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Thursday, August 9, 2001

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QuakeCon 2001 Kicks-Off
10:10 AM | Ben Boffey | Comment on this story

Today marks the begining of the annual QuakeCon event. While the Apple market and Mac users have often been sparse on the ground at QuakeCon, this year is sure to make a significant break from the usual. Apple has a large presence on the floor, with Q3: Team Arena being shown running under OS X on dual 800Mhz G4's with GeForce3 graphics cards. These machines will be available for attendees to use in open-play and official Team Tournament events, so expect a few Mac converts! iMacs are also making an appearence, being used to register people as they arrive.

Expect some interesting announcements later in the show, as id Software is holding a press conference tommorow and \ John Carmack will be making a keynote speech afterwards. This is when we will finally find out what the vaugue 'new games from id software' hype is all about.

For attendees there's also a chance to go head-to-head with some of the id team in special 2-on-2 CTF matches, as mentioned in Robert Duffy's .plan update posted today:

This year we will have two id teams, Tim and myself and Todd and Marty. We will take on any and all 2 person teams in 2 on 2 CTF. Matches will probably be to either 6 or 8 with a 5 minute time limit. This will happen Saturday afternoon and will take place in the nVIDIA booth. If you feel like getting your butt whipped in 2 on 2 CTF, grab a friend and get in line.

We have some cool prizes this year for everyone.

The first team that beats one of the id teams gets their choice of either Two GameBoy Advances ( and a game ) or Two GE-Force 3 cards. The 2nd team that wins gets whatever the first team did not choose. The next two winning teams will get framed and signed prints of Team Arena and we will also have T-Shirts and other gizmos and stuff on hand to reward great play and other winning teams.

We'll have more information as it happens; you can also tune it to QuakeCon Radio for a live stream direct from the show.

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