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Looking into the world of Carmack's Doom through the Oculus Rift

"When people have sort of hacked together first-person demos with head mounts before, they usually have to wind up pretending they're a mouse, which gives you this very limited interface," master of the Doom franchise John Carmack told me in a meeting during QuakeCon 2012. "It's like using it as a...

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Unleashing ludicrous gibs in the Rise of the Triad revival

By the late 90s, Apogee Software – the legal name of 3D Realms – was a household name for hardcore PC gamers. The Texas-based studio was responsible for franchises like Duke Nukem and published some of id Software's earliest hits such as Wolfenstein 3D. Years later that partnership cont...

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A game of murder in Arkane's Dishonored

What I learned from playing Arkane Studios' anxiously awaited Dishonored is that playing it like a standard action game isn't the best course of action. You may succeed, but you're more likely to fail or stumble disappointingly to the end of a mission – a far cry from those playing with patie...

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Rise of the Triad's return will cost $14.99; free DLC planned

The return of the PC classic Rise of the Triad from developer Interceptor Entertainment will be sold digitally for $14.99 and offer all post-launch DLC for free, the dev announced during QuakeCon 2012. Marketing director Dave Oshry told Joystiq the priority was being faithful to the original Rise o...

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Get your nostalgia to Mars in Doom 3 BFG Edition

It has been a long time since I last visited the imperiled Mars research facility featured in id Software's 2004 shooter, Doom 3, but playing the upcoming HD revamp, Doom 3 BFG Edition, I felt like I hardly ever left. While not as highly regarded as its predecessors, Doom 3 was an enjoyable (and, a...

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Steam featuring QuakeCon-inspired bundle, Rage $10 today

To celebrate the festivities of QuakeCon 2012, Valve is slashing prices on select games from id's stable until August 6. Today's deal is Rage at 50% off – down to $9.99. Aside from the daily deals, Steam is also selling a special $100 QuakeCon bundle that includes pretty much everything in Be...

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id Software closed mobile department to focus on projects like Doom 4

John Carmack didn't actually show Doom 4 during his QuakeCon keynote yesterday, but he did offer a status update – along with the tautological pronouncement that the shooter will be "done when it's done." "When it's done" will be a little sooner, as Carmack revealed just how devoted id Softwa...

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Preorder Dishonored during QuakeCon, get Arx Fatalis for free

Dishonored is being shown off this weekend at QuakeCon 2012, and if you can't make it down to Texas, here's the next best thing: Load up the gallery below, and flick through the pictures really quickly. All right, that won't work, but at least you'll get to see some brand-new (and creepy) screens f...

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The Lost Mission of Doom 3 BFG Edition

QuakeCon kicked off today with a batch of screens and a new video for Doom 3 BFG Edition, showing off The Lost Mission, a pack of new content exclusive to BFG's remastered homicidal action. As you can see in the above video and screens below, the new Doom 3 can be just as jump-worthy as the origi...

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Skyrim's 'Dawnguard' DLC arrives on PC today, Bethesda 'not yet satisfied' with PS3 version [update]

During QuakeCon, Bethesda announced the release date for the PC version of the Skyrim "Dawnguard" DLC, which lets you fight and/or become a vampire. Said release date is ... today! The DLC will be available on Steam today in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish, for $19.99, Bethesda says. ...

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