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Doom patch adds support for Vulkan API

id Software on Monday released a patch for Doom that enables support for the Vulkan API on the PC. As you may know, Vulkan is the low-overhead, cross-platform successor to OpenGL, a dated API created by Silicon Graphics way back in 1992.

John Romero celebrates the 20th anniversary of Quake

Quake, the influential first-person shooter from id Software, celebrated its 20th anniversary on Wednesday. In recognition of the occasion, director and designer John Romero published a Quake FAQ that was created on October 22, 1995, that served as a repository…

My first few hours playing DOOM: Boom, Jump, Huh?

Doom, id Software's reboot of the classic franchise, feels equal parts retro and modern. With new gameplay additions like executions, upgrades, weapon modification, and mantling, but with no regenerating health, reloading, sprinting, or aiming down sights Doom doesn't feel outdated. …

Bethesda reveals all six Doom multiplayer modes

Doom's multiplayer beta is set to begin on March 31 for those that pre-ordered or purchased a copy of Wolfenstein: The New Order way back in 2014. As we learned earlier this month, Bethesda plans to offer up two game…

Surprise! Doom is still an incredible game

I have a confession to make: my introduction to shooters began with Halo and Half-Life 2, and because of this, I only recently tried my hand at Doom, id Software's 1993 shooter. Because Doom was so old, I figured it…

id Software teases "Doom" reboot during QuakeCon 2014

Those in attendance at the annual QuakeCon gaming convention this past weekend were treated with a special sneak preview of Doom - a reboot of the original 1993 game that kicked off the franchise. According to multiple reports, id Software…

ZeniMax and id Software file lawsuit against Oculus VR

ZeniMax publically called out Oculus VR earlier this month with claims that former employee and gaming icon John Carmack stole intellectual property that was ultimately used to help develop the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and help hire away several…