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Doom’s official launch isn’t until the Spring of 2016, but you’re going to have a couple chances to scratch that itch while you wait. For one thing, QuakeCon 2015 is underway this weekend and Bethesda is expected to give some attendees a crack at a pre-Alpha version of Doom multiplayer. For another, the company is gearing up for the Doom Multiplayer Alpha, which is going to open on multiple platforms in the near future. Bethesda said this week that it plans open the Doom 4 multiplayer Alpha to PC players and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players alike. Getting signed up for the Alpha isn’t free, but... Read more...
It’s been too long since we stalked the halls of the hapless Martian military base in Doom 3, blowing monsters to bits and cursing at the gameplay mechanic that dropped bad guys directly behind us. Now, with rumors of a Doom 4 having been proven true, we’re dying to get back in there and settle the score. By the looks of the Doom trailer that Bethesda put on YouTube just yesterday, things are going to get even gorier. Doom 3 was intensely bloody, but the new game really puts the id Tech 6 graphics engine to use, creating ‘realistic’ explosions of zombie limbs and flesh. As in games past, you’ll... Read more...
Pac-Man has officially been recognized as one of the most important video games of all time. Such is the insinuation from being one of only half a dozen titles inducted into The Strong's inaugural World Video Game Hall of Fame, which includes a collection of titles that span multiple decades, countries of origin, and gaming platforms.What they all have in common is that they each "significantly affected the video game industry, popular culture, and society in general." Based on those merits, it's hard to argue against the inclusion of Pac-Man, a game that debuted 35 years ago and is one of the... Read more...
There are teaser trailers, and then there are teaser trailers. The newest installment in the Doom franchise is currently under the development, and id Software (along with publisher Bethesda) are trying to build hype for the game with a fresh pre-E3 2015 trailer. However, you had better not blink because the incredibly short, 12-second trailer only has roughly three seconds of actual game footage. What a tease! Thankfully, the footage that we do see looks awesome and gives us a clear look at the Revenant demon that gamers were first introduced to over twenty years ago with Doom 2. Another 1994-era... Read more...
“Doom” is one of those titles that is both legendary and also has been a frustrating tease. Back in 2012 “Doom 3” was remastered (we guess) for the Xbox and PS3, and earlier this year you could get access to a new Doom beta if you preordered “Wolfenstein” (what?). But now, in conjunction with QuakeCon 2014, it seems that an actual Doom game is coming. Or at least, there’s a trailer, so that’s something. Unfortunately, the trailer shows us next to nothing about the actual gameplay, but you can see a very dark, very frightening emergence of a beast--”an... Read more...
Yeesh. One has to wonder: "Can't we all just get along?" Evidently not, as John Carmack (yes, that John Carmack) is now staring down a lawsuit from his previous employer, which suggests that he stole precious information on his way out. Carmack has of course landed at Oculus, which has since been acquired by Facebook prior to the Rift virtual reality headset ever truly launching to the public. Clearly, Oculus has blown up big, while Zenimax (Carmack's previous employer) has seen much less of the limelight. Reports suggest that Carmack is facing a suit which alleges that he stole intellectual property... Read more...
Bethesda Softworks is prepping a new title in the Wolfenstein series that pits the franchise's hero, B.J. Blazkowicz, against an alternate-history version of the post World War II era in which the Nazis, not the Allies, were ultimately victorious. BJ, apparently on ice for more than a decade, awakens in this nightmare version of the future -- a nightmare that the trailer refers to as a "rewriting", implying that BJ, at least, is aware of what's happened. Some losses... are unthinkable Wolfenstein always delved heavily into the Nazi fascination with the occult; the last games in the series relied... Read more...
Here's a weird one. Doom, the first-person shooter we all grew up playing, hasn't been on sale in Germany ––  ever! A rather strange report has surfaced over the weekend, showing that the classic will finally be on sale after 17 years of being on a ban list. Yeah, 17 whole years! As it was, the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons (Bundesprufstelle) had sentenced the title in the same restrictive category as pornography, which had kept it off of store shelves for nearly two whole decades. Of course, there were other means of acquiring it, but not on the straight-and-narrow.... Read more...
Is it really possible to play Doom...on a calculator? You may think that one would have just as good a chance at making that happen as ever seeing Duke Nukem Forever, but in the case of the former, it's a reality. Doom has found its way onto a Texas Instruments calculator, and the entire geek world is in a tizzy about it. The actual build is called nDoom, which is a modified version of the original that's designed to work on less powerful machines. The TI-Nspire is the calculator of choice, and while you may not expect such a device to have enough graphical power to truly pull this off, this whole... Read more...
Once upon a time, back when cavemen ruled the Earth and I was in college, the "in" thing to do (if you were a nerd, anyway), was to port Doom to various Windows mobile phones, PDAs, G3/G4-era Macs, graphing calculators, and other assorted devices with limited functionality and horsepower. Now, some 13 years later, porting Doom has apparently become too easy. Two separate Android developers have raised the ante and released functional ports of Quake II and III for the Motorola Droid. Perhaps a screen shot dropped on a phone render—but source code is available and functional.... Read more...
Apple has made no secret of its intentions to rival the likes of Sony and Nintendo in the handheld gaming market. They clearly feel that the iPod touch and iPhone 3GS have what it takes to make people think twice about shelling out for a dedicated gaming handheld and those $20-$40 games. But one phone player that has remained relatively quiet in the gaming space is Palm. Of course, you could say that Palm's just trying to nail the whole "calling and messaging" aspect before worrying over such extra matters, but leave it to the hacking/homebrew crowd to really demonstrate the Pre's potential. Over... Read more...
On the PC, first came Wolfenstein 3D, then came DOOM. Such is the way of iPhone gaming ports as well. We saw Wolf3D earlier, and now we see DOOM.To be honest, it's part of an ongoing trend. With faster CPUs on the iPhone 3G and particularly the iPhone 3GS, more first-person shooters (FPS) are ending up on the iPhone and iPod touch. You might ask, how much? When id Software first released Wolfenstein 3D, it was $4.99. Since then, it's dropped as low as $0.99 and currently sits at $1.99. DOOM, on the other hand, is a high-priced (for the App Store) $6.99. Ouch! Don't confuse this with the earlier... Read more...
The day many gamers have been waiting for has arrived: Classic first-person shooters have come to the iPhone.Sure, a jailbroken version of Quake came to the iPhone and iPod Touch last summer and there had been rumors of Doom making its way to the smartphone market for a while, but now it's official.Doom Resurrection became available for download in the App Store this week for $10. The art and story is from Doom 3, which was originally released in 2004.The game reset the Doom series and was set on Mars in 2145, in a scientific research facility where they were working on teleportation, biological... Read more...
The big daddy of all 3D FPS game studios, id Software, has been acquired by ZeniMax Media - the media company run by Jerry Bruckheimer (himself), Robert Altman (not that one) and Harry Sloan (CEO of MGM). As a result of being brought into the Zenimax fold, the id Software franchises will be published under the Bethesda Softworks label, and games development will be done under one roof, as John Carmack has put it. This means Fallout 3, Quake, Doom and Elder Scrolls IV as one big happy family. Activision will retain the Wolfenstein distribution, though. The sale isn't a fortuitous alignment of stars... Read more...
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