Doom 3's BFG Edition, which contains 1080p visuals, the Resurrection Of Evil expansion pack and eight new levels (not to mention the original Doom and Doom 2), will be hitting the UK this Friday. To celebrate, here's a launch trailer that shows off some of the new graphics and claustrophobic action to advantage.
Personally, I'm chuffed that the torch has been bolted onto your armour this time around. Having to hold it may have lead to some effective scares, but I daresay that many players would have preferred to wield a massive gun instead...
Here’s one we haven’t seen for a while, and thanks to The Game Collection the price has fallen below the £5 mark. A saving of over £4 is currently available with this deal, which makes it a mighty fine bargain.
So what do you get? Extra weapons in the form of a Double Barrel Shotgun and the Fists of Rage, the Rat Rod Buggy to drive around in, and the Crimson Elite Armor to help keep you alive (as well as look rather badass.) Sure, RAGE tried to do too much when it should have focused on just its shooting (which it does brilliantly) but it's still an entertaining romp, and if you want to give it a go this is the best deal around. Thanks to Kori Sletekke @ HUKD!
Slick gun battles from the creators of Doom paired with unique enemy types that have varying attack patterns make this worth checking out at this price. While the game looks great when you're moving forwards, turn around suddenly and you'll see a game engine with its pants down as textures hurriedly load a fraction too late. The open world and back-tracking detract from what could have been an excellent shooter, but firing those guns is just bliss.
Thanks to bargainboy at HotUkDeals.
During his annual keynote speech at Quakecon 2013, id Software's John Carmack apologised for RAGE's poor PC performance at launch, while insisting that the studio is now totally "focused" on developing Doom 4. Don't expect to play it any time soon, though.Click here to read more...
Doom 3's BFG Edition will ship with eight new levels when it releases this October, chronicing The Lost Mission. As you'd expect, id Software took the opportunity to release a new trailer at Gamescom - we've got it below.
The BFG Edition will also feature improved graphics, 5.1 surround sound, the Resurrection Of Evil expansion pack, the original Doom and its sequel. We wonder if the Lost Missions will act as a prelude of sorts to Doom 4?Click here to read more...
id Software's Tim Willits has teased that some new RAGE announcements may be revealed in the near future.
"We have a few things that we may announce soon, but I'm not sure," he told Game Reactor. "We haven't forgotten about the title, and as soon as we have more news, we will definitely announce it."
The European Ratings Board rated Rage: The Scorchers back in January, suggesting that id Software probably has some DLC in the offing that stars a previously-cut bandit clan. We'll keep an eye on it.
RAGE lets you travel about a barren wasteland on foot or in a variety of cool post-apocalyptic vehicles, but don't worry it also contains plenty of outstanding combat that should get your adrenaline flowing. Unfortunately it does contain a few quirks and you'll find yourself constantly walking back over your own footsteps. ShopTo are parting with Xbox 360 and PS3 copies of the game for £7.85, which should make you a saving of £2 on the next best offers. Thanks to leeds_united_afc @ HUKD.
We love John Carmack here at Dealspwn. Jon even wrote him a poem once. So when Mr. Carmack talks, we listen. In a new interview, the id Tech genius has revealed that he's really not all that excited by the prospect of the next console generation, suggesting that pretty much any creative vision a game director can come up with can be realised "pretty well" right now.Click here to read more...
In a surprising but definitely not unpleasant move, id Software will be re-releasing Doom 3 later this year as a BFG Edition; containing extra content, improved graphics, 5.1 surround sound, achievements/trophies and 3D support. PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 players will have another opportunity to try out the atmospheric corridor shooter as a definitive version... packaged with the original Doom games.Click here to read more...
Wolfenstein 3D would never get made today. In fact so many of the games we cast a rose-tinted eye upon in this series of retrospective would fall foul of the budget meeting with stern-faced suits these days.
Imagine if you will a brash, American hero of Polish descent. The brave Allied spy, B. J. Blazkowicz has been taken by the Nazi's in World War II. He breaks out of his cell, snatches up a Walther P38 from his guard, and proceeds to take the fight to the Nazis, eventually culminating in a battle with Hitler.
So far, so good, if you're a suit. But then you add in the sub-plot involving genetic mutants being bred in bowels of German castles, secret levels that see you battling Pac-man ghosts, boss fight deathcams, hilarious soundbites, a level made up entirely of swastika tesselations, using Horst-Wessel-Lied as a jaunty theme tune...oh...and the fact that Hitler is an enormous, artillery-toting cyborg.Click here to read more...
The daddy of the FPS - id Software's Wolfenstein 3D - has turned 20 and, to celebrate, Bethesda have released the creaking shooter as a free browser game. You can check it out either on Bethesda's official site, or on their Facebook page.
Watch the trailer above for a walkthrough from John Carmack, giving some insight into the game's making and the development processes that kickstarted the most persistently popular genre in the industry.
We've had this date from the beginning. Seeing as we waxed lyrical about Quake during our latest PWNcast and nominated it as the classic FPS we'd most like a direct sequel to, it's only fitting that we feature id Software's seminal shooter as this week's Blast From The Past.
