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If people can get Doom running on old Nintendo hardware, surely Doom can come to the Nintendo Switch, right? Well, Bethesda is telling gamers to “Prepare for Joy-Con Carnage” as Doom: Eternal will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on December 8th. Doom: Eternal is the action-packed fifth entry into the Doom series that we looked at when it launched. You play as the main character, Doom Slayer, who returns to Earth the vanquish the demons from Hell that have killed most of humanity. Now gamers will have a new way to play, as anyone can “RAZE HELL any way [they] want when DOOM Eternal launches on Nintendo Switch!” When Doom Eternal reaches the Nintendo Switch, you will... Read more...
Well that did not take long. Nintendo's reborn Game And Watch handheld console has been on the market for all of two seconds (technically, about a week and a half, but you get the point—it's brand spanking new) and already it has been hacked to run Doom. Because, you know, that is like a right of passage for electronics. Beside, if Doom can run on a Ti-Nspire or Ti-83 calculator (and it can!), then surely the Game And Watch should be up to the hell raising challenge of playing Doom, right? The answer is 'Yes!', though it was not a simple or straightforward hack that got it running. That said, no hardware modifications were required to get it to work. At this point you might be wondering,... Read more...
There is a new Doom game on the horizon! Okay, maybe not brand new, per se, but an ambitious fan is working on a new Doom experience called Doomed: Demons of the Nether, which brings hell to Minecraft (or Minecraft to hell). Just do not call it a mod, because as noted on the project's page, that is not what this is. So, what is it, then? "Doomed uses no mods and relies on a resource pack and datapacks. which come with the save folder," the project page states. Fair enough. Doomed: Demons of the Nether is also the brainchild of Sibogy, who uploaded a couple of gameplay demos to YouTube. There are also a bunch of shorter clips on their YouTube page that shows off different elements, like ammo crates,... Read more...
Microsoft has just announced a blockbuster deal in the gaming world by announcing its intent to purchase ZeniMax Media. If the ZeniMax name doesn’t sound familiar to you, maybe this one will: Bethesda. That’s right, we’re talking about the development studio behind such popular game franchises as DOOM, Fallout, The Elder Scrolls and many more. This purchase just solidifies Microsoft’s intent to bring more high-quality game development under its corporate umbrella, and perhaps develop more exclusives for the Xbox family of consoles. According to Microsoft, it will pay a total of $7.5 billion in cash for ZeniMax Media. In addition to Bethesda Softworks/Bethesda Game Studios,... Read more...
Doom and Doom II just received some much-needed and much-appreciated updates. Although all platforms received at least a few updates, the updates for the scores off mobile users are perhaps the most exciting. Android and iOS will now get to experience 16:9 rendering, 120Hz refresh rates, and other improvements with Doom and Doom II. According to the developers, “the original DOOM renderer has been modified to natively render a 16:9 aspect ratio without any letterboxing.” Players will now be able to see more on the sides of the screen. They have also added 16:9 versions of the title screen, intermission, and ending screens. There are also widescreen versions of several add-ons, which... Read more...
There's a lot like about Chromebooks. They are perfect for many basic computer users who only need to check email, surf the web, and type out the occasional document. Perhaps the biggest upside to buying a Chromebook is that they tend to be much less expensive than many Windows computers. Chromebooks also have excellent battery life and tend to have fewer problems with viruses and malware than other computers. Now we're learning about another potential upside: anyone who's purchased a Chromebook recently could be eligible for some cool free games. The free games include Doom, Doom II, and The Elder Scrolls: Legends, Fall of the Dark Brotherhood expansion. The only downside is that the free games... Read more...
For many gamers of a certain age, the first experience they had with a first-person shooter was the iconic game Doom from iD Software. Graphics and game developer Sylvian Lefebvrehas designed a device called the "Doom-Chip" with the sole purpose of running the first level of Doom. Lefebvre said in a tweet announcing his creation that it would run "E1M1 till the end of times" or until it runs out of power. Lefebvre was able to get the game running on an Altera Cyclone FPGA board. The feat means that the first level of the classic shooter is embedded directly in hardware rather than being software as gamers remember it. The developer said in the tweet that the algorithm is burned into wires, LUTs,... Read more...
