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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Doom 4 Still Coming Along

    id Software co-found John Carmack provided an update on the release of Doom 4 during his keynote today at QuakeCon. He says the game is still in development and will be done when it's done. Carmack later stressed the importance of shorter development cycles going forward. He also revealed the studio's... More
  • Blog Post: QuakeCon 2012 Details Unvieled

    id Software's conference will be hitting Dallas next month with a lineup of playable games and panel discussions. The event opens with a keynote address from co-founder of id, John Carmack. Throughout the three day event panels will take place, allowing panel members and fans to discuss topics, including... More
  • Blog Post: Looks Like We're Getting Rage DLC

    Bethesda has yet to talk specifics about download content plans for Rage, but European game ratings board PEGI recently published a listing for something called The Scorchers. First reported by Siliconera, the Scorchers are one of the clans in Rage that didn't make it into the final game. No other... More
  • Blog Post: Wolfenstein 3D Is Now A Free-To-Play Browser Game

    Celebrating the game's 20th anniversary, Bethesda announced Wolfenstein 3D is now playable in your Internet browser. The browser version is available here through Bethesda's official website. A version for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad called Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum will be available for... More
  • Blog Post: Bethesda Teases Something With New Image

    Update : It's a Dishonored CG trailer. You can check it out here . -------------------------------- Bethesda posted a new image on its twitter today showing a dirty-looking old man. Surely this has to do with Skyrim, right? The company tweeted the image above with the message "tomorrow,"... More
  • Blog Post: Bethesda Re-Releasing Quake 4

    Bethesda announced it's re-releasing Quake 4 later this June for a discounted price. The game goes on sale for $19.99 on June 19 in North America and Europe. It's already available on Steam. The original game was first released in 2005 through publisher Activision. It was developed by Raven Software... More
  • Blog Post: Working On Halo 4 Is An Awesome Job

    You won't find very many details about the Halo 4 here. In fact, to be honest, there are none. It does, however, give you some insight into the number of talented people who are working on the game. In the video, you'll see people with backgrounds from Rare, Electronic Arts, Pixar, ILM, Kojima... More
  • Blog Post: Doom 4 Dev Responds To Leak

    It seems the purported Doom 4 images that leaked earlier this week are in fact from the game, but id Software says they are not indicative of the final product. "Those images have nothing to do with what you're gonna see in Doom 4," said design director Matt Hooper on Twitter . "When... More
  • Blog Post: Purported Doom 4 Images Surface

    A number of screenshots that appeared online recently are believed to be from id Software’s upcoming shooter, Doom 4 According to reports, the images surfaced from environment artist Thao Le's online portfolio, which has since been taken down. There's over 170 images made up of art assets... 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: Layoffs Hit Id Software

    Bethesda confirmed an unspecified number of employees were let go from Rage developer id Software today. The company ensures these moves are part of its standard business practice, however. The developer is still hiring and future id titles are not affected by these layoffs. Below is Bethesda's full... More
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