By Ryly and {DFM}Ice-IX

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Driving past downtown Dallas on the way to Quakecon on Thursday.

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When the on-site parking is full and the overflow lot is full, the signs say to park … Here!

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Alienware is in da house.

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Celebrity sighting!

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The Berlin Wall section finally has a display spot in some air conditioning.

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The new, enclosed, AIR CONDITIONED walkway from the Tower to the Convention Center.

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B40-18 … Home for the next three days!

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The Hennessey Velociraptor 600SC.

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Ventrillo's vehicle give-away for Quakecon 2011.

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Of course, the Alienware Hummer was here.

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The Bethesda Software booth in the vendor area.

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The upcoming id software game, Rage, was available to play.

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Tribes Ascend, an online FPS, was also available for play in the vendor area.

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AMD has a small booth and display this year … Two dimensional Ruby only.

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Bawls was back in the vendor area and their booth was well stocked.

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You would think in a slow economy, the Air Force would not have to resort to booth babes to drive recruitment.

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The vendor area Main Stage, site of the Quick Draw tournaments and general shenanigans.

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One of PCs used on the Main Stage.

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Quakecon partnered with AT&T for Internet access this year.

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Playing Quake Live on a netbook … 70 frames-per-second.

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This PC used liquid immersion for cooling.

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It used a low electrical conductivity fluid with a low boiling point developed by 3M for the purpose.

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The Plasma TV was hooked to a control console that had almost every arcade video game known to man on it.

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It really is a PC.

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A traditional liquid cooled PC.

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The PC That Shall Not Be Named.

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Eerie blue glow … Must take picture … Can't help myself …

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This mod was just incredible.

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Unfortunately, the photos do not do it justice.

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The monitor played a slide show of the mod's construction.

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Even the name plate is a work of art.

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Another "caseless" PC.

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The distressed look of this case was much less obvious in the dark BYOC.

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I see this custom painted case in the BYOC every year … This year is no exception.

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What do Mercedes Benz, a big-ass rocket launcher, and Quakecon 2010 have in common?

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They are all etched into the case window of this PC.

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Wow, can run Starcraft 2 at 30fps in HD resolution AND can tow 220 pounds. Now THAT is a real man's PC.

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Good advice for anyone …

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This monitor is actually a PC …

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… with a translucent, backlit screen.

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The light shining through the monitor cooling vents makes an interesting effect.

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This year, the LAN was routed so in-game browsers did not work. These gamers found a way to announce their servers.

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I wonder how well this case mod would stand up the airline baggage handlers?

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Nice plumbing work on this liquid cooled PC.

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There's nobody in the NOC! Who's driving the LAN!

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Collecting images for a BYOC time lapse.

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Hotel housekeeping displayed an almost fanatical compulsion to picking up trash, especially empty cans. This was the highest Bawls tower we could find.

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The year, there was an official, invitation only Quake Live TDM tournament.

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The games were played on Friday in the tournament area.

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The best-of-3 finals were played on Saturday night at the Finals Party.

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BallerSsS (strenx, draven, Cypher, Cooller) finished third.

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iCE cLIMBERS (Stermy, fox, l1nkin, tox) finished second.

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Salivating Monstahz (Krysa, noctis, avek, spart1e) won the TDM tournament.

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The Quakecon Girls wait for the winners of the Brink open tournament.

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Blight won second place.

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Looking for sponsor won first place.

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The official Quake Live Duel tournament was also an invitation only event.

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The games were played on Thursday in the tournament area.

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The best-of-5 finals were played on Saturday night at the Finals Party.

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Unfortunately, the finals match did not begin until almost 11 PM local time.

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When the dust had settled, Cooller has won third place.

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Strenx finished second.

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After losing the opening map, Rapha won the finals 3-1.

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The Quakecon BYOC had an internally hosted Quake Live server.

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Pings on the internal server generally ran in the 2 to 8 millisecond range.

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Unfortunately, the connection to the Internet was so good, many people played on the public Quake Live server.

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Everywhere you looked, people were playing Quake Live but there were only a few active games on the internal server.

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Statistics were not working on the local Quake Live server.

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So, even through we played 142 games in three days, that activity will not be reflected in our QL profile.

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Despite being out of practice, Ryly had a respectable showing against some pretty strong competition.

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Without a doubt, our best Clan Area performance of the weekend.

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As usual, we tried to play until dawn on Sunday morning.

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This year, we just couldn't make it to dawn. Our last game was at 4:30 AM.

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OMG, two people Rage-Quit? WTF, it was only 70% rail!