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Doom


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Doom record speed run

You can beat Doom in under an hour and a half

Sure, beating Doom on the hardest difficulty with perma-death on is kind of impressive, I guess. But it also takes like five hours, to say nothing of the numerous multi-hour runs in which you'll inevitably fuck up and die and have to start...

 
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Doom Ultra Nightmare beat

Man beats hardest Doom difficulty without dying

Doom's "Ultra Nightmare" mode raises the stakes on the shooter's hardest difficulty setting, Nightmare, and adds permadeath. That means if you die once, you have to start the entire thing over. And it only took a day! YouTube's Zero Master...

 
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Doom Review

Review: Doom

In my review-in-progress for Doom, I mentioned that "if what I've played so far is indicative of the rest of the campaign, the late embargo is absolutely nothing to be worried about." That was based on four hours of ripping the heads o...

 
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'Lil Doom tidbit

Still the best part of the new Doom

I saw this (as a GIF) days ago and I still think about it and it still makes me happy. Perhaps you, like me, don't have any particular intention to play Doom right now, unless maybe it's cheap in a sale or some kind souls buys it for you. ...

 
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Doom review

Review in Progress: Doom

When a review embargo is held until the day of release, potential buyers have a right to be nervous. Bethesda holding review copies of Doom until the day of release seemed damning to more than a few people.  I started playing at about ...

 
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Doom

Doom's Achievements look surprisingly not-hellacious

Doom is two days away from releasing, and it seems like we still know suspiciously little about it. Like, Bethesda has shown bits of the campaign and held multiplayer betas. Still, it all feels like one big question mark. The recently-...

 
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Deals

Doom pre-order deals, including up to 25% off Steam copies

Update: Now released. Deal pricing are updated below. Expired ones are stricken out. It's May 2016, and Hell draws nigh. Bethesda's Doom is out on Friday. Before you go to your local GameStop and throw down a full $60, consider taking advan...

 
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Doom

Where is our review for Doom?

So, it's Tuesday -- the date that's typically reserved for new releases -- and there's no review of Doom up. Well, two things! First, Doom actually isn't out today, it's out on Friday, May 13. Second, Bethesda has informed us that...

 
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GTX 1080

Here's the new Doom running at 200 FPS on the Nvidia GTX 1080

Nvidia's new graphics cards are beefy. We learned at last week's reveal that they perform better than the $1000 Titan X and cost several hundred dollars less. It's a fine development for the PC gaming crowd. One way to put into perspective...

 
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Deals

Weekend Deals: Uncharted 4 and Doom for a little less coin

Reviewers are drooling over Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, but if you haven't hopped on board the hype train yet, you may have lucked out monetarily since eBay deals has a rare pre-order discount on Tuesday's release. It's discounted to $49.99...

 
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Doom

One last look at Doom's single-player before launch

I keep forgetting that Doom is releasing on a Friday (May 13). Good timing on the "Friday the 13th" front, for one, but also having a whole weekend to tear through a new game? Much appreciated. Bethesda has shared the launch details and if...

 
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Doom

Those are good secrets, Doom

During yesterday's live-stream reveal of the Doom campaign, our comments section lit up with people exclaiming that this Doom wasn't enough like the Doom they knew and loved. It turns out that the single-player portion is actuall...

 
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Doom

Here's a live look at the Doom single-player campaign

Bethesda's lead-up to Doom's May 13 release has been largely predicated on the game's multiplayer component. There have been several videos released and beta events staged to show off that particular aspect. Today, we get a look at the oth...

 
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Doom

Doom's post-launch DLC detailed, includes $40 season pass

Doom, a game that is five weeks from release, has at least $45 worth of post-launch content planned. Never mind the fact that we don't have any idea if Doom will actually be any good. If you're buyin', they're sellin'. The cart is...

 
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Beta impressions

Doom's multiplayer is good, but it could be great

I was completely disinterested in the upcoming Doom reboot until that trailer came out showcasing some of the new modes, at which point I got hyped. Over the weekend, I finally got to get some time with multiplayer beta on the Xbox One...

 
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Doom

This cinematic take on Doom isn't nearly as bad as the last one

Ten years ago, I was swindled into going to the movie theater to watch Doom, a movie about a game that I grew up loving. It was abysmal. The bad taste is still in my mouth, even though I don't remember much about the film. All I recall is ...

