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10:45 AM on 02.26.2014

QuakeCon 2014: pre-registration opens March 5

Are you thinking about going to QuakeCon? If so, we have the first details on registration for the July 17-20 event, set to take place in Dallas, TX. There are a few packages that will become available at the registration sit...

Dale North


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2:30 PM on 01.30.2014

QuakeCon 2014 dates set for July 17 - 20

One of the year's great LAN parties returns to Dallas earlier than normal. ZeniMax has confirmed QuakeCon 2014 will take place from Thursday, July 17 - Sunday, July 20 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. As a result of the date chan...

Jordan Devore



Bethesda shows off 30 minutes of The Elder Scrolls Online photo
Bethesda shows off 30 minutes of The Elder Scrolls Online
by Abel Girmay

During the second day of this past weekend's QuakeCon, Bethesda gave an extended look at its upcoming MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online. With such a well-known license behind it, the hype is understandably palpable, even from people such as myself who don't play MMOs very often. Considering it's also coming to PS4, I'm more than willing to give it a shake. It also helps that the game doesn't look half bad. 

Now here's to hoping it takes a Guild Wars 2 approach to subscriptions.

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8:00 PM on 08.05.2013

Well, yeah: RAGE as a franchise isn't 'dead'

In what should come to the surprise of exactly no one, id Software's Tim Willits tells Polygon that RAGE is something the studio would like to return to eventually. "The franchise is not dead, and we built the game in such a ...

Jordan Devore

8:30 AM on 08.05.2013

15,000+ cans of energy drink consumed at QuakeCon 2013

Have you ever been to QuakeCon? It's fantastic. I missed it this year, and an infographic that Bethesda sent along shows me exactly what I missed.  Take the jitters. It's a reality for this 24-hour-a-day event, located i...

Dale North

9:30 PM on 08.02.2013

Everquest Next, Arkham Multiplayer & Xbox GPU Upgrade

Hey everybody! I'm wearing a really stupid shirt, it must be Friday! Suddenly, there are two new Everquest Next games on the horizon, and they look really cool. Quakecon is happening right now, and there's some Bethesda news...

Max Scoville

5:00 PM on 08.01.2013

Here's the full QuakeCon livestreaming schedule

QuakeCon kicks off today! The giant convention and tournament is held in Austin, Texas and this year we can see some of the convention from the comforts of our own homes. Today you'll be able to watch the welcome keynote host...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Every Bethesda and id game is on sale on Steam right now photo
Every Bethesda and id game is on sale on Steam right now
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: I somehow missed this earlier, but ALL the games on sale here can be yours for $89.99 in the QuakeCon pack. That's 44 games, folks!]

QuakeCon is happening down in Texas this week! For those of you that can't make it, well, you're in for a treat as pretty much every single Bethesda and iD game available on Steam is all on sale right now. Seriously, go look!

The Quake collection can be yours for $7.49, and that includes eight Quake titles or packs. The Doom collection has four of the classic titles for $3.74, while Doom 3: BFG Edition is just $4.99. The Fallout classic collection has three of the original games for $19.99.

There's so much more that you need to see to believe. Brink, Hexen, Dishonored, Skyrim, Wolfenstein, Rage, and more, more, more.

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5:00 AM on 07.12.2013

Play Wolfenstein and the Dishonored DLC at QuakeCon

QuakeCon kicks off next month on August 1, and Bethesda has revealed what we can expect to see at the show. The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and Dishonored: Brigmore Witches will all be playable. Plus the...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:45 AM on 04.11.2013

QuakeCon 2013 pre-registration opens next week

QuakeCon 2013 is right around the corner. Pre-registration for the event opens next week, on April 15. While admission is always free for attendees, premium packages will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis for thos...

Dale North

12:15 PM on 02.26.2013

QuakeCon 2013 dated August 1-4

QuakeCon is back this year, coming back to Dallas, Texas this August 1-4. As always, attendance is free, thanks to id Software and Bethesda Softworks. The latter will be showing of upcoming games for the first time there, the...

Dale North





1:00 PM on 08.06.2012

So long and thanks for all the man sweat, QuakeCon 2012

Despite being 100+ degrees outside in Dallas, Texas all week, we somehow survived QuakeCon. Maybe having amazing A/C in the Hilton had something to do with it. I had low expectations going to QuakeCon this year, but was surpr...

Allistair Pinsof

6:00 PM on 08.05.2012

So much Bawls in this QuakeCon 2012 image gallery

QuakeCon is over, but we haven't left without some memories: Stressing over a lost laptop, eating some amazing food (not P'zolos), and chugging some warm, disgusting 5 Hour Energy. Here's our photographic proof that QuakeCon ...

Allistair Pinsof



QuakeCon: This is the Rise of the Triad that you remember photo
QuakeCon: This is the Rise of the Triad that you remember
by Allistair Pinsof

[Destructoid is grabbing its rail gun and heading to Dallas, Texas this weekend for QuakeCon. Stay posted for game news, previews, and strange happenings from the infamous LAN room.]

I drove up to QuakeCon expecting a great Doom 4 reveal. Not Rise of the Triad. On the way, a couple thoughts occupied my mind but mainly, "Everything that defines the original Doom games at this point are so based in archaic game design that no sane developer would bring those ideas to the market now."

Well, call Interceptor Entertainment insane because that's exactly what they are doing with its Rise of the Triad reboot. Keycards, large open maps, and the endless slaughter of Nazi-occult are what ROTT was all about in 1995. And it's what it's all about in 2012.

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Top five PC rigs of QuakeCon 2012 photo
Top five PC rigs of QuakeCon 2012
by Allistair Pinsof

[Destructoid is grabbing its rail gun and heading to Dallas, Texas this weekend for QuakeCon. Stay posted for game news, previews, and strange happenings from the infamous LAN room.]

One of my favorite things to do at QuakeCon is stumble across the labyrinth of cables, PCs, and people contained within the BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) room, searching for the most noteworthy, custom rigs.

Even with the room at max capacity, turning away an unprecedented amount of people in the event’s history, I was disappointed to find a lot less interesting rigs this year. Some of this is due to seeing returning ones from last year’s list (Minecraft Station, Neon Rig). Regardless, the ones that did make this list really impressed me.

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1:00 PM on 08.05.2012

These new Dishonored screens will disturb you

We got hold of some new images for the upcoming Dishonored, including some rather disturbing ones from the Lady Boyle mission I recently previewed. That baby mask is really something. I'm glad I didn't come across it during m...

Allistair Pinsof