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  • Blog Post: Bethesda Announces Doom Closed Alpha

    Bethesda has announced an upcoming closed alpha test for Doom. While this isn’t the guaranteed beta access offered to early Wolfenstein: The New Order buyers, having one of those codes will help you get in. You can redeem your code on the Doom website . If you’ve already done so, don’t... More
  • Blog Post: QuakeCon 2016 Dates Announced

    Bethesda has already announced the dates for its celebration/LAN party QuakeCon 2016, which will once again be held in its customary Dallas location. As you can see, the event takes place on August 4-7, and will be held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, complete with a special room rate if you mention... More
  • Blog Post: Doom Multiplayer Alpha Coming Soon, QuakeCon Attendees Get First Crack At It

    During the welcome speech at this year's QuakeCon event at Dallas' Hilton Anatole Hotel, Marty Stratton, executive producer at id Software, said that Doom's beta will be coming closer to the game's launch next spring for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but the alpha would be coming "relatively... More
  • Blog Post: QuakeCon Attendees Who Gave Blood Last Year Saved 320 Lives

    American Red Cross' blood drive at last year's QuakeCon was a huge success, so much so that they reached out to Bethesda Softworks and id Software and asked if they could be a part of this year's show. During QuakeCon 2015's opening keynote today, Pete Hines, Bethesda's vice president... More
  • Blog Post: [Trailer Added] Doom Leaves Bloody Chunks All Over Bethesda's E3 Press Conference

    Bethesda's id Software executive producer Marty Stratton gave an expanded look at Doom, and it was as bloody and visceral as you'd expect. The first part of the demo showed off a version of the action we saw at last year's Quakecon , with a few details we noticed about the action through... More
  • Blog Post: Id Software Shows Off Doom Multiplayer And Community-Driven Doom Snapmap

    During today's Bethesda E3 media briefing, id Software gave fans a brief glimpse of what the multiplayer offerings for the upcoming Doom will look like. While the gore and fast-paced action we've come to expect from the franchise were ever-present, id also put on display a way to let players... More
  • Blog Post: Abandoned Doom 4 Footage Shows The Path Not Taken

    Bethesda is set for a major Doom reveal at E3 , teasing some of the game’s new visuals. It’s important to remember that for every game that makes it to market, ideas are abandoned because they just aren’t the right fit. Recently, footage of what might have become Doom 4 was revealed... More
  • Blog Post: A Lengthy Look At id Software's New Doom

    The lights dropped in the main ballroom at Quakecon, leaving a lone spotlight on center stage, and cheering erupted. Moments earlier, Tim Willits bid farewell to the 50,000+ livestream viewers so that the eager attendees could get their first, exclusive look at id Software's re-imagining of the classic... More
  • Blog Post: Id Unveils Doom At QuakeCon

    Id is revealing the new Doom (titled simply Doom) game at QuakeCon tonight, and information is beginning to trickle in. The first information we're received, in advance of the actual trailer at QuakeCon, come from GameTrailers TV host Geoff Keighley's Twitter account: Tweet 1: "Doom is an... More
  • Blog Post: Doom 4 To Be Revealed On July 17 At Quakecon

    Attendees at id Software's annual QuakeCon will get an exclusive first-look at the company's upcoming Doom game. Parent company Bethesda Softworks just published a schedule of special events for QuakeCon 2014, and the highlight appears to be a look at Doom 4 (or whatever the game ends up being... More
  • Blog Post: Doom E3 Trailer Is A Tease For QuakeCon

    The most subtle Doom has ever been is when it was announced in conjunction with a pre-order bonus for Wolfenstein: The New Order. Today, Bethesda starts to spin up the large, gruesome combat we are hoping to find in Id Software's next title. The E3 teaser for the new title, which is simply called... 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: John Carmack Departs Id Software

    In early August, Oculus VR announced that id Software co-founder John Carmack had signed on as chief technology officer. At the time, id was quick to reassure fans that one of the minds behind Doom was staying on board in some capacity. Today, IGN reports that Carmack has left id to focus on Oculus VR... More
  • Blog Post: John Carmack Really Working With Virtual Reality Pioneer Oculus

    Oculus Rift has a new chief technology officer, as id Software co-founder John Carmack comes aboard. He will not be departing id entirely, instead splitting his time between the companies. Carmack's status with id was confirmed via a tweet from the company's official account. Happy to say @id_aa_carmack... 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: Todd Hollenshead Departs Id Software

    Since 1996, Todd Hollenshead has been the man at the top of Id Software. Today, that era comes to a close. IGN has reported, and Bethesda has confirmed, that Hollenshead has left the company. Hollenshead served as Id's CEO until the company was purchased by Zenimax in 2009, at which point his title... 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: Commander Keen Creator Kickstarting Game-Creation Tool

    Tom Hall, id Software veteran and creator of the Commander Keen video game series, has posted a Kickstarter for Worlds of Wander . Worlds of Wander is a platform game creation tool that allows players to create their own game, and then share it with the larger community. In his Kickstarter video, Hall... More
  • Blog Post: Rage DLC Drops Next Week

    Bethesda announced on its blog today that the long-awaited "The Scorchers" content for Rage will release next week. A PEGI ratings post foreshadowed incoming Rage content back in June, but there hasn't been any news following the initial findings until now. The Scorchers, members of a bandit... More
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