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Coverage: QCON'08
QCon: where Guitar Hero beats Quake (404 comments)
Posted by Carmac @ 13:22 CDT, 12 August 2008 - iMsg
It is been over a week since QuakeCon's final was played but not everything about it has been written. The story of the closing show of QuakeCon did not quite make it to the esports press until today.

A new video and a column by Carmac show an interesting perspective on an event where they encourage people to leave before the QuakeLive final starts and players have to wait three hours to start playing.


Here is a mandatory quotation from the article:
Then we sat through over an hour of Guitar Hero 3, a Quake tattoo show, a quick draw match, a Bawls drinking contest, about an hour or more of t-shirt throwing and contests for the first people to bring a bra / a pokemon item / whatever else to Marty Stratton for a Corvette lottery ticket. The list is longer but I would rather forget than remember the items on it.

The finalists sat tired and hungry, and jetlagged in the case of Cypher, as this dragged on for three hours while Hollenshead and Stratton took their sweet time entertaining the public.

You can read the entire thing right here.
Edited by Carmac at 13:29 CDT, 12 August 2008 - 231604 Hits
QCON Quake Live pre-final video footage (3 comments)
Posted by Dird @ 13:06 CDT, 12 August 2008 - iMsg
Poland Michal "Carmac" Blicharz of SK Gaming has released footage of a presentation taking place on stage before the Quake Live 1v1 finals at Quakecon.

The footage includes Netherlands Vo0 chatting up an unknown girl and another girl giving away a bra in exchange for a ticket for a prize draw. It also shows Belarus Cypher being told he has to wait until it's all done as well as how the MCs have no idea about the Quake Live tournament that took place or previous Quakecons.

It's worth a watch so make sure you check it out.

Carmac has also written up his thoughts on the event over at SK Gaming.
Exerpt:
"The finalists sat tired and hungry, and jetlagged in the case of Cypher, as this dragged on for three hours while Hollenshead and Stratton took their sweet time entertaining the public."
Edited by xou at 13:50 CDT, 12 August 2008 - 4566 Hits
That was QuakeCon 2008 (165 comments)
Posted by Badb0y @ 10:51 CDT, 7 August 2008 - iMsg
Before this years QuakeCon faded away in our memories, here are a few videos from the event.

Enemy Territory.TV overs us the Carmack Keynote and Press Conference plus the Fatal1ty interview.

Now see what QuakeUnity deliver us, note that from time to time some new videos arrives. The shoutcast of the videos is provided by Michal "Carmac" Blicharz, Rod "Slasher" Breslau, Brian "destrukt" Flander and Stuart "Django" Ewen.

Carmack Keynote QuakeCon 2008

1v1: Griffin vs. ZeRo4: 3 Maps (new)
1v1: ZeRo4 vs. Rawfuh: 2 Maps
1v1: ZeRo4 vs. Rapha: 2 Maps
1v1: ZeRo4 vs. Chance: 3 Map Set (Chance kicks Zero4 in the Lower Bracket)
1v1: Rapha vs. Cypher Map2 (contains short Cypher Interview)
1v1: Fox vs. Cypher: Map1
1v1: Chance vs. Carnage Map1
CTF: rage vs. inninitforthe$ Map1
CTF: rage vs. inninitforthe$ Map2
CTF: rage vs. inninitforthe$ Map3


Roger from QuakeUnity:
And don't forget about the QuakeLive 1v1 and CTF finals videos. The 1v1 finals video has been edited and just needs to be rendered and uploaded. It will contain all the in-game footage of the 2 maps played between ZeRo4 and Cypher along with video from main stage and award ceremony.
Edited by Badb0y at 13:24 CDT, 10 August 2008 - 52803 Hits
QuakeCon 2008 (419 comments)
Posted by Nicky @ 02:36 CDT, 2 August 2008 - iMsg
Scheduled: 11:00 CDT, 2 August 2008 to 00:00 CDT, 3 August 2008
Schedule: Passed

Matches are now over at QuakeCon. Results of the QUAKE LIVE 1v1 Championship and the QUAKE LIVE CTF Championship can be found below.

Demos are now available for the bracket matches HERE !!! ,the finals of 1v1 and CTF.

