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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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E3: Playing DOOM 3: BFG Edition in spooky 3D photo
E3: Playing DOOM 3: BFG Edition in spooky 3D
by Jim Sterling

Today I played DOOM 3: BFG Edition and it was so intensely scary that I did an actual poo in my underpants. Fortunately, it was just a small and hard one, so I don't think anybody noticed. I just slyly shook it out of my leg next to some other jerk and let Bethesda deal with it.

The thing about the poo was how spherical it was. We're talking an almost perfect globe. At one point, Pete Hines kicked the poo and it rolled like a marble. I did not see it again after that.

I did, however, enjoy DOOM 3: BFG Edition

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3:46 PM on 06.05.2012

E3: Turn the lights off! New Doom 3: BFG Edition screens

Gotta say that Doom 3 looked a lot more terrifying back in 2004, but hopefully Bethesda is still polishing it up. That "Lost Missions" chapter seems interesting as well, but the game won't coming anytime soon. Doom 3 BFG Edition will be bringing 2004 high-definition hell to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this fall.

Jason Cabral

7:30 PM on 05.30.2012

The DTOID Show: Hitman Hits Nuns, Cyberpunk & Doom 3: BFG

Hey guys! We're back with a normal episode of The Destructoid Show. Of course, "normal" means "sexy nuns in latex miniskirts with bazookas," I guess, because that new Hitman: Absolution trailer is overflowing with that s...

Max Scoville





10:30 AM on 05.30.2012

DOOM 3: BFG Edition announced for 360, PS3, PC

Bethesda has announced a remastered version of id Software's DOOM 3, due to release on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. DOOM 3: BFG Edition will feature both the original game and its Resurrection of Evil expansion pack, ...

Jim Sterling

12:02 AM on 03.03.2012

The DTOID Show: Assassin's Creed III? GO AMURICA!

Happy Friday, gamurzzzzzz. That's what you guys like to be called, right? Either way, we've got a very special show for you today. Or rather, we had one. It's over now, but you can still enjoy it in all its HD glory, thanks ...

Tara Long

7:00 PM on 02.29.2012

Here are a buttload of supposed leaked Doom 4 images

First the good news: Doom 4 isn't canceled. Rumors were circulating this past week because someone decided to believe something someone on a message board said was true, but Bethesda has stated otherwise. Yay! Here's some mor...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 PM on 02.12.2012

This Warhammer 40k-turned-Doom army rules

Sundays, in my mind, are best spent sleeping in late and dedicating an afternoon to looking at random things you cannot possibly hope to (and would never truly wish to) afford. Toys are a good candidate, given the absurd aski...

Jordan Devore

11:45 AM on 01.19.2012

DOOM returns to Xbox Live Arcade

After disappearing from Xbox Live for the longest time, id Software's classic DOOM has returned under the watchful eye of Bethesda. You can nab it for 400 Microsoft Points (Edit: I had said this was down from 800 Points, but ...

Jim Sterling

10:30 PM on 11.23.2011

The DTOID Show: Our Black Friday Dealmageddon!

Hey everybody! I've written posts for The Destructoid Show from numerous strange places, but I don't think I've written one from an airport bar. At least, not this particular airport bar. It smells like garlic fries. Today, ...

Max Scoville

12:00 PM on 11.23.2011

DOOM 3 source code now available

Despite fears that some legal chicanery might delay its long-awaited release, id Software has declared that the DOOM 3 source code is available as of today. Now you can make your own games about spider-legged heads and eye-le...

Jim Sterling

8:30 PM on 11.01.2011

Doom 3 source code to go public after lawyer clearance

The impending release of Doom 3's source code has been teased by id Software's John Carmack, who says the company is merely waiting on "final lawyer clearance for release." While id Tech 4 may be showing its age -- Doom 3 lau...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 10.21.2011

The DTOID Show WAS live today! It was good, we had juice

Today, we did our live show, as usual. You know, except Tara and our producer Zac are down at Blizzcon. Today I got left to my own devices with Anthony Carboni, host of Revision3's new show New Challenger, which I was o...

Max Scoville

8:00 AM on 10.21.2011

Rumor: DOOM 4 'indefinitely postponed' (Update)

[Update: Bethesda's Pete Hines has denied the rumor, stating that no title has been postponed, "indefinitely or otherwise."] According to "anonymous sources" speaking to Kotaku, id Software's next project has been put on inde...

Jim Sterling