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2:15 PM on 12.03.2013

Bethesda is seeking playtesters for unannounced game

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...

Alessandro Fillari

7:45 PM on 11.22.2013

John Carmack, Fulgore, Crash Bandicoot, and Tomb Raider 2

[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...

Max Scoville

3:15 PM on 11.22.2013

John Carmack leaves id Software to work at Oculus Rift

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 ...

Alasdair Duncan

11:30 AM on 11.22.2013

RAGE free-to-play and on sale this weekend via Steam

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, ...

Joshua Derocher

9:30 PM on 08.09.2013

Dead Island MOBA, Carmack Goes To Oculus & Double Zelda!

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...

Max Scoville

11:30 AM on 08.07.2013

id co-founder John Carmack joins Oculus VR as CTO

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...

Jordan Devore





8:00 PM on 08.05.2013

Well, yeah: RAGE as a franchise isn't 'dead'

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 ...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 08.05.2013

Prior to restart, Doom 4 lacked a 'personality'

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...

Jordan Devore



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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6:30 PM on 06.26.2013

id Software president parts ways with company

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...

Abel Girmay

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

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

12:00 PM on 02.08.2013

RAGE tool kit for user-created content available today

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...

Patrick Hancock

7:00 AM on 12.15.2012

'The Scorchers' DLC finally makes it to RAGE next week

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 ...

Jordan Devore



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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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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