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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...
Forget all about Crysis, the new question is, can your PC run Doom Eternal...at 1,000 frames per second? The answer is no, it cannot, though not from a lack of technical capabilities on the software side. If you have the necessary hardware—and you don't—you could run Doom Eternal at quadruple-digit framerates. This is one of the highlights in shifting from id Software's id Tech 6 graphics engine to iD Tech 7. In doing so, Doom Eternal can essentially as fast as your hardware permits, which for ultra high end setups would be triple-digit framerates. "On id Tech 6, we maxed it out to 250 frames per second. This game, if you have the hardware right, it could hit 1,000 frames per second.... Read more...
Perhaps one of the bigger surprises with Doom Eternal is that it will be launching on the Nintendo Switch, along with the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Less surprising is that it won't come out on the Switch at the same time as other platforms—id Software and its port partner Panic Button need a bit more time to optimize and spit shine the game for Nintendo's hybrid console. Will it be worth the wait? Prepare to be "stunned." It's still not clear when exactly Doom Eternal will arrive on the Switch, but it's definitely coming, and apparently progress on the port is promising. Or at least that is the impression of id Software director Marty Stratton. "We really haven't talked about dates... 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...
We are eagerly anticipating the launch of Doom Eternal, especially after developer id Software boldly stated it's the "best game we've ever made." There are plenty of reasons to believe that is true. Unfortunately, real-time ray tracing is not one of them, because as much as id Software likes playing with shiny new technologies, implementing fancy ray-traced visuals just was not in the cards. That is going to be a disappointed to anyone who forked over a fistful of dollars for a GeForce RTX series graphics cards. Technically, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX cards support ray tracing as well, though the GeForce RTX series has dedicated hardware to make such a thing feasible, especially on a triple-A titles... Read more...
It was with great disappointed that I wrote in October of last year about Doom Eternal's release being delayed until 2020, as it was originally intended to launch on November 22, 2019 amid much hype. Developer id Software opted to hold off a little bit longer to apply "speed and polish" to what will ultimately be the end result. Will the wait be worth you? Hell yes it will, if going by id Software's latest claim. The developer has been allowing various media outlets to sample the game ahead of its March 20, 2020 debut across several platforms (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Stadia). And in speaking with Gillen McAllister, an author of the PlayStation blog, id Software promised... Read more...
Gamers have been waiting in anticipation for Doom Eternal since the game was announced at E3 2019. When Doom Eternal was announced at the show, the launch date was set for November 22, 2019. That launch date unfortunately has already been abandoned, and id Software is trying to soften the blow for gamers. Since the game won't launch this year, id Software is giving gamers Doom 64 as a preorder bonus on Xbox, PS4, and PC. Switch gamers will get Doom 64 as a bonus, but it's not playable until Doom Eternal lands on the Nintendo console. A Switch launch date for the games is unannounced at this time. Gamers who already preordered the game will still be eligible for a Doom 64 digital download. To... Read more...
Slaying demons in id Software's upcoming Doom Eternal game will have to wait a little bit longer than planned. Originally announced for a November 22, 2019 release when it was revealed at E3 earlier this year, id Software today announced it is delaying Doom Eternal a few months to add more "speed and polish." "To make sure we're delivering the best experience—for Doom Eternal to live up to our standards for speed and polish—we've made the decision to extend our launch date by a few months to March 20, 2020. We know many fans will be disappointed by this delay, but we are confident that Doom Eternal will deliver a gaming experience that is worth the wait," id Software said. If nothing... Read more...
As QuakeCon slides into day 2, there is plenty that fans of Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, and Elder Scrolls Online will want to catch up on. If you can't be at the show, but want to know what is going on, the live stream will keep you up to date on the new announcements. The schedule for today's QuakeCon panels kicks off at 10 AM CT with a Fallout 76 panel. An hour later, at 11 AM CT, a panel called "Knee Deep in Doom" kicks off. The last set for today starts at 2 PM CT and is the Elder Scrolls Online panel. If you miss any of the content when it is playing live, you can hit up the video below and play the entire conference back. As for what sort of information each of the panels holds, the Fallout... 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...
