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  • Blog Post: See The Original Sketch And Model That Inspired Doom's Doomguy

    Doom's 21st anniversary occurred on Wednesday, and in honor of the occasion, Doom programmer John Romero has been tweeting out images from the game's development – including original sketches of the Doomguy. You can find just a few or Romero's tweets below which detail how Doomguy's... More
  • Blog Post: Australian Hackers Play Doom On An ATM

    These days we have video games on our TVs, tablets, phones, and the sides of buildings, but we've never seen a video game running on a ATM...until now. A group of Australian hackers dismantled an ATM machine and engineered the machine so that it could play id Software’s classic shooter doom... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Calls Zenimax Lawsuit ‘Misleading' And 'Unjust’ In Court Filing

    Last month, Bethesda Softworks and Id Software parent Zenimax filed suit against Oculus VR for misappropriation of intellectual property . Today, Oculus has filed its formal response with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. In the filing, Oculus asserts that Zenimax is... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Oculus Responds To Zenimax And Id Officially Filing Suit

    Update: Oculus has offered a statement regarding the legal action taken against it by Zenimax and Id Software. Here's the official statement from Oculus Rift: The lawsuit filed by ZeniMax has no merit whatsoever. As we have previously said, ZeniMax did not contribute to any Oculus technology. Oculus... More
  • Blog Post: John Carmack Comments On Facebook's Oculus Rift Acquisition

    Ever since the surprise announcement of Facebook's Oculus Rift acquisition , opinions have been divided in regard to whether or not it is a good thing. Oculus Rift's CTO, John Carmack, recently offered a pair of comments on a blog offering his optomistic thoughts on the situation. It's a... More
  • Blog Post: QuakeCon 2014 Dates Announced

    If you’re a fan of competitive PC gaming, your yearly opportunity to attend North America’s largest LAN gathering is fast approaching. QuakeCon 2014 will arrive on Thursday, July 17 and run through Sunday, July 20. If you’re looking to attend, you’ll likely want to make reservations... More
  • Blog Post: id Would Like To Return To Rage In The Future

    During this year's QuakeCon, id Software co-founder Tim Willits said that Rage was not meant to be a one-off experience. Speaking with Joystiq , Willits didn't announce any formal plans for a Rage sequel, but assured that the franchise has not been abandoned. "I'm proud of what we did... More
  • Blog Post: Elder Scrolls Online, Evil Within, More Coming To QuakeCon 2013

    Bethesda has released more details about its annual QuakeCon event , which begins August 1. Attendees can see presentations of upcoming games including The Elders Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and The Evil Within. In addition to these presentations, there will also be a Dishonored panel... More
  • Blog Post: Bethesda To "Make More Noise" This Year

    It's an ambiguous quote, but it also has large implications for what Bethesda has in store for the future. In a recent episode of the OXM Podcast , company vice-president Pete Hines said, "I think you'll hear us making considerably more noise this year than we did last year, as a publisher... More
  • Blog Post: QuakeCon 2013 Dated

    Id and Bethesda Softworks have announced the dates for the annual QuakeCon. If you want to check out the free event, book your ticket to Dallas at the beginning of August. More specifically, the event is from August 1-4 and it will take place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. This year marks the... More
  • Blog Post: Doom's Cacodemon Created In Legos

    The Cacodemon from Doom is an oddly shaped circular beast that doesn't seem like it would lend itself to Legos, but Bart De Dobbelaer went for it anyway. In Doom 2's instruction booklet, this is how the Cacodemon is described: "They float in the air, belch ball-lightning, and boast one Hell... More
  • Blog Post: The Scorchers Invade Rage Today

    As was foretold , the DLC for Rage is coming out today for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. The content costs $5 and deals with a new bandit clan called The Scorchers. Rage came out over a year ago, so it's great to see Bethesda and id Software supporting the audience with new content. It adds new weapons... More
  • Blog Post: Wing Commander And Quake Artist Paul Steed Passes Away

    Paul Steed, best known for his 3D modeling work at id software working on classics like Quake and Wing Commander, has passed away unexpectedly. Steed had an incredibly diverse career. He is perhaps best known for his 3D modeling work, but he was also an author, a console developer, a game developer with... More
  • Blog Post: Doom 3 BFG Edition Zeroes In On Release Date

    Bethesda announced that an enhanced version of Doom 3 would be coming this fall, but they didn't provide a release date beyond that vague time frame. That's changed, with news that the Doom 3 BFG Edition is coming this October. More specifically, the game is releasing Oct. 19 on the PC, PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: QuakeCon 2012 Pre-Registration Starts Tomorrow

    QuakeCon is happening in August , and you can go! The event is free and open to the public. However, those who pre-register and are willing to pay some extra money can ensure that they attend this year's QuakeCon in style. Starting tomorrow (April 25) at 7:00 central time, you can use this link to... More
  • Blog Post: Cool Wolfenstein Easter Egg In Rage

    Rage was made by id Software, the same company that made Wolfenstein. It's not a big surprise, then, that fans of the studio's previous work will find a cool surprise early in Rage. Of course, the surprise is well-hidden, because it wouldn't be much of a secret otherwise. Watch the video... More
  • Blog Post: Wolfenstein 3D Pulled From App Store In Some Countries

    If you live in Austria or Switzerland, you may have missed your chance to buy Wolfenstein 3D on iPhone, since the game was pulled due to offensive imagery. According to id Software's John Carmack, the imagery in question is the many swastikas that can be found hanging in Castle Wolfenstein. Carmack... More
  • Blog Post: If You Want The Complete Rage Experience, You'd Better Buy It New

    By now, gamers are getting accustomed to online passes for games, which give players access to early access to DLC, additional content, or even multiplayer modes. Publishers see it as a way to encourage players to pick up new copies of their games, as opposed to purchasing them on the secondary market... More
  • Blog Post: John Carmack QuakeCon 2011 Keynote Speech

    During the Annual QuakeCon event in Dallas Texas, id Software Technical Director and founder, John Carmack, gave a keynote speech. Among many things, Carmack talked about the state of the industry, his opinion on mobile gaming, in-game advertising, and his love for Nintendo. Watch Carmack’s Annual... More
  • Blog Post: Doom 3 Source Code Will Be Released This Year

    Id Software has always been good about supporting the developer community by releasing the source code for its older games. Now as the release of id's latest title, Rage, approaches, the developer has promised that Doom 3 source code is coming. Phoronix has this happy piece of news, which comes courtesy... More
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