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Every Bethesda and id game is on sale on Steam right now photo
Every Bethesda and id game is on sale on Steam right now
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: I somehow missed this earlier, but ALL the games on sale here can be yours for $89.99 in the QuakeCon pack. That's 44 games, folks!]

QuakeCon is happening down in Texas this week! For those of you that can't make it, well, you're in for a treat as pretty much every single Bethesda and iD game available on Steam is all on sale right now. Seriously, go look!

The Quake collection can be yours for $7.49, and that includes eight Quake titles or packs. The Doom collection has four of the classic titles for $3.74, while Doom 3: BFG Edition is just $4.99. The Fallout classic collection has three of the original games for $19.99.

There's so much more that you need to see to believe. Brink, Hexen, Dishonored, Skyrim, Wolfenstein, Rage, and more, more, more.

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4:30 PM on 07.27.2013

Symbiote Studios Doom and Elder Scrolls figures are sweet

Every year there are some pretty awesome exclusive toys and figures to grab at Comic-Con for the would-be collector. With this year's holy grail being none other than the Green and White Ranger's Legacy Power Morpher -- which...

Wesley Ruscher

11:15 AM on 04.03.2013

Doom 4 project rebooted, aiming for next-gen consoles

Bethesda has announced that work on the perpetually developed Doom 4 has begun anew, with aims to now launch the shooter on next generation consoles. The news follows reports from Kotaku that the game's development was "not g...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 04.02.2013

New mod adds Doom weapons and characters to Half-Life 2

Have you ever asked yourself, "What if someone took the concept of fighting flat 2D enemies from Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard and put it into a much better game?" I know I have, and thankfully the modder Ghor has answ...

Jason Cabral

12:45 PM on 03.18.2013

Doom 3 won't be ready for the Oculus Rift dev kit launch

Those who Kickstarted Oculus Rift were originally supposed to get a copy of Doom 3: BFG included with their order, but that is no longer the case. "Unfortunately, we've been informed that [the game] will not support the Rift ...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 03.14.2013

Get Skyrim shirts from the official Bethesda store

Bethesda now has an official shop where you can buy a good-sized and varied selection of merchandise related to Skyrim, Dishonored, Fallout, Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein. Everything from t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, figurines, lithographs, and messenger bags.  Personally, I would love to wear a Winking Skeever shirt with a pair of Vault 101 sneakers. That's the pinnacle of fashion my friends.

Joshua Derocher



PlayStation 4 launch vs. reality: Don't believe the hype photo
PlayStation 4 launch vs. reality: Don't believe the hype
by Allistair Pinsof

A new console generation. A new batch of tech demos that mislead consumer expectations.

As perfectly evidenced by Gearbox's recent Aliens demo, savvy game enthusiasts don't take kindly to developers promising one thing and delivering another. The context and circumstances are much different with a hardware manufacturer (Sony) showing tech demos for new hardware, but the sentiment still stands.

With a PS4 tech demo upon us, let's take a look back at how past PlayStation tech demos compare to the respective system's launch titles and PC games at the time. By realizing a common trend between the three, we can get a better glimpse at what PS4's launch titles will actually look like, instead of blindly buying into a flashy tech demo.

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2:00 AM on 02.13.2013

Doom's Cacodemon bursts forth from LEGO Hell

Allistair Pinsof, is that you? Whoops! My mistake! The hideous Cacodemon. Born from the depths of Hell -- or from the cover of a D&D manual, but whatevs. Now he's returned in LEGO form, badder (and a little bit fatter) th...

Tony Ponce



Review: DOOM 3 BFG Edition photo
Review: DOOM 3 BFG Edition
by Jim Sterling

Mention DOOM 3 to most fans, and the common (disparaging) response will be, "Monster Closets." Earning criticism for its jump scares, lack of charisma, and stylistic departure from previous DOOM titles, DOOM 3 has not aged well in the eyes of most fans. 

This particular fan, however, disagrees with consensus. 

DOOM 3 holds up as a solid and atmospheric horror shooter, and the new BFG Edition works, not only as a celebration of a game that gets an unfair reputation, but as a worthy collection of the game's three main entries, sporting as it does DOOM and DOOM II. Monster Closets be damned!

