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QuakeCon 2012 Dates Announced

Tuesday morning Bethesda sent over the dates for this year's QuakeCon convention which will be free to attend and open to the public. The convention will take place on August 2 to August 5 at the usual QuakeCon lair of choice in the heart of Texas: the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.

"QuakeCon will once again host North America's largest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party, with thousands of gamers hooking their systems up to play on a world-class network," Bethesda said in an email.

QuakeCon also offers "nonstop fun and entertainment" for those that don't bring their own computers to the convention, the company added.

"Bethesda Softworks will offer the first chance anywhere for gamers to get their hands on upcoming titles, and the world's leading technology companies will be on hand to demonstrate their latest hardware and software," the company adds. "Every day of QuakeCon is packed with contests, entertainment, announcements, panel discussions, and parties!"

Last year's exhibitors and sponsors included Alienware, Ventrilo, AT&T, Intel, Nvidia, PNY, Fatal1ty Gaming Gear, Air Force Reserve, Cooler Master, Diamond Multimedia, inWin, Plantronics, Bethesda Softworks and many others. The focal point was Rage, Skyrim and Prey 2, so what will we see this year now that two out of three are out on the market? Doom 4 perhaps?

Fans who wants to stay at the Hilton Anatole Hotel during the convention might want to make reservations now by calling 1-800-Hiltons or 1-800-445-8667. Reference QuakeCon 2012 and you'll get a special room rate of $154 USD per night.

  • I wonder if they allow Crysis wars matches ? LOL
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  • bebangs
    I wonder what LAN games are they gonna play? counterstrike?
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  • kcorp2003
    good god, i went to a LAN party of 30 something and that was a crazy and a pain (well worth it).
    but thousand of gamers @ QuakeCon? i'll hate to be in the center.
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  • darkchazz
    oh cool, let's see what Carmack has to say about the failure that is rage...
    "PC is an order of magnitude more powerful bla bla bla, but consoles are where the $$$ is at"
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  • house70
    darkchazzoh cool, let's see what Carmack has to say about the failure that is rage..."PC is an order of magnitude more powerful bla bla bla, but consoles are where the $$$ is at"He'd better not show up there....
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  • kanenfawder
    house70He'd better not show up there....
    You're saying that... John Carmack... the co-founder of id... had better not show up at QuakeCon...

    You have missed something there. It's basically his event.
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  • Tavo_Nova
    i sure would love to be able to attend one of these, i've only attended lan party of 20's but thousands would be a really good experience
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  • miataitbob
    so what if you don't want stay at the hotel and just lan the whole time?! can you just stay at your pc the whole time?
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  • __-_-_-__
    hotel? xp waste.
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  • miataitbob
    thats what i said lol
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