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2016 in Review: The Best (and Worst) Gaming Trends of 2016

By Cassidee Moser, Jan 02, 2017 11:00am PST

A lot has happened in 2016. Join us as we look back at some of the good, bad, and downright ugly. 


"Also Event[0] deserves a mention among the command-line games."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 8 comments

Top 10 Games of the Year 2016

By Greg Burke, Dec 30, 2016 4:30pm PST

Greg Burke is back with the final Top 10 list of 2016. Here are our Top 10 Games of the Year 2016.


"WATCH DOGS 2 featured at the start of the video but didn't make the cut? I'm not surprised about ..."

- MatthewPhillips see all 23 comments

(Some of) The Top Gaming Stories of 2016

By David Craddock, Dec 30, 2016 1:00pm PST

From Pokemon Go to Nintendo finally revealing its next console, we look back at some of the biggest stories of the year.


"I'm still scratching my head about Infinity. Something had to have happened. It was poised to ..."

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David's Overlooked Gems of 2016

By David Craddock, Dec 26, 2016 1:00pm PST

Doom and Dark Souls 3? Of course! But I played a few other games this year, and none disappointed.


"Salt and Sanctuary is very cool, I need to get back to that. I got up to that boss that was a ..."

- snot3353 see all 2 comments

Doom now has more than 165,000 user-made maps

By John Keefer, Dec 16, 2016 8:45am PST

If you ever get tired of the main game, you can always .wad - er ... wade - your way through all the SnapMap creations.


"Abandoning dedicated servers is the worst industry trend in shooters in the last decade bar none..."

- johnny rotten see all 8 comments

Doom to add back Team Deathmatch playlists after feedback

By John Keefer, Dec 16, 2016 8:12am PST

Apparently fans weren't too happy with the reduction to just Team Play and FFA Play lists.


"Yeah, I think BF is one of them that is making it right now. But when you look at them "making ..."

- TraptNSuit see all 20 comments

Doom's Bloodfall expansion adds three maps, the Spectre Pinky, and a grenade launcher

By David Craddock, Dec 14, 2016 2:28pm PST

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas! Developer id Software released the add-on earlier than expected.


"I thought the ending was great. I got to kill the big bad after a pretty tough fight, in an ..."

- jet-poop see all 15 comments

id Software producer: Doom 4 was cancelled because it felt too much like 'Call of Doom'

By David Craddock, Dec 12, 2016 1:33pm PST

Although the game had 'unbelievable' production values, it didn't 'feel' like Doom, says, id Software's Marty Stratton.


"Not that I'd mind playing that as well, but I guess it was for the best since it's unlikely we'd ..."

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Doom's newest free update adds bots and introduces 'Infernal Run' multiplayer mode

By David Craddock, Dec 07, 2016 3:42pm PST

SnapMap received enhancements, too.


"Gigabytes, schmigga bytes. I anxiously await the day of TB updates. "

- hirez see all 9 comments

Mick Gordon's Doom Soundtrack Live Performance Slayed The Game Awards Last Night

By Asif Khan, Dec 02, 2016 7:00am PST

Rip and tear it for Shacknews, Mick!


This new mod crosses the original Doom and No Man's Sky

By John Keefer, Sep 23, 2016 8:49am PDT

It's a mod, mod, mod world of Sean Murray and Neil DeGrasse Tyson monsters.


Doom 'Free Update 3' now available with support for free-for-all and private matches

By Daniel Perez, Sep 23, 2016 8:30am PDT

Bethesda has released a free update for Doom that now allows players to take part in free-for-all and private multiplayer matches.


"Agreed. With the history of this game and ID Software in general, how can free for all and ..."

- rjdriver see all 5 comments

Doom 'Free Update 3,' due later this month, will include deathmatch and private matches

By David Craddock, Sep 08, 2016 3:03pm PDT

Free-for-all deathmatch returns to the game that made it multiplayer gaming's most enduring mode.


"I didn't care for multiplayer, but it wasn't bad. As I pointed out in my review, it felt banal ..."

- David Craddock see all 4 comments

Doom 2016 tutorial map accurately recreated in Doom 2

By Daniel Perez, Sep 07, 2016 7:30am PDT

There certianly was a lot of love behind the creation of this mod. Now where's our I Am Vega level?!


PSA: Get Doom for just $20 bucks at GameStop today

By Daniel Perez, Aug 24, 2016 6:57am PDT

GameStop has Doom for sale for just $20 bucks, but no one knows for how long. We recommend you jumping on this deal ASAP!


"Note: Target will price match and you will get 5% off by using a red card. 10% if you have ..."

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