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Oculus first-party team being built by ex-343 art director

Kenneth Scott, former art director for 343 Industries and id Software, has joined Oculus VR to help build a first-party development team. Oculus tweeted the news Monday, listing Scott's new title as Oculus Art Director. Before taking up the mantle of responsibility at Oculus, Scott worked as a visu...

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Pre-order Wolfenstein: The New Order, earn Team Fortress 2 hats

Alternate history Nazi shooter Wolfenstein: The New Order is now available for pre-order via Steam, and Valve has opted to sweeten the deal by offering free Team Fortress 2 hats to anyone who plunks down early cash for the PC game. Though Valve's announcement makes no mention of what exactly the...

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Carmack on id departure: 'VR has the possibility to be something really huge'

In an interview with USA Today, John Carmack characterizes his recent decision to leave id Software for Oculus VR as motivated by the potential of the Oculus Rift and VR technology in general. "I really do think VR is now one of the most exciting things that can be done in this whole sector of c...

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Bethesda deploys standalone client for id's Quake Live

The standalone version of online free-to-play shooter Quake Live, announced back in November, is available for download today – just in time for a weekend of relaxing fragging. Existing players will find a conversion launcher available next time they boot up Quake Live, while all new playe...

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Testing the 'huge breakthrough' in new Oculus Rift VR prototype

The newest internal prototype of the Oculus Rift, codenamed Crystal Cove, adds positional tracking, low persistence and an OLED screen, iterating on the 1080p HD developer model out in the wild. Positional tracking is a straightforward addition that players have been looking out for, and the Oculus...

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Doom mod brings Resident Evil 4's mercenaries to Mars

Intrepid modder DooMero has mashed together Resident Evil 4's "Mercenaries" mode with the original Doom, creating a hybrid game experience that expertly combines elements from the two games. You only need watch this video of the 4.0 version of the mod to understand....

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John Carmack departs id Software

John Carmack, co-founder of Doom developer id Software, has left the company in order to pursue new projects outside the field of game development, reports IGN. "John Carmack, who has become interested in focusing on things other than game development at id, has resigned from the studio," id Sof...

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id's Rage free to play, cheap to buy this weekend on Steam

id Software's latest, Rage, is the focus of a free-to-play event this weekend on Steam. Starting today and running through Sunday at 1pm PT, all Steam users can download Rage and play as much as they want. Should they choose to purchase the game for play past Sunday, its price has been knocked d...

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Quake Live goes standalone this year

Quake Live, id Software's free-to-play version of its hyper-competitive FPS, will begin the transition from browser-based experience to complete standalone game, available by the end of the year. id Software says that Google Chrome's movement to do away with plugins, as well as Firefox's changes...

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Thief homage The Dark Mod steals spotlight for itself, goes standalone

The Dark Mod, a Thief: The Dark Project-inspired mod for Doom 3, has been made standalone, meaning you no longer require id Software's sci-fi horror romp to play. The mod was originally created by Broken Glass Studios as a way to re-experience the gameplay of Looking Glass Studios' 1998 stealth cla...

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