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John Carmack OF ID SOFTWARE To receive Star on Walk of Game

MESQUITE, TX, March 16, 2006 – Legendary game developer and id Software co-owner and technical director, John Carmack, will be awarded a star for Lifetime Achievement on Walk of Game on Thursday, March 16. The ceremony will take place at Walk of Game, the destination honoring leaders of the video game industry, located inside San Francisco’s Metreon, a mecca for the gaming community.

Carmack and the other 2006 inductees will be honored at a reception at Metreon, where the stars will be unveiled. The 2005 inductee for Lifetime Achievement, Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari and creator of Pong), will headline the event. In addition to Carmack, Walk of Game will induct Sid Meier (creator of Civilization®) for Lifetime Achievement, and Lara Croft (Tomb Raider), StarCraft®, Final Fantasy and EverQuest® as favorite Games/Characters.

Among his many accomplishments, rendering technology developed by Carmack stands at the forefront of gaming evolution. Since 1996, id Software’s technology platforms, including the QUAKE® series of engines and the DOOM 3® engine, have been used in nearly 100 products and accounted for more than 30 million units and well over $1 billion of game industry revenue worldwide. Game technology developed by Carmack and id Software has been used in every id Software title released as well as Half-Life, Star Wars: Jedi Knight II, Call of Duty, and many other popular games.

Through Carmack’s initiative, id Software was the first company to release source code to the online community of fans - fostering and developing a group of aspiring programmers, artists and designers. id Software has freely released its entire source code base for every technology through the QUAKE III Arena engine through the General Public License.

About id Software:

id – Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth – has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas since 1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software forged such frenetic titles as Wolfenstein 3D®, DOOM®, DOOM II®, QUAKE® QUAKE II®, QUAKE III Arena®, QUAKE 4™, Return to Castle Wolfenstein® and DOOM 3®. With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, id’s games have helped redefine the modern video game, continually setting industry standards for technology and gameplay. Check out more about id Software at www.idsoftware.com.

About Metreon:
Metreon is the first-of-its-kind entertainment center located at Fourth and Mission streets in the heart of downtown San Francisco featuring an eclectic mix of the Bay Area's best restaurants, shopping venues, theatres, and entertainment destinations.

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