Posts Tagged ‘id Software’

Doom Gets Ready To Rip And Tear With Launch Trailer

Doom [official site] is impending. Whether it’s imminent Doom is a matter of perspective – sure, it’s been in development for eight years, but its launch in eight days is still far enough away to feel imaginary to me. Is it inescapable Doom? I suppose we have posted about it a fair bit. And unless something unprecedented happens, it’ll be inevitable Doom. All of which means that yes, it’s time for the new Doom’s launch trailer. Onwards to meet your Doom!

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Hell’s Hordes: An Hour Of DOOM Singleplayer

“This isn’t Doom 4. This is actually Doom, straight up, from the beginning.”

That’s part of the introduction to an hour-long walkthrough of DOOM‘s singleplayer campaign. The video divides into three main sections, with the player jumping forward to later levels in order to show various features, and the whole thing has commentary. The combination of that commentary and the video itself has eased my concerns after the disappointment of the multiplayer beta. I want to play this. I’ve explained why below, as well as providing handy links so you can jump to interesting points in the video rather than watching the full thing.

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Doom Will Have Plenty More Options Than Open Beta

Our Adam didn’t dig id Software’s new Doom [official site] over its recent open beta weekend, and I gave up and went to look at trees after Doom blustered past my proper monitor to insist it would run on my diddy second screen. That’s not meant to be a cutting dismissal: I really like looking at trees, and was planning it that day anyway.

Back on point: while Adam’s shootybang concerns are unlikely to be addressed much, given that the game comes out in three weeks, the technical side certainly will be shored up. Expect plenty more options, buttons, sliders, and so on at launch, id say.

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Doom’s Open Beta Extended, Now Ending Tonight

Hey, you, did you get around to playing the multiplayer open beta for Doom [official site] this week? If so, what did you make of it? (Our Adam was unwowed.) If not, hey, you still have the chance to, as the beta has been extended a bit. It was supposed to end last night, but will now end tonight. That’s another few hours to frag faces.

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Impressions: Knee Deep In DOOM’s Open Beta

Doom [official site]! It’s the bloodsoaked new game with the demons and the rocket skeletons and the telefrags and the shotguns and the multiplayer levelling and the character customisation and the class-like loadouts and the double-jump. Yeah, you know Doom.

Hmmm. Some of those things are more familiar than others to a seasoned Doom player like myself and I fear change more than I fear a sextet of Cyberdemons. The multiplayer beta for id’s latest opened today and, determined to face my fears, I’ve been playing for most of the day.

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Make Your Own Marine: DOOM Open Beta Live

baby demon's trip to the build-a-marine workshop ended in tears. And fountains of blood.

Back in my day, a Doom protagonist wore a bright green uniform with a little window cut out around his midriff to show off his sixpack. Sure, a demon just happened to rip off that particular patch of armour but we all know that was part of the design. These days, the marines have discovered fashion though. The latest video for Nu-Doom [official site] might as well be a combative catwalk, packed as it is with fancy armour modifications, patterned weapons and people exploding into fountains of blood and body-bits. It’s fashion week in Hell and the open beta is live right now, so you can show off your duds.

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Hellish: Doom’s Open Beta And Post-Launch Plans

You needn’t wait until May 13th to tear your chums to chum in id Software’s new Doom [official site], as the multiplayer beta test will be opened up to all briefly this month. A multiplayer beta is already on but limited to pre-order shenanigans, so from Friday, April 15th through to Monday, April 18th it’ll be open to anyone who fancies a go. It’ll offer two maps and two modes.

Publishers Bethesda have also announced their plans for after Doom’s launch, which include free updates to the map editor as well as paid DLC for multiplayer.

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