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Bethesda’s E3 2016 press conference - what to expect, where to watch

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E3 is upon us! The Electronic Entertainment Expo has infiltrated the Los Angeles Convention Center, filling its halls with the latest and greatest games all the big publishers want you to know about. GameWatcher will be on hand to report the biggest news and give you hands-on coverage of the show's top games. The show floor doesn't officially open until Tuesday, but most of the big news will be revealed through the press conferences scheduled for Sunday and Monday.

YouTuber Zero Master beats Doom’s Ultra-Nightmare mode without dying

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It took Zero Master only two days to complete Doom’s Ultra-Nightmare mode.

Nightmare mode will be familiar to id Software fans, where the game is the same as it is on hard (in regards to the health and strength of enemies) except enemies respawn after they are killed. Ultra-Nightmare ramps the difficulty up even further by giving players only one life. If you die in Ultra-Nightmare mode, the game simply ends.

Witness the power of Vulkan in this Doom video

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OpenGL and Direct3D have been around for so long, but it appears a new competitor has entered the ring, and this guy is powerful.

Vulkan is a new type of graphics API, basically, it’s a lot faster than OpenGL/Direct3D because it’s incredibly efficient. id Software worked with Nvidia to get this API working properly in Doom, and it’s very clear what the result of that work is.

First impressions of DOOM from an early player

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You may have heard about Bethesda not giving out DOOM review code to websites prior to the game launching. This means you’ll have to wait until after the game is released to hear our verdict, however you can read the opinions of a few posters on NeoGAF.

The multiplayer servers for DOOM are not up right now, but players can still get through the campaign if they happen to get their hands on a console version of the game. Steam restricts PC players from playing the games before their release date, but console players are able to play as soon as they have their copy.

Doom open beta extended for an extra day, removed PC frame rate cap

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Enjoying the Doom open beta? Well, now you’ve got an extra day to get some more frags in! The official Doom Twitter account has confirmed the beta will now end at April 18, 11:59pm ET (that’s 4:59am for those in the UK).

To top off this news ( also announced by the Doom Twitter account), it has been revealed that the open beta has been locked at 60FPS for “beta purposes only”. PC gamers with 120Hz monitors can breathe a sigh of relief that their expensive purchase was not in vain, though your rig is going to have to be pretty powerful to output a high frame rate in this game.

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