id software News


Doom 2 Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

By Alice O'Connor and Chris Faylor, Aug 13, 2009 8:58am PDT

An Xbox Live Arcade version of id software's 1994 shooter Doom II: Hell on Earth is being shown on the floor at QuakeCon, expected to be officially...


"Yes. The level names were .gifs that you could replace though, but the name displayed on the ..."

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Wolfenstein RPG Arrives on iPhone

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 12, 2009 9:10am PDT

Vintage properties continue to flood onto the iPhone and iPod Touch, with today's release of EA Mobile and id's turn-based shooter Wolfenstein RPG...


"(╯°□°)╯ ︵ /(.□. \) ⅄ Ɔ ∀ W ∀ p I ɹ ∀ W ∀ ┴ ∀ ʞ"

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Interview: John Carmack and Tom Mustaine on Doom, iPhone Desires, and the Future of id Mobile

By Nick Breckon, Jun 29, 2009 7:26pm PDT

If John Carmack is id Software's mad scientist, then Doom: Resurrection is his latest experiment. Developed largely by id/Ritual veteran Tom...


"What is point here? For Nokia S60 devices you get Quake I and Quake II - and Doom has been there ..."

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Carmack: id Bringing Three Quakes to iPhone

By Nick Breckon, Jun 29, 2009 10:44am PDT

id Software's John Carmack today confirmed to Shacknews that the company plans to bring three of its Quake titles to the iPhone platform--though...


"I need save points even on consoles, and pc... I was playing Asassin's Creed on the iPhone and ..."

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Doom: Resurrection Hits the iPhone Today for $10

By Nick Breckon, Jun 29, 2009 10:22am PDT

Update: As expected, Doom: Resurrection is now available through iTunes. Original: Shacknews has learned that after a minor delay, id Software...


"It is fun. Hasn't crashed. I didn't even need to reboot first to play it. I have a 1st gen ..."

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id's John Carmack Explains ZeniMax Acquisition, Discusses Future Plans

By Chris Faylor, Jun 25, 2009 9:39am PDT

Following the surprising news that Bethesda parent company ZeniMax had acquired legendary developer id, the studio has issued a lengthy statement...


"Irrlicht, Crystal Space and Ogre come to mind. All Open Source, all support pixel shaders and ..."

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Industry Responds to id Software Acquisition; Co-founder Romero Labels Deal 'Disgusting'

By Nick Breckon, Jun 24, 2009 5:04pm PDT

Update: id co-founder John Romero has apologized for his admittedly "harsh" reaction, noting that he is actually "positive about the Zenimax deal."...


"id Software is a trademark, and trademarks are left the way the owner made them."

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id Software Acquired by Bethesda Owner ZeniMax

By Chris Faylor, Jun 24, 2009 8:50am PDT

Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media has just announced its acquisition of well-known video game developer id Software (Doom, Quake,...


"John Romero? Don't make me laugh. The guy talked abouth Daikatana (The Quake Killer) for 5 years ..."

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Doom iPhone Details and Screenshots Arrive as id's Carmack Muses Future Plans

By Chris Faylor, May 28, 2009 9:24am PDT

With id's first-person shooter classic Wolfenstein 3D having already arrived in iPhone form, the studio today issued details on the forthcoming...


"He's working on the Rage Engine, which is going to kick many an engine's ass."

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id Teases Doom 4 Details and E3 Announcements; Views Itself as Multiplatform, Not PC First, Studio

By Chris Faylor, Apr 13, 2009 1:26pm PDT

Doom and Quake creator id Software expects to reveal some unannounced "new stuff" at E3 this June, CEO Todd Hollenshead revealed in an interview...


"That's actually true. Same with Painkiller. I don't really view iD as the company responsible ..."

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Wolfenstein 3D Arrives in iPhone App Store

By Chris Faylor, Mar 24, 2009 10:39pm PDT

id Software today released its classic first-person shooter Wolfenstein 3D on the iPhone and iPod Touch via the iTunes App Store. The 9.9MB...


"Seriously? Should he REALLY have had to post a ";)" after the comment? Tongue-in-cheek alert."

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id: PC Manufacturers See Piracy as 'Hidden Benefit'

By Chris Faylor, Aug 21, 2008 8:08am PDT

While acclaimed studios such as Doom creator id, Unreal Tournament developer Epic and Crysis veterans Crytek have cited widespread piracy of PC...


"Once again, Hollenshead, the FAILED CEO of id, IS TALKING COMPLETE BS, making up his own FALSE ..."

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id: PC 'Worth Supporting' But 'More of A Junior Partner'

By Aaron Linde, Aug 11, 2008 10:42am PDT

Steadily decreasing PC software figures have prompted acclaimed Doom and Quake creator id Software to focus more on consoles than PCs for the...


"Is this including OEM sales which sell at a significantly lower price? I'd like to see proof of ..."

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id Rising: Despite Underwhelming QuakeCon, Carmack and Company Are Poised for a Comeback

By Nick Breckon, Aug 05, 2008 9:32am PDT

Midway through the second hour, even most of the die-hard nerds started to leave.


"i can still play 1vs1 on dm6 for hours, even after so many years :X"

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Publishers Chase Quake MMO, Offers Rejected by id

By Nick Breckon, Aug 04, 2008 11:23am PDT

During an interview with Shacknews, id Software president John Carmack revealed that the company has previously turned down publisher proposals to...


"I tought it was great, finished it about 3 times over the years in comparison I never finished ..."

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