It wasn't until Wolfenstein: The New Order that we noticed how homogeneous first-person shooters have become over the past decade. The genre's certainly made strides forward, but from a big picture perspective, we've spent the past decade or so taking cover and performing pot-shots to reach our objectives. However, MachineGames'...
Bethesda opened its inaugural E3 press conference with a rather impressive, and astoundingly gory, demo of its reboot of the DOOM franchise. Arguably one of the most exciting announcements, though, was of a feature which allows you to create and share your own maps and levels. Titled Snapmap, this new mode gives you what appears to be...
Return to the pits of Hell
How would you like to be a space marine on Mars fighting demon robots? With the next game in the DOOM franchise, you can live out this pleasant, admirable dream on your PlayStation 4, starting in the near future with a multiplayer beta. That is, only if you purchased a copy of Wolfenstein: The New Order, which came with a...
John Carmack's not holding his breath
In a development about as predictable as the day making way for night, industry legend John Carmack has quit his role at id Software. The writing was on the wall earlier in the year when the DOOM programmer announced that he would split his time between the Bethesda owned outfit and Oculus VR, the firm behind...
Legendary programmer fond of next generation system
John Carmack, id Software’s veteran co-founder, has admitted that he’s pretty impressed with the PlayStation 4. Speaking as part of another enormous three-hour keynote at QuakeCon, the Wolfenstein 3D programmer praised the impending console – and suggested that the Japanese giant has done a...
Still undecided about Bethesda's recent uber-pretty FPS, RAGE? No problem, the publisher's got your back
It's announced that it is to release a demo for the post-apocalyptic anger management sim on the PlayStation Network come December 6th. "The Ghost Clan, a cult of murderous fanatics, has infiltrated the waterworks beneath the town of Wellspring with plans to poison the water supply,"..
Bethesda has emphatically denied reports that development on Doom 4 has been suspended, labelling the rumours as "complete bollocks"
Responding to a series of Twitter queries regarding the matter, marketing gaffer Pete Hines explained, "Games are done when they are done and no title under development at id has been postponed - indefinitely or otherwise." We suspect that's the end of that,..
Rumours are flying that Bethesda has temporarily postponed development of Doom 4 after the recently released RAGE didn't meet expectations. Apparently parent company Zenimax has "a serious lack of confidence in the project management at id," following the technical issues and luke-warm reviews surrounding RAGE. We thought the game was above average in our review, but struggled to..
RAGE is just a week away from release now, and to celebrate Bethesda's released a sixth gameplay video taken straight out of the game's campaign
In the video, the Resistance has heard rumors of an Ark surfacing in Jackal Valley and they need you to search the site for a valuable data decrypter. Unfortunately you'll be met with resistance from the Jackal Clan. Catch the footage after the jump. The..
Pre-order a copy of RAGE ahead of its October 7th release date and you'll have your copy automatically upgraded to the Anarchy Edition
This extended version of the game adds four additional items to your arsenal, including a Double Barrel Shotgun, Crimson Elite Armour, Fists Of Rage knuckle-dusters, and a Rat Rod Buggy. Hit the jump to see the goods in action.
The PlayStation 3 version of RAGE will come packed up on a single Blu-ray disc (unlike the XBOX 360's enormous three-disc solution) and will require an 8GB install, id Software's creative director Tim Willits told Eurogamer
"Sony was great," Willits praised. "Kudos to Sony for letting us do that. They don't allow every game to do that. So definitely, hats off. What we were able to..
The collector's pack for id Software's upcoming RAGE will be exclusive to GAME and GameStation, Bethesda has announced
The package will include to Dark Horse comics that detail the events prior to the game, in addition to a 'Making Of' DVD and the downloadable content from the game's Anarchy Edition. The Anarchy Edition includes a Double Barrell shotgun, as well as some unique armour and a..
Bethesda's popped us over a new gameplay trailer for id's upcoming first-person shooter RAGE
We haven't been convinced by the title's combination of first-person shooting and vehicular combat in the past, but it's slowly starting to win us over. There are not enough car combat games. Our initial distaste for RAGE's vehicular combat stemmed from the assumption that it would amount to nothing more..