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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...
Id software recently announced that it was adding anti-cheat software to its popular game Doom Eternal. What id Software chose to go with to protect BATTLEMODE multiplayer gamers from cheaters was Denuvo, which requires kernel-level access to the host computer. Id Software has now promised to remove the anti-cheat technology from the game in its next PC update. Denuvo was included in Update 1 that launched last Thursday. Executive Producer Marty Stratton has posted a community update on reddit that says since the update went live, the Doom Eternal team has been looking into reports of instability and performance degradation for some users. Stratton also noted that the team had seen the concerns... 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...
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...
Some say you can’t improve on a classic, but those people have not seen the latest NVIDIA Quake II RTX updates. NVIDIA just released their Quake II RTX version 1.2 which includes improved textures and reflections. They also released a new Game Ready Driver for Halo: Reach.  Quake II RTX version 1.2 features over 400 updated textures. The water in the game is now more realistic includes underwater god rays. There are also no recursive reflections on surfaces like mirrors, better reflections, refractions and god rays through glass, and other general improvements. Real-time ray-traced graphics are even shown on displays like security monitors to make the whole experience more immersive. ... 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...
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 latest title in id Software's long-running Quake series, Quake Champions, is currently being tested by gamers in a closed beta. There are a lot of graphical goodies available in the game's current state, and players with monitors sporting high refresh rates will be happy to know that framerates aren't capped. The big news, however, is that a future patch will bring Vulkan support to Quake Champions. This was confirmed by Matt Charles, senior producer at id Software, who spoke with German-language website PCGamesHardware about bringing Vulkan to Quake Champions. The senior producer said id Software was busy working on a Vulkan rendering path for the game, and while the studio did not have... Read more...
The closed beta for Quake Champions is just around the corner. Bethesda and id Software have revealed that the closed beta will start on April 6th, and have also unveiled a new character as one of the game’s “champions”. The closed beta will begin next week with an “initial group of testers”, but there is currently no indication of how large that group of gamers will be. The developers have implied that more testers will be added to the closed beta over time. The developers have also just revealed the character Anarki. Anarki was an Arena Lord and playable character in Quake III Arena. The trailer for his character shows him flying around the arena with his signature hoverboard and shooting himself... Read more...
Quake Champions was announced back in early June to much fanfare. The game, which is PC-only, is being billed as the ultimate eSports showcase for FPS gamers. However, the PC-only approach to the development of the game is sure to be a bummer for console gamers that have become accustomed to having access to hit PC games like Fallout 4 and DOOM. But given the stiff requirements of Quake Champions, consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One never had a chance (developer id Software is targeting 60+ fps and a targeted 120Hz refresh rate). Pete Hines, Bethesda’s marketing chief further explained the reasoning for making Quake Champions a PC-exclusive. "We were like, 'No, it's a PC-only thing.... Read more...
Quake Champions, are you ready to ruuummmbbbllle? If not, the latest Quake Champions trailer should get your blood pumping. The trailer features fast-paced gameplay, tricked-out weapons, and a lot of spurting blood. Quake Champions was announced at Bethesda’s E3 2016 showcase. Tim Willits, Studio Director of id Software stated, “20 years ago, Quake set new standards for multiplayer competition and pushed the boundaries for graphics and gameplay. It’s important to all of us at id Software that Quake Champions remains true to the Quake legacy, and delivers the speed and gameplay our longtime fans expect, while also pressing forward by introducing new gameplay opportunities with new Champions and... 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 scene stealer is the Super Shotgun which makes an all too brief appearance in the trailer. The next... 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 unholy union of flesh and metal”--that definitely wants to kill things. If you’re... Read more...