QuakeCon Begins, Keynote Later Today

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Today is day one of QuakeCon in Dallas, Texas. The main event should be the show's keynote address, which kicks off at 2:00pm in Dallas, which is 1pm Kotaku Time (aka MT). We'll be liveblogging it.

Last year's keynote featured news about Quake Live, Xbox Live Arcade and iPhone releases from id software, more news about id's Rage and even a tease that, at this year's show, we'll find something out about Doom 4. We'll find out if that's the case shortly.

Tomorrow, I will be hosting a panel at QuakeCon as well as continuing to cover the show and games on display.


QuakeCon is, in some respects, a massive bring-your-own-computer LAN party for fans of first-person shooters. The show celebrates the games of id Software and has also become a venue for id's game announcements. Last year's purchase of id by Zenimax made id a sister company of Bethesda Softworks, the studio and publisher behind the recent Fallout and Elder Scrolls game.

I expect to be seeing id's Rage and the Bethesda-published Brink and Hunted: The Demon's Forge.

Full disclosure: Because we are moderating a panel, Kotaku's travel and lodging for QuakeCon 2010 was paid by Bethesda Softworks.

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