Surprise! Doom Is Still An Incredible Game

I have a confession to make: my introduction to shooters began with Halo and Half-Life 2, and because of this, I only recently tried my hand at Doom, id Software's 1993 shooter. Because Doom was so old, I figured it had nothing to teach me. » 3/27/15 1:00pm Friday 1:00pm

Doom Cosplay Is Ready To Rip And Tear

Here's the latest screenshot of the Brutal Doom v20 mod which, after numerous delays, might finally see the light of day in late April. The shot depicts a level from the Starter Pack—an original, 30-level campaign, enhanced with Brutal Doom, designed to run without any official Doom files. » 3/20/15 8:30am 3/20/15 8:30am

Heroic Doom Mod Adds 37 Instagram Filters And A Selfie Stick

After almost 22 years Doom is finally finished thanks mod-maker Linguica's "InstaDoom", which adds 37 InstaGram filters to the game and swaps out the fabled BFG with a selfie stick. » 2/15/15 11:15am 2/15/15 11:15am

DOOM Mod Lets You Rip Off Enemy Arms, Use Them As A Weapon

Brutal DOOM remains one of the most infamous DOOM modifications around, allowing folks to dial up the game's violence to new heights. Sure, it all looks a little goofy—DOOM came out in in 1993, after all—but Brutal DOOM still manages to shock. Next up? Bloody, destructible bodies! » 2/12/15 12:13pm 2/12/15 12:13pm

Can A Doom Marine Really Carry Nine Weapons? Mythbusters Finds Out. 

Doom's space marine protagonists are some hearty fellows, carrying some 80 pounds of weapons, medkits and ammo boxes effortlessly while taking on demons from hell. In last night's inaugural Mythbusters video game episode, Adam and Jamie build a real-life Doom level to see if it can be done. » 2/01/15 4:20pm 2/01/15 4:20pm

Tiny Home-Made Computer Runs Doom Too

It's good to know that whenever the apocalypse comes, Doom will still be there with us even in the middle of a nuclear winter. You just need some random techno-junk and the necessary skills—like the ones modder Lutz Latta already has—to assemble a computer capable of running the game. » 1/08/15 9:20am 1/08/15 9:20am

Here's Why the 3DO Port of Doom Sucked

Seems everyone's getting in on Doom's birthday nostalgia. After John Romero revealed a ton of unseen art, Rebecca Heineman has released the original 3DO port source code, along with an explanation of why it wasn't so great. » 12/15/14 5:00am 12/15/14 5:00am

Doom Is Now Old Enough To Drink

This week, classic PC shooter Doom turned 21. So if you see someone in green slide up next to you at a bar and scream RIP AND TEAR, buy the guy a drink. » 12/11/14 7:00pm 12/11/14 7:00pm

Doom As An Isometric Shooter

I can see myself playing something like pixel artist Kracov's isometric, 2D version of Doom for hours, trying to blow up everything and marvel at all the detailed pixel-explosions. » 12/08/14 9:40am 12/08/14 9:40am

Yep, That's Super Mario 64 In Doom

Not the most... expected combination, but the original Doom with a sugary sweet Super Mario 64 filling works surprisingly well, all things considered. » 11/20/14 3:45pm 11/20/14 3:45pm

New Doom 2 Speedrun Record Beats Old One by 22 Seconds

This is a proper, literal, speedrun from Zero Master. He runs, it is speedy. The 23m03s time is also relatively legit - no glitches or tricks past the use of glides. Those involve coaxing the player's 32x32 unit hitbox through 32 unit gaps as a shortcut, or to skip collecting a few keys. » 11/19/14 7:30am 11/19/14 7:30am

Artist Turns Doom II's Final Level Into $6,000 Sculpture

Made from found objects, old circuit boards and action figure parts, artist Jason Hite's miniature sculpture of Doom II's final level "The Icon of Sin" is just as incredible and iconic as the level itself. » 10/27/14 9:20am 10/27/14 9:20am

Yes, Even Duke Nukem Is Art

In this case quite literally, as artist Aram Bartholl explores in his exhibition called Hurt Me Plenty, which uses games like Duke Nukem 3D and Doom as a case study in perspective and immersion. » 9/29/14 9:15pm 9/29/14 9:15pm

​Look at The Insane Moves You Can Pull Off In This Indie Shooter

Part of the reason I still hold a candle for the multiplayer shooters of the late 90s is their insane mobility. The characters in games like Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament, and Serious Sam all move like the Flash on the Moon. Reflex is hoping to capture a bit of that. » 9/29/14 7:15pm 9/29/14 7:15pm

Nevermind The Classic, Give Me LEGO Doom

I've played plenty of Doom in my day, from the original shareware to the most recent re-releases, and I think it's time for a change. The talented Ochre Jelly's masterfully built LEGO Doom should do nicely. » 9/28/14 7:00pm 9/28/14 7:00pm

A Look at WHY Doom Was So Great

There is a new DOOM coming. Surely everybody knows that by now, at least anybody who's actually still playing Doom on their computers. Or mobile phones. Or ATMs. Or printers. » 9/17/14 5:30am 9/17/14 5:30am