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"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...

August 7th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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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 conti...

August 7th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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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...

August 6th 2012 at 3:05pm 0 Comments
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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 of...

August 5th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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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, at...

August 4th 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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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 Bet...

August 3rd 2012 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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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 Softwar...

August 3rd 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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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...

August 2nd 2012 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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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 origin...

August 2nd 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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When it comes to the early days of first-person shooters, names like Wolfenstein 3D and Doom come up a lot. There are some, however, lucky enough to remember Rise of the Triad, a frenetic, gory and occasionally downright goofy shooter from 1994. Now, after over 15 years, Rise of the Triad is coming...

August 2nd 2012 at 3:17pm 0 Comments