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Doom Eternal VR may have been revealed by Australian ratings board

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 25 January 2021 18:00 GMT The Australian game classification board has provided a rating for a game that may well end up being Doom Eternal VR.Doom Eternal may finally be out on the Switch, but now it looks like iD Software and Bethesda could be targeting yet another platform for the game.A new listing from the Australian classification board (thanks, PCGamesN) has rated a mysterious title called ‘Project 2021A’. As per the listing, this interesting, unannounced title is classified as ‘virtual reality’, and is listed under the authorship of iD Software (with Bethesda on publishing duties)….

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Have You Played… Rage 2?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. I have often related how, whilst covering E3 2018 from the UK, I was watching Bethesda’s live show at some ungodly hour in the morning, having not slept for some days because of watching other live shows at ungodly hours in the morning, and suddenly Andrew W.K. happened. He and his band absolutely crushing Ready To Die (Mr. W.K. proving he is indeed a very accomplished piano player in the process) whilst the camera kept cutting to Bethesda’s visibly bemused live…

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Doom 2 designer takes a demonic tour of his own home

I imagine the first thing most level designers do when firing up a new tool is to try and recreate their own homes. After all, it’s a pretty immediate, familiar space to try and get to grips with. But in what’s sure to already be knowledge to some folk, it seems Doom II shipped with a fairly accurate rendition of developer Sandy Peterson’s home, with the venerable designer this week taking us on a tour through both the real-world and “Hell On Earth” versions of his abode. (more…)

Pour one out for Quake’s cancelled 300ft zombie

Have you played Quake? If you have you’ll, like me, probably have wondered why Episodes 2 and 3 don’t end with a boss fight. This week, former Id designer Sandy Petersen explained some of the hacks he and American McGee tried bashing together to fill those boss-shaped holes, from a tower-block sized rotter to a giant grotesque spiderthing wot would’ve chased you around the entire map. (more…)

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Doom Eternal is coming to Xbox Game Pass next month

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 24 September 2020 17:42 GMT Microsoft has announced Doom Eternal will arrive on Xbox Game Pass in October.Come October 1, Xbox One users with an Xbox Game Pass subscription will be able to download and play Doom Eternal.It will arrive on Game Pass for PC later in 2020.Players of the game have more to look forward to soon, as The Ancient Gods – Part One will also be released on October 20.In it, the legions of Hell have razed the heavens, threatening to expand across dimensions.  The Ancient Gods – Part One is the first major story expansion…

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John Carmack says Microsoft buying Id Software could let him “reengage” with old titles

Microsoft are buying Bethesda , or rather their parent company ZeniMax Media. Like a nesting doll, Bethesda themselves are the parents of yet other game studios that Microsoft will also own. What of, say, Id Software? One of Id’s co-founders John Carmack reckons that the Bethesda buyout is a good thing. He says that the new Microsoft ownership could allow him to “reengage” with his old work. (more…)

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Doom Eternal Switch version is “very close”

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 19 September 2020 19:57 GMT Doom Eternal’s release on Switch is getting close, but id Software still isn’t sure of a release date.Speaking during PAX Online x EGX Digital, Doom Eternal executive producer Marty Stratton stated the Switch version of the game is “very close,” and the team at id Software plans on discussing it “in the not too distant future.”“I wish I could give you specifics,” said Stratton (via Nintendo Everything). “I read all the comments, and when we say anything about Doom Eternal, there’s always the one out of every five comments is, ‘Yeah, how…

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Doom and Doom 2 update adds widescreen support, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 4 September 2020 19:46 GMT A new update is available for classic Doom and Doom 2 on all platforms.The update to classic Doom and Doom 2 includes QOL improvements, performance optimization, and more.On PC, the games now have Steam support so anyone who already owns The Ultimate Doom or Doom 2: Hell on Earth on Steam will automatically receive the new re-releases in their libraries.The original DOS versions are still available as a separate launch option from within Steam, and the original DOS IWAD files are in their original location on disk.Along with the aforementioned, the…

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Here’s Doom Eternal running at 4K 120fps on an RTX 3080

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 4 September 2020 12:53 GMT Nvidia’s RTX 3080 is easily beating the 2080 Ti in Doom Eternal.Hot on the heels of the RTX 3000 series reveal, Nvidia has released a five-minute gameplay demo of Doom Eternal running on a single RTX 3080.All graphics settings have been maxed out, and the game is rendering at a native 4K resolution. The video makes it a point to compare the FPS readings of the 3080 with those produced by the RTX 2080 Ti – the current king of GPU performance. The 3080 is almost always 50% faster, allowing Doom…

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Doom Eternal’s The Ancient Gods DLC will be available as a standalone

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 29 August 2020 16:53 GMT The Ancient Gods, Part One is the first major story expansion for Doom Eternal, and it will be made available as a standalone download.News of the standalone nature of the Doom Eternal DLC was shared with PCgamesN.Speaking with the site, the game’s executive producer Marty Stratton said the team at id Software wanted the DLC to “reach as many people as possible.”And it will be a rather large DLC, according to game director Hugo Martin.“Most people would associate DLC with being of smaller scope – it’s kind of like the made for…

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Doom Eternal’s Ancient Gods DLC won’t require the base game

Doom Eternal ‘s upcoming DLC might take place in the immediate wake of the base campaign, but that doesn’t mean you’ll need to have actually played it. Arriving this October, Id Software this weekend confirmed that you’ll be able to pick up the first bit of two-part romp The Ancient Gods without having actually bought the base game, letting you jump straight into the deicidal carnage. (more…)

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Grab Quake 2 and Quake 3 free through the Bethesda launcher

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 13 August 2020 14:31 GMT Bethesda is handing out free copies of Quake 2 and Quake 3 through its launcher.Quake 2 and Quake 3 are yours to claim through the Bethesda launcher. Each game will be free for 72 hours, and Quake 2 is free right now so hurry on that one. Quake 3 will be made available on August 17. The freebies are to celebrate money raised for charity during QuakeCon at Home which took place last weekend. During the show, Quake was free to download.Over $30,000 was raised for charities such as Unicef, Direct…

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Doom Eternal The Ancient Gods DLC to be revealed at Gamescom

Doom Eternal The Ancient Gods is the first DLC for id Software’s critically-acclaimed shooter, and will be revealed during Gamescom Opening Night Live on August 27. The news comes from Geoff Keighley, who recently tweeted about Doom Eternal The Ancient Gods. It’s worth noting that The Ancient Gods is subtitled as Part 1, meaning that it won’t be the only campaign expansion for Doom Eternal, nor will it be a standalone add-on in terms of narrative continuity. Don’t miss the world premiere of THE ANCIENT GODS: PART 1, the new campaign expansion of @DOOM Eternal during @gamescom Opening Night Live,…