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Oculus VR

Carmack couldn't work on VR at id Software, so he left


Doom 4 with a virtual-reality headset 'would have been a huge win'
Feb 04
As much as I want John Carmack to do good work at Oculus VR, it was sad to see him depart from id Software. In an interview with USA Today, he elaborated on why he chose to leave instead of working at multiple companies simul... read
QuakeCon

QuakeCon 2014 dates set for July 17 - 20


Room reservations are open
Jan 30
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... read
Doom

Doom was inspired by Tom Cruise's The Color of Money?


John Romero and Tom Hall reminisce about the 1993 FPS
Jan 27
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... read
Quake

Quake Live has finally left the browser


Standalone client released for PC
Jan 10
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... read
Doom anniversary

A love letter to Cacodemons, Carmack, and Doom


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Dec 14
[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 ... read
Doom

Happy 20th Anniversary, Doom


This was the game that cemented my love for FPS titles
Dec 10
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... read
Bethesda

Bethesda is seeking playtesters for unannounced game


Anyone in the Dallas-Fort Worth area can apply to test unknown title
Dec 03
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... read

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


The DTOID Show discusses hot topics from 1996
Nov 22
[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... read
John Carmack

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
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

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
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
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
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

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
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

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
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
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

'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
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


[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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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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