E3 2017 – DOOM VR Announced for PSVR, Watch a Trailer

[embedded content] Bethesda just announced DOOM for PSVR, the trailer for which you can check out above. Here’s an official description: If you flinched the first time you saw a meaty Mancubus charging at you in last year’s critically acclaimed DOOM, wait till you get up close and even more personal with rampaging demons in DOOM VFR. Revealed at Bethesda’s E3 2017 Showcase, DOOM VFR is a new virtual reality game from legendary developer id Software, coming to PlayStation VR and VIVE platforms. The game is expected to launch this year. We’ll update our readers when we have more info. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


In The War Against Game Piracy, Denuvo Seems To Be Faltering

Anti-piracy protection software Denuvo is getting cracked faster and faster on more games, with certain games made free by hackers in as short as a week. Denuvo says that the protection is meant to protect games during “the initial sales window” but is that even the case anymore? Denuvo is an anti-tampering software meant to keep games locked to certain computers and protect games from mass piracy. Over the last year, that protection has been wavering faster and faster as hackers break the protection on major games. The most recent case is Tekken 7, which had the software removed in a record-breaking four days after launch. Before that, puzzle game Rime had protection cracked in just five days, leading the developers to release a DRM-free version of the game shortly afterward. Rime is not alone. Seven games have voluntarily dropped Denuvo protection: The Climb, Doom, Inside, Homefront: The Revolution, 2Dark, Syberia 3, and Rime. Of those titles all but two (Homefront and The Climb) had protections cracked before developers gave up on the protection. It’s a far cry from the Denuvo’s heyday, which had pirates worrying if there’d be any free games left in the world. READ FULL STORY AT…


Elguitar Tom’s Knee Deep In Metal: REMASTERED album is now available

I am very happy to inform all you Metal and Doom fans out there that Elguitar Tom has just released his Knee Deep In Metal: REMASTERED album =) (don’t forget to check out our interview with Elguitar Tom!) “When my album will be available in the stores: – iTunes/Apple Music: 1-7 days or sooner. Often same-day – Amazon: About 2… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!


We Filled Retro Monsters Full Of Lead In Strafe

Strafe is a fond throwback to games like Quake and Doom. Seeking to capture all bloody fun of old school shooters, it has one hell of a shotgun and a lot of baddies to blast into bits. Heather and Chris sat down to take on its twisting corridors in this archived livestream. Advertisement Created by Pixel Titans, Strafe drops players into a series of procedurally generated levels where they need to jump over, shoot at, blow up, and… well, strafe around enemies to survive. Starting with either a shotgun, assault rifle, or rail gun, players will gather an arsenal to blaze a bloody trail through each level. If there’s one thing this game nails, it’s how damn great it feels to play. Strafe learned all the right lessons from early first person shooters: this game controls like butter. Which is good. Who doesn’t like butter? Strafe can get a little too chaotic from time to time. With so many enemies, explosions, bullets, and gibs, it can occasionally be difficult to engage in the type of last second dodging and tricky shooting the game really wants to facilitate. When it all working, Strafe is some READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

dont do this

Modding a Porsche 911 to Play Doom Is Absurdly Dangerous

By now, it seems safe to say that Doom can be played on any device a person wants. It’s been adapted for printers, ATM machines, calculators, the Apple Touch Bar and many others. But none of those devices have 370 horsepower to send you careening down a road, honking like a maniac while you blow demons back to hell. A YouTuber going by the name vexal uploaded this video tutorial showing what he claims to be a step-by-step guide to playing Doom on the console screen of a Porsche 911. That would be moderately interesting on its own but as he explains, the cars shifter, horn, accelerator and steering wheel all control the game—meaning you drive while you play. Advertisement Advertisement According to his steps, take a flash drive that contains a single file with the car’s VIN number on it. Insert the drive into the Porsche’s USB slot and start the car. That should take the computer system into debug mode. Then, insert the game (he shows Doom II but says it works with the original as well) and READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


PS4 and Overwatch Dominate Games Media Coverage in 2016


Doom Co-Developer Escalation Studios Acquired By Bethesda Parent Company ZeniMax

Bethesda parent company ZeniMax announced today that they’ve acquired developer Escalation Studios, who worked on Doom’s SnapMap game editor. As Bethesda explained, Escalation “has helped build and support some of the biggest franchises in the industry.” They’ve also developed some virtual reality and mobile titles. Escalation is working with other ZeniMax studios on a number of projects at the moment, and they’ll continue to work on titles across PC, console, mobile, and VR platforms going forward. Todd Vaughn, Bethesda’s VP of Development, said: We have continually been impressed with the team at Escalation that Tom and Marc have assembled. Their commitment to quality and innovation has made significant contributions to the projects we’ve worked on together, and we’re excited to have them join ZeniMax. Escalation Co-Managing Director Tom Mustaine added: We are proud of the incredible team that has helped make Escalation such a success. We can’t wait to see what the studio is capable of with the support of such a great company as ZeniMax. What do you think of the acquisition? [Source: Bethesda, Escalation] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

assassins creed the ezio collection

Grand Theft Auto V Returns to the Top on the UK Sales Chart for Second Week of 2017

It will be the year 2042 and Grand Theft Auto V will still be among the top-selling games of the year. Rockstar’s latest installment in the series just continues to sell by the bucket loads, as evidence …Read More The post Grand Theft Auto V Returns to the Top on the UK Sales Chart for Second Week of 2017 by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.