After eight years of waiting, Rage is finally getting a sequel. Developed by Avalanche Studios in partnership with id Software, and published by Bethesda Softworks, Rage 2 will bring insanity-fueled apocalyptic gameplay to the forefront, and you will need a relatively meaty PC to play the game as recommended, though nothing too crazy. Bethesda announced the minimum and recommended specs for playing Rage 2 on PC. The good news is, you don't need a crazy-powerful build to get your foot in the door. Here's a look at the requirements. Minimum Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions) Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Memory: 8GB RAM Graphics:... Read more...
QuakeCon is underway today and gamers are waiting in anticipating for the keynote with Bethesda and id Software where they were expected to deliver the first news on Doom Eternal. The presentation kicked off at noon central time and if you missed the livestream you can watch the VOD recording here.  What we know about the keynote is that Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin from id Software were there to show off gameplay footage from Doom Eternal. That game is the sequel to the 2016 revamp of Doom. Doom most recently landed on the Nintendo Switch early this year, complete with actually useful motion controls. Our first hints at Doom Eternal, however, came during E3. If Doom Eternal isn’t... Read more...
It should come as no surprise that the enthusiast community is very excited about AMD’s Zen architecture, which has been deployed on the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processor families. As we’ve already explained in our reviews for both product families, AMD is providing some impressive performance numbers for not a lot of money (well, compared to Intel’s “Core” offerings). Needless to say, developers are excited about the potential performance gains from Ryzen, and are already optimizing their engines to take advantage any extra processing grunt. The folks over at id Software are definitely keeping a close eye on Ryzen, and are impressed with what they’ve seen so far. Robert Duffy, Chief Technology Officer... Read more...
The folks at id Software have been fairly quiet as of late about Quake Champions, its forthcoming arena-style shooter that was unveiled during Bethesda's press conference at last year's E3. However, they're making noise now—there is a new trailer available that teases fast action game play, but even more exciting is that gamers can now sign up for the much anticipated closed beta. Bethesda says the closed beta will begin sometime in the coming weeks. For anyone who plans on attending PAX East this weekend at the Boston Convention Center, Quake Champions will be playable at the Bethesda booth, giving gamers an early look at what lies ahead. And for those who will not be attending, there is a new... Read more...
If you weren't hit with enough nostalgia earlier this month when an Unreal Engine master recreated the opening sequence of Unreal in UE4, here's your second chance. If you played first-person shooters in the mid-90s, there's little doubt that you loaded up id Software's Quake. It's a game that developed an instant following; and despite it beginning out with software-driven graphics, an OpenGL port was later released to the delight of anyone with a 3D accelerator. Quake wasn't just technologically impressive, though; it had a lot of other things going for it. The level design was largely fantastic, as was the atmosphere. Quake was the type of game that could genuinely scare the wits out... 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, the Vulkan API brings a few other added benefits to DOOM including asynchronous shaders (the... 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 is not running on a GeForce GTX 1080 — it’s actually running on a GeForce GTX Titan X. As id Software... Read more...
We learned earlier this week that John Romero's long-rumored first-person shooter is BLACKROOM, and without delay, money started pouring en masse into his new company's Kickstarter campaign. That should cause nothing other than rejoicing, right? Well, not so much in this case, and while any pulling of a Kickstarter campaign can give off a vibe that the project probably wouldn't have been successful anyway, that doesn't at all seem to be the case here. So what's the deal? In talking to Develop, Romero noted that there was an obvious disconnect between the amount of hype surrounding his holographic shooter and those who were actually backing it. He says, "There’s not tens of thousands of backers... Read more...
Just like other hardcore gamers out there, we’re eagerly awaiting id Software's next DOOM release, which is still quite a ways off from its May 13th launch. There’s plenty for everyone including a single player campaign, which is expected to last about 13 hours, or for those who want to tear it up (literally) online through the game's huge multiplayer mode. When details were released about the multiplayer component earlier this month, we found out that we could do something unexpected: we can become the demon. This marks the first time since the DOOM series began that players will have the ability to do that, and as you'd imagine, it's going... Read more...
When id Software's upcoming Doom is released on May 13th, it will have been over 11 years since the release of the previous mainline game, Doom 3. Given that length of time between releases, it'd be unfortunate if the next major iteration in the series followed modern gaming trends and could be completed in a single long gaming session. According to Doom's official Twitter account (demons like to be social, too), we have nothing to worry about. .@Unreal389 The difficulty level plays a factor, but folks playing at the office average 13+ hours in the campaign— DOOM (@DOOM) February 11, 2016 When the game length was questioned by a fan, whomever helms the Doom Twitter account said that the amount... Read more...
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