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All blatantly stolen from Eurogamer. id seem to have made every good business move that's possible with this lot...

QuakeCon 2007 Report

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=80823

Quake Wars Dated (October 2nd - USA)

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=80813

All id games coming to Steam

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=80814

id unveils Quake Zero

Browser-based Q3A

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=80815

Quake coming to XBLA

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=80817

id Software unveils Rage

Shown on id Tech 5.

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=80818

Carmack hopes for Wii game

Orcs & Elves aspiration.

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=80820

id hints at Quake DS game

Not announcing it, though.

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=80821

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id on Steam is the best news here!

id Super Pack $62.95

Includes: Quake III Arena, Wolfenstein 3D, Ultimate DOOM, Final DOOM, DOOM II, QUAKE, QUAKE II, QUAKE II Mission Pack: The Reckoning, QUAKE II Mission Pack: Ground Zero, QUAKE III: Team Arena, HeXen, HeXen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel, Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders, Spear of Destiny, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, QUAKE Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity, QUAKE Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon, DOOM 3, HeXen II, DOOM 3 Resurrection of Evil, Master Levels for Doom II, Commander Keen

Individual price $213.90

Package price $69.95

limited time discount - $7.00

Cost to you $62.95

You save $150.95!

Also announcement of massive contention:

The new property id Software executives have repeatedly hinted towards is named Rage, co-founder and programmer John Carmack revealed at today's QuakeCon festivities.
While id maintained its typical stance that the title will ship "when it's done," the company did reveal that the PlayStation 3 edition of Rage will arrive on one Blu-ray disc, whereas the other three versions--PC, Mac, Xbox 360--will come on two DVDs with a potential Blu-ray distribution for compatible systems. Through the game's use of the recently unveiled id Tech 5, which CEO Todd Hollenshead claims will run equally well on any hardware platform, all four versions of Rage are targeted to run at 60 frames per second.
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Wow, proper return to form for id.

That Rage game looks pretty incredible (check out the integrated trailer on www.shacknews.com), graphically one of the most 'solid' looking titles I've seen .. ever, I think. And all the other stuff? Brilliant! id seem to be back! :)

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Amazing scenes.

That Steam pack is a serious bargain. I wonder how well the old DOS-based stuff works.

The various DS/Wii/mobile news is promising too, although weirdly Carmack seems to be (erroneously in my view) pushing for extra hardware power on mobile where it's not needed, while at the same time under-utilising the DS (2.5D engine).

And a Wolfenstein film from the Silent Hill guys should be interesting.

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Quake 3 was the last really good game they made, though in fairness it was and still is the best online shooter ever made so it would wrong to be too harsh on them. Not quite sure what to make about Rage, really need to see how it plays before making any sort of fair judgement.

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I hope Q3 sees a bit of a resurgence now that it's on Steam, I guess part of the 'problem' is the people still playing are bloody good for the most part which isn't going to be particularly appealing to any newbies giving the game a go for the first time.

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Sadly I get the feeling we could have a Lumines situation.

really ? map packs maybe but

id Super Pack $62.95

Includes:

Commander Keen

Wolfenstein 3D

Spear of Destiny

Ultimate DOOM

DOOM II

Master Levels for Doom II

Final DOOM

DOOM 3

DOOM 3 Resurrection of Evil

HeXen

HeXen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel

HeXen II

Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders

QUAKE

QUAKE Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon

QUAKE Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity

QUAKE II

QUAKE II Mission Pack: The Reckoning

QUAKE II Mission Pack: Ground Zero

Quake III Arena

QUAKE III: Team Arena

Return to Castle Wolfenstein

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Surely the complete lack of a mouse for weapons like the rail gun, and for skills like strafe jumping and rocket jumping means that this Q3 will be rather neutered. You just can't turn fast enough on a pad.

Maybe there could be a look-behind button or summat... I know, sounds pants. I wouldn't mind using a Phantom Lapboard with this though...

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They could just include mouse support, I guess. Wouldn't be a problem if they allow hosted games to take control method into account.

They could probably make a macro for rocket jumping, the rail gun would be no fun at all on a pad though.

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