In the UK: FIFA 17 Was The Top Selling Game at Retail for 2016; Hardware and Software Sales Fall for the Year

Research institute GfK has released its information and full year figures for the UK physical games market in 2016. …Read More The post In the UK: FIFA 17 Was The Top Selling Game at Retail for 2016; Hardware and Software Sales Fall for the Year by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.


The Pressures of Business on Gaming; Thoughts from Bethesda

Bethesda VP: “Half-Baked” Games Are Just Not an Option  Every gaming veteran(veteran veteran) will have a grasp on how the industry has evolved. We’ve come a long way since cartridges, and farther since shelf prices started hitting $59.99. But from thereon, developers have noted a struggle. Many games, memorable titles and those that retain legendary status, take a long time to make. As a matter of fact, games are taking longer and longer to make. Unfortunately, business pressures have left many devs without the time they need to make their intended product. And Bethesda Vice President Pete Hines recently chimed in about the stigma. “We do believe that, ultimately, if the game isn’t good and isn’t right, then this has all been for nothing,” Hines told Gamesradar. “If it’s not ready, if it’s not what it needs to be, then we don’t feel like we have any other choice. We don’t feel like it is an option or a choice to put out something that is half-baked or not all the way there.” His words are pretty much backed by Bethesda’s history. Part of what makes Bethesda itself come under scrutiny, is that they keep trying to top themselves. Objectively, one could argue for days that all their games are rich…


Bethesda’s Pete Hines Says Cancelling DOOM 4 Was the Right Decision

One of the biggest surprises in 2016 was just how good DOOM was. Indeed, there was actually a plethora of reasons to be hesitant about the game’s launch. However, as we now know, those reasons of worry …Read More The post Bethesda’s Pete Hines Says Cancelling DOOM 4 Was the Right Decision by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

Dishonored 2

PC Game Deals: DOOM and Tomb Raider Collector’s Editions On Sale, More

Discounted DOOM: Collector’s Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Dishonored 2, and Heaps of Other PC Game Deals Available Now! Here are our PC game deals of the week, featuring games, laptops, and accessories! This week’s featured PC deals: DOOM: Collector’s Edition is 49% Off! Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition is 51% Off! Dishonored 2 is 33% Off! Take a look below for even more PC game deals: Amazon PC Game Deals – Games: DOOM: Collector’s Edition – $61.02 ($58.97 Off) Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition – $73.71 ($76.28 Off) Dishonored 2 Limited Edition – $39.99 ($20.00 Off) Titanfall 2 – $44.00 ($15.99 Off) Call of Duty Infinite Warfare – $34.99 ($25.00 Off) Mafia III – $36.49 ($23.50 Off) Forza Horizon 3 – $47.49 ($12.50 Off) Sid Meier’s Civilization V Complete Edition – $14.80 ($35.19 Off) Grand Theft Auto V – $38.04 ($21.95 Off) 1979 Revolution Black Friday – $5.99 ($6.00 Off) Rocksmith 2014 Edition Remastered – $33.67 ($26.32 Off) Battleborn – $33.84 ($26.15 Off) Fallout 4 – $24.62 ($15.37 Off) The Sims 4 – $19.99 ($20.00 Off) Batman Arkham Knight – $19.99 ($30.00 Off) Shadowrun Hong Kong Extended Edition Deluxe – $19.99 ($10.00 Off) Obscuritas – $14.99 ($5.00 Off)…


HDoom interview with HDoomGuy – HDoom´s past, present and future

***NSFW!*** I (Robin Ek, TGG) have been wanting to do an interview with the creator of the “HDoom” for quite some time now. Well, my long wait ended the other day. As I managed to get a hold of HDoomGuy, whom just happens to be the father of “HDoom”. So we talked about everything from “HDoom”, his thoughts on lewd… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

2016 Was the Best Year Ever for First-Person Shooters

First-person shooters have been a cornerstone of gaming ever since Wolfenstein 3D released in 1992. Since then the genre has seen some of the most influential and best-selling releases in all of gaming from Half-Life to Halo. Both Microsoft and Sony have tried to sell systems by using the allure of exclusive shooter franchises, so its importance really can’t be understated. That’s why it’s been disappointing that such a key part of gaming has been in a bit of a rut lately. It’s not that shooters have been bad per se, as the yearly releases in Call of Duty and Battlefield have never been outright bad, but they lacked the ability to surprise gamers. Almost every shooter, no matter how technically sound, started to feel all too familiar. Thankfully, that has changed, as 2016 was filled with so many surprises and was the best year ever for first-person shooters. Shooters for Everyone One of the most exciting parts of 2016 was getting to see my friends that don’t regularly play multiplayer shooters fall in love with the genre. This was largely due to the wide appeal of Overwatch, whose wide range of characters offered up a fun time for seemingly everybody. From Soldier 76’s traditional shooter layout to more unique characters like the…