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One of the year's great LAN parties returns to Dallas earlier than normal. ZeniMax has confirmed QuakeCon 2014 will take place from Thursday, July 17 - Sunday, July 20 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. As a result of the date chan...
I love reading about the development history of games especially some of the medium's classics. Doom is one such classic, the seminal first-person shooter turned 20 years old in 2013. Creators John Romero and Tom Hall have re...
Gosh, Quake Live brings me back. Bethesda has announced that the standalone client for this free-to-play, browser-based game is out now on PC. Existing players will need to download a launcher which will update their installa...
[In honor of Doom's 20th anniversary earlier this week, Max shares this remembrance. Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] When I was eight years old, my dad brought home my ...
On December 10, 1993, Doom was released. Although it was far from the first FPS game I ever played (I was rocking Catacomb and Wolfenstein already), it had a profound effect on me, as I tirelessly spent hundreds of hours...
There's been a lot of chatter lately about what the developers at Bethesda Softworks have got in the works. With the recent survivor2299 website popping up, and the trademarks for Fallout 4 being registered, many people are c...
[Note: YouTube's still processing the trimmed video. The show actually starts at the 20:10 mark] Hey everybody! If you missed it, Spencer and I went live earlier this afternoon with a very low-key, laid back episode of The D...
John Carmack has left id Software to fully join the makers of the Oculus Rift. Carmack had joined the Oculus team earlier this year but had said he would continue to work at id in a leadership role. That role has ended today ...
RAGE, id Software's post apocalyptic shooter, can be played for free this weekend on Steam, and if you want to own it forever you can grab it for just $4.99. You have until Sunday at 1:00 PM Pacific time to play it for free, ...
Here's today's not-live Destructoid Show! On which we discuss the following:  There are two new Zelda games coming out this fall, let's look at videos of them! id software co-founder John Carmack is now working for Ocul...
When you think of id Software, you think of studio co-founder John Carmack. It's wild to imagine the company without him and, for a brief moment this morning when the news came in that he'd joined Oculus VR to work on the vir...
In what should come to the surprise of exactly no one, id Software's Tim Willits tells Polygon that RAGE is something the studio would like to return to eventually. "The franchise is not dead, and we built the game in such a ...
Coming into this year's QuakeCon, I didn't expect to hear much of anything about Doom 4. Like a child who doesn't get that one specific toy for Christmas year after year, I can only have my heart broken so many times. It's co...
[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,...
Retirement, it would seem, is in the cards for many of this industry's pioneers and luminaries. In a statement released to IGN, Bethesda has confirmed that id Software president Todd Hollenshead has parted ways with the house...
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...
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 ...
Bethesda has announced that the RAGE tool kit will be available later today via Steam, allowing users to create their own content for the game. It is apparently the "same tools used to create RAGE and its DLC, The Scorch...
When a PEGI listing for new RAGE downloadable content surfaced months ago, it felt a bit late, considering the game released in October of last year. Still, the add-on seemed like something we'd be interested in checking out ...
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 we...
[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 n...
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 ...
According to European ratings board PEGI, Bethesda is ready to publish downloadable content for RAGE, the id Software shooter that released late last year.  PEGI's listing reveals something called RAGE: The Scorchers was...
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 ...
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...
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, ...
Wolfenstein 3D is twenty years ago, and Bethesda is celebrating by launching the seminal first-person shooter as a free browser game. Simply go to this site or Wolfenstein's Facebook page.  If you'd rather shoot Nazis on...
After seeing Allistair's report of QuakeCon 2011, this year's convention sounds rather appealing. Pre-registration will open up tonight at 8:00pm Eastern; those in the audience who are afraid of time zones can simply watch th...
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 ...
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...
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...
Who better to give you insight into the weapons of id Software's post-apocalyptic shooter RAGE than Snoop Dogg? When this man tells you that something is capable of "taking off a motherf*cker's head," you trust him because he knows what he's talking about. I love the random celebrity appearances that are a part of game marketing. The less sense they make, the better.
[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...
RAGE was patched for PC shortly after launch, but it wasn't completely fixed. There have still been issues with blurring textures, but a new patch is on the way that will sort everything out. "We have a bicubic-upsample+detai...
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A large PC patch for RAGE arrived this weekend, aiming to fix the grotesque graphical issues that many users complained about. It also gives players some actual video settings to tweak, rather than stick with threadbare menus...
id Software's history with PC gaming led gamers to believe that RAGE's computer-based version would be a worthy product. Unfortunately, it released to the tune of angry customers thanks to it looking like garbage and running ...
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RAGE's release has been dominated by reports of the game running poorly on PC. Unfortunately, a PC version wasn't provided before we were able to run our review, but I've gotten my hands on a copy via Steam and played through the first mission to see how it stacks up compared to the Xbox 360 version.  I am beginning to count myself lucky that I didn't have to fully play it for the review.
RAGE PC players with AMD/ATI graphics cards can now download the "RAGE Catalyst" drivers in order to fix a number of horrendous issues with the game. As revealed yesterday, the PC port of id's post-apocalyptic shooter has bee...