Quantcast
John Carmack to get Lifetime Achievement award at GDC - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


John Carmack to get Lifetime Achievement award at GDC


12:30 PM on 02.22.2010
John Carmack to get Lifetime Achievement award at GDC photo



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 be receiving a Lifetime Achivement award at the 2010 Game Developer Choice Awards. The ceremony will take place during the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, March 11, and will be hosted by game designer Warren Spector.

Previous winners include Shigeru Miyamoto, Sid Meier, and Will Wright. Wright himself will present the award to Carmack, whose contributions have helped push gaming tech forward for more than twenty years.

My earliest memories of Carmack's work include the Commander Keen titles, but it wasn't until I played Wolfenstein 3D that id Software (and Carmack's name) would forever to etched into my mind. I think I'm going to go play Doom now.

[Image]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Doom

7:15 PM on 07.29.2014
What's Up: Unreal Tournament, AC Unity, X-Men trading cards, DOOM II RPG

Today there are a bunch of new trailers for games like Assassin's Creed Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and The Last of Us Remastered (which is on sale) but Bill and I would rather talk about superhero cartoons from twenty years ago, and guns we can't remember the names of in Unreal Tournament. more



9:00 PM on 07.21.2014
Video: Doom's secret QuakeCon reveal may be all we get until 2015

As we reported earlier today, attendees of QuakeCon last week were treated to a sneak peak of id Software's upcoming interplanetary demon slaughterfest, simply title Doom. Word came in from Doom publisher Bethesda that the l...more



6:00 AM on 07.21.2014
Don't expect to see any Doom until 2015

QuakeCon attendees got to see some Doom footage. Anyone streaming was said "good-bye" to as the stream cut out. Bethesda Softworks VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines told PC Gamer that the new Doom just isn...more



View all Doom






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more