QuakeCon 2011

Team Fortress 2 Skyrim, Rage and Fallout items now available

Tom Senior at

A post on the Team Fortress 2 blog from Robin Walker tells us how to get how to get hold of the new TF2 Skyrim, Brink, Rage and Fallout items we mentioned yesterday. If you buy or pre-order the relevant game from Steam during Quakecon, they'll unlock automatically in Team Fortress 2.

Pre-order Skyrim to get the Heavy Nord helmet, pre-order Rage to get the Wingstick for the Engineer and buy Quake IV to get the Quake launcher for the Soldier. Owners of Fallout: New Vegas will get a Pip Boy for the Engineer and owners of Brink will pick up a hood and mask for the Sniper.

Team Fortress 2 gets Quake, Fallout and Skyrim items

Joe Russell at

Ever wondered what the Heavy would look like wearing the Nord's helmet from Skyrim? Good news! Kotaku reports that Team Fortress 2 has been updated with new weapons and items from a range of Bethesda's biggest games to celebrate the start of QuakeCon 2011.

Change your passwords! QuakeCon forums hacked

Matt Purslow at

Blue's News are reporting that the old QuakeCon forum site has been hacked, with username and password data compromised.

In a story posted on the QuakeCon website, the admin write: "In recent days, a hacker carried out an unlawful intrusion of the old forums.quakecon.org site, compromising usernames and passwords. While we have taken appropriate steps to protect the new forums from attack, we recommend anyone using their old credentials on another site to change their passwords immediately.

We regret any inconvenience this may have caused, and suggest you migrate to the new forums — which will be live shortly — to discuss QuakeCon 2011."

It is advised if you ever used your QuakeCon username or password for another website that you take steps to change them to help protect yourself against intrusive action.

Tribes Ascend to debut at QuakeCon

Matt Purslow at

Hi-Rez Studios has announced that free-to-play shooter Tribes: Ascend will be playable at this year's QuakeCon. Attendees will be able to get some hands-on time with the sci-fi FPS, and register for a closed beta key. Read on for details.

QuakeCon 2011 registration starts tomorrow

Tom Senior at

A new post on Bethblog announces that registration for QuakeCon will start start tomorrow. The free annual event celebrates all things id Software, and features an enormous Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) LAN party at its heart. QuakeCon 2011 will take place in the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas and tickets are free.

Registration will start tomorrow at 8:00PM EST / midnight GMT. To scoop a ticket, apply for entry behind this giant orange "Q" in about ... one day and 14 hours, at the time of writing. You can get the latest updates on the QuakeCon Facebook page and QuakeCon's Twitter.

QuakeCon 2011 dates announced

Tom Senior at

This year QuakeCon is headed back to Texas. The annual event celebrating all things id will be taking place on August 4-7 at the The Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The event will host a huge bring-your-own-computer LAN party. There will also be competitions, panel discussions and Bethesda will be there to show off advanced previews of their upcoming games, which will most likely include a glimpse of he Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Lovely. For more information, check out the official QuakeCon site.