QuakeCon 2012 is over, but you can watch -- or re-watch -- the coolest part of the event on YouTube, as the entirety of John Carmack's keynote is now available for streaming.

It's a three-plus hour talk that hits on several topics, including mobile. As we talked about before, at the event, Carmack reveals that id Software's mobile division has been closed as the studio ramps up production on Doom 4. Several games have been left in the can as a result, including one that was basically finished.

That's about the extent of the super relevant stuff. The rest is vaguely relevant, but as a gamer, it's still awesome to hear such a brilliant man talk about video games. And rockets. And cool gadgets. It's must-see, must-hear interesting stuff.

  • http://twitter.com/Arcadelife JohnT321 Arcadelife

    I skimmed through it, but he's really too clever for my brain to process. Kind of ironic when the gist (I assume) is that there's a new first person shooter on the way. 3 hours of that would make me feel way too inferior.

  • jay401

    It's worth the time if you are intrigued by one of the brightest minds in game development and hearing what he is pondering for the future and what he's worked through recently.

    The majority of the talk is, perhaps unexpectedly, about immersive interfaces such as 3D glasses and how to improve upon them and where the future lies for display devices.

    He also talks a fair amount about the hardware -- consoles, PCs, mobile, and of course GPUs and processing power.

    There's also a decent Q&A during the last 30-40 minutes or so.

    There are definitely a few high-brow moments that went over my head but the majority of the talk is readily understandable and any fan of ID's classic games or The Carmack himself, should find it worth the time invested.

    Hope that helps. 🙂

  • chinito77

    Quake 3 Arena brought the world of online gaming to me and it was also my first FPS.  I absolutely loved that game and all the mods.  I'm sure John Carmack is a brilliant man but what has he really done lately?  Quake 4 bombed and while I like reading about in the 90s, he just...old news.  A shame that the mobile games were canned.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/42YS2N67LP6IDUKBZUUCMSZW7M Pray For Death

      Quake 4 was made by Raven, not ID. The real disappointment was Rage, which John amazingly apologized for in the first part of the video (no other company/publisher would even consider doing such a thing.)

      Hopefully they've learned their lessons for Doom 4.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/42YS2N67LP6IDUKBZUUCMSZW7M Pray For Death

    Watched the entire thing plus the VR panel. Amazing stuff