameplay and Hollywood graphics at a very inexpensive price, but since some people still refuse to upgrade their Pentium 4 800Mhz CPU, those are the people holding back everyone else... because their "uber PC" can't play the latest games, so the companies make the games so ugly that everyone can play them to reach a bigger auidence of people. And why did I get a thumbs down when I said Rage reminds me of Borderlands and that Rage will be good? Some people here on this site are really immature. I guess that person didn't like Rage or Borderlands. Or maybe they were upset that I can spell and they can't. Lol

The-Mosher
The-Mosher

I want to hear stuff about Quake 5, Doom 4, and RAGE. And I wanna take place in the tournament. :P

richioso
richioso

@Fusco1980 Firstly regarding the graphics it's the same engine being used, secondly(and more importantly) the story elements and charachters should be better due to the switch in talent back to black isle boys. You should really know by now that graphics aren't the main concern when it comes to RPG's.

valensim
valensim

I hope they will show us something about Doom 4 :)

valensim
valensim

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Kfoss
Kfoss

this is gonna be HELL ON EARTH...THE LINE OH THE HORROR!...*cries* i can see it now..its gonna be a 10hr wait into the byoc..

1penance1
1penance1

AH HA! Quakecon rumbles out. OH HO! You funny too!!!

Mizuki88
Mizuki88

They better have some Doom 4 stuff! :D

green_dominator
green_dominator

I wish I had the kind of system to play new PC games, I'd so make it a point to hit Quakecon.........

Kokuro_Kun
Kokuro_Kun

Is elder scrolls dead or something?

Blade8Aus
Blade8Aus

I can't wait for the Doom 4 news :D