 
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Doom

Want in on the Doom beta? Head on over to GameStop

More than two years ago, Bethesda promised access to a Doom closed beta in exchange for Wolfenstein pre-orders. It was a long time back, but that beta is finally happening this weekend from March 31 through April 3. However, it's ...

 
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Doom

Doom beta invites are going out now, preload tomorrow

I just got an email from Sony regarding the Doom closed beta period, which is taking place just shy of a month before the game's final release in early May. Sony notes that the beta is operating as scheduled, and that if players want, ...

 
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Doom

This Doom multiplayer trailer is a monster mash

Seeing more of the multiplayer modes in Doom didn't do a whole lot for me, admittedly, but a glance at more monsters? Including an unfamiliar one? Well, damn. They have my curiosity again. The ugly new mug belongs to the Prowler, who is gi...

 
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DooMultiplayer

New multiplayer modes revealed for Doom look hellishly fun

Bethesda has finally done it; I'm hyped for Doom. These newly revealed multiplayer modes all look fantastic, and might even be enough to pull me away from Halo 5 for a bit. Soul Harvest looks to be like Call of Duty's kill confirmed mode, ...

 
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Doom

Doom will have nine multiplayer maps at launch, here's a gander at some of them

The next Doom is still arriving in May, and later this month, the beta will be available. But for now, you can anaylze this multiplayer trailer to your heart's content. It shows four of the nine multiplayer maps that will launch ...

 
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Doom

Oh hello, upcoming Doom closed beta info

Bethesda just sent over more information for Doom, and it's relatively good news. Starting on March 31 and running until April 3, players will be able to partake in the next beta phase on every available platform.  If you pre-ordered W...

 
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Doom

You picked the wrong cover for Doom's alternate box art

Four days ago, id Software opened up a poll where you could choose the new Doom alternate boxart. You were supposed to pick option A (below in the gallery), a muted, cool demonic theme that looked unique. Instead, you went for option B...

 
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Doom

Help decide the alternative to Doom's awful cover art

As we all know, Doom has some really bad cover art. Like, BioShock Infinite bad. id Software seems to have picked up on this, so it has allowed for a reversible cover art option. There are two right now -- a muted, really cool (read: t...

 
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Doom

Doom will run at 1080p60 on every platform

According to a recent update from id Software itself, both the PC and console editions of Doom will run at their maximum potential. That translates to a 1080p60 experience. In fact, lead programmer Billy Khan noted that their goal was ...

 
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Doom

Get more Dooms for your dough with this pre-order bonus

Though as yet unconfirmed, it appears if you pre-order Doom on the Xbox One and you’ll get the backwards-compatible Doom and Doom II for nowt (which is British for free, just in case you weren’t sure). Although the offer ha...

 
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Doom

Are you going to bother with Doom's multiplayer?

In the lead-up to Doom's release this May, Bethesda has spent a good deal of its time covering the multiplayer component. There's more on that front today with details on Warpath mode and single-use items, Hack Modules, earned through playe...

 
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Doom campaign

Doom's single-player campaign is 13 hours long

If you were worried Doom would follow in the footsteps of other modern first-person shooters with a five hour jaunt of a campaign, you can sleep easy now. According to id Software, the average length of the campaign clocks in at a hefty 13 ...

 
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Clueless Gamer

Clueless Gamer returns with guests for Doom

Conan O'Brien hasn't had a Clueless Gamer video in a few months (that was Fallout 4 back in November), but he's back to promote Doom, and have a fun time doing it. NFL players Josh Norman and Von Miller join his antics, and there's ple...

 
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Deals

Spicy weekend deals on XCOM 2, Doom, and Bayonetta 2

After last month's lull, it's weekend for games. New titles are launching left and right, like XCOM 2, which seems to be fairing well with critics and regular folks alike. If you're looking to pick it up, the best deal is a 23 percent ...

 
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Yuck

If this is really the new Doom box art, it sucks

Conan O'Brien will be playing the latest iteration of Doom on his show's Clueless Gamer segment tonight with some players of the sports ball who are in the big game. In a tweet promoting the show, the box art below was shown, though it...

