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Zenimax and id Software file lawsuit against Oculus VR [Update]

By Ozzie Mejia, May 21, 2014 12:15pm PDT

Nearly three weeks after accusing Oculus VR and John Carmack of stealing their intellectual property, Zenimax and id Software have formally filed suit against the company in a Texas court.

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"Obvious money grab. Zenimax wants a piece of that pie. And they're probably going to get it ..."

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Wolfenstein retrospective: From castle storming to the new world order

By Steven Wong, May 15, 2014 8:00am PDT

We chart the thirty-year history of Nazi killing action to see how the game has radically evolved, and whether the new Wolfenstein measures up.

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"I really liked Wolf2k9, except for the boss battles. All but one boss battle was unfiltered ass. ..."

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New Doom beta only coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 04, 2014 11:30am PDT

While MachineGames' shooter is cross-gen, the Doom beta will not. Bethesda has confirmed that the beta will only be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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"Yeah, what they're saying is only the latest generation of the 3 main platforms, even though the ..."

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John Carmack pushed for Oculus Rift ports of id games

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 05, 2014 5:00pm PST

John Carmack was once doing double duty at id Software and Oculus. However, he eventually left the house of Doom to focus exclusively on the VR helmet. In a new interview, Carmack says he would have stayed with id had they been more supportive of his VR ambitions.

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"I sniggered at the pic and then fully LOL'd when I read the caption"

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Quake Live gets new standalone client

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 11, 2014 1:00pm PST

Web browser compatibility is now a thing of the past for Quake Live, as Bethesda has released a new standalone client for the free-to-play version of Quake 3.

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"paying means support and patches. without patches a multiplayer title is dead. yes the ..."

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John Carmack resigns from id Software

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 22, 2013 12:40pm PST

John Carmack recently joined Oculus VR to serve as their chief technology officer, but remained at id Software. However, Carmack found working two jobs quite difficult, and has officially announced his resignation from the Doom and Quake developer.

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"This is amazing news. He can make a huge difference now that he's at Occulus instead of working ..."

- Sgt_Boomstick see all 139 comments

id: New technology making it harder to create mod tools

By John Keefer, Aug 09, 2013 12:00pm PDT

While id software has always been a forerunner in advanced technology and engine development, it is that very technology that is making it harder for the studio to continue to purse the creation of mod tools and easily moddable games, id studio director Tim Willits said.

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"Quake 4 was definitely better than Doom 3, for what that's worth. Although that's probably the ..."

- FlatlineDixay see all 77 comments

Doom 4's 'identity crisis' cause for delay

By Steve Watts, Aug 06, 2013 10:00am PDT

Doom 4 now has the full focus of id Software, following the project restarting earlier this year.

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"What I don't want: - Weapon unlocks or any kind of XP grinding/leveling up - Iron sights - ..."

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Rage series not dead, says id co-founder

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 05, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Despite the many issues its had since launch, the Rage series isn't dead, according to id's Tim Willits.

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"While all of these things are true, what killed Rage was not its mechanics but rather what it ..."

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id Software president leaves after 17 years

By John Keefer, Jun 26, 2013 3:30pm PDT

After 17 years at id software, president Todd Hollenshead has left the studio, publisher Bethesda has confirmed.

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"is there anyone more metal in the industry? throwback character without a doubt, you could ..."

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Wolfenstein 3D re-released on PSN, XBLA

By Steve Watts, May 31, 2013 7:30am PDT

Wolfenstein 3D has been re-released on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade for $5.

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"Hrm. I bought this when it was up earlier, I wonder if that means I have to rebuy it to play it ..."

- Endymion_ see all 2 comments

PSA: QuakeCon 2013 pre-registration opens today

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 15, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Here's a reminder that online pre-registration for QuakeCon 2013 begins in less than two hours. At 8PM ET/5PM PT, you'll be able to register here....

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"I went for the Idle Thumbs podcast panel last year but I think that's all that really interested ..."

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QuakeCon pre-registration begins April 15

By John Keefer, Apr 10, 2013 8:30am PDT

QuakeCon 2013 is returning to Dallas on August 1-4, and if you can't wait to reserve your space for your computer at the free event, Bethesda is again offering special packages when it opens up pre-registration on April 15.

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Doom 4 was not 'exciting' enough, sent back to the drawing board

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 03, 2013 8:35am PDT

Hey, remember Doom 4? Bethesda admits that it "did not exhibit the quality and excitement" it needed to, while a new report goes into what went wrong with the game's development.

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"Id and Doom team needs to take a long hard look at Dark Souls and how they did their online ..."

- spiderdemon007 see all 174 comments

QuakeCon 2013 announced for August 1-4 in Dallas

By John Keefer, Feb 26, 2013 9:30am PST

Bethesda has officially announced QuakeCon 2013, with the massive bring-you-own-computer event returning to Dallas this year on August 1-4. Perhaps this will be the year when Doom 4 comes out of "Bethesda mode."

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"I would expect to see Machine Games' Wolfenstein but Doom 4 to be absent."

- doc.solo see all 5 comments