I played a couple matches of the new Doom over the weekend at QuakeCon. I come to you bearing Thoughts. »
I’ve been thinking a lot about Rage lately. Last week, I dove back in. Minutes became hours, and I soon realized I was having a blast. When I was finally done, I had to ask: why doesn’t Rage get the love it deserves?
Wish Doom had more anime ninja girls, katanas, and screaming power metal? Well then, you’re in luck.
Doom 4, now just Doom, is a game a long time in the making. Mostly because at least one version of the game has been rebooted entirely. We got a brief look at the current game today, but here’s a rough look at one of the original takes, which isn’t exactly what you’d expect from a Doom game. »
The longer a competitive game's around, the less its high-level matches resemble matches between typical players. Pros begin whipping out plays that blur the line between technique and exploit. So what happens if you press the reset button on all of that? »
Not the most... expected combination, but the original Doom with a sugary sweet Super Mario 64 filling works surprisingly well, all things considered. »
Now you can take the opening area of Doom wherever you go. As long as you have a web browser, that is. »
Reminder: Quake Live, with some changes, arrives on Steam today—in the afternoon, to be specific. Of course, it'll be free-to-play, so those jonesing for some old-school arena-shooting action will be able to dive right in. Above's the launch trailer, featuring copious amounts of bunnyhopping and spectacular shooting. »
Face-to-face LAN parties—local game gatherings, usually PC-focused—just aren't what they used to be in this modern, always connected age. Not even one of the biggest in the world can escape time. But the thousands of PC gamers who gather in Texas every summer are pushing off the inevitable as heroically as they can. »
Nowadays many video game ads are loud, in-your-face, and teeth-grittingly serious. Back in the day, though, developer id Software made the original Quake—an unabashedly gore-spattered first-person shooter—look like the perfect Christmas present for grandma and the whole (weirdly creepy) family. »
This old John Romero home movie is worth watching if you've not seen it before as it shows that id blew their own tiny little minds playing DOOM. »
It's a slow news day, presumably because of some combination of the summer being a slow news season and that we're all watching World Cup games (come on, Costa Rica, jeez UPDATE: CON-CA-CAF CON-CA-CAF) instead of normal summer Sunday activities. »