• Onfido raises $30M more for its AI-based identity verification technology

    Onfido raises $30M more for its AI-based identity verification technology

    Malicious hackers and security breaches that have exposed personal information of millions of people have pushed the issue of online security into the spotlight, not just for individuals but for organizations that do business with them. Now a company called Onfido, which has built a way to help websites verify people’s identities using a photo-based identity document, a selfie and… Read More

  • id Mobile Job Posting Hints At Future Android Development

    John Carmack sent chills down the backs of everyone watching his QuakeCon 2010 keynote address. All it took was a simple graphical demo of a RAGE port running on an iPhone at 60 fps. But during that same keynote, he joked with the audience during an informal show of hands smartphone of choice poll by calling the Android group, “a small, but vocal minority.” You see, id like many… Read More

  • QuakeLive now supports Linux and Mac

    I was talking just yesterday about RuneQuake, my favorite mod for the original Quake game. That led me on a trip down memory lane, complete with reminiscences about RocketArena, epic capture the flag battles, and how much fun first person shooters used to be. I IM’ed a buddy asking if he’d like to join me for a game of nQuake, to which he pointed me to QuakeLive. I pouted a little… Read More

  • Video: Tremendous video of id Software from 1993 showing off then-in production Doom

    Attention, gamers. Set aside 30 minutes today to watch this video from 1993. In it, employees of id Software, the now-legendary developers of Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, playing an in-production version of the then-unfinished Doom. Read More

  • Looks like id could be preparing a crazy good game for the iPhone

    Apparently several video game developers, including id, consider the iPhone a proper gaming platform, one they can bend to their will in order to create compelling gameplay experiences. Or, in reality, in order to create games that are fun for seven minutes at a clip while you’re in the subway. ANYWAY! It seems id is pretty bullish on the system, having already committed to two games for… Read More

  • Id announces Doom 4

    Like many of you, my first FPS gaming experience was Doom. It was on an old 486 with the “turbo” button engaged. It was maybe five frames a second and looked like shit, but back then it was revolutionary. Id’s bringing Doom back for a fourth time, officially announcing development is starting on Doom 4. No word on what the game’s like, but we’re guessing you… Read More

  • Interview with John Carmack, 'id Mobile' coming soon

    Interesting interview with John Carmack over on if you’re old enough to remember when Wolfenstein and Doom came out. I remember buying a $5 demo of Doom at an Egghead Software store. Remember that place? I loved that store. Remember when you had to actually go to the store to get games? Ah, simpler times. Anyway, the interview with Carmack is good. He’s starting a… Read More

  • Apple To Ramp Up Game Development?

    Historically, Apple and gaming have gone together like oil and water. So it stands to reason that gaming might be the next mighty mountain for Apple to conquer. Announcements at WWDC from EA and id Software hint at the availability of new Apple-flavored games. EA’s supposedly putting out Mac versions of its Madden and Command & Conquer franchises and id’s John Carmack… Read More

  • Sidekick Users To Get MySpace App

    Talk about two years too late, but better late than never I suppose. T-Mobile Sidekick 3 and Sidekick ID users will finally have access to their spammed out MySpace accounts with a dedicated application. Users will be able to send messages, add friends, view profiles (wonder if all that custom CSS will show up), and more. Custom alerts and notifications will be available so you can find out… Read More

  • Id's CEO Says Piracy Killing PC Gaming Industry

    The CEO of Id Software says that rampant piracy threatens to kill the PC gaming industry. Todd Hollenshead, speaking at the Game Developers Conference, said that more and more PC game developers are turning to home consoles for additional revenue and to offset the losses that piracy creates for them. He even gave a few frightening statistics to back up his claims: in the U.S., up to 50 percent… Read More

  • Molecular Identification, Coming Soon

    MobileMagazine is reporting that scientists in the UK have developed a “molecule-based” ID tag–I guess technically any ID tag would be molecule-based, but I think they mean molecule-sized. Anyway, these new tags are created through a process dubbed molecular computation identification (MCID), a process that coerces molecules to produce light using a mixture of chemical. Read More