Doom Tag

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 21 Jul 2014

From everything we’ve heard about the newly rebooted Doom, it sounds like the glorious union of old-school sensibilities and new-generation technology. Doom sounds very much like it’s getting the same sort of attention to detail and love as the recent Wolfenstein: The New Order – and for fans, that’s exciting stuff. Pity you probably won’t get to even see it until next year.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 21 Jul 2014

From everything we’ve heard about the newly rebooted Doom, it sounds like the glorious union of old-school sensibilities and new-generation technology. Doom sounds very much like it’s getting the same sort of attention to detail and love as the recent Wolfenstein: The New Order – and for fans, that’s exciting stuff. Pity you probably won’t get to even see it until next year.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 18 Jul 2014

We’ve known for years now that id Software is hard at work on a new Doom title. A few days ago Bethesda announced that the first gameplay reveal would be exclusive to QuakeCon attendees. That reveal took place yesterday, and despite there being no leaked footage we now have a very good idea of what Doom will be. And yes, it’s officially Doom -  and not Doom 4.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 07 Jul 2014

Doom, one of the granddaddy’s of the FPS is coming back. It’s been such a long time since anything really good has been released bearing the Doom name though. Doom 3 wasn’t terrible, but it’s been a full 10 years since release.  Doom finds itself in a similar position to Wolfenstein in that regard, in that it has to prove that it has what it takes to get players interested once again.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 02 Jul 2014

The people over at id Software made many nostalgic fans weak at the knees during E3. They released the first teaser trailer for Doom 4, which has now been conveniently named back to just Doom. Just to get everyone all confused when actually trying to talk about the game without referring to the original.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 11 Jun 2014

E3? Who needs it? Certainly not the chaps at Bethesda, who’ve chosen this fortuitous time to tease the latest game in the fabled Doom series. They’ve done nothing but tease – revealing that they’ll actually be showing the game off at QuakeCon next month.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 28 Feb 2013

First Person Shooters have a come a long way since they first gained prominence with earlier examples in the genre, such as Wolfenstein 3D and Quake. Now arguably the single genre that defines video gaming (within the mainstream at least), they’re not going away any time soon. It’s a good thing then that they’ve evolved the way they have, a shown by this video from French site NoFrag that details the graphical evolution of the FPS.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 18 Feb 2013

When Doom was released way back in 1993 it wasn’t quite hyper-realistic but it was still pretty impressive as far as gaming went in those days. However it hasn’t really aged well and so a Deviant Art user, Elemental79, decided to spend 35 hours touching up an old screenshot to bring it into 2013.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 25 Oct 2012

So you’ve gone and retooled an older game, released it in online and hard copy variants, and wondering what the best way is to make some cash off of it. Well, for starters, you could make certain that the game itself is worth asking people to pay for it a second time. OR! And hear me out on this one, you could make damn sure that this newer, buggier version is the only available on digital shelves. Sounds like a sound plan, right? Because that’s just what id has done for Doom 3 BFG Edition.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 11 Sep 2012

Ever wondered why right now, you’re not playing Kings Quest 22 or Day of the Japanese Tentacle? Well there’s one game that you can point your calloused clicking finger at in blame, one iconic title that is responsible for the decline of such genre games, and according to industry veteran Ron Gilbert, that particular click-killer is Doom.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 07 Aug 2012

Rage was one of those games last year that was a phenomenal letdown, despite the massive marketing blitz that had preceded it, touting it to be one of id Software's finest creations. Perhaps it was a case of giving too much away too soon, but one thing is for certain, and that’s the fact that id has learnt from their blunder, as they’ll be far more cautious in the future with advertising, especially for Doom 4.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 01 Sep 2011

Thanks to some serious dedication from Bethesda, who acquired id Software in 2009, Doom and Doom 2 are no longer considered harmful to young people in Germany which means the Germans can now get there hands on some of the titles that defined a genre, even if it is 18 years later.

Why the German censorship board, who generally hate fun and feel their youth are as soft as play dough, suddenly thought it was okay to allow Doom onto the market isn’t know yet.

Posted by Ian Felmore - 03 May 2011

It has been a little over six years since id software touched the Doom franchise, and if we put aside 2010's Quake Arena for XBLA, they have also had little to no involvement in the Quake series with no sign of jumping back on the bandwagon. Until now that is.