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Last week we were in Dallas, Texas covering Quakecon 2011 as well as hosting our very own PC Perspective Hardware Workshop. While we had over 1100 attendees at the event and had a blast judging the case mod contest, one of the highlights of the event is always getting to sit down with John Carmack and pick his brain about topics of interest. We got about 30 minutes of John's time over the weekend and pestered him with questions about the GPU hardware race, how Intel's intergrated graphics (and AMD Fusion) fit in the future of PCs, the continuing debate about ray tracing, rasterization, voxels and infinite detail engines, key technologies for PC gamers like multi-display engines and a lot more!
One of our most read articles of all time was our previous interview with Carmack that focused a lot more on the ray tracing and rasterization debate. If you never read that, much of it is still very relevant today and is worth reading over


[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hapCuhAs1nA[/ame]

Can't w8 for Rage
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On Topic: Carmack is a genius with his games.
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I found what Mr. Carmack had to say really interesting.
The interviewer kept on rushing John, but he spoke as long as he wanted anyway.
Edited by Evil Penguin - 8/15/11 at 9:24pm
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I can't wait for RAGE either. To think that Wolfinstine 3D and Doom were made or at least started only one hour from me :O.
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Both games look good. lots of good info in the src link too!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Penguin;14597302 
I found what Mr. Carmack had to say really interesting.
The interviewer kept of rushing John, but he spoke as long as he wanted anyway.

Agreed. Interviewer needed to shut his trap and let the man speak.
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Percentage of OCN that understand what he's talking about? 5%

Percentage of OCN that pretend they understand what he's talking about? 50%
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;14597458 
Agreed. Interviewer needed to shut his trap and let the man speak.

Ok, ok, ok, ok, yeah, sure, ok, haha, ok, ok.
Quite annoying.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lordikon;14597495 
Percentage of OCN that understand what he's talking about? 5%

Percentage of OCN that pretend they understand what he's talking about? 50%

Interviewer himself didn't understand some of the stuff he was saying.
Edited by Zackcy - 8/15/11 at 10:07pm
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God he's so smart. His understanding of graphics tech is mind blowing. Watch the machinima.com history of iD tech on youtube if you get a chance, good story

edit: link to history of id software...[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YreEwtV7D0[/ame]
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