John Carmack Has Three Lifetime Achievement Awards, No Early iPad

Doom co-creator John Carmack earned a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Game Developer's Choice Awards, but he's not done. Oddly, he wasn't sent an early iPad despite being a big iPhone games booster. We discussed that, plus, naturally, Pokemon.

Note that the iPad is set for release early next month. Carmack's id Software has been one the best-regarded major game development studios working on games for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

This is one of a series of Kotaku video interviews with many of the award-winners and special honourees from the Game Developers Choice Awards. Check out the rest of our GDC Backstage clips, featuring the creators of some of the world's best video games.

Video shot by Adam Barenblat for Kotaku.


    I love John Carmack... he's one of the few people left in the industry with any kind of power or influence that actually genuinely has his head on straight.

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