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New Doom release date finally confirmed

Fans of game developer Id Software will soon finally be able to get their hands on the studio's newest masterpiece: the long-awaited reboot of historic FPS series Doom. Bethesda is publishing the title, coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and they've just released a new campaign trailer to mark the news of a confirmed release date. Viewers can get a serious helping of gore and violence in the video below, while they'll be able to get their hands on Doom starting May 13th.

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Original Doom gets a new level, courtesy of co-creator John Romero

John Romero might not be a name that gets talked about much these days. However, back in the 90's, the man was a legend, and even considered a god amongst gamers. If you're not familiar, Romero, along with partner John Carmack, created games like Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein 3D. In essence, those two can be credited with creating the modern first-person shooter. Well in a surprising move, John Romero has released his first Doom level in 21 years.

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Apple Watch, Apple TV now run DOOM thanks to Facebook devs

It is a running joke tradition among gamers and computer geeks that a computer isn't really a proper computer until it can run DOOM. The very first DOOM, that is. Well, now you can consider the Apple Watch a proper computer. And the Apple TV too, of course. A pair of developers from Facebook's Tel-Aviv office spent their specially designated hackathon time to play around with iOS. And what better way to do that than by porting DOOM to run on Apple's latest non-desktop, non-mobile devices.

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Modder heard you likes Doom, lets you play Doom while you play Doom

Yo dawg…, etc. We've seen the classic PC shooter Doom hacked and modded to run on everything from an ATM to an Android Wear smartwatch, but this tops them all. A modder going by the name The Zombie Killer on YouTube has managed to get Doom to run inside of Doom. Yes, really. You can walk up to a computer terminal while playing Doom, and from that in-game machine start playing Doom. No word yet on how deep the rabbit hole really goes.

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New Doom demoed at E3: prepare for a bloodbath

If the first Doom game in 1993 had parents and religious organizations up in arms, they would probably have nothing on today's latest incarnation. Or re-incarnation, so to speak. At its pre-E3 2015 show, Bethesda, who know owns Doom maker id Software, unveiled to the public for the very first time the new Doom. Aside from getting in on the times in terms of graphics technology and player agility, this upcoming first person shooter is also getting an update in terms of gore and violence, in line with today's standards as well.

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Unreleased footage of cancelled Doom 4 shows why they restarted

By now you've probably heard all about that new Doom teaser that was released yesterday as a build-up to Bethesda's full unveiling at E3 next month. But did you know that developers id Software completely restarted the project back in late 2011? Prior to that, they had gotten pretty far on what they were then calling Doom 4, but eventually realized it just didn't have the "soul" of a Doom game, and needed to be scrapped. A brief, unreleased video of that old version has surfaced today, and it's pretty clear they made the right call.

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DOOM gameplay teaser has us flipping out for E3

This week the folks at Bethesda have given us just a few seconds of footage from the next DOOM. This footage isn't gameplay, strictly speaking, but it does tease gameplay that'll be shown at E3 2015, so they say. Here we're getting up close and personal with what's very likely some of the most terrifyingly detailed blood-filled action first person shooter gaming the world has ever seen before. And it'll be appearing in full in a collection shown by Bethesda their full E3 showcase at 7PM PT, June 14th.

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Borderlands, Crysis 3, DOOM 3 BFG join Portal on Android with NVIDIA

Inside the NVIDIA SHIELD home entertainment device is an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor. That processor allows the game Borderlands, the Pre-Sequel to work on the device - an Android TV device. This game was released to PC less than a year ago - PlayStation 3 as well. Now it'll be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and NVIDIA SHIELD. At this time it's not entirely clear whether or not the game will be able to be played on Android devices besides NVIDIA SHIELD - but it might! For now we'll assume it'll stick with NVIDIA SHIELD exclusively.

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InstaDoom is Doom with Instagram filters

If you are a gamer who has been playing on the PC for a while, you may remember just how Awesome the original Doom was when it came out way back in the early 90s. For the time, the graphics were great even if they look terrible by today's standards. Some geeks have got together and made up a new version of Doom called InstaDoom.

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John Romero plays Doom while giving new commentary

22 years later, and id Software's Doom is still an interesting game to study and discuss. This is no more apparent than with John Romero's new commentary and insights, shared as he plays the game. Romero is id Software's co-founder and was the lead designer on 1993's Doom, the game that cemented the first-person shooter genre. His commentary, broken down into ten parts, is part of a video series by game company Double Fine Productions called "Devs Play," where game developers offer new and interesting perspectives.

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DOOM artwork released by designer John Romero

DOOM's designer John Romero took to his Twitter account to celebrate the game's 21st birthday, doing so by tweeting a slew of "never-before-seen art from its development in 1993". Included among the art are some images of the team at work and clay models, sketchbook scans, and more. There's a look at some in-game elements that weren't included with the final version, and snippets of information to go along with them.

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Hack turns ATM into DOOM arcade machine

There is this long standing gamer belief that a computer is not a computer unless it can run, and play, DOOM. Taking that philosophy to heart, two Australian hackers have embarked on a perilous journey to install DOOM on one machine where you least expect to see it: a cash-dispensing ATM.

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