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.

First RAGE hands-on preview gets quad-cover

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The first hands-on preview of RAGE is coming in the next issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine, complete with ten pages of in-depth coverage. To mark the occasion, four different covers have been pressed for publication, each featuring a different enemy from the game’s unfriendly wasteland.

Grab a quick look at each of the covers in the gallery below, and be on the look-out for the September issue of PTOM, coming soon to a newsstand near you.

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Around the web

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Welcome back to another roundup. This week we start with the latest coverage on Hunted: The Demon’s Forge to share. PC Games Hardware has an interview with inXile President, Matt Findlay. Here’s an excerpt from PC-oriented interview…

PCGH: Assuming that you develop a special PC built of Hunted: The Demon’s Forge what features can only be realized with the PC as technical platform? Are there technical/visual differences between the PC and the console version of the game?

Matt Findlay: Although Hunted looks great on the console, there is a general upgrade of texture resolutions and shading that can occur on the PC because of the ability to scale performance based on hardware. We plan on taking every advantage of that.

For more details on Hunted, check out the following sites:

More news after the break…

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E3 Coverage… it never ends

Here’s the latest highlights from around the web, as E3 coverage continues to make its way online — even a month after E3.

Last week Fallout: New Vegas won Gamespot’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best RPG (thanks for voting!). For your viewing pleasure, Gamespot also put up two gameplay videos last week, Wandering the Strip (above) and Shooting from the Hip.

More news, beginning with the latest on Brink, after the break…

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RAGE, Hunted Gameplay Videos on GameSpot

GameSpot’s posted up several new sparkling videos for RAGE and Hunted this week, showing off many minutes of gameplay from each of the two titles.

Below are the links for each of the seven clips, which all conveniently allow for download and HD viewing.

RAGE

Hunted

Let us know what you think in the comments.

Around the web in 30 links

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Lots of good stuff in this update, so let’s get right to it.

First, a few fun miscellaneous things to click on:

Keep reading for more on RAGE, Hunted, Brink and Fallout: New Vegas.

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GameTrailers names RAGE “Game of the Show”

Not to be outdone by the Game Critics Awards, GameTrailers’ own “Best of E3 2010″ series has bestowed six more honors on RAGE, including “Best Game of Show” (as seen above).

In addition to the top honors vid, you can also check out the clips for RAGE’s wins in the “Best First-Person Shooter,” “Best New IP,” “Best PC Game,” “Best Playstation 3 Game” and “Best Xbox 360 Game” categories on GameTrailers.

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RAGE wins three E3 Game Critics Awards

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Every year a group of select game journalists judge the best that E3 has to offer. This year, RAGE was nominated for an impressive five Game Critics Awards, making it the most-nominated game of any at the show.

But that’s not all, as today it won three of those categories, which also made it the most-awarded game of E3 2010. The three awards include “Best Console Game,” “Best Action Game” and the “Special Commendation for Graphics.”

Check out the full list here, and congrats to the team at id!

RAGE “Wall”papers now available

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Have you been thinking about redecorating your jet airplane? Need to paint your barn, but tired of those dull stripes and solids? Looking for a unique way to drive away those pesky neighbors? We may have the solution for you.

As you can see above, the MegaTexture technology behind RAGE’s visuals lends itself well to high-resolution composites. Three such images were recently used to create massive wall-sized displays for our booth at E3.

However, rather than keep these impressive images to ourselves, we’re now releasing them for mass consumption. Each of the three murals has been converted into standard-sized wallpapers, in 25 resolutions covering PCs, dual-monitor setups, iPads and iPhones.

But wait, there’s more. In addition to those versions, we’re also offering the original, uncompressed, 280mb+, 25K resolution images. That’s a lot of image, and it’s all free to you, the fan. So get downloading:

Dead City Desktops ZIP (25 resolutions, 13.3mb)
Mutants Desktops ZIP (25 resolutions, 5.5mb)
Wasteland Desktops ZIP (25 resolutions, 5.5mb)

Dead City TIF (25,600×9,080 resolution, 282mb)
Mutants TIF (25,600×16,000 resolution, 363mb)
Wasteland TIF (25,600×16,000 resolution, 324mb)

RAGE E3 Wrapup: After the Impact

Earlier today RAGE garnered a total of five Game Critics nominations, the most of any game that was at E3. That said, the press obviously had some nice things to say about the game in their previews.

In addition to last week’s roundup, here’s a look at some of the latest previews we’ve seen:

  • 1UP: “The 10 Best Looking Games of E3 2010″
  • USA Today: “RAGE looks fantastic and combat seems intense.”
  • GamePro: “It’s not only an impressive new piece of technology that looks unbelievably good, but it’s a brand new IP designed to elevate the whole genre to a new level.

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Don’t forget to follow RAGE on Twitter and the game’s official website, RAGE.com.