As announced on John Carmack’s Twitter page yesterday, the source code for id Software’s DOOM 3 is now available!
Download the source code here.
Today we’ve got some great news for iOS fans. On the heels of recent updates (v 2.1) for both Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum & DOOM Classic, we’ve also released the 2.1 source code for both titles!
What’s new in the update? Here’s the rundown…
If you haven’t picked up these classics for your iOS device, check out the links below…
Good news for German gamers! Following an appeal to the German ratings board, both DOOM and DOOM II have been de-listed and now carry a “16+” rating.
While we work to make both DOOMs available widely there, we’re also set to release an entirely uncut version of id Software’s RAGE to German stores. Look for it on October 7!
During our recent trip to id Software, one of my favorite pictures I took was of DOOM’s Spidermastermind. The photo eventually became the model for LA bakery, Sweet and Saucy Cake Shop, to create a DOOM-themed cake. The cake was delivered today to X-Play’s X-Play’s Morgan Webb. For those attending QuakeCon, Morgan will be on hand to moderate our 20 Years of id Software panel.
To see more of the cake, visit G4TV.com.
UPDATE: Watch G4TV.com’s video of the cake being delivered below…
Recently GameStop put up a new video showcasing their pre-order bonus for Brink in North America. For those of you that might have missed it, the DOOM Pack features the following in-game items…
Our European PR manager, Alistair Hatch, pointed me to an insane collection of DOOM collectibles on Flickr and YouTube. Collected by Mahmut Saral (aka DOOM Collector), he’s got every possible version of the game (32X!!!), as well as guns from the movie, old as dirt press kits, and even an HD-DVD.
It’s a collection that would even make John Carmack envious… unless he’s actually got John stashed in somewhere in there.
Remember when I used to play DOOM on PC and SNES back in the mid 1990s? Remember how you thought it was really gross? Well I thought of you when I saw this stop-motion fan video.
Happy New Year,
Earlier in the month we explained why you should consider signing The Gamer Petition, a grassroots campaign to mobilize the gaming community in the run-up to Schwarzenegger v. ESA and EMA. Set for oral argument in November, this landmark United States Supreme Court case will determine whether video games should continue to enjoy protection as free speech like any other respectable art form.
But gamers aren’t the only ones speaking up. Today our friends over at id Software have equipped their own legal BFGs, firing off a “friend of the court” brief for the Supreme Court justices to consider. The brief boils down to an argument for why video games should not be thought of as any different than films, novels or other artistic media.
In the argument, Homer’s “The Iliad” is used as a basis for explaining why video games “have the same claim to constitutional protection as traditional forms of art.” The brief further argues that video games’ distinctive characteristics should not exclude them from First Amendment protection.
Citing scads of legal precedents, it’s a pretty interesting read as a bystander, and hopefully something the Court will consider helpful to its deliberations. But as LeVar would say, you don’t have to take my word for it — read the full brief here. And for more information on the case, head to the Entertainment Software Association’s dedicated page.
The Cacodemon’s perfectly pixel-crafted face graces one of the many covers of this month’s GamesTM. The magazine is celebrating its 100th issue by counting down the 100 greatest games of all time, with DOOM, Oblivion and Fallout 3 all making the list.
Impressively, all 100 games got their own cover for the month, so click below for a look at the Oblivion and Fallout spreads:
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Moar Brink news! We’ve also just announced Brink’s digital pre-order bonuses for North American retailers. Extend your customization options even further with the exclusive DOOM, Fallout, Psycho and Spec Ops packs. Each contains unique apparel, tattoos, weapons and weapon attachments for your in-game character. These pre-order bonuses will be offered exclusively through participating North American retailers and will be made available in Europe and Australia in the coming weeks.
Full details after the jump…