Doom

  • Lawrence Lessig’s Campaign Reform Push Comes To A Head This Friday

    Lawrence Lessig’s Campaign Reform Push Comes To A Head This Friday

    Lawrence Lessig, an American intellectual and activist, recently launched a political action committee (PAC) called Mayday PAC, with the goal of electing members to Congress who are in favor of campaign finance reform. The group is currently raising money, with a fundraising deadline of July 4 rapidly approaching. Read More

  • Movie Gossip: Doom Re-Boot In The Works, To Be Shot In 3D

    Movie Gossip: Doom Re-Boot In The Works, To Be Shot In 3D

    Here’s a fun one for your Thursday afternoon enjoyment. It looks like Universal Studios is currently shopping around a script to re-make the Doom movie, only this time it will be shot in 3D. Will Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson return? (That’s him to the left, cutting a promo on John Cena, as you do.) Unknown. Will the movie be nothing more than empty action? Almost certainly. Read More

  • Doom: The Love Child Of D&D And NeXT

    Doom: The Love Child Of D&D And NeXT

    We here at CrunchGear love John Carmack. His Quakeworld 2010 keynote remains one of our favorite no-nonsense tech talks, up there with the unveiling of the iPhone. So when he speaks, we listen with interest. Unfortunately, he wasn’t at GDC to talk about the origins of Doom, everyone’s favorite mom-shocking FPS from the early 90s. Fortunately, John Romero and Tom Hall were. Man, I… Read More

  • Dedicated Doom handheld hacked from an old digital camera

    Dedicated Doom handheld hacked from an old digital camera

    If you really, truly are a Doom fanatic, you likely can’t get enough even though it has pretty much been ported to every single phone, handheld, and platform. You can even play it in your seat-back system on Virgin America. But like I said, some need it all day every day, and maybe this little hack is for them. Doesn’t really look like the best Doom experience you can have, but… Read More

  • Australian firm developing Doom-like 3D surveillance system

    Australian firm developing Doom-like 3D surveillance system

    Pretty fascinating story coming out of Australia this fine day. (Well yesterday. Or time zones. I don’t know.) A research outfit there has won a AUS$1.01 million grant from the government to develop a 3D surveillance system that has been described as “Doom-like.” Someone call Anthony Cumia, he could use something like that. Read More

  • Yup, Doom runs fine on the Palm Pre

    If you were wondering the age ol’ question of “Will it run Doom?” about the Palm Pre, the answer is yes. We’re kind of thinking though that more would be surprised if the Pre wouldn’t run Doom. But anyway, one dude took it upon himself to reprogram an open-source version of the game to use WebOS’s┬áDirectFB graphics library. So what we have here is a… Read More

  • Yup, Doom runs fine on the Palm Pre

    If you were wondering the age ol’ question of “Will it run Doom?” about the Palm Pre, the answer is yes. We’re kind of thinking though that more would be surprised if the Pre wouldn’t run Doom. But anyway, one dude took it upon himself to reprogram an open-source version of the game to use WebOS’s DirectFB graphics library. So what we have here is a… Read More

  • Video: Doom Resurrection trailer (it's an iPhone game)

    John Carmack loves the iPhone SDK. Last year he said he was working on an app that will take the iPhone to its graphical limits and Doom Resurrection is probably it. Thankfully, it was developed with the current crop of iPhones in mind so you don’t have to have the new iPhone 3G S to play it. But if the iPhone 3G supports games this graphically awesome, what can the iPhone 3G S with… Read More

  • Video: Tremendous video of id Software from 1993 showing off then-in production Doom

    Attention, gamers. Set aside 30 minutes today to watch this video from 1993. In it, employees of id Software, the now-legendary developers of Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, playing an in-production version of the then-unfinished Doom. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: All id games half off this weekend on Steam

    CrunchDeals: All id games half off this weekend on Steam


    Sweet. I know you’ve probably been getting by on that shareware version of Doom for the last 15 years or so, but don’t you think it’s time you went legit? Well, you’re never going to get a better price than on this weekend, as all id games are 50% off their already pretty low prices on Steam. Commander Keen? $2.50. Hexen? $5. Doom III? $10. And since I play them… Read More

  • John Carmack hearts the iPhone as a gaming platform

    John Carmack hearts the iPhone as a gaming platform

    I like John Carmack. He’s a very smart guy, primarily as a game designer but also in his sense of the industry. Doom, Quake, and Doom 3 all revolutionized the industry, and while id has been relatively quiet of late (Rage excepting), I think he’s got a handle on what might move gaming forward again. Of course, like everything else these days, it’s… Read More

  • Contest: Doom at 10,000 feet

    Contest: Doom at 10,000 feet


    I just flew into Los Angeles last night, and boy are my thumbs tired. That’s not a joke. They actually are, because I beat Doom while in midair. Well, Knee Deep in the Dead, anyway. In case you didn’t know, Virgin America’s in-flight entertainment system, “Red,” includes the shareware version of the iconic shooter in addition to all the usual fixins. Bafflingly… Read More

  • Id announces Doom 4

    Id announces Doom 4

    Like many of you, my first FPS gaming experience was Doom. It was on an old 486 with the “turbo” button engaged. It was maybe five frames a second and looked like shit, but back then it was revolutionary. Id’s bringing Doom back for a fourth time, officially announcing development is starting on Doom 4. No word on what the game’s like, but we’re guessing you… Read More

  • Interview with John Carmack, 'id Mobile' coming soon

    Interview with John Carmack, 'id Mobile' coming soon

    Interesting interview with John Carmack over on GameDaily.com if you’re old enough to remember when Wolfenstein and Doom came out. I remember buying a $5 demo of Doom at an Egghead Software store. Remember that place? I loved that store. Remember when you had to actually go to the store to get games? Ah, simpler times. Anyway, the interview with Carmack is good. He’s starting a… Read More

  • Id Software Hops Aboard The Steam Train

    Id Software Hops Aboard The Steam Train


    Sup guys? Digital Trends didn’t expect it and neither did I. Seems Id Software has teamed up with rival Valve to release Id titles through the Steam distribution service. The announcement comes during QuakeCon, which is currently going down in Texas. Price is key here and not just the newer titles, but all of Id’s catalog will be available for purchase. You can get Commander Keen… Read More

  • The Ten Hardest PC Games Of All Time

    While browsing Phillyist today, I came across a rather good article on the ten hardest PC games of all time. It’s a no-brainer that there are plenty of tough games out there. I mean, anyone who played the puzzle games from Sierra (King’s Quest, Space Quest, Island of Dr. Brain) knows how frustrating some of the puzzles in those titles can be. Custom PC tends to side with a… Read More

  • VideoGames > Girls

    Do you like your Sixaxis more than sex? Resistance rather than human companionship? SuperNES instead of showering? Well, here’s a video for you along with a clever little riff on Doom II being like a horrible ex-girlfriend. How dating my ex was like playing DOOM II on nightmare mode [Mingle] Read More

  • Super Mario Doom 64

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=11564 Well, if Sony can mash-up Sims, Second-Life, and Nintendo’s Mii Parade, why can’t a bunch of Peruvians make Super Mario Doom? via GameTrailers Read More

  • OLPC Guys Like To Play Doom

    For the past year, we’re sure that the OLPC team has been hard at work designing the $100 laptop for poor kids in Africa. We’re proud that they’re so committed to the job, but everyone needs a break once in a while. In comes the classic FPS Doom to keep the team entertained. Seems Christopher Blizzard (total porn name) and his buddies over at the OLPC offices threw Doom on… Read More