There were no power point presentations. There were no corporate executives droning on about the advantages of their product over the competition. The afternoon started with a call for women in the audience who were willing to have their head shaved for an older video card, which carries a retail price of $170. Two women leapt at the opportunity....and got more interesting as the stakes got higher. 'twas definitely something to see, and a major improvement over last year's GeForce 6600GT launch. I hope they find a way to make something like this a new QuakeCon tradition.
Unfortunately, I missed out on Kyle's HardOCP workshop and much of the rest of the weekend, but I did get to see John Carmack's keynote speech. I'll try to write more about that soon.