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Three games enter... one game leaves - PC PowerPlay

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 14:26

PC PowerPlay

Three games enter... one game leaves
PC PowerPlay
As discussed on an earlier Hagionaut trip, id Software changed PC gaming with Wolfenstein 3D, then changed it again with DOOM. And while Doom's 2.5D engine was awesome (especially the lighting), what really established id as the dev to beat was ...

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15 Nostalgic Facts You Definitely Didn't Know About Gaming - eBaum's World Gaming News

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 10:27

eBaum's World Gaming News

15 Nostalgic Facts You Definitely Didn't Know About Gaming
eBaum's World Gaming News
In the early 90's Squaresoft found itself working on Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VII at the same time. During this period of concept, apparently Cloud Strife had brunette, slicked back hair and even a big magnet on his back to keep the Buster ...

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Quake Champions: December Update Brings New Champion, Keel - Future Game Releases (press release) (blog)

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 02:12

Future Game Releases (press release) (blog)

Quake Champions: December Update Brings New Champion, Keel
Future Game Releases (press release) (blog)
The root of most FPS games, Quake, after its successful launch continues to receive new content. id Software has announced the latest and upcoming update which comes in two days from now, December 14. Quake Champions, the game that has managed to ...

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Doom VFR is stuck in the maws of the past but shooting into the future - PCGamesN

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 01:43

PCGamesN

Doom VFR is stuck in the maws of the past but shooting into the future
PCGamesN
VR has a reputation for making players eject their half-digested breakfast over the walls. For that reason, it is easy to be perplexed by Bethesda's decision to turn 2016's lightning-paced Doom into a VR game. But as I roll a grenade into a crowd of ...

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The Best PS4 Games of 2017 - DailyGame

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:33

DailyGame

The Best PS4 Games of 2017
DailyGame
ID software published a first person shooting game known as Doom. This series focuses on exploiting an anonymous space marine which is operating under a suspicious Union Aerospace Corporation who fights demons and undead in order to survive. The latest ...

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'Quake Champions' Update Adds New Champion, Map, Ranked Play/Leaderboards, Holiday Celebration - WorthPlaying.com

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:19

WorthPlaying.com

'Quake Champions' Update Adds New Champion, Map, Ranked Play/Leaderboards, Holiday Celebration
WorthPlaying.com
id Software has continued to update and improve Quake Champions throughout Early Access based on the feedback and requests of the player community. This Thursday, Dec. 14, Quake Champions will receive one of its largest updates to date, delivering new ...

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead gets new info, character reveal trailer - Destructoid

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 02:45

Destructoid

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead gets new info, character reveal trailer
Destructoid
This past weekend, Overkill Software held a livestream reveal event for its long coming Walking Dead game. The game will follow the template of previous Overkill games, PAYDAY, and be a four player cooperative shooter. You'll obviously be facing off ...

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Review in Progress: Okami HD - Destructoid

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 02:03

Review in Progress: Okami HD
Destructoid
Which is to be expected for an 11 year old game, but the lack of deeper graphical settings may disappoint PC enthusiasts none the less. Notably, I also couldn't seem to get my PlayStation 4 controller working on the PC release of the game, either ...

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GeForce Now beta impressions: Streaming PC games to your Mac isn't perfect, but it's definitely impressive - Macworld

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 21:01

Macworld

GeForce Now beta impressions: Streaming PC games to your Mac isn't perfect, but it's definitely impressive
Macworld
Release parity has gradually climbed over the past few years, but while we get a lot more indie games day-and-date with or soon after their PC counterparts, most big-budget, AAA games arrive late on Mac, if at all. Hopefully that situation continues to ...

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This week in video games, December 11, 2017: Canadian Cuphead and new Zelda win big at Game Awards - Straight.com

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 18:17

Straight.com

This week in video games, December 11, 2017: Canadian Cuphead and new Zelda win big at Game Awards
Straight.com
... charming action game in which you play as a wolf and have to defeat enemies by creating brush strokes and refreshing the landscape, has been remastered for PS4, Windows, and Xbox One. The artwork in the original 2006 release was stunning, and with ...