Quakewars Demos

Roger from QuakeUnity has begin to upload shoutcast videos
CTF rage_vs_inninitforthemoney (3 Maps)


1v1 (complete)

CTF (complete)

Galleries:
friday night until saturday
friday
thursday

Edited by xou at 06:59 CDT, 10 October 2009 - 156602 Hits
QuakeCon so far (268 comments)
Posted by Badb0y @ 08:03 CDT, 1 August 2008 - iMsg
Press conference from id Software & Keynote speech from John Carmack

Live Blog @ IGN
Summary @ Quake Unity
Key points @ SK Gaming



Game Videos:
Wolfenstein extended trailer
Wolfenstein PCGames video Interview
Rage extended trailer

Articles
Carmack Video Interview' @ Gamevideos - John praises and bashes consoles
Which id Game Mosts Interests You? @ Voodoo Extreme - Poll with Rage, DOOM IV, Wolfenstein, Quake Live
id & EA Interview @ Gamasutra - they talk about their relationship on 5 pages
Quake Live Preview @ GameSpot
d Software's Tim Willits Talks Rage @ Gamespy

QuakeLive website with a redesign
Wiki description of QuakeCon



Some Coverage

EnemyTerritory.tv - Coverage of the ET:QW Tournaments, streaming video, event blogging
[ technical problems, they filming the matches from monitors, oh boy... ]

Picture gallery Wolfenstein booth babes @ Big Download

QuakeLive 1v1 Tournament

Top players in QuakeLive Tourney: Zero4, Carnage, Chance, Destrukt, Blt, Griffin, Cypher, Fiend, Cl0ck, Rapha, Vo0, Daler and Fox
Edited by Badb0y at 07:31 CDT, 3 August 2008 - 137985 Hits
id Press Conference & Carmack Highlights (93 comments)
Posted by RogeR1 @ 23:02 CDT, 31 July 2008 - iMsg
QuakeUnity.com has a write up on the id Software press conference and John Carmack keynote. A much smaller than usual crowd was on hand to listen to id Software's press conference followed by John Carmack's keynote here at QuakeCon 2008.

The main highlights of the press conference were the official DOOM4 announcement and the announcement of Wolfenstien RPG and Doom II RPG from id Mobile, the cell phone gaming division of the company. Very little new information was given about id's upcoming title Rage. Compared to last year's very exciting announcements of Quake Live and the Wolfenstein movie, this year was fairly uneventful.

I'll be working on getting the video up sometime tomorrow. Technical difficulties relating to being rushed to setup and not being able to properly test our equipment before are the reasons for the delay. :(
Edited by Nicky at 16:06 CDT, 1 August 2008 - 47893 Hits
Quake Live Debuts To Masses At QuakeCon (175 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 20:51 CDT, 30 July 2008 - iMsg
QuakeUnity will be providing exclusive video coverage of QuakeCon 2008's tournaments, which will include the debut of public footage from id software's new project, Quake Live. Starting Thursday, July 31st, the QuakeUnity coverage team will be live on-site in Dallas, providing video-on-demand high definition video as well as live audio for the $12,500 Quake Live 1v1 and the $12,500 Quake Live 4v4 CTF tournaments. These tournaments will showcase the first public footage of id software's return to Quake. Footage will also be available of John Carmack's keynote as well as any other special presentations by id.

Former Radio iTG commentator Canada Stuart "Django" Ewen and Quake journalist United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau will be broadcasting matches along with various special guests throughout the weekend. All videos will be produced on-site in 720p high definition and be made available for download and streaming via flash video very soon after they are shot. Multiple versions of each video will be available for download along with the option of choosing either a high quality h264 or a standard quality flash video stream.

Several of the best Quake 3 players in the world will be on-hand to play in the Quake Live tournaments and showcase their skills for the world. Legendary professional gaming multi-millionaire United States of America Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel will be on hand to give his thoughts about the future of the Quake series. Currently the spokesman of the Championship Gaming Series, Wendel jump-started his gaming career and business franchise by winning Quake 3 tournaments nearly a decade ago. Wendel will be joined on-hand by his CPL World Tour rival Dutchman Netherlands Sander "Vo0" Kaasjager, American Quake 3 superstar United States of America John "ZeRo4" Hill, and the ESWC Masters 2008 Q3 champion, Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky.


QuakeUnity will be conducting it's own lengthy interview with both John Carmack and Marty Stratton at QuakeCon. All things Quake Live will be discussed in addition to forthcoming titles Doom 4, Rage, Wolfenstein 2, and what's going on with the next Quake Arena game.

