Doom has a weird history with comebacks, mostly due to one black sheep. I remember graduating high school and witnessing Doom 3 for the first time and hearing the collective groans of fans everywhere, from gaming magazines to my own friends and family.
It has been 20 years coming, but Doom has finally come back to Nintendo via the Nintendo Switch! Worth the wait? I’d say so, yes.
Quake has been a force on the PC landscape since it first hit the scene in 1996. It brought fast, brutal first-person shooting to a multiplayer setting, and it did it well.
On the heels of new entries in the Wolfenstein and Doom franchises, Bethesda kicked off their press conference with the announcement of Quake Champions.
Announced as a PC exclusive, Quake Champions will be a multiplayer-focused arena shooter with a “diverse” cast of characters. It appears to take a cue from other modern, competitive multiplayer experiences in the vein of Overwatch and Battleborn.
More is expected to be announced in the coming months.
id Software co-founders John Romero and Adrian Carmack launched a new Kickstarter for a new FPS, titled Blackroom.
Over the weekend I had the chance to sit down with the Doom beta for PS4 and I rather liked it.
If you missed the chance to hop in the action last weekend, Bethesda will be holding an open beta in an upcoming weekend.
From April 15-17 anyone on PS4, Xbox One and PC can download and hop into the action with their friends. Nothing has been added from the closed beta hosted last weekend. The only available gametypes are Team Deathmatch and Warpath and the only levels are Infernal and Heatwave.
Today, Bethesda is announcing some of the post-launch support plans for the gruesome shooter. First, free content updates in the form of additions to the Snap-Map editor and free gametypes will release throughout the year. Snap-Map updates are promised to include AI enhancements, new props and functionality as well as editing tools and more.
The first of paid DLC is scheduled to drop in the summer. This brings players three new maps, a new weapon, one playable demon, another armour set, a new piece of equipment, new taunts and hack modules and a number of customization options and colours and patterns.
DLC packs will cost $14.99 or at a discounted price if you buy the $39.99 season pass.
Doom launches May 13 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
If you like Doom, sports and YouTube, you will very happy later this month. On March 29 2016, professional athletes will team with YouTubers in a Doom single elimination tournament streamed on YouTube Gaming.
So, I think we can all agree the official Doom cover is basic to say the least. But if you’re like me and want something a little more metal to leave on your shelf, the game’s twitter account is polling fans on what they’d like to see as a reversible cover.