Doom3 is just around the bend

July 6 2004

With the acknowledged status of Doom3 in beta testing, and the rumored release date of August 5th, talk about the release of Doom3 is abuzz. It seems that it will ship before Half-Life2. But now we know for sure that the release is upon us, as QuakeCon announced that one of the official tournaments will be a Doom3 Deathmatch!

MESQUITE, Texas – July 6, 2004 - The battleground is set - the 9th annual QuakeCon 2004 video game festival and tournament at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas on August 12-15 will host the first DOOM 3™ deathmatch championship ever. Be there to game, hang out with 5,000 of your closest friends, and compete for $150,000 in cash and prizes in the NVIDIA QuakeCon 2004 Championship Tournaments. First-come, first-serve online registration for QuakeCon 2004 has begun at The must-attend event for gamers is free to all attendees.

 “We’re having a DOOM 3 party this year, and want to offer our fans the first opportunity to compete in a DOOM 3 tournament,” Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software said. “NVIDIA is putting up the largest QuakeCon prize package ever, and topping it off with DOOM 3 prizes that will have the competitors’ adrenaline rushing.”

And yes, my reservations are made, and I will be there and plan to enter the tournament. No illusions on winning, as my deathmatch skills are not what they used to be. My biggest issue here is that I have been holding out for a PCI Express machine from Dell before doing the big upgrade, and had hoped those would be available before Doom3. Hmmmmm ....

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