Sources:
shacknews ShackNews
1up.com 1UP

digg it
Edited by Nicky at 11:45 CDT, 1 August 2008 - 67820 Hits
QuakeCon Coverage Plans: Live & VOD HD (61 comments)
Posted by RogeR1 @ 06:26 CDT, 23 July 2008 - iMsg
Starting July 31st, the QuakeUnity.com coverage team will be live on-site in Dallas providing voideo-on-demand high definition video and live audio of selected QuakeLive and ETQW tournament matches along with videos of all the major events happening at QuakeCon.

Former Radio iTG commentator Canada Django will be casting the matches along with various guests including United States of America Slasher. All videos will be produced on-site at QuakeCon in 720p high definition and be made available for download and streaming via flash video very soon after they are shot. To reach the widest audience, multiple versions of each video will be available for download along with the option of choosing either a high quality h264 or a standard quality flash video stream. You can check out a sample video page here. Suggestions, comments, and questions are welcome. More details will be announced as the event gets closer.
Edited by RogeR1 at 08:47 CDT, 23 July 2008 - 27341 Hits
All Quakecon Registrants (13 comments)
Posted by f0cus @ 19:56 CDT, 18 July 2008 - iMsg
Are now invited to the QuakeLive beta.

http://quakecon.org

Congratulations.
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QUAKECON 2008 EVENTS (17 comments)
Posted by SyncError @ 17:18 CDT, 15 July 2008 - iMsg
A schedule of events has been posted at quakecon.org and idsoftware.com detailing some of the events occuring at this years QuakeCon.

Thursday:

  • All-Day - Quick-Draw raffle events (random drawings to compete for thousands in cash and a chance to win the 2008 Corvette).
  • Afternoon - Tournaments begin
  • 6:00pm - id Software Press Conference followed by John Carmack Keynote
  • 11:00pm - Evening Entertainment - Raspberry Brothers (Formerly The Sinus Show)

Friday:

  • All-Day - Quick-Draw raffle events (random drawings to compete for thousands in cash and a chance to win the 2008 Corvette).
  • All-Day - Tournaments
  • 6:00pm - IGDA Charity Poker Tournament (benefiting Child's Play)
  • 7:00pm - Evening Entertainment - Official Screening of "FRAG" and DVD Release plus Q&A with the film makers

Saturday:

  • All-Day - Quick-Draw raffle events (random drawings to compete for thousands in cash and a chance to win the 2008 Corvette).
  • All-Day - Tournaments
  • 6:00PM - QuakeCon Finals Party (Tournament finals, Quick-Draw Finals, Corvette Drawing, Food & Drinks)

 

Edited by SyncError at 17:19 CDT, 15 July 2008 - 7238 Hits
id Software Announces Competitive Event (9 comments)
Posted by KOOLKEITH @ 18:22 CDT, 9 July 2008 - iMsg
Straight from www.idsoftware.com , here's the important part:

"QuakeCon 2008 will mark the debut of the first-ever Intel QUAKE LIVE Championships pro tournament. QUAKE LIVE is id Software’s new game created to deliver the excitement and energy of a first-person multiplayer game to a broader audience through a free and easily accessible browser-based experience. The Intel QUAKE LIVE Championships will feature a classic $12,500 One Versus One tournament along with a $12,500 Capture the Flag Team Tournament."

Also featuring a ET:Quake Wars tournament, and a Quick Draw Tournament (lol?).
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QUAKECON 2008 TOURNAMENTS (243 comments)
Posted by SyncError @ 18:18 CDT, 9 July 2008 - iMsg

id Software Announces Competitive Event Lineup for QuakeCon™ 2008

Schedule Includes First QUAKE LIVE and Xbox 360 Competitions at QuakeCon

MESQUITE, Texas – July 9, 2008 – The thermometer is rising and it’s time to warm up those keyboards and controllers as the QuakeCon tournaments are upon us.  QuakeCon 2008 will play host to a diverse and exciting line-up of events for competitive gamers, including the first ever Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars™ console game tournament, the return of the any-one-can-win Quick Draw contests and the debut of competitions using QUAKE LIVE™.  The Tournaments will take place during the 13th annual QuakeCon which is being held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas from July 31 – August 3.  More than 6,000 gamers from around the world are expected to attend the four-day event.

