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  • Blog Post: Doom Beta Available Only On PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Requires Gold

    An FAQ recently posted on the Wolfenstein: The New Order website reveals that beta access for the upcoming Doom will be limited to new-gen consoles and PC. Doom beta access is being offered as a pre-order incentive for Wolfenstein: The New Order which is releasing on both previous- and new-gen consoles... More
  • Blog Post: Doom Turns 20

    Id Software's iconic first-person shooter was released 20 years ago today, and the genre that it helped make a phenomenon still rules the world of video games. On December 10th, 1993, id Software unleashed a game that did something few can claim - it quite literally changed the industry. Doom was... More
  • Blog Post: Doom Modified To Be Played With A Piano

    This piano, created by a group of independent developers, plays Doom using the assorted keys. It's called the Doom Piano. The white keys dictate movement, while the black keys handle shooting. The piano was recently on display at the Virgin Media Game Space in London. The piano was created by show... 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: John Carmack Talks Wii U, Vita, Xbox One, and PS4

    At his annual QuakeCon keynote, legendary programmer and id Software founder John Carmack weighed in on the current handheld systems and next-gen consoles with some frank opinions. Carmack sounded disappointed with the commercial sales of Wii U and Vita. He mentioned that he had intended to bring Doom... 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: Modder Adds A Whole Lot Of Doom To Half-Life 2

    What is the one thing Half-Life 2 has been missing all these years? Doom's weapons and enemies, of course. The video below comes from YouTube user GhorsHammer who added Doom's weapons and enemies to Gordon Freeman's world using the always entertaining Garry's Mod. Freeman is used to fighting... More
  • Blog Post: Is John Romero Working On Something With Square Enix?

    John Romero, famed id Software developer who had an important hand in projects like Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake, is cooking up something at Square Enix. We have no idea what he is working on, but according to his official Facebook account, he's doing something at Square Enix. He posted a status... 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: 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: Doom Returns To Xbox Live Arcade

    After a three month hiatus, Bethesda today said the classic first-person shooter Doom is now available for download again on Xbox Live Arcade. In October 2011, Doom was pulled from the Marketplace store and no explanation was ever given. One theory is that Doom on Xbox Live was originally published by... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] Playable Doom (and Quake!) Levels Hidden In id's Rage

    [Update] Thanks to GI readers Garrett, Jake Hofmann, and Tyler, we now know that id's other major franchise, Quake, is also seen in a Rage Easter egg [Original Story] Yesterday, it was revealed that there was a small Wolfenstein Easter egg in id Software's latest shooter Rage. Now, it appears... More
  • Blog Post: Doom Finally Gets Its Day In Germany

    After more than a decade since the original releases of Doom and Doom II, id's iconic shooters will finally be available to German consumers with fewer restrictions on how shops can sell them. Previously both games had been "indexed" by Germany's Federal Department for Media Harmful... 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
  • Blog Post: Doom 4 Not Listed For QuakeCon 2011

    Id Software's annual QuakeCon event is a fan favorite – and we're sure a lot of fans were hoping that details on Doom 4 would be announced, but this year's festival will center around Bethesda/id games on the near horizon. Bethesda has sent out a press release with the itinerary of... More
  • Blog Post: Id Software May Soon Bring Doom And Quake Out Of Storage

    It’s been about six years since id software touched the Doom franchise, and even longer since the studio released a numbered entry in the Quake series (2010’s Quake Arena Arcade for Xbox Live doesn’t count). Maybe it’s time that changed. Jason Kim, senior producer at id Software... More
  • Blog Post: Doom Movie Reboot In The Works?

    According to Australian movie blog What’s Playing , Doom may get a second chance on the big screen. Universal is allegedly shopping around for a script writer as we speak, looking to craft a new film that will ignore the events of the 2005 movie entirely. The only other tidbit of information we’ve... More
  • Blog Post: John Romero And Tom Hall Look Back On Doom

    Anyone who's read David Kusher's Masters of Doom already knows how fascinating the early days of id Software were. John Romero and Tom Hall have long ago left the company, but they reflected on the glory days of development and showed several early builds of one of the most influential games... More
  • Blog Post: The Original Doom Running On A Calculator

    Seems like Doom is on anything with a screen these days. As proof here’s a video of the game running on Texas Instrument’s TI-Nspire calculator! A few tech savvy geeks at Omnimaga have figured out how to get id’s popular shooter to run on their graphing calculators. It’s better... More
  • Blog Post: Happy 20th Birthday, Id Software! What's Your Favorite Id Game?

    Thanks to the Bethesda Blog Twitter account , I was reminded that developer id Software was founded exactly 20 years ago today. I decided we should not only wish them happy birthday but celebrate with some memories. From Wolfenstein to Doom to Quake -- and hopefully with the upcoming Rage as well --... More
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