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‘Doom Eternal’ brings packs of hellish demons to Earth

During its E3 2018 press conference, Bethesda and Id Software announced Doom Eternal, the sequel to 2016's reboot of the iconic first-person shooter franchise. This time around, the demons have found their way to Earth.
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Why is Bethesda making ‘Rage 2?’ We dove back into ‘Rage’ to find out

Id Software’s Rage saw the famous first-person shooter studio go in a decidedly more serious direction than its past game, and it didn’t always pay off. Rage 2, developed by Id and Avalanche Studios, arrives next spring.
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‘Rage 2’ looks to be faster, zanier, and way more exciting than the original

Gameplay shown for Rage 2 during Bethesda's E3 2018 Showcase has us excited to get our hands on the sequel. It's zanier and more creative than the original, but it's still Rage at heart.
Gaming

Check out the first gameplay for Bethesda’s zany shooter ‘Rage 2’

The first gameplay trailer for Rage 2 has been released by Bethesda, giving us a look at the game's weapons, powers, locations, and even a taste of the story. More details will be shared at E3 in June.
Gaming

Bethesda’s ‘Rage 2’ officially announced, gameplay coming May 15

A teaser trailer for the unannounced post-apocalyptic shooter Rage 2 has been released. The live-action footage is set to Andrew W.K.'s "Ready to Die" and gives us a taste of the game's world.
Gaming

‘Rage 2’ is all the rage on Twitter; announcement appears imminent

Over the past couple of days, Bethesda has dropped several hints about a follow-up to its 2011 open-world shooter Rage. The latest hints suggest the studio is planning an announcement on May 14.
Gaming

'Doom' drops to $15, all DLC is now free

Id Software and Bethesda have made all Doom downloadable content free. The game is free to play this weekend on Xbox One and PC, with a similar free trial coming on July 27 to PlayStation 4.
Gaming

Doom II floppy discs just sold for $3,150 – the catch? They’re John Romero’s

John Romero is continuing what appears to be a bit of a housecleaning of items from his id Software days. Following the sale of Masters of Doom books, he's now sold Doom II floppy discs for a little over $3,000.
Gaming

Rocket jumping and rail gunning through the 'Quake Champions' beta

Quake Champions captures the franchise’s fast and deadly feel, and adds a few new caveats taken from the more modern “hero” shooter trend that freshen the formula.
Computing

Id Software’s CTO promotes the benefits of using AMD’s new Ryzen CPUs

AMD uploaded a two-minute clip featuring Id Software CTO Robert Duffy. He talks about the benefits of the new Ryzen desktop CPUs, stating that any PC game will benefit from the processing headroom provided by AMD's desktop chips.
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You can play ‘Quake Champions’ on April 6, if you get into the closed beta

The closed beta for Quake Champions is set to start in a week, which means if you want to be part of it, you will need to register your interest as soon as possible. Get your game face ready.
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You can play as one character across every map in 'Quake Champions' for free

You will be able to compete across every map in Quake Champions for free and unlock additional Champions with in-game currency, but for permanent access to the whole cast of characters, there's a one-time fee
Virtual Reality

Oculus exec John Carmack launches $22.5M lawsuit against ZeniMax Media

Oculus VR chief technology officer John Carmack has filed a $22.5M lawsuit against his former employer, ZeniMax Media, claiming that the company still owes him money from its purchase of id Software in 2009.
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Director Tim Willits on why ‘Quake Champions’ will be the purest, fastest FPS ever

We peeled ourselves from the non-stop gaming of QuakeCon for a few minutes to chat with id Software Studio Director Tim Willits about 'Quake Champions'' furious pace, eSports ambitions, beta plans, and more.
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Strap yourself in to watch Bethesda’s new ‘Quake Champions’ gameplay video

Bethesda and Id Software launched a gameplay trailer for Quake Champions during QuakeCon 2016, revealing rocket jumps, fast action, and the return of the hoverboard-riding Anarki character.
Computing

Doom now supports Vulkan thanks to patch released on Steam, and optimized AMD drivers

id Software launched a patch on Steam that updates Doom with Vulkan support. AMD released fresh new drivers optimized for the Doom/Vulkan combo as well, following the drivers launched last week that addresses the Radeon RX 480 power issue.
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John Romero celebrates Quake’s 20th birthday with ancient FAQ and long-lost screencaps

John Romero updated his blog with a post celebrating Quake's birthday, as the classic shooter turned 20 on Wednesday. To celebrate, Romero shared original screenshots from the game's debut.
Gaming

Beyond new games and surprises, Bethesda announces updates for ‘Doom’ at E3

Bethesda had a strong showing at its E3 2016 press conference, including news on the recently released first person shooter, DOOM, The publisher detailed upcoming DLC content, and announced free demo that will be available on all platforms…