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Get a look at DOOM's single-player during developer livestream

Earlier today we got an unofficial look at DOOM's single-player, a mode of the game that hasn't been detailed by Bethesda or id Software. Luckily, the developers at id Software are running a livestream to inform gamers on DOOM's campaign mode.

The livestream shows off a bit of the campaign, along with a couple of tidbits on the game's development and features. 

According to the devs on the livestream, in addition to Easy mode, Nightmare mode and every other mode. There's the "Ultra Nightmare" mode that takes nightmare and forces you to play it without dying. If you die at any point in an Ultra Nightmare playthrough, you start that the beginning of the game.

Check out the gameplay, the weapons, and whatever else id Software decides to reveal in the stream below:

Watch live video from Bethesda on www.twitch.tv

DOOM's Open Beta is getting slammed on Steam

The internet sure loves to blast whatever it can get its hands on. The same appears to be true for Bethesda's upcoming DOOM reboot on Steam. Over the last four days, DOOM's Open Beta has accrued over 12,000 user reviews on Steam and only 38% of them are positive.

There are a few notable consistencies in the feedback and they are as follows:

  • Player movement is lethargic
  • Weapons feel weak, resulting in more bullet spongy enemies
  • Weapons are no longer found/earned on the map, instead the game gives players loadouts
  • The speed of the matches is slow as well. The game doesn't have that classic controlled chaos of older ID games.

There are also quite a few of the dreaded "this was made for consoles" remarks that are sure to draw the ire of Xbox and PlayStation fans alike.

If you're interested in checking out the user reviews for yourself, you can check them out here.

iD Software addresses DOOM Beta feedback from PC users

The Open Beta for Bethesda's upcoming reboot of the classic shooter, DOOM didn't get a whole lot of love from the PC crowd. While many players voiced their displeasure over how the game played, apparently a whole lot more voiced concerns over the lack of advanced options than were present. iD Software's CTO, Robert Duffy acknowledged this, and took to the official Bethesda website to offer an explanation and reassure the PC base that the final version will be up to specifications.

Said Duffy:

PC gaming is in our DNA here at id. Just like so many of you, we also love to tinker with settings to get the exact experience we want – and every ounce of performance our systems can handle. We will be running an uncapped framerate on PC at launch, supporting ultra-wide 21:9 monitors, allowing wider FOV, and providing a wide variety of advanced settings that allows any PC connoisseur the opportunity to make intelligent tradeoffs between visual fidelity and performance.

Duffy went on to list what we can expect from the Advanced setting in the final version and they are as follows:

  • Manually Lock Framerate (un-locked by default)
  • Lights Quality
  • Chromatic Aberration Toggle
  • Shading Quality
  • Post Process Quality
  • Particles Quality
  • Game F/X Quality
  • Decal Quality
  • Directional Occlusion
  • Reflections Quality
  • Depth of Field Toggle
  • Decal / Texture Filtering
  • Motion Blur Quality / Toggle
  • Sharpening Amount
  • Lens Flare Toggle
  • Lens Dirt Toggle
  • Texture Atlas Size
  • Show Performance Metrics
  • Resolution Scaling
  • UI Opacity
  • Film Grain
  • Rendering Mode
  • FOV Slider
  • Simple Reticle
  • Show First-person Hands Toggle
  • Use Compute Shaders
  • Vsync (support or triple buffering)

No mention was made regarding the feedback many Steam users left regarding the gameplay, but we remain hopeful that they took it to heart in the lead up to the game's launch on May 13th.

Source: [Bethesda.net]

DOOM Open Multiplayer Beta dates confirmed

Last week, Bethesda began sending out invitations to DOOM's closed multiplayer beta for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The closed beta is officially over, but that doesn't mean that everyone who wasn't invited to the beta will miss out on testing the game.

DOOM is getting an open multiplayer beta on April 15th through April 17th and this time, everyone is invited.

DOOM's BFG 9000 has been recreated with LEGO bricks

Almost anything can be made with LEGO, and the latest thing recreated in LEGO is the BFG 9000, the Bio Force Gun 9000, from the original DOOM game.

The fateful recreation of the BFG 9000 DOOM gun in LEGO is made up from over 5,000 bricks, weighs about 20 pounds, and is about three feet long. The 20lb beasts creator ZaziNombies said the build "hurts the arms and wrists to hold it." He even got indentations on his hand after carrying it.

The creator himself was even a bit surprised that this behemoth of a gun took over 5,000 pieces to make, saying "I basically threw everything and the kitchen sink at this, I actually used a sink piece on the top of it." Sounds like you better start sorting your bricks if you want to create a BFG 9000 in LEGO

ZaziNombies has done many LEGO replicas of various guns like the Lock-n-Load from Team Fortress 2 and the Annihilator from Black Ops 3. It seems like YouTube is filled with gold these days.

