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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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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