The QuakeCon 2008 Competitive Event Lineup is: 

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The Intel QUAKE LIVE Championships
QuakeCon 2008 will mark the debut of the first-ever Intel QUAKE LIVE Championships pro tournament.  QUAKE LIVE is id Software’s new game created to deliver the excitement and energy of a first-person multiplayer  game to a broader audience through a free and easily accessible browser-based experience.  The Intel QUAKE LIVE Championships will feature a classic $12,500 One Versus One tournament along with a $12,500 Capture the Flag Team Tournament.  

The Activision Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Team Championships
Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars™ makes its second annual tournament appearance with the Activision Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Team Championships.  Featuring competitions on both PC and for the first time on Xbox 360, the tournament contests will enlist six-person teams to battle it out in double-elimination bracket-style competitive play, in which each squad will have the chance to attack and defend.  On the Windows PC side, 16 teams will compete for $15,000 in prize money and in the Xbox 360 competition, eight teams will vie for $10,000 in prizes.

The Alienware Quick-Draw Challenge
For anyone who’s dreamed of competing for prize money on the QuakeCon main stage, the Alienware Quick-Draw Challenge offers $10,000 in prize money to randomly selected attendees competing in special QUAKE LIVE competitions throughout the course of the event.    

In addition to their prize money, the top 2 finalists and teams in each of the above competitive tournament events will also be given tickets to the previously announced “QuakeCon Ultimate Power Up” raffle contest, sponsored by Ventrilo, for the brand new 2008 Corvette.  Additional raffle tickets and eligibility will be subject to contest rules.

“QuakeCon 2008 will be the grand slam of competitive gaming with the best games and an amazing prize list,” said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software.  “We’ve partnered with our sponsors this year to bring the top competitive players what they want most: skill based games, top money prizes, the most enthusiastic fans and audience and the world’s best Finals party!”  

More information, including map names, prize money distribution, detailed format and rules, and sign-ups for both tournaments will be available soon at www.quakecon.org.

QuakeCon Ultimate Power Up Rules:
QuakeCon 2008 registered attendees who are 18 years of age and older AND are legal residents of the United States, its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia are eligible to participate.  No purchase necessary.  250 raffle tickets will be distributed throughout the event.  Additional information about contest rules, eligibility and requirements will be available at www.quakecon.org.

 

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Edited by SyncError at 13:20 CDT, 11 July 2008 - 97827 Hits
QUAKECON 2008 REGISTRATION (114 comments)
Posted by SyncError @ 17:34 CDT, 22 April 2008 - iMsg
Scheduled: 20:00 CDT, 30 April 2008
Schedule: Passed

Dallas Heats Up For QuakeCon™ 2008
Id Software opens 2008 registration and Anatole reservations

As temperatures begin to rise it's time to start planning the ultimate summer vacation to THE must-attend gaming event of the year - QuakeCon 2008.  That's right!  The world's greatest gaming festival and party will take place July 31 – August 3, 2008 in Dallas, TX at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.  As always, this event is FREE to all attendees thanks to the incredible support of the QuakeCon volunteer staff, id Software, and the event sponsors and exhibitors.

QuakeCon will once again host North America's largest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party, as well as an expanded exhibits area with nearly 60 companies demonstrating their latest products.  Of course, it wouldn't be QuakeCon without highly-competitive tournaments for serious cash and bragging rights, parties, contests, entertainment and announcements. 

Registration for the BYOC area will kick off at 9 p.m. ET on April 30, 2008 at www.quakecon.org.

The Hilton Anatole is now taking room reservations for QuakeCon 2008 through their custom QuakeCon reservation page or through their toll-free reservations number, 1-800-HILTONS.  To receive the specially negotiated room rate of $137.00 (single, double, triple or quad occupancy) and the special daily self-park rate of $5 (regularly $15 per day), you must request the group rate for "QuakeCon 2008" or book through the link above when making your reservation.  The hotel requires a $50 non-refundable deposit on group reservations, which will be credited to your final room bill upon check-out.  Rooms at this special rate are limited. 

Companies interested in receiving information on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities should email sponsors@quakecon.org

More exciting details about QuakeCon 2008 will follow.  Visit www.quakecon.org to stay on top of the latest information.  Plan your travel, reserve your hotel room and BYOC spot, practice those gaming skillz and prepare to be blown away by another awesome QuakeCon.

 

Edited by Nicky at 23:55 CDT, 22 April 2008 - 47635 Hits
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