Speaking as an Englishman, you guys should be proud of Carmack. He's a US National Treasure. This guy is a bona fide genius. Anyone know, for those of us who missed the livestream, if we'll ever get to see a video of the full unexpurgated keynote..? I'd happily settled down with a nice cup of tea to listen to him thinking out loud for a couple of hours.
"Optimization" is how things used to need to work. Limited resources meant if you wanted to do more, you had to figure out how to fit it all onto a floppy diskette. It wasn't until this recent explosion of multi-cores and unreal3 (a name thats always been synonymous with shit optimization) that it started looking like things could/should be done any differently.
I think this man is very smart, but there can be great innovation in chaotic diversity... look at our biosphere, for example.
I'm not saying people should't specialise, I'm just glad not every single one of us has.
Anyway, it's great that he managed to get a version of RAGE going on what is essentially a high-end phone of all things.
Ya right....Carmack needs to retire.......IDtech5 the new engine is not going to be modifiable most likely due to allowing only Bethesda access to it. I thought the only way they made money was from selling the game engine not the test demos they call games.(come on people the last good ID game was RTCW and it was made by Gray Matter Interactive and Daikatana was almost better than that). ID only makes the engine if they have anythign to do with the game it becomes a watered down corridor shooter.... tho I guess rage will be the exception since its riding the sandbox trend...but I bit its just a bunch of corridors connected to sand box areas.....
Doom 3 was a horrible game that could not sell enough titles to get a decent expansion and the multiplayer was a joke all because Carmack had to make a cinemaagic based engine...... bah humbug on Carmack....