Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: id Software

Quake Champions getting a version of Quake III’s Camping Grounds

A new trailer and handful of screenshots offer a first look at Quake Champions’ upcoming take on The Camping Grounds, Blood Covenant. Fans of the series will remember the original level from Quake III Arena, Q3DM6. The new version is said to retain several sections, namely “the long Jump Pad to the Rocket Launcher, the Quad Damage spawn, the Railgun ledge, and the tightly spaced battles in the Pillars.” Newer bits take into account the active and passive abilities available in Champions. PAX East attendees can drop by Bethesda’s booth (#18007 and 20007) to try it out.

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Doom trailer highlights bots, new mode, more in Free Update 5

A new gameplay video has gone live showcasing Doom’s Free Update 5. The update brings a variety of additions and changes, including the new competitive mode Infernal Run for Multiplayer, where teams fight for a ball to score in their opponent’s goal; bot support in the original maps in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch; and a rank extension to Echelon 11, which unlocks the Doom Marine Armor (Praetor Suit). SnapMap also receives some goodies, including additional elements from the campaign, Lazarus Lab-themed modules and props, and the Doom Marine in the traditional armor. Full details can be official blog.

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Doom – Hell Followed DLC released for console, PC

Doom received its second premium downloadable pack today, Hell Followed. The $14.99 drop includes three multiplayer maps (Argent Breach, Molten, and Orbital), one weapon (Reaper), a piece of equipment (Threat Pulse), a player-controlled demon (Cacodemon), and several hack modules. Customization fans will also find more armor sets, patterns, colors, and taunts. To celebrate the add-on’s release, this weekend will offer double experience from 11:00 a.m. (CST) on October 28 until 11:00 a.m. (CST) on October 31.

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Doom – Free Update 3 to add Deathmatch, Private Matches

id Software’s upcoming patch for Doom will add Deathmatch and Private Matches. Free Update 3, scheduled to go live later this month, will allow players to go all-in versus everyone or just friends. The modes will also feature several customization options, including settings to change the time limit and score limit, remove power weapons, and turn off demons. A teaser was released offering a brief look at the upcoming patch. Those wanting to see it demonstrated live can check out a livestream next Tuesday at 1 p.m. (CST) on Twitch.

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Doom – Unto the Evil now available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Doom – Unto the Evil has been released on Live, PSN, and Steam. The $14.99 drop comes bundled with three new maps, a new weapon, playable demon, and item. Additionally, the pack features several customization items, including armor sets, taunts, and Hack Modules. The add-on also got its first gameplay trailer.

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Doom trailer showcases free Update 2, Unto the Evil DLC dated

Doom will be receiving Update 2 tomorrow, a free download packed with maps, added SnapMap functionality, and other goodies. A trailer has been posted offering an overview of everything that will be included. Along with the video, Bethesda has announced that the first premium downloadable pack, Unto the Evil, will go live on August 5. The $14.99 drop is set to include three maps (Cataclysm, Offering, and Ritual), Harvester player-controlled demon, UAC EMG Pistol, Kinetic Mine, modules, and extra customization options. To kick things off, id is holding a Double XP weekend beginning 12:00 p.m. (ET) through 12:00 p.m. (ET) on August 1.

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E3 2016: Bethesda – Doom, Fallout, Prey, Quake, Skyrim

Bethesda had several titles on show, a few of which feature the return of several properties that have been absent for a few years, including Prey and Quake. Doom will be receiving free content, Fallout 4 three new downloadable packs, and Fallout Shelter a PC release as well as quests in a new update. Dishonored 2 got a new trailer, screens, and details about its Limited Edition. One of their bigger reveals was Skyrim Special Edition for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Bethesda details E3 2016 showcase, BE3 Plus, on-site and streaming

Bethesda has announced their event plans for this year’s E3 showcase, BE3 Plus. As before, the studio will be streaming the conference live on their Youtube and Twitch channels, which will begin at 5:15 p.m. (CST) with the showcase proper kicking off at 6:00 p.m. Former G4 TV X-Play hosts Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb will open the show and interview developers afterwards. Blink-182 will also perform after the showcase. For those in Los Angeles, a Standby Line will open at noon (CST) and offer non-ticket-holding fans the chance to get in the show, located at The LA Hangar, 2627 Medford Street. For those who don’t make it in, an outdoor area will be set up for 300 people to check out a stream.

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After Mars, Doom to head to Indianapolis for Grand Prix, 500

In a bit of news that I don’t think many saw coming, ZeniMax will be dabbling in racing with the debut of the Doom car at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 14. SMP Racing driver Mikhail Aleshin will be behind the wheel of the No. 7 car, and he will again take it out in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29. The livery was revealed this morning, and a trailer mixing shots of the car with gameplay can be viewed below. For those wanting to check out all of the action, Aleshin will be on the track at 11 in the morning for the first practice.

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Doom gets messy with shotguns, demon guts in launch trailer

Doom hits store shelves and digital outlets next week, and to get everyone’s trigger finger itching, Bethesda has released a launch trailer. id Software’s return to the series finds the Doom Marine once again knee-deep among the dead, and the minions of Hell. The reboot will feature a single-player campaign, multiplayer, and the SnapMap game editor to create and share levels. (WADs? It’s 1993 all over again!)

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