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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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Have a look at Rage 2’s first gameplay trailer

Have a look at Rage 2’s first gameplay trailer

Yesterday, Bethesda delivered a bit of a surprise by officially announcing Rage 2. It's been a long time since we last heard from the Rage series, but unfortunately, we didn't get to see any actual gameplay in yesterday's announcement trailer. As promised, that all changes today, with Bethesda delivering Rage 2's first gameplay trailer just a few minutes ago.

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Bethesda’s Rage 2 revealed with a ridiculous (and colorful) trailer

Bethesda’s Rage 2 revealed with a ridiculous (and colorful) trailer

Thanks to leaks that surfaced last week, we had a feeling that Rage 2 might be in development, and today Bethesda confirmed it. Rage 2 was announced today with a one-minute long teaser trailer that's very loud and in-your-face, so prepare your senses. Unfortunately, it doesn't show off any in-game footage, so you might want to temper your expectations going in.

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John Carmack strikes back, files lawsuit against ZeniMax

John Carmack strikes back, files lawsuit against ZeniMax

It was just last month that the long running lawsuit between ZeniMax Media and Oculus (along with parent company Facebook) reached some kind of resolution, but soon ZeniMax will be heading back to court. This time, Oculus CTO John Carmack is turning the tables and bringing a lawsuit against ZeniMax, claiming that the publishing house still owes him money for the purchase of id Software.

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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, 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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