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Doom: news and videos


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Weird science: play DOOM on a Porsche 911

There's thunder and lightning flashing outside as I write this, which adds a nice bit of punctuation to the mad science that I'm writing about. I would have never believed it could be so easy, but apparently the onboard computer in the Pors...   read

 
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Peter Glagowski's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

2016 wasn’t the best year for gaming, at least in my opinion. We definitely saw some solid titles come out (along with the end of a decade-long wait for two games!), but a lot of the major releases this year were retreads of tired the...   read

 
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Today's Doom update adds bots to multiplayer

The fifth free update for Doom rolls out today, and with it comes a new grab-the-ball-and-score multiplayer mode, Infernal Run, as well as a higher level cap, bots (!!!), and a better SnapMap. As much as I don't have any interest in returni...   read

 
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Doom's Arcade Mode is the ideal way to play the campaign

Doom is a really solid shooter. It evokes old-school level design with an emphasis on all-out action and not a lot in the way of fluff. The story definitely draws too much attention towards the end, but the game has a breakneck pace that ha...   read

 
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Doom looks ripe for a replay with Arcade mode

I played Doom once and adored it. Then I went straight back in to mop up the collectibles, and continued having a good time. Next it was on to the multiplayer, which didn't do much for me, and I've since been meaning to play the campaign a...   read

 
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Doom soundtrack now officially available

Ever since the release of Doom back in May, fans have been clamoring for an official soundtrack release. Bethesda was silent on the matter and, oddly, didn't even have a digital version for purchase. People just wanted to rip and tear at th...   read

 
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Someone recreated No Man's Sky in Doom with multiplayer to boot

YouTuber and Doom modder Robert Prest has loosely recreated No Man's Sky in the old-school Doom without ever having played the actual game, just basing his mod off trailers alone. It seems Prest has pretty much nailed it to me, o...   read

 
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Doom's latest update brings out free-for-all deathmatch

Even if I have little to no interest in returning to Doom's multiplayer, I'm glad to see it have continued support. Following the fairly recent Unto the Evil DLC (more maps and gear, plus a new Harvester demon), id Software has pushed out ...   read

 
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Doom getting deathmatch and private matches soon

Doom's multiplayer will be receiving a free update, soon, which will add deathmatch to the selection of game modes. Private matches are also coming, allowing players to tweak settings to their liking. Users can opt to turn off demon powers ...   read

 
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Doom, one of the best games of the year, is down to $20 on Amazon

The unthinkable happened in 2016: Bethesda made a good Doom game. Like, a really good one. Like, an honest-to-god contender for game of the year good one. If you haven't played it yet, now's your chance to get it on the cheap. Amazon has dr...   read

 
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Anyone can play the new Doom DLC if you're invited by a friend who has it

Doom DLC doesn't really interest me (the base game was fine on its own), but Bethesda is doing a few cool things with it that have me perked up. The new Unto the Evil pack was released yesterday in honor of QuakeCon 2016, and it b...   read

 
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Doom has free and paid DLC incoming

After touching up Doom with a photo mode and a "classic" gun placement option, id Software has shifted its attention to multiplayer and SnapMap for the game's second free content update due out tomorrow, July 29. There are two new multipla...   read

 
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More DOOM than DOOM

I was late to the party with the new Doom. I picked only picked up the game a few weeks ago. And by now, all the reviews have been written, everyone knows its great. There are already tons of articles, opinion pieces, and editoria...   read

 
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Doom's Vulkan support is now live, you might get a better framerate on PC

Remember when we were all worried about Doom potentially sucking really hard, and then it came out and was fantastic? It was two months ago, so you should, you dingus. Well, if you played it on PC and your framerate was less than optim...   read

 
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Cheapest Doom and Fallout 4 in new Bethesda PC sale

All the demons and mutants your graphics card can handle this weekend on the cheap in GMG's new Bethesda sale. We're looking at the lowest price on both Bethesda's biggest 2015 release Fallout 4 ($24) and on this year's Doom ($29). Alo...   read

 
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Doom's next update has a neat feature that's a callback to the original game

Doom did what most people thought was impossible when it captured the essence of the 1993 game and adapted it to 2016 standards. It was an undertaking that seemed preordained to fall flat, but id Software did an incredible job making D...   read

 
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The Doom demo grace period has been extended

Back during their E3 conference last Sunday, Bethesda announced that Doom was getting a special demo that includes the first level -- but it was only going to be available for one week. Thankfully the publisher has announced that they've ex...   read

 
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Doom gets a free demo for one week on all platforms, starting tonight

Today at E3, Bethesda confirmed that Doom will be getting updates for both Snapmap and multiplayer. A "Hell" theme, extra weapons and items were also teased, as well as "true single-player experience" tools. One-flag CTF (Exodus) and a...   read

 
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Doom's multiplayer is being taken over by id, who promises to fix things

We've spent plenty of time praising Doom's single-player campaign. Our review breathlessly covers it, and we even dedicated most of a podcast to discussing it. The reason we keyed in on that aspect of the game so heavily is because the...   read

 
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Podtoid reviews Doom

Maybe the biggest gaming surprise of the year so far has been how excellent Doom turned out. Seriously, there was tremendous doubt all the way up until the minute it launched. Then, once the campaign starts, well, those concerns all me...   read

 
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Doom even managed to hide satanic imagery in its music

They say if you play Doom's soundtrack backwards, you can faintly make out the lyrics, "The devil is good, actually; the devil is good actually," in repetitive locust drones. Well, not quite, but in a move that 30 years ago would have been...   read

 
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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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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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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...   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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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...   read

 
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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...   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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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...   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 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 ...   read

 
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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 ...   read

 
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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, ...   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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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 ...   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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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 ...   read

 
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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...   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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