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QuakeCon 2013 Schedule Promises Copious Twitch Streaming

| 30 Jul 2013 18:19
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Can't attend QuakeCon this year? No problem. Thanks to Twitch, you'll be able to catch the best bits via live, streaming video.

QuakeCon 2013 is, ostensibly, a celebration of id Software, the developer behind such classic games as Quake and DOOM. Over the years however, it has morphed into a more general-purpose gaming convention. Yes, there are still intense LAN battles, and hundreds of people who could hold an intelligent conversation on the utility of .WAD files, but now the show also features games from id's parent company Bethesda Softworks. As such, we now have Elder Scrolls titles sharing the stage with classic shooters. This would seem dissonant, but the schedule for QuakeCon released by Bethesda this morning sounds enticing.

We'll get to the full schedule in a moment, but before we do, you should know that the organizers of QuakeCon have teamed with Twitch (the de facto leader in online videogame streaming) to broadcast all of the 'con's various tournaments, presentations and gameplay exhibitions.

Now, a look at the schedule of events:

VENTRILO MAIN STAGE PRESENTATION SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, August 1st

Welcome and Annual Keynote with John Carmack
4:30pm - Streaming Live
John Carmack, Technical Director | id Software

FRIDAY, August 2nd

The Evil Within | Gameplay Presentation
11:00am - QuakeCon Attendee Exclusive
Tango Gameworks
Demoed by Jason Bergman, Producer | Bethesda Softworks

The Elder Scrolls Online | Gameplay Presentation
12:30pm - Streaming Live
Paul Sage, Creative Director | ZeniMax Online Studios
Nick Konkle, Gameplay Lead | ZeniMax Online Studios
Rich Lambert, Lead Content Designer | ZeniMax Online Studios
Eric Bakutis, Content Lead | ZeniMax Online Studios
Gina Bruno, Community Coordinator | ZeniMax Online Studios

Wolfenstein: The New Order | Gameplay Presentation
2:00pm - QuakeCon Attendee Exclusive
Jens Matthies, Creative Director | MachineGames
Demoed by Andreas Öjerfors, Senior Gameplay Designer | MachineGames

GameTrailers' Bonus Round with Geoff Keighley | Creating and Expanding the Virtual World
3:30pm - Streaming Live
Moderated by Geoff Keighley, GameTrailers TV

Principles of Lighting & Rendering with John Carmack
5:00pm - Streaming Live

John will present a lecture-style presentation on the physics of light transport and rendering. He will discuss how light behaves in the real world, and the approximations and compromises that are involved in simulating the behavior with computers. Note: not for the technically faint at heart.

SATURDAY, August 3rd

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches | Game Presentation
11:00am - Streaming Live
Raphael Colantonio, Co-Creative Director | Arkane Studios
Ricardo Bare, Lead Designer | Arkane Studios
Seth Shain, Systems Designer/Associate Producer | Arkane Studios

PC Perspective Hardware Workshop
12:30pm - Streaming at http://pcper.com/workshop

From Sketchbook to the Big Screen
3:00pm - Streaming Live
Hugo Martin | Art Director, Id Software

That final presentation may pique the interest of you movie fans. Hugo Martin served as a designer on Pacific Rim where he had a hand in designing that movie's Jaeger robots. Being so topical, that's the focus of his presentation, so if you dug that film, you should probably catch the Twitch livestream of Martin's presentation.

"But wait, you keep mentioning this Twitch stream, but you haven't said where we can find it!" I hear a few you shouting at your monitors in frustration. You're right. Apologies. You can find all of the streaming QuakeCon footage at Bethesda's official Twitch page. If you're solely interested in the gaming tournaments held at QuakeCon, you'll also want to keep an eye on the official QuakeCon Twitch channel. That stream will feature shoutcast coverage of all three of the 'con's big tournaments.

Edit: This report initially stated that only a select few events would be streaming via Twitch. We have since been contacted by representatives for the event who have assured us that there are actually two separate streams to keep an eye on. Bethesda's Twitch channel, which you can find at Twitch.TV/Bethesda, will broadcast most of the presentations and talks scheduled for QuakeCon. The QuakeCon Twitch stream (http://www.twitch.tv/quakecon), on the other hand, will focus on the event's videogame tournaments. Below you can find a full list of what you will be able to watch via the Bethesda stream, which, helpfully, we've embedded below this wall of text.

THURSDAY, August 1st

Welcome and Annual Keynote with John Carmack
4:30pm CT - Streaming Live
John Carmack, Technical Director | id Software

FRIDAY, August 2nd

The Elder Scrolls Online | Gameplay Presentation
12:30pm CT - Streaming Live
Paul Sage, Creative Director | ZeniMax Online Studios
Nick Konkle, Gameplay Lead | ZeniMax Online Studios
Rich Lambert, Lead Content Designer | ZeniMax Online Studios
Erick Bakutis, Content Lead | ZeniMax Online Studios

GameTrailers' Bonus Round with Geoff Keighley | Creating and Expanding the Virtual World
3:30pm CT - Streaming Live
Moderated by Geoff Keighley, GameTrailers TV

Principles of Lighting & Rendering with John Carmack
5:00pm CT - Streaming Live
John will present a lecture-style presentation on the physics of light transport and rendering. He will discuss how light behaves in the real world, and the approximations and compromises that are involved in simulating the behavior with computers. Note: not for the technically faint at heart.

SATURDAY, August 3rd

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches | Game Presentation
11:00am CT- Streaming Live
Raphael Colantonio, Co-Creative Director | Arkane Studios
Ricardo Bare, Lead Designer | Arkane Studios
Seth Shain, Systems Designer/Associate Producer | Arkane Studios

From Sketchbook to the Big Screen
3:00pm CT - Streaming Live
Hugo Martin | Art Director,
id Software

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