Quake III Arena

Key events

26th June 2006

QuakeCon 2006 details

16th December 1999

Quake 3 Arena

7th December 1999

Quake 3 Arena (First Look)

Legendary and maybe part-machine programmer John Carmack will receive this year's BAFTA Fellowship award, joining the likes of Gabe Newell, Shigeru Miyamoto, Will Wright and many others. He'll receive the award at the BAFTA Games Awards 7th April in London - an event happening alongside EGX Rezzed.

John Carmack recounts Quake

Seminal shooter 15 today.

id Software wizard John Carmack has recounted the experience of creating Quake, the seminal first-person shooter that turns 15 today.

QuakeCon 2006 details

QuakeCon 2006 details

Playable Quake Wars promised.

It's official: QuakeCon 2006 will go ahead, despite earlier rumours of a cancellation - and yes, attendees will get the opportunity to play Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.

According to a post on the QuakeCon website, this year's event will take place from August 3rd - 6th at the Hilton Anatole hotel, Dallas, Texas.

If you want to attend, you better get your skates on - "With about 1,800 BYOC spots, QuakeCon 2006 will be a bit more exclusive than it has been the last couple of years, but we hope people will enjoy the more personal touch this year," the post reads.

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Quake III code due for release

Some time this week, apparently.

id Software's John Carmack has announced that the source code for Quake III is due for a release under the GPL some time this week, according to US website IGN.

Quake goes mobile

"Forget miniature golf."

id Software, creator of blockbuster first-person shooter Quake, has signed a deal with Pulse Interactive to produce a new version of the game for mobile phones.