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New Doom DLC multiplayer maps can be played for free

New Doom DLC multiplayer maps can be played for free

Earlier this week, developer Id Software announced a pair of updates for the recently released Doom. The first, which is available now, is a free download that introduces two new multiplayer modes and several new customizations for the SnapMap mode, where players can create their own maps and game types. The second update, "Unto the Evil," however, is the first of three planned premium DLCs, which will cost money but include new multiplayer maps, weapons, and more.

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DOOM’s big free update tomorrow brings two multiplayer modes

DOOM’s big free update tomorrow brings two multiplayer modes

Bethesda Softworks will release a big free update for DOOM (2016) tomorrow, the second of its kind for the title. This particular update adds a pair of new multiplayer game modes, addressing the mostly justified criticism about the game’s lackluster multiplayer experience. The new game modes are comprised of capture-the-flag with a single flag and moving bases and a capture-and-hold mode where gamers take control of specific zones.

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DOOM, the remake, now supports the new Vulkan graphics API

DOOM, the remake, now supports the new Vulkan graphics API

Doom, the very first one, was widely regarded to have pushed the boundaries of PC gaming and graphics of that era, with its 3D graphics, 3D maps, networked multiplayer, and mature rating. Ever since then, id Software has been carrying on that tradition, like with RAGE's use of megatextures. Now under the ownership of Bethesda Softworks, that tradition continues with the announcement that the reincarnation of DOOM is now the first triple-A game to support the brand new Vulkan API, promising to deliver even better framerates, especially on slightly weaker hardware.

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Tour Seinfeld’s apartment in this Doom II map

Tour Seinfeld’s apartment in this Doom II map

There's no end to the list of interesting hack and mods that result in the PC FPS classic Doom running on a gamut of random devices — everything from smartwatches to Doom within Doom itself — but this news is about something interesting running in Doom. Well, Doom II, to be specific. That thing is a pixellated recreation of Jerry Seinfeld's apartment from the hit '90s sitcom Seinfeld.

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New Doom features get recreated in the original games

New Doom features get recreated in the original games

If you haven't picked up the new Doom game, I highly recommend it. While the multiplayer leaves a lot to be desired, the single-player campaign is well worth it. If you can't afford it, or your machine can't handle it, that's okay. You can soon get some of the new Doom flavor in the original games.

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Someone already beat Doom on Ultra Nightmare difficulty without dying

Someone already beat Doom on Ultra Nightmare difficulty without dying

While the open multiplayer was hit or miss for most players, now that the new Doom has been released, reviews have been praising the campaign mode of developer id Software's reboot. The game manages to walk the tightrope of staying loyal to the classic originals, while still bringing something new to the table and incorporating modern FPS mechanics.

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Check out NVIDIA’s 200FPS DOOM gameplay demo

Check out NVIDIA’s 200FPS DOOM gameplay demo

If you're a PC gamer, then you know that over the weekend, NVIDIA announced their new GTX 1080 and 1070 cards. The announcement came Friday evening, but this was only one part of a larger ongoing event over the weekend. At one point on Saturday, members of id software came out to showcase DOOM running on one of the newly-announced cards. And now we have footage of the demo that was shown.

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DOOM launch trailer ushers in ultimate brutality

DOOM launch trailer ushers in ultimate brutality

Just so long as you are 18 years of age or older, you may freely view the following video game trailer. Can you imagine this version of DOOM being released back in the early 1990's? Not for the graphics - those are a generation ahead already. For the violence! The gore! The madness that drove our country insane throughout the government's rally against the playing of violent titles altogether! Bethesda wants you to have freedom. Freedom to mash all the monsters you wish, here in the present - DOOM time it is.

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John Romero teases us with another new map for Doom

John Romero teases us with another new map for Doom

While John Romero was something of a legend in the 90's, we haven't heard too much from Doom's co-creator in a while. Then late last year he teased us with a new Doom level (yes, for the original game) with a promise that something big was coming. Then, on Monday, he and another of Doom's co-creators launched a Kickstarter for Blackroom, a new FPS that promises to be another game changer. Now he's dropped another surprise on us.

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Doom co-creator John Romero announces a new FPS – BLACKROOM

Doom co-creator John Romero announces a new FPS – BLACKROOM

If you don't know the name John Romero, then you might not be old enough to remember the early days of FPS games. He's one of the minds behind games like Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake. He's teaming up with Adrian Carmack, the artist who helped bring those same titles to life, to make a brand new FPS, titled BLACKROOM.

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AI’s next big challenge is a Doom deathmatch

AI’s next big challenge is a Doom deathmatch

Computer AI has long been defeating humans in the game of chess, and earlier this year Google's AlphaGo became the first to beat a world champion in the ancient Chinese board game Go, but now it's time to settle the score in a game that really matters: a classic FPS. That's what a group of AI researchers hope to see, with a new challenge inviting computers to face-off in Doom, but playing as humans would.

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DOOM cinematic trailer shows how near invincible Doomguy can be

DOOM cinematic trailer shows how near invincible Doomguy can be

Doomguy. The Marine. Insert your own name here. Whatever you call him, or yourself, the protagonist of the iconic first-person shooter game DOOM has always been one tough as nails fighter. Or at least that what he's/you're supposed to be. As the latest trailer, a proper cinematic trailer, for DOOM tries to prove. No, not the old Doom, not Doom 2, not even Doom 3, but just plain DOOM. Of course, that means lots of demons, guns, gore, and mutilation to fill your adrenaline-rushing, palpitating heart.

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