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Recap: Everything that happened at The Game Awards 2017 - Destructoid

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 16:37

Destructoid

Recap: Everything that happened at The Game Awards 2017
Destructoid
The Game Awards 2017 may have stretched on far too long, with too many ads, and the show's pacing still wasn't where it needs to be, but you know what? I had an okay time. I'm seeing improvement. Zelda: Breath of the Wild took game of the y...

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DeepMind Chess: Google's AlphaZero AI Beats Champion Software - Newsmax

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 01:48

Newsmax

DeepMind Chess: Google's AlphaZero AI Beats Champion Software
Newsmax
AlphaZero played a 100-game matchup against the world champion, Stockfish 8, and ended up winning or drawing each game. What makes this astonishing is that there was no human input involved in the program's learning approach to the game. It was ...

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Making a Game Boy game in 2017: A "Sheep It Up!" Post-Mortem (part 1/2) - Gamasutra (blog)

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 00:35

Gamasutra (blog)

Making a Game Boy game in 2017: A "Sheep It Up!" Post-Mortem (part 1/2)
Gamasutra (blog)
Back in the day, all dedicated gaming hardware was programmed in Assembly. It's still possible (and even recommended) to use Assembly today. But it's no longer the only option, as many devkits for 8-bits and 16-bits consoles are based on the C ...

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Doom VFR does enough right, but just barely - Polygon

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 00:30

Polygon

Doom VFR does enough right, but just barely
Polygon
Doom VFR for the PlayStation VR (it's also available on the HTC Vive) is worth buying, but it does everything in its power to fight the strengths it does have, and which just barely overshadow the problems. And those problems are almost all due to id ...

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Amazon Prime Video arrives on Apple TV in over 100 countries - Apple Newsroom (press release)

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 00:30

Apple Newsroom (press release)

Amazon Prime Video arrives on Apple TV in over 100 countries
Apple Newsroom (press release)
“Amazon Prime Video is one of the most eagerly anticipated apps to come to Apple TV, so we're excited to bring all of that great content to customers,” said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The Sports tab in ...

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Doom (Nintendo Switch) review: The devil is in the details - PC World

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 08:11

PC World

Doom (Nintendo Switch) review: The devil is in the details
PC World
Historically-speaking, third-party support has usually ended up being the deciding factor behind not just the dominant gaming consoles of each generation but also many of Nintendo's biggest successes stories. The Nintendo 64 is often as fondly ...

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'It's a great new chapter': id Software's Esports Manager and former pro player John 'Zero4' Hill on the future of ... - Daily Mail

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 03:38

Daily Mail

'It's a great new chapter': id Software's Esports Manager and former pro player John 'Zero4' Hill on the future of ...
Daily Mail
John Hill joined id Software as the company's Esports Manager in February this year, and if experience with Quake is important for the role, he's probably one of the most qualified people for the job around. The 32 year old is a former professional ...

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Microsoft Xbox One X review - Eurogamer.net

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 21:13

Eurogamer.net

Microsoft Xbox One X review
Eurogamer.net
The upshot of this is that our hands-on experience of how existing titles scale up on the new hardware hasn't changed that much from the preview period, when we actually had access to more Xbox One X code and a larger range of key games. So, if you're ...

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Doom VFR (PS VR) REVIEW – Ugly As Sin - Cultured Vultures

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 20:49

Cultured Vultures

Doom VFR (PS VR) REVIEW – Ugly As Sin
Cultured Vultures
If you've played Doom before, you know what the aim of the game is: kill the demons. id Software have done a great job of replicating that simple but joyful principle in virtual reality, especially when Mick Gordon's already classic soundtrack kicks in ...

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'Wolfenstein' sequel boasts striking characters - The Connection

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 08:05

'Wolfenstein' sequel boasts striking characters
The Connection
If you had played the first game, some of the scenes that happen early on in the game have a bit more weight. They even include a rather crucial choice from early on in the previous game where you essentially choose who you want to be your partner. As ...

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