 
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Doom trailer

Doom is coming May 13 with a skeletal collector's edition

Hello everybody, I am the harbinger of Doom, id Software's Bethesda-published reboot of the brutal first-person shooter shown off last year. Turns out Doom'll turnout worldwide on May 13. That's for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game that's a...

 
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Doom footage

A few gory minutes from Doom's multiplayer

Did he... did he just punch another player's head off? Ahead of Doom's spring 2016 launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, here's some multiplayer footage captured from the closed alpha scheduled to go public this weekend. As far as cont...

 
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Doom

Doom alpha invites are going out today

Curious about how the new Doom looks and feels? If you're signed up for the beta (redeemable codes were included with early copies of Wolfenstein: The New Order), you may find out soon. Bethesda is now sending out invites for this weekend's...

 
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Doom

Doom's Revenant sure has come a long way

We're not at QuakeCon 2015, but folks who are can play the new Doom multiplayer. Early impressions have been mostly positive, though it sounds like hands-on opportunities are brief. Oh well. At least we have this cool spooky scary skeleton ...

 
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Doom

Bethesda talks Doom beta and multiplayer alpha

I forgot that Wolfenstein: The New Order included (eventual) access to the Doom beta. At QuakeCon 2015, Bethesda said it plans to pick PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One players from that pool to try out the multiplayer alpha "in the coming mo...

 
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Doom at E3

Bethesda unveils first details for upcoming Doom project, coming spring 2016

[Update: Watch the trailer here!] Bethesda showed off its first footage for the new Doom today at its inaugural E3 conference in Los Angeles. Executive Producer Marty Stratton took the stage, stating that Doom is based on three p...

 
Brutal Doom Mod v20.0 photo
Brutal Doom Mod v20.0

Paint it red: Brutal Doom v20.0 gets a release date and a gruesome new trailer

Modder SGtMarkIV has released a blood-drenched announcement trailer for the upcoming version 20.0 of his appropriately titled Brutal Doom mod, which is scheduled to release on June 5. According to the modder's...

 
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Romero plays Doom

Clear your schedule for this John Romero x Double Fine Let's Play of Doom

I've fallen behind on Double Fine's developer-led Let's Play series Devs Play, but I can't resist jumping back in now, order be damned, for the episode about Doom featuring John Romero. The id Software co-founder is joined by Double Fine's...

 
Doom behind the scenes photo
Doom behind the scenes

Let's look at some cool behind-the-scenes pictures of Doom

In celebration of Doom's 21st birthday, Brett shared a personal anecdote about how the iconic game came into his life at an early age and refused to leave. He didn't include Doomguy's midriff in the article, much to my chagrin, but I suppos...

 
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Doom

Happy 21st anniversary to the most important FPS in my life

My, how time flies. Today, we're 21 years removed from the launch of one of the most influential videogames ever, Doom. It may not have been the original first-person shooter, but it was certainly the most important one in my life. Well, in...

 
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Doom

We can't see the new Doom yet, but it sounds like a return to form

Bethesda said its big reveal of Doom -- that is in fact "Doom," not "Doom 4" -- at QuakeCon would be for attendees only, not for us Internet ne'er-do-wells, but I still watched the QuakeCon stream like a sucker, anyway. When it came time fo...

 
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Doom

Upcoming Doom sneak peek is only meant for QuakeCon attendees

The teaser trailer for Doom (4) didn't do much for me, but I'm looking forward to the long-awaited reveal. We'll see more of the game at this year's QuakeCon, set to take place in Dallas, Texas from July 17 - 20, or so I thought. According ...

 
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id Software

Check out this trip down memory lane with id Software

I was barely old enough to game in 1993, let alone take trips to id Software for office tours. That's why I'm so jealous of one Dan Linton, owner of a wildly successful BBS known as Software Creation, who took a trip down to Texas to visit...

 
Doom photo
Doom

The classic Cyberdemon receives a next-gen makeover in this Doom teaser

Oh, sweet Cyberdemon. It's been far too long since I danced with thee. And now you're looking so very...refreshed. You've had a facelift. Even though you're a little bit older than the last time we met, you're still just as ravishing as yo...

 
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Doom

Happy 20th Anniversary, Doom

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 accessing ever...

 
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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 I remembered wr...

 

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