The Original Wolfenstein Is Way Funnier With Real Physics

Back when id Software first released Wolfenstein 3D, widely regarded as the Nazi-blasting grandpappy of the first-person shooter genre, I doubt they imagined it'd one day be turned into... this. » 12/03/14 10:00pm 12/03/14 10:00pm

There's no better way to show how much graphics have changed in the last 22 years than B. J. Blazkowicz, the main character of the Wolfenstein games, dressed as a baby. He's wearing the same silly costume in Wolfenstein 3D from 1992 and in Wolfenstein: The New Order. It just got 100% more realistic and frightening. » 5/21/14 8:30am 5/21/14 8:30am

Your PC Must Be This Beefy to Play Wolfenstein: The New Order

When Nazis take over the world, Xbox 360s all around the weep in agony. Wolfenstein: The New Order will ship with a hefty four discs for Microsoft's last-gen game console. You're going to need a decent chunk of space on PC and PlayStation hardware, too. » 5/01/14 4:00pm 5/01/14 4:00pm

Yes, This Nazi-Killing Video Game Hero Was Of Jewish Descent

There's been speculation for more than two decades that the hero of the iconic Wolfenstein first-person shooter games—B.J. Blazkowicz, the guy who you use to machine gun hordes of Nazis—was Jewish. But the game's creators have long been coy about the character's origins. Not so much anymore. » 3/03/14 12:45pm 3/03/14 12:45pm

Doom Co-Creator John Carmack Leaves Id Software

John Carmack, co-creator of iconic first-person-shooter Doom and one of the smartest minds in video games, has resigned from the development studio he helped co-found. » 11/22/13 3:41pm 11/22/13 3:41pm

Blasting Through Doom's Levels as Duke Nukem? There's a Mod For That

What do Duke Nukem, B.J. Blazkowicz, and Doomguy have in common? They're all stars of a pretty sweet-looking Doom mod, that's what. » 11/04/13 5:00am 11/04/13 5:00am

John Carmack Does a Commentary Track for Wolfenstein 3D. Listen To It…

To celebrate Wolfenstein 3D's 20th anniversary, here's a video of programmer John Carmack playing and talking his way through the 1992 first-person shooter. » 5/09/12 12:00pm 5/09/12 12:00pm

Six Classic and Contemporary HTML 5 Games You Can Play Free Right Now

A lot has changed since the days when web developers relied almost exclusively on Flash for media-rich interactive content. Although the technology is still very much alive and may not see a replacement anytime soon for certain uses, more and more websites are implementing HTML5 » 2/22/12 2:40pm 2/22/12 2:40pm for streaming audio and video, and we…

How To Find the Wolfenstein Room Inside of Rage

Everybody kind of remembers Wolfenstein 3D, I personally remember it as that game I secretly played while my parents were working. This quick walkthrough will show you how to get to the secret Wolfenstein 3D room, an easter egg nestled within the very first mission of the game. » 10/04/11 1:40pm 10/04/11 1:40pm

How Rage Reflects Id's Lengthy Legacy

Back in 1992, id Software released Wolfenstein 3D, a title that ushered in an entirely new genre and showed developers and gamers just how immersive and visceral a video game could be. Two decades later comes Rage. » 6/30/11 12:40pm 6/30/11 12:40pm

New Wolfenstein Bucks 3D Trend, Goes Completely 1D

id Software's groundbreaking first-person shooter Wolfenstein 3D has been stripped to its core, shedding two dimensions to become playable on a "single, dazzling one-pixel line." » 1/24/11 7:20pm 1/24/11 7:20pm

Auschwitz Game Creator Yanks Wolfenstein Mod Amid Pressure

Sonderkommando Revolt, the video game mod that reimagines an Auschwitz uprising as a bloody, pixelated shooter, may never see release, according to the project's lead creator. He blames the "emotional trauma" of media attention for its demise. » 12/21/10 7:30pm 12/21/10 7:30pm

Concentration Camp Game Was Meant To Be 'Fun'

The developers of Sonderkommando Revolt, the video game set amidst a violent prisoner uprising in a Nazi concentration camp, reads like exploitative revenge fantasy. But its creator says the team behind the first-person shooter makes no political statement and has no agenda. It's "blast the Nazis fun," its maker says. » 12/10/10 3:20pm 12/10/10 3:20pm

The Concentration Camp Video Game

An Israeli modder has turned a 1992 first-person shooter into a bloody tale of revenge set in a Nazi concentration camp with Sonderkommando Revolt, putting players in the role of an Auschwitz death camp prisoner on a killing rampage. » 12/09/10 3:00pm 12/09/10 3:00pm

The Ghost Of id Software's Past

John Romero haunts game developer id Software. Yes, he co-founded the studio and thus more than earned his place in id history. But Romero only worked there between the years of 1991 and 1996. » 8/10/10 4:30am 8/10/10 4:30am

Our Definitions For 2D And 3D Are Broken, Please Fix

For years now, video games have been divided into two categories: 2D and 3D. With the advent of 3D televisions and portable consoles, those definitions might be antiquated. Time for an update! » 4/12/10 7:00am 4/12/10 7:00am

id's Having A QuakeCon Fire Sale On iPhone Games

If you couldn't make it down to Texas this year for QuakeCon 2009, you can still enjoy the fruits of id Software's labor. At least the low hanging iPhone fruit, that is. » 8/13/09 5:30pm 8/13/09 5:30pm