DOOM Season Pass priced and detailed; Free DLC to release

With the first open multiplayer beta for DOOM coming later this month, Bethesda has begun detailing what fans can expect from the game when it comes to DLC.

When DOOM releases, the multiplayer mode will include nine maps, six modes, a number of power weapons, and four playable demons. This content will not be the only content that the game features throughout its lifetime.

In addition to these maps, modes and demons, developer id Software will offer content updates through 'SnapMap.' This feature will allow users to create and share their own multiplayer modes and maps, as well as allow the developer to include new map modules, props and objects, additional features and functionality, AI enhancements, editing tool enhancements and more.

SnapMap and its updates will be free to all players. Additionally, three paid DLC packs will be released after the game's release on May 13th that will include new maps, demons, weapons and more.

The first DLC pack is set to release this Summer with the following:

  • Three new maps
  • One new weapon
  • One new playable demon
  • One new armour set
  • One new piece of equipment
  • New hack modules and taunts
  • New customization colours and patterns

Each DLC pack will cost $14.99/£11.99/€14.99. A season pass will also be available for $39.99/£29.99/€39.99.

John Romero's new FPS, Blackroom, has its Kickstarter canceled

What it takes to make a successful Kickstarter seems to keep evolving as legendary DOOM developers John Romero and Adrian Carmack found out. Romero's new studio, Night Work Games, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Blackroom, a fast paced First Person Shooter that harkens back to the genre's glory days earlier this week. Unfortunately, the campaign video featured no gameplay, which raised the eyebrows of a significant number of interested parties

As such, the team canceled the campaign so that they can focus on creating a demo to showcase their vision for Blackroom.

From the official Kickstarter campaign page:

"We’re pressing “PAUSE” on the fundraising campaign for BLACKROOM to complete this gameplay demo. Simply put, this will take more time than the Kickstarter has left, so we’ve decided to suspend the campaign and launch a new one when the gameplay demo is ready."

Night Work Games plans to re-launch the Kickstarter campaign upon completion of the demo, and they have said that they will honor all current backer rewards.

Kickstarter is such a tricky thing to get right. Plenty of developers have tried and failed to deliver their games both with and without a proof of concept. This has understandably made plenty of backers uneasy about the whole process, and as such there is more of an incentive for Developers to assure their fans that they will deliver on their promise.

Source: [Kickstarter]

PSA: You can preload the DOOM open beta now

The DOOM beta has been available to a select few for a little while now, but on April 15 it will be available for everyone on all platforms.

With the closed beta over, Bethesda is looking towards their all inclusive open beta. Fans of the DOOM series will be able to participate in the event beginning this Friday the 15 until it ends on Sunday the 17. Gamers can cut their wait time to access the beta by however long it takes them to download the beta, because preloading the beta is currently available.

Pre-loading the beta is as easy as searching "DOOM open beta" on Steam (or the platform of their choice) and preload it. When the beta has been preloaded it will be ready to be played as soon as the open beta starts on April 15.

There will be a lot of items and features for beta players to test and they only have three days to test it all.

The open beta starts at 00:00 EDS, 06:00 CEST, and ends 23:59 EDS, 05:59 CEST.

Leaked DOOM trailer gives us look at single-player mayhem

We have seen plenty of DOOM's multiplayer through betas and countless trailers, but there's one thing we haven't seen much of – the game's single-player mode. Well, at least until now.

A leaked trailer posted on Reddit allegedly gives us a look at the game's campaign. The video was captured from a YouTube video, prior to the being removed according to the user that posted it.

It appears as though the video, which has been referred to as a "canceled/unfinished" trailer, feature older content. The upper right hand corner of the video reveals the title to be 'Doom 4: Fight Like Hell,' whil Bethesda uses the 'Fight Like Hell' slogan they don't refer to the game as Doom 4.

Through out the trailer edit notes can be seen, things like 'Text to be removed.'

Whether it's old or unfinished the trailer looks good.

DOOM Multiplayer open beta available to all on Xbox One, PS4 and PC today

Earlier this week the DOOM open beta was made available for pre-load on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The beta is officially available to everyone with a platform that features the beat and if you haven't started yet, you're a little behind in the game!

The beta will be live until Sunday, April 17th, giving you and some friends plenty of time to play. You can download it on Steam here or search for it on your console of choice.

Joining the beta will give you access to the following:

  • Maps: Heatwave and Infernal
  • Game Modes: 6v6 Team Deathmatch and Warpath
  • Demon: Revenant
  • Weapons: Rocket Launcher, Plasma Rifle, Super Shotgun, Vortex Rifle, Static Rifle, Heavy Assault Rifle, and Lightning Gun
  • Power Weapons: Gauss Cannon
  • Equipment: Frag Grenade, Personal Teleporter, Siphon Grenade

Are you ready?