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?
First-person shooter DOOM is celebrating its 21st year, and coincidentally is now legal to buy alcohol in the country of its origin. John Romero, human host to a lion's mane of hair, is revealing artwork.
He's practically assembled his own art gallery of images through his twitter account, which included shots of old model sculptures, photos of the originalgang, and unused game assets.
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.