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QuakeCon 2016 dated for early August

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QuakeCon will return once again to the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, with next year's edition of the annual convention for all things Bethesda Softworks set to run from Aug. 4-7, the publisher announced today.

QuakeCon 2016 will be the 21st QuakeCon, with the first one having taken place in 1996. More than 12,000 people attended this year's convention, according to Bethesda, where the publisher offered exclusive presentations, including new Fallout 4 details and a hands-on demo for Doom's multiplayer component.

"The event is a true 'grassroots' organization; founded by only a group of fans and volunteers 20 years ago," said Tim Willits, head of id Software, in a Bethesda blog post. "The event has grown and matured over the last 20 years but what has always remained the same is the spirit of community gaming; people coming together to play their favorite games with friends and family."

Tickets to QuakeCon 2016 will be free, as usual, and interested parties can reserve rooms at the Hilton Anatole starting today with a special rate for attendees.

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