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!

Announcing ‘QuakeCon Done Quick’

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We’re another day closer to QuakeCon, and there’s more news to share! While QuakeCon remains free to the public, we’ve announced ‘QuakeCon done Quick’ — our new premium package (costing $20) that includes express registration, priority seating for special sessions, a limited-edition QuakeCon T-shirt and a signed RAGE lithograph. Read the details in the release below:

August 2, 2010 (Rockville, MD) – id Software and Bethesda Softworks today announced that a limited number of QuakeCon® premium registration packages are now available online at the ‘QuakeCon done Quick’ Reservation Page.  Five hundred (500) ‘QuakeCon done Quick’ packages will be available to residents of the United States 18 years of age or older on a first come, first serve basis for a cost of $20.00. This premium package includes express Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) or general admission registration, a guaranteed spot in the BYOC, priority seating for panels and events, a QuakeCon 2010 t-shirt, as well as a RAGE lithograph signed by key members of the game’s development team.  All items included in the package must be picked up on-site at the registration area during show hours in the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

QuakeCon 2010, the ultimate video game festival, will take place August 12 -15, 2010, in Dallas, Texas at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. QuakeCon will once again host North America’s largest BYOC LAN party, with thousands of gamers hooking their systems up to play on a world-class network. Professional gamers will travel to Dallas, TX to compete in pro and open tournaments for their share of $50,000 in prize money. General admission to QuakeCon is free and open to the public.

QuakeCon also offers non-stop fun and entertainment for those that don’t bring their own computers. Bethesda Softworks will be offering the first chance anywhere for gamers to get their hands on upcoming games, including Fallout: New Vegas, Brink, and Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, as well as the first chance to see a live demo of id Software’s upcoming game RAGE. The world’s leading technology companies will be on hand to demonstrate their latest hardware and software in the 45,000 square foot exhibit hall, and every day of QuakeCon is packed with contests, entertainment, announcements, panel discussions, and parties.

The Hilton Anatole is now taking room reservations for QuakeCon 2010 through their custom QuakeCon Reservation Page – or through their toll-free reservations number, 1-800-HILTONS.

For more details on QuakeCon (which starts next week!), head to QuakeCon.org.