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John Carmack Wins GDC Lifetime Achievement Award

Discussion in 'Games' started by TheMailMan78, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

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    Who better? Also FYI guys hes a real rocket scientist. No joke.

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    KieX and digibucc say thanks.
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    nerdy white guy FTW:rockout: no but seriosly he deserves that more then anybody
     
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    "Far Cry 2 creative director Clint Hocking."

    I loled right there.

    Carmack deserves that award, he's a freaking genius.
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    He definitly deserves it.

    One of the greatest game developers of all time imo.
     
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    I sure wish he would develop a tactical shooter!
     
  6. TheMailMan78

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    I just want a true follow up to Quake 3.
     
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    A "lifetime achievement award" in anything is given to those who are leaving the field (or hinted to leave). Carmack is that. He 'was' a great game maker. But the time for id and its style of game presentation is running out.
     
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    Then me as a gamer will be done also. iD has made some of the best games to ever be played. What could replace them?
     
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    It's already replaced.

    Half Life 2 outsold and outdid Doom 3. Military-style multiplayer shooters such as CS, CoD4, etc., replaced Sci Fi shooters such as Quake 4 and UT3. The id, Epic era is gone. Don't have too high hopes on Rage.
     
  10. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I'd say he deserved it more so than Sid Meier. Sid Meier made some good games (like Pirates! and SimGolf) but what Carmack did was simply epic (2.5D games FTW--literally). A long overdue recognition.
     
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    Well deserved indeed. :respect:
     
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    I know we live in an age, where we don't snicker at one another as much as we used to, about the idea that someone plays or makes video games.

    But I don't know man... "John is one of the key figures in the history of video games,..."

    Might as well just put "NERD" on his tombstone one day.

    To me, Carmack is like Bill Gates - right time, right place, with the right amount of ambition, a bit of luck, a massive vision and some knowledge.
     
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    NOTHING REPLACES Quake 1 (QuakeWorld, TF), Quake 2 (OSP, Rocket Arena 2, CTF), Quake 3 (OSP, Rocket Arena 3, CTF), and QuakeLive.

    When I saw Carmack giving his speech about id and the changes with Bethesda and demo of RAGE, I was excited. Although RAGE looks like an id'ed Fallout 3, its still an id game and I can't wait to play it. Long live Carmack and his insanely amazing game changing creations. I wouldn't add luck to any of his success because no one could have created what John Carmack did in his prime. Theres a reason he is considered the first 3D FPS originator. Even when key people leave his team (John Romero), he was still successful, even more so than before the staff departures. Mr. Carmack is a genius. Can anyone remember playing Quake 2 in OpenGL and crapping their pants? Those were the days.
     
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    Those are not replacements. Those are incarnations ;)

    Anyway HL2 is in the same tier as Quake and Unreal. What it "lacked" in eye candy it made up for in plot. It was like playing a movie. CS is just Quake/Unreal with unlocks in a modern setting and CoD4 runs off of a modified Doom 3 engine. So yeah you were saying what was "replaced" ;)

    Come on BTA don't forget your roots! I know deep down under all the news reporting you fire up Quake 3 once in a while!
     
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    We are going to have to agree to disagree on this one. Personally, i dont think there is a game series that i have sunk more time into then civilization and i honestly think they are the greatest strategy games ever made. I think they both deserve it as they both played key roles in the early development of video games...just in two different directions :toast:
     

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