QuakeCon/GamesCom: On the Brink of a plenty to read…

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This month at GamesCom and QuakeCon, we let both press and fans play Brink against human-controlled opponents for the first time — with both groups coming away impressed — so impressed that consumer areas, we saw players coming back for seconds and thirds.

Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo shares his experience playing the game at QuakeCon in a post titled, “Brink Is The Breakthrough That Makes 2011 Feel So Far Away.” To see why he feels that way, read his preview here.

More Brink coverage after the break…

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QuakeCon: Panel Coverage at Gamespot

Didn’t have a chance to see the panels and presentations at QuakeCon 2010? No worries — the fine folks at Gamespot have recaps (and some video) for you to catch up on.

One of my personal highlights of the show was attending Rocket Talk — featuring legends Richard “Lord British” Garriott and John Carmack talking about their passion for space exploration. For a summary of the talk, head here. Be sure to watch Garriott’s presentation on his journey to the International Space Station (embedded above) — it’s really amazing stuff.

Gamespot also has a sample of John Carmack’s presentation on Armadillo Aerospace. Check the highlights below….

Hit the jump for links to Gamespot’s coverage of QuakeCon’s panels…

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QuakeCon 2010: Steam Sale!

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To celebrate QuakeCon, we’ve got several deals on Steam this weekend….

  • DOOM Pack (feat. Ultimate DOOM, DOOM II, Master Levels for DOOM II, Final DOOM, DOOM 3, DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil) — $13.60 (66% off, Friday Only!)
  • QUAKE Collection (feat. QUAKE, QUAKE Mission Packs: Scourge of Armagon and Dissolution of Eternity, QUAKE II, QUAKE II Mission Packs: Ground Zero and The Reckoning, QUAKE III Arena, and QUAKE III: Team Arena) — $10.00 (75% off, This Sunday!)
  • Oblivion Game of the Year Edition Deluxe — $8.50 (66% off, Thursday Only!)
  • Fallout 3 GOTY — $25 (50% off, Saturday Only!)
  • QuakeCon 2010 Pack — $69.99 (50% off, Thursday-Sunday!)

Be sure to note that each deal is one day only — with the exception of the QuakeCon 2010 Pack, which you can get for 50% off between now and Sunday. Below is the full list of titles included within this pack, hit the jump below…

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I want to go to there: The QuakeCon 2010 panel schedule

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Whether you’re already down in Dallas at this year’s QuakeCon, heading there now, or just planning to catch the coverage online, a schedule of all the panels and presentations would help. So we made one for you.

Check out the full list of QuakeCon 2010 panels and presentations below:

Thursday, August 12th

The World of Design Panel
Time: 12.30pm-1:30pm
Location: Cortez Ballroom
Brief Description: Top industry designers discuss the inspiration, process, and challenges of constructing the worlds we love to play in.

Moderator: Ryan McDonald, Gamespot.com
Panel Participants:
Joel Burgess, Bethesda Game Studios
Matt Hooper, id Software
Neil Alphonso, Splash Damage
Todd Alderman, Respawn Entertainment

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QuakeCon 2010: Hunted presentation added

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Wanted to let everyone know that we’ve added a special presentation for Hunted: The Demon’s Forge at this year’s QuakeCon. On Friday, August 13th, inXile’s Maxx Kaufman and Matt Findley will be on hand to show off the game to QuakeCon attendees in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Anatole. The presentation will start at 7:30 pm local time.

If you missed news on the other panels and presentation, check out our previous blog post. Between now and next Thursday, we’ll keep you updated on additional scheduling notes.

See you at QuakeCon!

QuakeCon done Quick — sold out even quicker

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Offering an autographed RAGE lithograph, a limited edition T-Shirt, and priority access to events, our first come/first serve premium registration, QuakeCon done Quick, has sold out.

For those that successfully registered online, don’t forget to print out and bring your QuakeCon done Quick receipt. This is necessary for getting set up at the event (and getting your t-shirt and lithograph).

For those who missed a chance at QuakeCon done Quick registration and are still interested in picking up the RAGE lithograph and limited edition QuakeCon T-shirts, we’re excited to announce that both of these great items will be available at a retail booth in the exhibit hall — costing $15 and $20, respectively.

Additionally, while the express registration for the BYOC is full, we would like to remind our attendees that we guarantee a Bring-Your-Own-Computer spot to all registered guests of the Hilton Anatole Hotel, and we’re excited to have sufficient room in our enormous BYOC for everyone!