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Doom's composer explains how they created its hellish feel

Seeing sound teams work their magic is a thing of beauty. I've had the good fortune of seeing sound-proof rooms at work at a few studios, and the things they use for inspiration are pretty unreal at times. That also applies to the composer ...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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. ...   read

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Doom deals on the season pass, Digital Deluxe for PC

Doom has landed and it's actually doing well in the user review department, despite Bethesda holding back review copies. The game is currently sitting at 94 percent positive rating on Steam. If you're planning to pick up a copy to play on r...   read

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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 ...   read

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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-...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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John Romero is teasing a new PC shooter

Ahead of a reveal on Monday, April 25, John Romero and Adrian Carmack of Doom and Quake fame are teasing "a new first-person shooter [that's] being built at Night Work Games Ltd. in Galway, Ireland." Earlier this year, Romero spoke to Deve...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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, ...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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 ...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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John Romero's body grew back so he could make a new DOOM level

Even though John Romero (who you should know as the co-creator of DOOM) lost his body in the creation of the second game in that series, he's since found a way to regenerate his flesh. After performing this unexpected phenomenon, he de...   read

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Nintendo rejected this Super Mario Bros. 3 PC pitch by Doom developer id

John Romero of id Software fame just released this video of a Super Mario Bros. 3 PC port John Carmack and John Romero made to show Nintendo in order to get the license for the PC version. Nintendo would ultimately decline the offer, but i...   read

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