id Software's New Direction

John Carmack talks about the game company's visually stunning, cross-platform new title

John Carmack can stand and deliver a keynote address that lasts two-and-a-half hours, and still keep people interested. At QuakeCon 2006, which took place earlier this month, he gave such a talk. He spoke with fluency about upcoming parallel-processing units, and he held his audience spell-bound.

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