Update 3/25/2020: We've added results for the Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB to our tests and value charts.   Doom is a game franchise that needs no introduction. In 1992, id Software laid down the groundwork for first-person shooters with Wolfenstein 3D. When Doom came along a year later, the studio cemented its status among elite American game developers, thanks in no small part to the game's outstanding graphics and addictive gameplay. The series saw several releases up through 2005's Doom 3: BFG Edition, and then Doom went dormant. In 2016 after being acquired by Bethesda, id released a follow-up simply named Doom. That title was firmly rooted in what id does best: a smooth graphics... Read more...
Doom Eternal is here, and the early consensus around the HotHardware email thread is that the game is absolutely stunning. The 2016 Doom reboot ran great on relatively pedestrian hardware thanks to obsessive fine tuning by id Software and its id Tech 6 engine. The new Doom is harder, faster, and louder, but still unmistakably Doom, and it's a graphical tour de force. Since folks are diving into the game this weekend (no small part in thanks to multiple state orders to "shelter in place" because of COVID-19), we're here to share the quickest way to optimize performance. Tune-Up Those Drivers For Doom Eternal, Especially Graphics To start with, if you have a Radeon RX 5700 or GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER... Read more...
In many places, you can't walk into a movie theater and catch a flick or waltz into most restaurants for a meal (it's delivery or pick-up only), but you sure as heck can march yourself into GameStop. Well, for now, anyway. There has been a call for 'social distancing' in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and while GameStop has not yet closed its stores, the retailer has decided to sell Doom Eternal today, a day before it is scheduled to release. "To ensure we adhere to CDC-recommended social distancing guidelines, we will be selling Doom Eternal a day early on Thursday, 3/19 as a safety precaution for our customers and associates. Animal Crossing will release on Friday 3/29 to further help separate... Read more...
Fans of the Doom franchise will be happy to hear that a new chapter is being included in the upcoming Doom 64 re-release. The port is coming from developers Nightdive Studios, and it is reportedly being handled as a top-tier game by the devs. The atmosphere and story of Doom 64 will be expanded on in the new chapter. Nightdive is the same studio that is behind the upcoming System Shock port. The same devs have released fan appreciated ports of other classic FPS titles like Turok, Foresaken, and Blood. Details on the coming Doom 64 port have been shared by the devs of the game, including dishing on what weapon they think is the best. The devs say that the port will be capable of supporting frame... Read more...
Information regarding id Software's incoming Doom Eternal has been coming in at a furious pace in recent weeks. We recently learned that the id Tech 7 engine is capable of sustaining 1,000 fps (if your hardware can handle it), and we're now getting a glimpse at the minimum and recommended specs for the follow-up the 2016 Doom reboot. The minimum specifications for Doom Eternal aren't too taxing, and should easily run on a gaming rig that is more than a few years old (as long as you have a relatively modern graphics card): Doom Eternal Minimum PC Requirements Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system OS: 64-bit Windows 7 / 64-bit Windows 10 Processor: Intel... Read more...
According to id Software, the upcoming Doom Eternal will be "the best game we've ever made." That is a tall order to fill considering a string of great games that has come out of the software house over the past nearly three decades, but early trailers for the game have us buying into the hype.  We're equally impressed with new footage of actual gameplay from Doom Eternal, which was uploaded this week by the folks over at IGN. We're given a roughly 10-minute look at the game right from its opening moments. Right off the bat we get early glimpses at the shotgun, sticky bombs, and even the fan-favorite (and might we add, quite satisfying) chainsaw in action against the baddies.... Read more...
Doom and Doom II fans have a new patch that has landed that brings with it a bunch of changes and add-ons to enjoy. The significant feature of the patch is that for the first time, both Doom and Doom II will run at 60 fps on all platforms. The previous versions maxed out at 35 fps. The patch also adds aspect ratio options to stretch the display vertically for the original 4:3 aspect ratio the game was meant to play in. Support for add-ons was added, allowing fans to download and load them from the main menu. The devs promise to continue to add content that is a mix of official add-ons and some of the best community episodes and megawads that were released for the original Doom games.  The... Read more...