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DOOM 3: BFG is finally out today, have a launch trailer photo
DOOM 3: BFG is finally out today, have a launch trailer
by Brett Zeidler

Can you believe DOOM 3 came out eight years ago? To be honest, I feel like it didn't even really need an HD release. To me it still looks fantastic. Oh well, I guess it looks even better now, so that's cool. Also, it's in 3D and includes DOOM 1 and DOOM 2. Because why not?

I remember this game used to scare the absolute sh*t out of me back in the day, I can't even imagine how I'd handle this game using the Oculus Rift in 3D and in HD. It'd be cool as hell though, wouldn't it? Oh, and id Software is only asking $39.99 ($29.99 for PC) for it. Have I done a good job of convincing you that DOOM 3: BFG Edition is a really good deal yet?

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QuakeCon Preview: Falling through the TV with Oculus Rift photo
QuakeCon Preview: Falling through the TV with Oculus Rift
by Allistair Pinsof

[Destructoid is grabbing its rail gun and heading to Dallas, Texas this weekend for QuakeCon. Stay posted for game news, previews, and strange happenings from the infamous LAN room.]

Leave it to id Software mastermind John Carmack to make the industry change their opinion of virtual reality. Though Duct tape and an eight-year-old game are part of his presentation of the much tweeted about Oculus Rift VR goggles, they speak volumes of both the product’s current state and Carmack’s approach.

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QuakeCon Preview: Going to hell in Doom 3's Lost Mission photo
QuakeCon Preview: Going to hell in Doom 3's Lost Mission
by Allistair Pinsof

[Destructoid is grabbing its rail gun and heading to Dallas, Texas this weekend for QuakeCon. Stay posted for game news, previews, and strange happenings from the infamous LAN room.]

In 2004, Doom 3 was a disappointment. It neither captured the speed of the original game or the lofty cinematic ambitions it tried to chase after. Instead, it was a slow, methodical shooter that leaned on its horror elements far more than previous games in the series. The game was at its best when it left the tight corridors of the space station and took the player back to hell -- thankfully BFG Edition's exclusive Lost Mission expansion returns to this setting while offering a lot more.

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9:00 PM on 08.02.2012

Doom 3: BFG will include an exclusive 'Lost Mission'

id Software brought a new trailer for Doom 3: BFG Edition with them to QuakeCon this year, and it shows off "The Lost Mission" that will be exclusive to the HD remaster. It's not clear what exactly it's about,...

Brett Zeidler

10:30 PM on 07.18.2012

Play Dishonored & Doom 3 BFG at QuakeCon 2012

August is going to be one of the most jam packed months ever for gaming conventions. The crazy month starts off with the annual QuakeCon, taking place August 2 to August 5 in Dallas, Texas. id Software's John Carmack will be ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:15 AM on 06.19.2012

Doom 3 BFG Edition dated: October 16, 2012

The headline kills all the fun! Bethesda announced today that Doom 3 BFG Edition is now set for release in North America on October 16, 2012, and will follow in Europe on October 19. This release contains remastered versions ...

Dale North



E3 Rant: You got what you asked for, happy now? photo
E3 Rant: You got what you asked for, happy now?
by Allistair Pinsof

I'm an old school gamer, but I like to think I have an open mind. I like it when series reinvent themselves and I rarely object when a developer attempts a new aesthetic or visual style. I was there to applaud Konami's Guillermo del Toro-inspired Castlevania reboot, Lords of Shadow, and was happy to see Silent Hill attempt something new in Shattered Memories.

In this day and age, publishers are always going to drag out established franchises, so I'd much rather see them stitching new dresses for them to wear instead of beating a dead horse. I don't think I'd want to see anyone beat a dead horse, now that I think about it.

Consumers-at-large aren't so different then me: They demand something new out of their favorite franchises. The key difference is that they demand something new that has been done to death by others. Publishers are in no place to argue against consumer demands, so they bowed down and homogenized their once unique franchises.

This is an alarming trend I saw at this year's E3. Here's three examples of great franchises dumbed-down and removed from their defining elements.

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