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DOOM was rebooted last year for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game was praised for its frantic gameplay and stellar graphics, which were backed by potent console hardware and the [then] nascent GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics cards. But how would DOOM look on a gaming system that is considered by many to woefully underpowered by modern hardware standards? We're getting a glimpse today as DOOM for the Nintendo Switch has been demoed to the gaming press, and by all accounts, this port looks damn good. The Nintendo Switch is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra X1 ARM-based SoC, which has a 256-core... Read more...
Nintendo Switch gamers have some awesome Bethesda franchises to look forward to later this year and in 2018. Bethesda has announced that two of its most popular game franchises are coming to the Switch with both Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Doom are coming to Nintendo's latest hybrid convertible console. Bethesda tweeted that Doom would land in time for holiday 2017, but an exact launch date is unannounced. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will land in 2018, exactly when we don't know. All we know about the games so far is that they will be playable on the go and at home, thanks to... Read more...
Bethesda says "there's never been a time to go to Hell," and that is exactly where the publisher wants to send you. Not literally, of course—Bethesda is talking about its Doom reboot. To make the notion of heading down into the fiery underworld more appealing, Bethesda is rolling out what it calls the "ultimate" Doom experience with a brand new 6.66 update patch and a free weekend of game play. The new patch includes a whole bunch of fixes and improvements across multiplayer and SnapMap. It also unlocks every bit of multiplayer DLC as Bethesda retires its season pass. That means gamers now have... Read more...
2016's DOOM pulled off what to some seemed impossible: it proved that series reboots can be amazing. The game was well-received on every platform it was released on, so it's no surprise that Bethesda didn't want to waste too much time coughing up another iteration. For VR fans, this latest one is going to taste oh-so-sweet. DOOM VFR is a standalone game, rather than an add-on for last year's release. Fortunately, it's not going to carry the cost of a brand-new game, with the preorder priced at $29.99 USD. We're not quite sure what VFR stands for, but if we had to guess, it could be "Virtual F***ing... Read more...
Modding a Porsche 911 to serve as the controller while playing the original Doom game on the car's infotainment system sounds like a really bad idea. The same is true of modding any vehicle to be the controller for game, but it sounds especially dangerous for a sporty vehicle. That might be one reason why nobody's ever made such a mod, though if it were to exist at any point, YouTube user vexal shows what the experience might be like. By all means, vexal (real name Matt Swarthout, according to his YouTube profile) is a smart dude who writes software, enjoys gaming, and plays piano. He is also a... Read more...
Last month, we gave you architectural details on RYZEN (the CPU artist formally known as Zen), which is AMD’s latest attempt to directly challenge Intel’s dominance in the high-end desktop processor market. Based on a 14nm FinFET process, RYZEN will be available in 8-core, 16-thread SKUs with 3.4+ GHz clock speeds and 20MB of total cache (4MB L2 + 16MB L3). The complimentary AM4 motherboards using the X300 and X370 chipsets bring support for all the latest computing technologies including DDR4 memory, PCIe Gen 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2 and NVMe. Just today, we made you privy to all that we know about the... Read more...
You wanted it and Bethesda is delivering it—a new and much anticipated Arcade Mode that brings all out mayhem to the 2016 Doom reboot by way of a free update, the fourth major one to date. This particular one turns the traditional campaign mode on its head and unleashes hell by letting you run amuck with all guns, Runes, and equipment upgrades fully unlocked from the get-go. "Customize your Doom Marine's gear, guns and Praetor suit before each run to see what combinations will give you an edge. Compete against friends and players worldwide for the highest score by attacking demons quickly, avoiding... Read more...
Forget about an asteroid plowing into our planet or a plague wiping out the human species. Nope, none of that will be our demise. Nature doesn't need to intervene, as it did with dinosaurs, because it seems we're intent on passing the torch to machines, making ourselves obsolete in the process. Oh, it starts innocently enough—putting automated contraptions on assembly lines and in warehouses, and creating artificially intelligent applications. But do we have to bully our increasingly capable creations, and then teach them to play games like Doom? Apparently so. Let's talk about the latter for a... Read more...
First announced at E3 2016, Doom’s Unto the Evil DLC is now available for download on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. The download, which is actually the first DLC for Doom, brings with its three new multiplayer maps (Offering, Cataclysm and Ritual) to keep you busy. If that wasn’t enough, there’s a new playable demon (Harvester) and a new weapon (UAC EMG Pistol) to wreak havoc with. The PartyPlay system also allows anyone to join in on Unto the Evil fragging action as long as one of your participating “party” friends has purchased the DLC. There are also new taunts, armor sets and hack... Read more...
It’s been over two months since DOOM was released to much fanfare. Since that time, much digital blood has been spilled at the hands of gamers all over the globe, and thanks to a new update, some gamers can expect to see even greater performance in DOOM. id Software announced today that Vulkan API support is now live on the PC version of DOOM. In case you haven’t been keeping abreast of Vulkan, it is a graphics API that was developed by the Khronos Group. Thanks to low-level access to graphics hardware, much of the driver overhead is erased, leading to higher performance. In addition to lower overhead,... Read more...
The recent Doom reboot published by Bethesda and developed by id Software has been getting rave reviews from fans of the franchise, both old and new, and it's about to get even better. That's because the first major update for Doom is on its way—it's due out on June 30th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, Bethesda announced. It will roll out automatically to Xbox One and PC via Steam. If you're rocking Doom on a PS4 console, you can either manually grab the update once it becomes available or configure your system to grab automatic updates (head to your console's settings). The update will introduce... Read more...
Time and again we've talked about there not being any mulligans on the Internet—once you put something on social media, it's there to stay even if you delete your post. An AMD executive is finding this out after a deleted Twitter posted continues to make the rounds. More specifically, it's the picture he posted of an unannounced Radeon RX 480 running Doom at 1440p that's gaining traction.The post is no longer on Twitter, but the accompanying picture lives on. It was taken at a "Polaris Tech Day" event in Macau in which select members of the press got a sneak peek at Polaris, AMD's next generation... Read more...
Late last week, we provided you with some awesome footage of Doom running on an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 using the Vulkan API. Granted, we were filming this footage using our own camera, so it’s not exactly clean, crisp and impeccably detailed. Well, the folks at NVIDIA and id Software want to make sure that eager-beaver gamers are seeing Doom in the absolute best possible light, so NVIDIA today posted a 6-minute direct feed to the footage to YouTube. In case you were wondering, the direct feed is 2.1GB uncompressed and is running 1920x1080 at 60 FPS. Unfortunately, this replay of the game footage... Read more...
Doom Powered By NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 And Vulkan API At a private briefing with NVIDIA, representatives from id software came out on stage to show off the upcoming game Doom running on the just-announced GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card using the Vulkan API. It was the first public demonstration of the game using both NVIDIA’s new flagship and the next-gen API, which is a low-overhead, cross-platform graphics and compute API akin to DirectX 12 and AMD’s Mantle. We’ve got some live-action from the demo available for your viewing pleasure here... Doom Running On The GTX 1080 Using Vulkan In the initial... Read more...
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