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Quake gets a surprise remaster as classic games arrive on Xbox Game Pass

Quake gets a surprise remaster as classic games arrive on Xbox Game Pass

QuakeCon at Home 2021 kicks off today, and Microsoft and Bethesda started things off with a bang by announcing a surprise remaster of the original Quake. The remaster is only one part of today's surprise Quake announcements, as Quake II and Quake III Arena have also made their way to Xbox Game Pass for PC today along with this Quake re-release. If you're a Quake fan, then today is probably a pretty exciting day.

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DOOM Eternal Invasion mode axed, but it’s not all bad news

DOOM Eternal Invasion mode axed, but it’s not all bad news

DOOM Eternal launched a little more than a year ago, and you'd think that after delivering the base game along with two expansions, the folks at id Software would be ready to close the book on DOOM Eternal's development. You would be wrong, though, as today, id Software delivered a new update on that front. While there are things to look forward to, unfortunately, id's announcement wasn't all good news.

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DOOM Eternal PS5 and Xbox Series X versions now live with this new content

DOOM Eternal PS5 and Xbox Series X versions now live with this new content

Today is a big day for DOOM Eternal fans because the game is getting its big next-gen upgrade today. The upgrade is going live on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, bringing graphics upgrades in the form of new fidelity modes. On top of that, we're also seeing ray tracing coming to the PC version, along with an update that's bringing new content to the game on all platforms.

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Microsoft just bought Bethesda and id Software parent in huge $7.5bn deal

Microsoft just bought Bethesda and id Software parent in huge $7.5bn deal

Microsoft has announced a whopper of an acquisition, revealing this morning that it has entered into an agreement to purchase ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash. While not as massive as other major players like Electronic Arts or Activision, ZeniMax Media is still a very big publisher in its own right, with a fairly long list of subsidiaries that includes Bethesda Softworks, Arkane Studios, and id Software.

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DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One DLC release date revealed with new trailer

DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One DLC release date revealed with new trailer

Earlier this month, id Software and Bethesda revealed the first single-player DOOM Eternal DLC. Dubbed The Ancient Gods Part One, id Software's reveal amounted to nothing more than a teaser, with the promise of more to come at Gamescom. Today, of course, is the first day of Gamescom, and sure enough, we're learning more about what The Ancient Gods Part One will entail.

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DOOM Eternal update 1.1 removes anti-cheat, after outcry

DOOM Eternal update 1.1 removes anti-cheat, after outcry

After implementing Denuvo Anti-Cheat in DOOM Eternal in Uldate 1 here in May, 2020, iD Software changed a tune. Today they announced that they'd be removing the anti-cheat technology from their game in their next PC update. This update will be released "within a week" - so said Marty Stratton, Executive Producer iD Software in a community update earlier today. Protecting the sanctity of multipleyer gameplay is important, but making single-player campaign users suffer as a result, as it turns out, isn't going to work out.

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DOOM Eternal’s latest update has some PC players furious

DOOM Eternal’s latest update has some PC players furious

Bethesda and id Software have pushed update 1 out to DOOM Eternal, adding new features like empowered demons, echelon leveling, and a new Precious Metals event. In fact, between these new features, a slew of balance changes, and a bunch of fixes, this update adds a lot. Unfortunately, there are many players who are upset by one of the features the update is adding on PC: Denuvo Anti-Cheat.

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DOOM Eternal campaign DLC teased with two stunning screenshots

DOOM Eternal campaign DLC teased with two stunning screenshots

The newly released DOOM Eternal sequel to 2016's DOOM will soon receive a campaign DLC. Ahead of that release, Bethesda and iD have released two huge, high-resolution screenshots from the DLC that feature otherworldly destinations. The team calls this a sneak peek, one that doesn't come with much info but that does offer something fresh for your desktop background.

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DOOM Eternal Standard vs Deluxe: The best choice

DOOM Eternal Standard vs Deluxe: The best choice

This week saw the release of two big games: DOOM Eternal and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. DOOM Eternal, like a number of AAA games these days, comes in a couple of different editions. There's the standard edition, which just comes with the base game, but there's also the deluxe edition, which comes with the game and a number of bonuses. Question is: Which one should you buy?

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DOOM Eternal won’t include microtransactions

DOOM Eternal won’t include microtransactions

DOOM Eternal, the latest installment in the DOOM franchise has been delayed for release until later on this year, will not feature microtransactions. The confirmation recently came from the game's creative director Hugo Martin who pointed out that players will be dropping $60 on the game -- something that will provide them with a 'complete experience.'

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Latest DOOM Eternal trailer prepares us for the battle to save Earth

Latest DOOM Eternal trailer prepares us for the battle to save Earth

Barring some kind of surprise announcement at E3 2020 or something like that, DOOM Eternal could very well wind up being Bethesda's biggest game of the year. Currently, DOOM Eternal is slated for launch on March 20th, 2020, and today Bethesda is trying to build up some pre-release hype for the game by releasing a new trailer. If you're a fan of demon slaying, then you'll probably want to check it out.

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DOOM Eternal delayed but there’s still some good news

DOOM Eternal delayed but there’s still some good news

In 2016, id Software and Bethesda decided to reboot the DOOM franchise, and the resulting game quickly became one of the more popular first-person shooters around. Given that success, it was no surprise to see Bethesda announce a sequel called DOOM Eternal at E3 2018. Unfortunately, DOOM Eternal won't be arriving on its originally scheduled release date, as Bethesda announced today that the game has been delayed.

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