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DOOM VFR review: Hell of a time

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Last year’s DOOM reboot was a goddamn incredible game. id Software’s re-imagining of the property embraced the classic’s old school feel, threw in some cool modern twists, and set it all to the most rockin’ soundtrack ever seen in a game. It was easily the best single player shooter of 2016. And now we have DOOM VFR, t...[Read More]

DOOM soundtrack was composed with Cold War era tech – PAX Aus 2016

Any panel that begins with its host shredding metal riffs on an eight string guitar gets a gold star in my book. I guess it helps if the panelist is Mick Gordon, the Australian composer of the soundtrack for the reboot of DOOM, but any other panellists out there who want to give it a crack will at least get points for trying. I didn’t quite know what to expect going in to the “DOOM: Be...[Read More]

DOOM becomes even more old-school with centre-framed gun pose

Post the release of Overwatch and its subsequent domination of the gaming space, you might be forgiven for forgetting about DOOM. And that would be a shame, because despite a fun yet shallow multiplayer mode, the single player campaign was fantastic. You can read all about it in our review that is still deemed “too abusive” for Facebook, because those clowns wouldn’t know how to ...[Read More]

A tribute to Quake on its 20th birthday

Anyone who’s a fan of PC gaming has a memory about id Software’s Quake. Mine is playing multiplayer matches in it with my mates in the school’s media department computer labs before the school decided to shit the bed and replace all the PCs with game-less iMacs. And Mum, if you’re reading this, relax, I only played while my film projects were rendering. Yeah, that sounds be...[Read More]

YouTuber’s attempt to spawn 100,000 Revenants in DOOM’s SnapMap is a metaphor for life

I know we’ve been talking about the new DOOM a lot lately, what with our review of the game, videos of Donald Trump custom levels and how goddamn awesome the story is, but this YouTuber’s ambitious SnapMap video was just too good to pass up. Not only is it a hilarious montage of trying to spawn 100,000 Revenant Demons in a custom level, but it is truly a poignant parallel to life’...[Read More]

Let’s check out DOOM SnapMap, featuring Donald Trump and Raccoons

DOOM has been out for just over a week now, and by all accounts it seems to have been positively received. Our own Aaron Birch gave it an 8.5 in his review earlier in the week, and I find myself agreeing with him after my time with the game. DOOM is fast, brutal and a great challenge, as well as having a captivating minimalist narrative. But aside from the awesome campaign mode, and the multiplaye...[Read More]

DOOM review: embrace the old school

Reviewed on: PS4. Copy supplied by publisher. DOOM, the granddaddy of the FPS genre is back once again, and this time under the watchful eye of Bethesda. For the more seasoned gamer, DOOM is not just synonymous with the first person shooter, but also responsible for the genre’s meteoric rise to dominance. Sure, Wolfenstein 3D may have come first (and a couple of more obscure games before tha...[Read More]

One thing that DOOM does right

Since DOOM burst out of hell last week I’ve been pleasantly surprised by just how great it is. The classic shooter from id Software and published by Bethesda has had a bit of a face lift since its 1993 origins, but the core element of killing shit is still there. But that’s not what I want to talk about, in fact it’s kind of far from it. What DOOM has really brought out is my lov...[Read More]

A chainsaw sculpture of DOOM’s Revenant demon comes to ACMI

The new DOOM was released today, and to celebrate the day Bethesda commissioned a Yarra Valley artist to make a chainsaw sculpture of the Revenant demon. The artist’s name Rob Bast, who spent some 150 hours crafting the eight foot tall beast out of a massive chunk of cypress wood with his “pretty cracking arsenal” of chainsaws. In a video detailing the project, Bast says he’...[Read More]

This guy got DOOM running on a toy chainsaw

I really can’t help but envy people who achieve their dreams. For some that may be getting that dream job or to travel to certain parts of the world. But for George Merlocco, it was getting the 1993 legendary shooter DOOM running on a toy chainsaw. And by god did he build it, splatter it with fake gore and name it the “Painsaw”. It is the literal embodiment of cutting edge techno...[Read More]

Steam users really didn’t like the DOOM beta

Following a closed beta test last month, the new DOOM had its public multiplayer beta test this past weekend so anyone and everyone curious about the title could finally give it a go. I personally rather enjoyed my time with the closed beta, but it seems I might be in the minority if the Steam user reviews are anything to go by. Yeah, Steam users are not happy with the new shooter, with players...[Read More]

DOOM multiplayer beta impressions: Just like old times

  Finally, after being teased on the cases of countless copies of 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, the closed multiplayer beta for the new DOOM is here. It’s nearly over now but is running for the rest of today, so if you have an old beta code and haven’t yet jumped in there is still time! But anyway, I imagine what you all want to know is what the actual game is like now ...[Read More]

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