id Software rocks the Sydney Opera House!

Operas! Symphonies!! RAGE!!!

On September 14th, the world-famous Sydney Opera House will host ‘An Evening with id Software: A Look At The Past, Present and Future of Gaming’, starring RAGE’s creative director Tim Willits. Tim, the only id employee to attend every single QuakeCon, will talk candidly about id history and where he thinks the game industry is going.

In the coming days and weeks, we’ll share information on how lucky gamers will have a chance to attend this event alongside members of the game industry from Australia and New Zealand.

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QuakeCon 2011: 20 years of id Software panel & pics from the event

Now available for your viewing pleasure, watch the id Software 20th Anniversary Panel from this year’s event. The panel includes co-founder/technical director John Carmack, executive producer Kevin Cloud, creative director Tim Willits, president Todd Hollenshead, and is hosted by X-Play’s Morgan Webb.

In other QuakeCon news, check out some of the stage pics we took while at the show. For more QuakeCon memories, be sure to visit the official Flickr page and YouTube channel.

Dear Morgan: Don’t eat the legs… (UPDATED)

… they’re metal!

During our recent trip to id Software, one of my favorite pictures I took was of DOOM’s Spidermastermind. The photo eventually became the model for LA bakery, Sweet and Saucy Cake Shop, to create a DOOM-themed cake. The cake was delivered today to X-Play’s X-Play’s Morgan Webb. For those attending QuakeCon, Morgan will be on hand to moderate our 20 Years of id Software panel.

To see more of the cake, visit G4TV.com.

UPDATE: Watch G4TV.com’s video of the cake being delivered below…

The Bethesda Podcast Episode 11: QuakeCon Special Edition Podcast

 

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Take a trip down memory lane with members of id Software, as they discuss the company’s early years, the magic of QuakeCon, and what fans can expect out of RAGE at this year’s event. Podcast features John Carmack, Tim Willits, Matt Hooper, Marty Stratton, Jonathan Wright, and “id Mom” Donna Jackson.

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From the halls of id…

For both Nick and I, our first trip to id’s new offices is something we’ll never forget. In addition to playing plenty of RAGE, it was great spending time with members of the team (more on that later this week) and seeing all the cool DOOM, Quake, and Wolfenstein stuff throughout the office. As you can see from the pics above, the place is full of video game history!

Got id memories you want to share? Don’t forget to send your pics to bethblog@bethsoft.com for a chance to win a poster. For more details, check out this post.

RAGE Behind the Scenes: The Wasteland


This morning we’ve released part four (of six) in our behind-the-scenes look at RAGE. In this latest video, titled The Wasteland, the team at id discuss creating the world of RAGE, its variety of intense missions as well as co-op and multiplayer combat rally racing.

If you missed any of the other video, head to our YouTube channel to watch these

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QuakeCon 2011: Announcing the “20 Years of id Software” panel and contest!

Attention fans of id Software: you will not want to miss QuakeCon 2011!

To mark two decades of gaming excellence, key figures from id are coming together for the “20 Years of id Software” panel, a lively look back at one of the most storied studios in gaming.

John Carmack, Todd Hollenshead, Kevin Cloud and Tim Willits will all be on hand to tell their tales on the main stage, with G4TV’s Morgan Webb hosting the proceedings. Following the hour-long panel, the id guys will stick around for a signing session with fans. It’s all going down at 2:30pm on Friday, August 5 in the Grand Ballroom.

But before the panel even begins, we’re giving you a chance to participate. Are you a collector of id-related materials? Did you have your picture taken with John Carmack once — or did you get your Quake box signed by the dev team? Send in QuakeCon photos, pictures of your id game collections, your favorite screenshots — anything related to id — to “bethblog@bethsoft.com” under the subject “id 20th” and you may see your image featured on the big screen during the event. We’ll be giving away id-related posters to the people with our favorite contributions, so good luck!

For more information on QuakeCon, head to the brand-new QuakeCon.org.

RAGE Graffiti Contest Winner

A couple months back, we announced our RAGE Graffiti Contest on Facebook. After fans voted for their top 20 designs, the team at id Software deliberated and picked a winning image. Drumroll please….

Congrats to Josh Grilli for winning the contest!! In addition to winning an iPad and a trip to this year’s QuakeCon, Josh’s graffiti art has been prominently placed in the game world (see above).