Do you have a holiday gift card burning a hole in your pocket? If you are a Doom fan or have been itching to try out the game, now may be the time to strike. Doom with all its DLCs is currently on sale for $5.99 USD. The award-winning game is on sale as a digital download on both Newegg and Steam for a mere $5.99, or 70% off. The deal includes both the 2016 base game and the DLCs: "Unto the Evil", "Hell Followed", and "Bloodfall". It also features all of the maps, modes, and weapons, Arcade Mode, Photo Mode, and even the latest Update 6.66. Update 6.66 offers a variety of multiplayer improvements, including better multiplayer progression. There are a couple of important details to note about... Read more...
You could say that Bethesda’s online account plan was doomed from the beginning. The publisher was originally going to force gamers to create online accounts before accessing the newly re-released Doom titles. Bethesda has decided to ditch their account requirement after major backlash from Doom players. Bethesda recently announced that they would be re-releasing versions of Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 in honor of the franchise's 25th anniversary. Users would need to create BethesdaNet and login into their accounts before accessing the games. This requirement garnered criticism from gamers who believed that it was an unnecessary hurdle. The original Doom game did not demand Internet access... Read more...
If you're down for a bit of a walk down memory lane in the first-person shooter genre, Bethesda and id Software are serving up a hot plate of retro goodness today. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Doom's launch, re-releases of Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 are being made available across all major gaming platforms. If you're currently rocking an Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or a Nintendo Switch, you'll have access to all three of those aforementioned games. For iOS and Android users, only Doom and Doom II are available via the App Store and the Google Play Store respectively. The original Doom supports local 4-player deathmatch and 4-player local co-op. It also includes the Episode... Read more...
PC gamers who have been around, or who have downloaded the original 1993 Doom, will remember the pixelated Doom guy avatar that was a hallmark of that game. I'd wager a bunch of players wondered at some point what that guy would look like in real life. The answer to that question is here with someone employing an AI-trained neural network and having it turn the Doom guy's pixelated likeness into a high-resolution photo. It's hard to see any details in those pixelated images from Doom, but somehow the high-resolution images produced by the neural network look exactly as you would expect them to look. As for how the image came to be, it's said to be the final product of several AI systems that... Read more...
There are only a few days remaining until E3 kicks off, and we are expecting a bunch of spectacular reveals. Ahead of the event, publisher Bethesda has released a 16-second teaser hyping up Doom Eternal, the upcoming first-person shooter developed by id Software as a sequel to the 2016 Doom, which itself was the first major installment since Doom 3 in 2004. Doom fans have been waiting a long time for Doom Eternal. Bethesda announced the game at last year's E3 with a longer announce teaser, followed by a gameplay reveal video at Quakecon 2018 a couple of months later. This latest clip, while short, gives fans some brand new footage to digest, culminating with a shot of what appears to be a former... Read more...
The first time we heard anything about John Romero's fifth, and unofficial, episode for 1993's Doom was last December. The mod promised nine new single-player levels and nine deathmatch levels of fun for free. However, there were also a pair of paid editions that brought extra goodies with the game. In February, Romero announced that the game was being delayed and would ship in April; that didn't happen either. Now, the game has finally landed; Sigil is finally available to download at no cost via Romero's website. Gamers who fancy the soundtrack by Buckethead can download a version of the game that includes the music for a devilish $6.66. The caveat to this game is that it requires the... Read more...
Last December we first heard that John Romero was at work on an unofficial spiritual successor to the fourth episode of Ultimate Doom called SIGIL that requires the original 1993 Steam edition of Doom to play. Two versions of the boxed game went up for preorder in late December and were expected to ship this month. Romero has announced this week that SIGIL has been delayed and is now scheduled to ship in April. As for the cause of the delay, Romero says that there was a complication with the physical editions of SIGIL. In the official statement on the delay Romero said there were a "few snags" in production and the delay will allow the company to ensure that "everything is top-notch... Read more...
We have a special treat for you today, folks. Back in August, we brought you news about a Windows 95 "app" that was developed by Felix Rieseberg using Electron. The Windows 95 port was mostly a faithful recreation of the original groundbreaking PC operating system complete with playable classics like Minesweeper and Solitaire. Rieseberg is now back with Windows 95 version 2.0. Whereas the first release was pretty barebones, v2.0 ups the stakes with period-correct applications like Frontpage and the Netscape Navigator 2.01 web browser. For those that want to get your fix with some nostalgic gaming, you'll find Doom, Wolfenstein 3D, A10 Tank Killer and Grand Prix Circuit preinstalled.... Read more...
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