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Doom Franchise & Killing Floor 2 Highlight Steam Weekend Deals

Posted on December 11, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

If you’re in the mood to shoot some undead monsters in the face, then this weekend’s Steam Deal might just the thing for you.

Killing Floor 2 is free to play until Sunday afternoon. This means anyone who meets the minimum requirements and doesn’t mind a 10GB download then you can get in on the co-operative Zed killing action with the wave of new players this free weekend will bring.

If you’re more of a solo FPS players than Bethesda’s discount on the entire DOOM franchise might be of more interest. Almost every entry in the series – except for the upcoming 2016 reboot- has been discounted. Honestly the price difference between DOOM 3 standard and DOOM 3 BFG, which includes the Lost Mission Expansion, is less than $1 USD. If you’re going to go for anything DOOM related, that’d be my pick.

Here’s a full breakdown of all this weekend’s Steam Deals:

Doom 3 Pack (Includes Resurrection of Evil) – $4.75 CDN
Doom 3 BFG Edition – $5.49 CDN
Doom Complete Pack (Classic DOOMs, doesn’t include DOOM 3) – $5.77 CDN

Killing Floor 2 – Full version Free to Play until Sunday at 1PM PST. Can be purchased for $22.10 CDN


Doom 4 Resurfaces at Quakecon, Will Support VR Headset

Posted on August 5, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

id Software’s next title in their flagship FPS franchise, Doom IV, has seen its share of ups and downs despite never being officially unveiled. After last fall’s rumors of cancellation the game was mentioned during demonstrations of the John Carmack’s new VR headset (more on that coming soon).

The grizzled UAC Space Marine will get another chance to fight demons from hell sometime in the future but id software isn’t exactly ready to show off the game just yet. They’ve merely confirmed that when the game ships “when it’s done” (Duke Nukem Forever, anyone?), it will support Carmack’s Oculus VR headset, giving gamers the chance to experience demon slaying in a whole new way.Read More


Quake Con 2012 Panel Schedule Released

Posted on July 24, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Bethesda has just released the full list of panels and panelists that will be at Quakecon 2012. I’ll be there as well and will have an opportunity to interview some of these people and ask questions at the panels. If you have any questions you’d like asked, then post a comment here or email me at danielshannon@brokenjoysticks.net with the subject QuakeCon 2012.

The full schedule is posted below.Read More


QuakeCon 2012 Registrations Begin

Posted on July 19, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Registrations have begun for Quakecon 2012. As always the annual bring your own computer LAN party will be free to attend, though there are a few paid options, including a swag pack (featuring both an official QuakeCon 2012 and a Dishonored t-shirt). In addition to the LAN party, the event will feature the annual keynote address by John Carmack, opportunities to play both Dishonored and Doom 3: BFG edition. Additionally, there will be panels featuring people like Marty Stratton from id Software, Ted Price of Insomniac Games, and Chet Faliszek and Tom Leonard from Valve Software.

 This year’s event, hosted at the Hilton Anatole hotel in Dallas, TX, will kick off on the morning of Thursday, August 2nd and last until noon on the 5th. We’ll let you know when we find out more details about the panels and panelists. In the meantime, you can register for the event here.


Doom 3 BFG Edition Release Date Announced

Posted on June 19, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Bethesda Softworks has announced the details of Doom 3 BFG Edition’s release date. This re-mastered version of Doom 3 (which includes the Resurrection of Evil expansion, 7 new levels, as well as Doom and Doom 2) is, if all goes according to the Spider Mastermind’s plan, coming to North America on October 16. Europe will have to wait an extra three days.

Most of the press release focuses on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 version. For example, there will be achievements, trophies, a check point save system, and “fine-tuned” controls that will “bring the intensity of the DOOM single and multiplayer experience to the consoles.” However, PC gamers will pay only $29.99 for the BFG edition, ten dollars less than the console versions. Also, PC gamers who fondly remember the duct tape mod will be happy to know that the BFG edition has added an “armor-mounted flashlight,” giving players the ability to see things and shoot them simultaneously.


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