Someone once parodied Gone Home by merging it with Doom in the humourous video Gun Home. But now ex-BioShock and The Cave developer JP LeBreton is taking that seemingly ludicrous juxtaposition of first-person games seriously in his upcoming Doom 2 mod / memoir Autobiographical Architecture.
Doom 2 modder Doug Keener has recreated Jerry Seinfeld's classic NBC sitcom in id Software's 1994 shooter.
With all the hullabaloo around id Software's shockingly sterling Doom reboot, folks have been revisiting previous Doom titles. One such series fanatic, YouTuber Corpseflesh, even set a new world record for blazing through 2005's Doom 3 in record time.
Doom 3 BFG Edition, the re-release of id Software's Doom 3 that came out in 2012, is now playable on Xbox One via the console's Backward Compatibility feature.
Legendary and maybe part-machine programmer John Carmack will receive this year's BAFTA Fellowship award, joining the likes of Gabe Newell, Shigeru Miyamoto, Will Wright and many others. He'll receive the award at the BAFTA Games Awards 7th April in London - an event happening alongside EGX Rezzed.
Todd Hollenshead has walked from id Software, Bethesda has confirmed.
What ho, the Doom 3 BFG Edition GPL (general public licence) source code has been officially released for the PC mod community to have is devilish way with.
Update: Bethesda's announced it.
The original Doom 3 is back on Steam.
Update: When contacted about this, a Bethesda rep offered the following reply:
FIFA 13 remains top of the UK all-format charts for a fourth week, seeing off competition from toy phenomenon Skylanders Giants and Bethesda's Doom 3: BFG Edition.
Update: Bethesda noted that if you do decide to install Doom 3 BFG, the previous games will still be available from the Xbox 360 dashboard, just not from the in-game menu. Here is the official response:
Thick and fast. That's how we like our Eurogamer Expo announcements now that everyone's signing them off and we can tell you what to expect. This morning we announced that Halo 4 is playable and Frank O'Connor from 343 Industries is doing a developer session. This afternoon we can add that Dishonored and Doom 3 BFG Edition will both be playable too!
id Software co-founder John Carmack didn't offer much hope for a timely release of Doom 4 at QuakeCon earlier today where he said that it will be "done when it's done."
Update: We erroneously reported the Oculus Rift as John Carmack's headset, when it turns out he's simply endorsing it, but not "backing it."
Some gamers and game developers are crying out for the next-generation of consoles in the hope they will herald significant advances in graphics.
Doom 3 BFG Edition launches in Europe on 19th October 2012, Bethesda has announced.
It launches on PC for £19.99 / €29.99 and on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for £29.99 / €39.99.
The new version includes the original Doom and Doom 2, Doom 3 and its expansion Resurrection of Evil plus The Lost Mission, a never-before-seen single-player story for Doom 3 spread over seven fresh levels. Re-mastered graphics, support for 3D and head-mounted displays, 5.1 surround sound, improved rendering and lighting will also feature. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will, naturally, include Achievements/Trophies.
Doom 3 BFG Edition, a re-mastered and expanded version of Doom 3, will be released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this autumn, developer id Software has announced.
The new version includes the original Doom and Doom 2, Resurrection of Evil plus The Lost Mission, a never-before-seen single-player story for Doom 3 spread over seven fresh levels.
Re-mastered graphics, support for 3D and head-mounted displays, 5.1 surround sound, improved rendering and lighting will also feature.