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John Carmack leaves id Software to work at Oculus Rift


Doom co-creator is fully committed to the Oculus team
Nov 22
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 ... read
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RAGE sale

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


RAGE against the Steam
Nov 22
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, ... read
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Dead Island MOBA, Carmack Goes To Oculus & Double Zelda!


The Destructoid Show drops its ice cream cone
Aug 09
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... read
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Oculus Rift

id co-founder John Carmack joins Oculus VR as CTO


And he'll somehow still have time to contribute at id
Aug 07
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... read
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RAGE

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


Would you want more?
Aug 05
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 ... read
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Doom

Prior to restart, Doom 4 lacked a 'personality'


All of id is focused on the project now
Aug 05
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... read
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Every Bethesda and id game is on sale on Steam right now


Skyrim, Fallout, Quake, and so much more
Aug 01
[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,... read
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id president leaves

id Software president parts ways with company


Pursuing other interests
Jun 26
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... read
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Doom 4 project rebooted, aiming for next-gen consoles


RAGE 2 canceled, if you care
Apr 03
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... read
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Oculus Rift

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


Reward replacements and refunds are being offered
Mar 18
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 ... read
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RAGE tool kit

RAGE tool kit for user-created content available today


35+ GB download from Steam
Feb 08
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... read
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'The Scorchers' DLC finally makes it to RAGE next week


Do you still have your copy?
Dec 15
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 ... read
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All the doom without the gloom
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... read feature

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[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... read feature

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Play Dishonored & Doom 3 BFG at QuakeCon 2012


Jul 18
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 ... read
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'The Scorchers' DLC possibly listed for RAGE


Jun 19
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... read
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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 ... read feature

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


May 30
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... read
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DOOM 3: BFG Edition announced for 360, PS3, PC


May 30
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, ... read
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Play the Wolfenstein 3D 20th anniversary browser game


May 09
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... read
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Pre-registration for QuakeCon 2012 opens tonight


Apr 25
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... read
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DOOM returns to Xbox Live Arcade


Jan 19
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 ... read
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DOOM 3 source code now available


Nov 23
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... read
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Doom 3 source code to go public after lawyer clearance


Nov 01
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... read
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Snoop Dogg talks RAGE's wasteland weaponry


Oct 25
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. read
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Rumor: DOOM 4 'indefinitely postponed' (Update)


Oct 21
[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... read
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RAGE PC getting new patch to fix blurry textures


Oct 17
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... read
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Live show: Finishing RAGE on Mash Tactics


Oct 10
  [Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a clip from a recent episode to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously-aired li... read
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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... read feature

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id Software: PC isn't the market leader anymore


Oct 08
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 ... read
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Live show: More Rage on Mash Tactics


Oct 06
[Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a clip from a recent episode to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously aired live shows in our a... read
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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. read feature







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