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Doom 3

1 year ago

Feature: When Doom wasn't cool

Have You Played… Doom 3 Resurrection Of Evil?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. In 2005, Doom wasn't cool - perhaps for the first time ever. Though criticisms of it are invariably exaggerated, Doom 3 had not been the game the world was waiting for, and was left standing in the tall, more ambitious shadow of Half-Life…

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2 years ago

Feature: Mars larks

Have You Played… Doom 3?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Much of last year’s FPS love may have gone to capslocked DOOM but spare a thought for the try-hard, cliché-fueled darkness binge that was Doom 3. In 2016 the franchise had become self-aware enough to indulge its overblown past, yet back in 2004…

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3 years ago

No Carmack, No Problem? DOOM Multiplayer In Action

"Those murders are alright," claimed Alice, and she spends half her time worrying that there are murderous clowns living in her basement, so I guess she'd know. Perhaps this bodes well for Bethesda's Doom [official site], the game we're not allowed to call Doom 4, whose multiplayer closed alpha kicks off tomorrow, and some advance footage of which can be seen below. And she's right…

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4 years ago

Phobos Throwback: Doom Reborn Total Conversion

Doom Reborn is a mega-mod, with the sole aim of proving that the shotgun sound effect in Doom is more exciting than the entirety of Doom 3*. To achieve this goal, a team of modders (currently consisting of the contrarily named duo, GameHacKeR and Brent) are reconstructing Doom and Doom 2 in the idTech4 engine. I think they might be on to something. During the…

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5 years ago

Dying Of The Light: Doom 4 & Rage 2’s Alleged Woes

The now Zenimax/Bethesda-owned id have been eerily quiet since Rage met a mixed reception and underwhelming sales. I quite liked it, non-ending aside - it might have nothing on BioShock Infinite's visual majesty, but the people-filled non-combat hubs between its more tunnelish combat were more convincingly alive than Columbia's Auton population. In any case, Rage wasn't the combeback Carmack and co needed, leaving us hoping…

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6 years ago

Mars Retracts: Original Doom 3 On Sale Again

OH GOD IT'S MONDAY KILL ME In happier news, Bethesda's vexing, mod-screwing decision to remove the original Doom 3 and its expansion from Steam following the release of the confusingly pointless BFG Edition has been reversed. So, you can now lay hands on id's divisive (putting it mildly) 2004 shooter once again, which must be great news for projects such as Thief recreation The Dark…

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Mod-ern Warfare: Non-BFG Doom 3 Yanked From Steam

Yesterday, we brought you word of a really neat Thief total conversion mod for Doom 3. You probably gazed upon it, felt your excitement glands emit a mucus concoction of pure glee, and downloaded it as quickly as your lovestruck heart could handle. But then you remembered something: Doom 3 was released back when games still came in boxes. Your copy, unfortunately, has probably been devoured…

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Outta Dunwall: Thief Remake The Dark Mod Updates

With Dishonored reactivating long-dormant stealth glands the world over, now seems a fine time to revisit perhaps its primary ancestor, the Thief games. Doom 3 total conversion The Dark Mod is a mightily ambitious attempt to recreate Thief - its mechanics if not its actual missions - in a more modern, and very much darkness-orientated, engine. It's just had a major update and a promising…

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Giger Encounter: Prometheus Built In Doom 3

So the idea of building a mod all on your lonesome seems like folly, right? We all know mods are basically games that don't have money or offices or rooms full of snacks. Please just agree with my blanket statement so we can move on to my real point. Anyway, if the very act of making mod is folly, what about making a mod based…

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Doom 3 BFG Edition Reveals “The Lost Mission”

Lost? Or did this level just forget to get out of bed on the day Doom 3 was released? Either way it's turned up eight years on for the re-release of Doom 3 dubbed "BFG Edition." The Lost Mission apparently consists in eight new levels of the full game, although I've no idea how long one Doom 3 level actually lasted, so I'm hard pressed…

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Resurrection of Resurrection of Evil: Doom 3 BFG Date

Aha, I was a bit worried this might not see a PC release. Weird on both counts, given PC was originally its lead platform and, well, it's a pretty boring game so it's strange that I'd care. Absent makes the heart grow less exasperated, I suppose. Yes, Doom 3 BFG, complete with new sections, improved levels, tuned controls, added checkpoints and sweet mother of God…

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Pinky: Doom 3 Gets “BFG Edition”, Mounted Flashlight

Bethesda send word that they're re-releasing Doom 3, with a few changes. It'll release with Doom 3 itself and expansion Resurrection of Evil, but there will be seven new levels - constituting "The Lost Mission" - and the feature we were all crying out for the first time around: the "armour-mounted flashlight." Now you'll be able to illuminate stuff and shoot at the same time!…

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7 years ago

The Dark Mod Update, Aiming For Standalone

Thief-inspired Doom 3 mod The Dark Mod has received an extensive new update over here. What's most interesting about this appears at the end of the announcement, saying that the build does not utilize the recently-freed Doom 3 source code (and as such requires Doom 3 multiplayer to be installed), but that the team are going to try and start integrating the mod using it,…

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Free* Doom 3 Source Code Available

Do you know, it was probably to me that John Carmack first revealed he was intending to release the Doom 3 source code. I'm pretty sure. During an interview for PC Gamer in late 2008, I asked him if he'd be continuing his practice of making previous code available once the next big engine was out, and he explained that with Bethesda now owning id…

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Doom 3: The Sourcening Approaches

So on the ball is RPS that the first post even slightly related to spooky goings-on we've run this week comes a full day after Hallowe'en. That's just our shtick - spurning pagan festivals is what we do, as is being too lazy/non-cynical to compile 'TOP TEN SCARIEST NOSES IN VIDEOGAMES' posts to farm traffic. Spooky this really isn't, but it does concern aged, ultra-darkened,…

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Feature: Mod News

Mods And Ends: Lashings Of Doom

I do believe I promised something a bit more action-packed this week, although now that I think about it Mount And Blade has plenty of action. But I meant monsters jumping out of shadows and guns firing a staccato of panicked percussion. There are almost a million games that could scratch that particular itch, the one on your trigger fingers, but with the age of…

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Doom It Yourself: Doom 3 Source Code Due

Quakecon 2011 kicked off yesterday, and included another of John Carmack's traditional incredibly long and bewilderingly technical talks, delivered at an audience primarily there to repeatedly frag each other but prepared to sit through all this talk of doohickeys and megawotsits due to their sheer love and respect for the godfather of FPS. If they were also primarily there in the hope of Doom 4…

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