QuakeCon 2012 rumbles August 2-5

Free public gaming expo hits Dallas, Texas, in early August; upcoming Bethesda titles on hand.

Gamers eager to book flights and reserve hotel rooms for QuakeCon 2012 now have the official green light, as event organizer Bethesda Softworks today announced that the show will descend upon Dallas, Texas, August 2-5, 2012.

What surprises might QuakeCon 2012 have in store?

The show is free and open to the public and will take place at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Keeping with its yearly tradition, QuakeCon 2012 will host a large-scale bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party, which has become North America's largest such gathering.

Other details concerning the show are thin. However, gamers can expect to get their hands on upcoming titles from Bethesda Softworks and sister studio id Software during the convention. Specific games were not mentioned, but projects in development at Bethesda and id include Prey 2, Dishonered, and Doom 4.

Panel discussions at last year's QuakeCon included chats about first-person shooter games from employees of Respawn Entertainment and id Software, as well as talks of origin stories from Arkane and Insomniac Games.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

I still believe the rumors about Doom 4 being "put on indefinite hold", despite what id/Bethesda are telling us.    It's supposably beein in development the last 3-4 years or longer,  but we haven't seen anything other than some leaked concept art?    Face it,  id games are washed up as developers.  Even John Carmack's  idtech 5 engine isn't impressive,  and their tech was the only thing that was supposed to make the company stand out.  they're has beens and  Doom 4 is doomed.

Massacher
Massacher

i hope that Doom 4 won't suffer the same fate as RAGE being multi-platform and not being specifically designed for PCs. the mega texturing method isn't as good in practice as in theory so i hope that John Carmack has something else up his sleeve for Doom 4.

MadMax414th
MadMax414th

PLEASE Make DOOM4 like Doom3 but with updated graphics!!

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

That's kinda interesting. I cannot believe that people actually bring a desktop gaming computer with them.For a LAN gaming session. It is not so bad if you live in Dallas, But if your from Boston, New York, Ohio, California, or even Montreal or Toronto. Full size PS set-ups are not quite "portable" But I guess some people would lug a PC all the way from Seattle to Texas. Great the this conference is free. Should I be in Texas in the summer it is worth a look.

Neo-ganon
Neo-ganon

We'd better be getting SOMETHING for Doom 4. Even if it's just concept art showing off some of the environments or characters. I will be happy with anything, since i love Doom so much

Flint247
Flint247

I hope for some new Quake action!

Kirintar
Kirintar

Hopefully Doom 4 works on computers.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I've been hearing good things about Dishonored, I hope they have some info. Either way, I am looking forward to the Street Fighter/ Fighting game tournament. Hopefully SFxT drops for PC before then!

Zephol
Zephol

Doom 4 and Quake 5 please id!

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

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cccp3000
cccp3000

DOOM 4.... DOOM 4.... DOOM 4.... DOOM4....