Update – Turns out that this was meant to be a funny video and that it is actually not real.One of the favorite things modders and hackers like to do is to push the boundary of hardware and software, where what used to be thought of as impossible is now possible. For example just last year someone managed to get Doom up and running on the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, […]
If you’ve already played through DOOM and you’re looking for more content, you’ll be pleased to learn that Bethesda has announced that the latest DOOM DLC – Bloodfall – has been released and is available starting from today. They are also hosting a double XP weekend until the 19th of December.
Doom 4 was announced many years ago before it was cancelled and rebooted into the DOOM game that we know today. So the question is why cancel years of work? Turns out the reason for the cancellation was because the game felt a bit too much like Activision’s Call of Duty, and not as much as Doom as id Software would have liked.
One of the unique features of the new MacBook Pros would be the Touch Bar. In case you somehow missed the news, the Touch Bar is an OLED strip with touch capabilities, giving users access to different functions depending on the app that they are using. According to Apple, it is meant to be an extension of your keyboard.
When it comes to FPS games, it is safe to say that a lot of modern FPS titles can probably give their thanks to games like DOOM, Wolfenstein, and Quake, all of which were some of the earliest FPS titles around which helped made the genre into what it is today. In fact the company behind those titles, id Software, is still churning games today.
Doom has always been known as an FPS game. In fact it was one of the early FPS games that helped set the standard of FPS games that we know and love today, but now it looks like Doom will be given the board game treatment where thanks to the folks at Fantasy Flight Games, we can look forward to playing a different version of the game in the future.
Doom players take note: A major update for Doom is going to be released tomorrow. Bethesda and Id Software have revealed that this latest update for Doom brings two new multiplayer modes, new demons, and more. A bunch of Hell-themed content for the SnapMap level creation tool is included in this update as well. A short video has been released online which details what you can expect from this update.
Bethesda has officially announced that Doom can now be rendered with the Vulkan graphics API (what is Vulkan?), in addition to the regular OpenGL option. Vulkan is an open source high-performance graphics API that was designed specifically to cater to modern games and Doom will be the first AAA high-performance app to use the API in production. More games and engines will definitely follow…
For gamers who have played games like Quake and Doom, chances are you are probably familiar with the game’s B.F.G., which is short for “Big Fragging Gun”, or “Big F***ing Gun”, or in the (terrible) Doom movie, “Big Force Gun”. Now for those who wonder how would such a gun handle in real-life, wonder no more.
The latest version of DOOM has received mixed reviews. There have been several complaints by gamers with regards to the game’s multiplayer feature, although a recent update should hopefully address any problems. That being said, it is understandable if this has put some games off from buying the game.
The latest DOOM multiplayer update brings several improvements to the online gameplay experience. A post on the Bethesda community forums has confirmed that id Software has rebalanced some of the multiplayer weapons in this latest update. These weapons include the Chaingun, Combat Shotgun, and Rocket Launcher. The multiplayer update also reduces the wait time between matches.
According to the folks at id Software, they said that back in April, no one in the company has managed to beat DOOM’s Ultra Nightmare mode yet. Given that they are the developers and should pretty much know the game inside out, it sounds like the Ultra Nightmare mode will indeed prove to be a nightmare for gamers attempting it.
FPS games probably wouldn’t be where they are today if it wasn’t for certain classic titles that set the tone and standard back in the day. These titles include Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake. Now so far we’ve seen Wolfenstein get a reboot, and the latest Doom game was also just released, meaning that if anything, Quake would be ripe for a reboot as well.
If you have been playing video games long enough, think of an FPS title and chances are you might be thinking of some of the classics from back in the day such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, and maybe even Quake. While we have seen Wolfenstein get a modern day makeover, we guess it is now DOOM’s turn.