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9:40 AM on 08.13.2010

id Mobile now games on sale for your iStuffs

In honor of QuakeCon 2011, id Software is dropping the prices of all of its mobile games for Apple’s iThings. That’s good news, considering saving money is rad, as are most (if not all) of the id Mobile titles ava...

Nick Chester

11:00 PM on 08.12.2010

Arx Fatalis dev acquired by Zenimax Media

ZeniMax Media, the parent company of publisher Bethesda Software, has announced that it has acquired Arx Fatalis developer Arkane Studios. “We share so many creative values,” says Arkane creative director Raphael ...

Nick Chester

3:10 PM on 08.12.2010

id's Rage headed to iPhone at 60 frames per second

During today’s QuakeCon keynote, id’s John Carmack officially revealed a new version of its upcoming shooter Rage… one for the iPhone. The game was demoed on an iPhone 4 unit, running at 60 frames per secon...

Nick Chester

9:20 AM on 08.12.2010

id Software not planning new IP for about ten years

If you're looking forward to something other than Quake, Doom or Rage from id Software, then you'll be waiting for about a decade according to John Carmack. It seems that the studio is content to stick with its stock of monos...

Jim Sterling

8:20 AM on 08.12.2010

id promising something 'neat,' 'unannounced' at QuakeCon

QuakeCon 2010 kicks off in only a few hours, with doors opening to crowds of folks at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. What would a major event be without a major announcement? According to id founder and technical genius...

Nick Chester



Quake Live adds 'Premium' and 'Pro' subscriptions photo
Quake Live adds 'Premium' and 'Pro' subscriptions
by Jordan Devore

Quake Live has been down for maintenance recently -- now we know why. The free-to-play, browser-based game is getting two subscription tiers, which will exist alongside the current free version.

The Premium sub ($1.99 per month, billed annually) includes: 20 Premium-only maps, Freeze Tag mode, exclusive awards, the option to create and join up to five clans, custom profile wallpaper, and match statistics remain stored for six months.

The Pro sub ($3.99 per month, also billed annually) includes all of the Premium subscription features, plus the ability to start your own game server, specify a server location, determine the game mode and invite people to join you.

Also, you can: invite three friends with Standard-level memberships to play with you in any Premium-level map; unlock Pro-exlusive awards; create your own clan and join up to ten clans; and have match statistics stay stored for 12 months.

Niero said it best: "I feel like we just got a press release that was stuck in someone's Excite Mail outbox for 12 years." I can see longtime players sticking with this, sure, but it's going to be a hard sell for the rest.

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1:00 AM on 08.03.2010

QuakeCon premium package gets you cool stuff

Headed to QuakeCon next week? You might want to consider hooking yourself up with the premium registration package which id and Bethesda are calling "QuakeCon Done Quick."500 of these packages will be offered (available to Un...

Nick Chester

2:20 PM on 08.02.2010

Bethesda re-launches online newsletter, 'In The 'Works'

Want to keep up with the latest Bethesda Softworks happenings? Well, you can just keep reading Destructoid, because we think its games are totally keen and will continue to cover them. But if you're looking for a little more,...

Nick Chester

11:00 PM on 07.30.2010

Former Infinity Ward heads to talk at QuakeCon 2010

Bethesda Softworks and idSoftware have announced the presentation and panel line up for for QuakCon 2010 today. It features the expected guests, including a keynote from id genius John Carmack, as well as presentation showing...

Nick Chester

12:40 PM on 07.01.2010

QuakeCon 2010 registration detailed

Headed out to QuakeCon this August? You'll want to know about the "new and improved registration process." The new process is entirely on-site, and is apparently designed to reduce the time attendees will have to wait in orde...

Nick Chester

2:00 PM on 06.15.2010

E3 10: Rage to get first playable at QuakeCon 2010

id Software's impressive Rage is getting its first public console showing at E3 this year, but we won't be getting our hands on the sticks: it's not playable here at the show. It certainly is playable, however. The demo we've...

Nick Chester

9:40 AM on 05.25.2010

Doom II brings imps, demons to Xbox LIVE Arcade this week

As many of you have pointed out, Major Nelson has confirmed that Doom II will be joining Voodoo Dice on Xbox LIVE Arcade this week. The cost to nail a cacodemon in its monstrous, floating puss with a shotgun will be 800 MS Po...

Nick Chester

11:40 AM on 05.24.2010

Doom II XBLA available on Japanese marketplace now

Last I asked, Bethesda would only confirm with me that id Software's Doom II port was still headed to Xbox LIVE Arcade. Well, it's available now… but only in Japan. Yup, the game has made a sudden appearance on the Jap...

Nick Chester

9:40 AM on 05.04.2010

id demos Rage on 360, promises smooth gaming on PS3

At a Bethesda Softworks press event last month, id Software brought out the latest build of its upcoming first-person shooter, Rage. Previously shown only running on a PC, the developer pulled out its Xbox 360 kits to demonst...

Nick Chester

3:00 PM on 03.23.2010

Doom II Xbox LIVE Arcade 'still in the cards'

Reader Jim L. writes: Know what happened to the game Doom II that was supposed to come out on Xbox LIVE Arcade late last year? Is it still coming to Xbox LIVE? Any new info on a release date perhaps? We don't always have ...

Nick Chester

12:30 PM on 02.22.2010

John Carmack to get Lifetime Achievement award at GDC

When it comes to videogames, John Carmack is kind of a big deal. Lead programmer of games like Doom and Quake, he's unarguably one of the folks that put first-person shooters on the map. So it seems fitting that Carmack will ...

Nick Chester