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Doom 3 BFG mod brings the game to virtual reality

Doom 3 BFG mod brings the game to virtual reality

Virtual reality and first person games are often thought to be the perfect pair. After all, both try to let you experience virtual worlds from the point of view of a character, rather than watching from behind or above. In reality, the perfect VR FPS is harder to pull off than you’d think, because of frame rates, controls, and game mechanics. modder Codes4Fun, however, might have just stumbled on the perfect formula to make that happen, with a mod that makes the Doom 3 BFG edition actually playable on the HTC Vive.

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Doom runs on everything, including MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Doom runs on everything, including MacBook Pro Touch Bar

It is both a running joke as well as a tradition within the programming and gaming communities that a computer is really only a computer if it can run Doom. The first one, mind you. Well, now you can probably consider the fancy new Touch Bar introduced in the late 2016 MacBook Pros to be computers in their own right. Because, yes, someone has gotten Doom to run on that Touch Bar. No, not use the Touch Bar for controls but actually run on the Touch Bar, display and all.

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DOOM Arcade Mode has arrived: three things to know

DOOM Arcade Mode has arrived: three things to know

The Arcade Mode Bethesda promised for DOOM has arrived, and you can download it now if you haven't already. There's a lot to like about this DLC, and it helps flesh what was otherwise a good but not perfect rendition of the classic title. For those unaware, this is Free Update 4 — it also brings a pair of new multiplayer modes, “Possession” and “Bloodrush.” The previous update (#3) brought private matches and deathmatches.

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Doom 2 custom level that takes 3 hours to complete

Doom 2 custom level that takes 3 hours to complete

Designing and developing levels in a game is no walk in the park. That’s true even if you’re a professional but even more so if you’re just getting started. So you can imagine the creativity, hard work, and old-school persistence of Doom modder Ben Mansell, who poured no less than 300 hours making a Doom 2 level. Yes, a single Doom 2 level. But don’t let that lone digit fool you, because that very same single level will take at most 3 hours to finish.

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Now you can play No Man’s Sky as a Doom mod

Now you can play No Man’s Sky as a Doom mod

Do you wish you could play No Man's Sky but don't have a PC (or PS4) powerful enough to run it? Maybe you're interested in the game, but turned off by all the reports about a lack of satisfying gameplay and/or the missing features that were promised before launch. Or are you one of those types that just really likes games that make use of tech from the original Doom? Well, if any or all of those statements apply, there's a mod that will be right up your alley.

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DOOM update 3 will bring Deathmatch and Private Matches

DOOM update 3 will bring Deathmatch and Private Matches

DOOM will be receiving Update 3 this month, and with it will come three things: Deathmatch and Private Matches, as well as a sneak peak of the upcoming Arcade Mode, which is itself a future addition for the campaign mode. Ahead of the update’s release, Bethesda will be giving gamers a look at the modes on September 13 at 11AM PT via livestreamed gameplay. The livestream will include gameplay from Arcade Mode, though it won’t be arriving with Update 3.

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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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