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Wolfenstein 3D Turns 20 Years Old, Play It For Free Now
id Software's classic first-person shooter Wolfenstein 3D is now twenty years old. If you're the nostalgic type, note that there are a few ways to play the game either free or on the cheap.
Quake 4 Being Re-released On Xbox 360 And PC
If you missed out on Quake 4 when it was released back in 2005, you'll now have another chance to pick it up. Bethesda Softworks, which now owns id Software, is re-releasing the game to stores on both the Xbox 360 and PC.
IdTech 4 Dev Kit In The Works To Rival UDK, Unity
Community modders are hard at work to convert the idTech 4 source code into a workable SDK to enable entry-level developers to design games using id Software's idTech 4 Engine for indie projects.
Doom 4 Character Screenshots Leaked
One of my favorite gaming websites, DSO Gaming, happened upon some leaked screenshots of Doom 4, depicting the characters fresh out of ZBrush and going through some last minute modifications before making the hop into the id Tech 5 Engine.
RAGE Launches On Mac Without Multiplayer
id Software's post-apocalyptic shooter RAGE is now playable on the Mac. The Mac port, published by Aspyr, is available through the App Sotre, GameAgent.com, and other leading digital shops.
QuakeCon 2012 Coming To Dallas In August
id Software's annual gaming convention QuakeCon will return in August. Today Bethesda, id's parent company, revealed the dates and venue for this year's frag-filled festivities.
RAGE Demo Arrives On PS3
If you never picked up post-apocalyptic shooter RAGE this fall, you now have a chance to try it out for free. Publisher Bethesda announced today that they've released a demo through the North American PSN. It's expected to arrive in Europe tomorrow
RAGE Demo Hits Xbox 360
id Software released a demo for RAGE through Xbox Live today. The demo, which will arrive on PSN soon as well, gives you a sample of the post-apocalyptic shooter's single-player campaign.
RAGE PC Texture Fix Coming To Justify $60 Price Tag
John Carmack tweeted that a new patch is on the way to alleviate the blurry low-res textures PC gamers have been complaining about. I mean, who wants to look at sub-HD Xbox 360 textures on a GTX 580 running at 2650 x 1600 on a 30" monitor? Yeah, exactly...no one.
RAGE Review: Just Your Average Apocalypse
The best games aren't always the best-looking. MineCraft attracted a cult following with crude, grainy graphics. At the opposite end of the spectrum is a title like RAGE. It's one of the most beautiful games you'll lay eyes on but it's also short on fun.
Industry Blend: Do Gamers Want PR Fluff Or The Truth?
A new editorial over at BitMob challenges the equilibrium of game journalism. There seems to be this fine line between reporting news honestly and regurgitating PR fluff. In result, it definitely leaves gamers in the position of whether or not they want the truth about a game or simply want to read the PR fluff.
Early Reviews For Rage Say It's Near Perfection
The reviews are starting to pour in for id Software's newest first-person shooter, RAGE. If you were cautious about whether or not the game was any good based on the many gameplay and cinematic trailers, screenshots, interviews, and ads scattered throughout the interwebs, then the reviews basically remove all doubt about id's ability to make a good FPS.
RAGE Gameplay Video Heads To Jackal Canyon
Bethesda Softworks released the sixth and final RAGE gameplay video tonight. The latest bit of footage whisks players away to Jackal Canyon.
RAGE Will Be Three DVDs on Xbox 360
If you were wondering how a large, supposedly "next-gen" FPS like RAGE would run on the Xbox 360, well id Software has given a bit of a clue and it goes something like three DVDs or a 22GB install. PS3 owners won't be escaping off the hook easy either...there’s still a mandatory 8GB install required to play the game.
RAGE Goes Gold
Over four years after RAGE was announced, the post-apocalyptic shooter is finally done. Today id Software confirmed that the game has gone gold. It will arrive as planned on October 4th in North America and on the 7th in Europe.