Doom 3 Summary
The game looks phenomenal, and reminds us of the glory days of staying up late playing Doom back in '93, but what has changed since then?
No, you're not hallucinating. John Carmack, creator of first-person shooters and dabbler in rocket science, has left id Software to join VR company Oculus Rift where he'll serve as chief technology officer.
Carmack was a founder of the game studio that created Quake, Doom and Wolfenstein. He believes VR will have a "huge impact" in the coming years, and wants to be upfront.
UPDATE: Apparently John Carmack is not actually leaving id Software, as he'll "continue to provide leadership for our games in development," tweets id.
Tim Willits of id Software has explained why the Doom and Quake dev ditched the original production of Doom 4, saying it "wasn't one thing" that could be singled out like art or code, but a general lack of 'soul'.
The studio felt it suffered from an "identity crisis," and didn't really feel all that Doom-like which is "very hard to articulate." Both id and Bethesda felt it needed to be rebooted.
Simon Williams presents us with the best PC games and mods from October 2012.
There are gamers who love old school action first person shooters, and there are gamers who enjoy stealth based FPS's (first person skulkers). The new Dark Mode for Doom 3 appeases to the rare gamer who wants to play Thief inside his Doom.
Bethesda Softworks has announced the DOOM 3 BFG Edition will be in Fall 2012, which will include DOOM 3 and the Resurrection of Evil expansion. The game will be fully remastered, and will also include The Lost Mission which adds seven hours of new content.