And what a blast it was. Our pursuit of a depraved warlord through a terrifying realm of bleeding-edge science and Cyclopean magic left us breathless and gobsmacked, scarecely believing that videogames could deliver something so brutally visceral, so uncompromisingly real. Quake still stands tall as a timeless, brutal and sensational gaming experience, and its influence is still keenly felt today.
Indeed, while id Software consider Doom to be "the daddy" of FPS games, they affectionately refer to Quake as "the father of awesomeness." Talking us through their venerable history at last year's Eurogamer Expo, art director Tim Willits explained that Quake both invented and defined the FPS as we know it today. Wolfenstein and Doom laid the groundwork with the basic premise, but Quake made the leap from two to three dimensions, setting an unprecedented benchmark in terms of graphics and gameplay.
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Well, if price really was your only obstacle to seeing what RAGE has to offer, Gamefly have well and truly torn it down for you. £6 separates it from the next best offer from Tifili, and you also get the Sewers and Authority DLC packs included in the purchase, making it excellent value for money. Please note that you will require Steam to play the game.
Sure, RAGE tried to do too much when it should have just focused on its brilliant and satisfying shooting mechanics, but it's still an entertaining romp, and for just over a fiver it could be time to see for yourself if id’s latest was worth the wait. Thanks to Pankratz @ HUKD!
It has become the standard ‘go to’ deal price for this one, but CoolShop have decided to give it a go making them the cheapest retailer for the PS3 version. Just over £2 separates them from Game Centre, and it also works out cheaper than the best price for a standard copy.
So what do you get? Extra weapons in the form of a Double Barrel Shotgun and the Fists of Rage, the Rat Rod Buggy to drive around in, and the Crimson Elite Armor to help keep you alive (as well as look rather badass.) Sure, RAGE tried to do too much when it should have focused on just its shooting (which it does brilliantly) but it's still an entertaining romp, and if you want to give it a go this is the best deal around. Thanks to Scar @ HUKD!
Bethesda has announced plans to re-release one of their classic games on Xbox 360. Could it be Morrowind, I hear you ask? Perhaps a new Oblivion edition? Or even a compilation of their older Elder (elder Elder?) Scrolls titles for XBLA?
Nope. It's Quake IV.
Apparently Bethesda feel that it's difficult to lay hands on one of the Xbox 360's "best launch titles," and have decided to relaunch Raven's Quake-branded FPS in Europe "very soon." The American RRP is $19.99, though as we all know, exchange rates rarely work in our favour. We just hope that they've sorted out the choppy frame rate and ensured that the free copy of Quake II is still in the box.
Once again GAME have slashed the price on the Anarchy Edition of RAGE, this time for the PS3. The saving compared to the next best deal ends up being at almost £4, which is also the price difference over the cheapest offer for a standard version of the game.
So what do you get? Extra weapons in the form of a Double Barrel Shotgun and the Fists of Rage, the Rat Rod Buggy to drive around in, and the Crimson Elite Armor to help keep you alive (as well as look rather badass.) Sure, RAGE tried to do too much when it should have focused on just its shooting (which it does brilliantly) but it's still an entertaining romp, and if you want to give it a go this is the best deal around. Thanks to leeds_united_afc @ HUKD!
Some weird shenanigans have been going on over the last 48 hours, with some sites claiming that Doom 4 has been cancelled and massively leaked via a veritable torrent of screenshots. However, id Software's Matthew Hooper has spoken out to debunk these rumours - as well as to tell us that we can expect "awesome" things from the finished article.
"Those images have nothing to do with what you're gonna see in Doom4. When we officially show things you'll see awesome."
Good news then, but the wording is interesting. While the rumours are debunked, it's likely that the leaked artwork represents conceptual material that bears little resemblance to the game in progress. We'll let you know when id are good and ready to show off Doom 4. [Twitter]
It’s finally happened; the Xbox 360 version of RAGE has fallen below the magic £10 mark thanks to PC World, Currys and Dixons. Admittedly you can get to Anarchy Edition for a few pounds more, but if you aren’t fussed by a few extra items you can save yourself a few quid with this offer.
Sure, RAGE tried to do too much when it should have just focused on its brilliant and satisfying shooting mechanics, but it's still an entertaining romp, and for a tenner it could be time to see for yourself if id’s latest was worth the wait. Thanks to diabolikal616 @ HUKD!
We all feared the worst when RAGE's initial sales figures were reported, with the id Software shooter under-performing for new bosses, Bethesda Softworks. The entire industry is on a razor's edge right now, some companies teetering on the brink, others edging ever closer to salvation as an inevitable shift in the gaming landscape looms. And it appears that, while id Software will continue to operate, Bethesda has been forced to cut an unspecified number of staff from their RAGE team.
"As part of its standard business practice, id regularly evaluates staffing to ensure it has a workforce that meets the needs of the studio. As part of that process, some id employees were recently let go," a Bethesda statement reads. The official announcement was preempted by a poster on Neogaf who got wind of the layoffs. However, Bethesda has confirmed "work on future id titles continues unabated", with Doom 4 rumored to be next on the cards at the historical studio. [Joystiq]