Twenty-five years after the release of DOOM, fans of the ultraviolent first-person shooter still have a lot to look forward to. John Romero, co-founder of id Software and game designer for DOOM, announced SIGIL, which will be a free mod for the original FPS. The megawad will feature nine single-player levels and nine multiplayer maps, and it will release for free in February. However, for the hardcore enthusiast, Limited Run Games will offer two physical versions of the mod called “fan boxes.”SIGIL is the spiritual successor to DOOM. While not affiliated with id or Zenimax, who hold the IP rights, SIGIL is billed as DOOM’s fifth episode. More specifically, the events take place after Ultimate DOOM’s Episode 4: Thy Flesh Consumed, but before DOOM II. It’s unrelated to the 2016 release of the same name. According to a Q&A Romero did on the megawad’s announcement page, Doomguy is on his way back to Earth to … [Read more...] about John Romero Announces SIGIL to Celebrate DOOM’s 25th Anniversary
It’s Doom‘s 25th birthday, and Id’s classic FPS has grown up along with me. While I’ve enjoyed modern iterations such as 2016’s reboot, the original’s ever-mutating open source foundation and lively mod scene just won’t let me go. When John Romero announced he was releasing a nine-level Doom episode built to 1993 spec, I shrugged, because that pales in comparison to what the Doom community have built this year. Let’s dig into the winners of the 2018 Cacowards, Doomworld’s annual mod ceremony, including some standalone, freeware games – no Doom mod experience needed. I’ve previously covered some of Doomworld’s best-of-year picks, including the cartoony Adventures Of Square by BigBrik, an entirely standalone freeware FPS built wholly out of cheese and geometry puns. Also on the lighter and fluffier side was Doom: The Golden Souls 2 by BatAndy, a beautiful Doom riff on Mario 64. One of the year’s best has … [Read more...] about Doomworld’s Cacowards showcase a dazzling 25th year of Doom mods
report this adThe Metroid franchise is well-represented in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with Ridley finally added to the roster, along with Samus, Zero Suit Samus, and of course, Dark Samus. Dark Samus in particular has proven to be one of the more popular characters on the roster, and fans may be wondering how exactly they can unlock her. Just like every other character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there are multiple ways to unlock Dark Samus in the game. Players can encounter Dark Samus by just playing rounds of Vs mode, and she will eventually pop up as a challenger. Alternatively, players can unlock Dark Samus by playing through the World of Light story mode.Regardless of if players attempt to unlock Dark Samus in World of Light or through the Vs mode method, they should expect to spend a great deal of time in their quest to unlock her. Luckily, there is one slightly faster method to help players unlock Dark Samus as quickly as possible. The fastest way to unlock … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: How to Unlock Dark Samus
Assassin's Creed Symphony, a live orchestral performance of the long-running series' best loved music is coming to London next October, Ubisoft has announced.The tour, which starts on June 11th next year in Los Angeles (the same day as E3, fact fans), is described as an "immersive symphonic experience" and features music from all across the series, by composers including Jesper Kyd, Lorne Balfe, Brian Tyler, Austin Wintory, Sarah Schachner, Winifred Philipps, Elitsa Alexandrova, Chris Tilton, Ryan Amon and The Flight. Here's one for the pirates in the house tonight: The show moves to Paris on June 29th, then continues to San Francisco on August 3rd, Montreal on September 27th, and then arrives in London - at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith - on October 5th. Finally, the tour comes to a close in Milan on October 6th. Full details, including links to ticket vendors, can be found on the Assassin's Creed Symphony website.Those interested in attending the London performance can expect to … [Read more...] about Assassin’s Creed live symphonic tour is coming to London next year
It’s your last chance to get Mad Max and three other pretty great games in the Fanatical Road Rage Bundle!The Fanatical Road Rage Bundle is a gaming bundle that includes four games with a particular theme. Mainly, the games focus on driving a little too aggressively. Each of the games inside make for a unique and interesting experience in their own right. The four of them combined in this one package makes for an absolute steal! You only have a bit over ten hours to get your hands on this bundle, so let’s get right into the games! There are plenty of excellent games in the Fanatical Road Rage Bundle, but Mad Max is clearly the major draw. Carmageddon: Max Damage is the most recent game in the Carmageddon series. The product of a successful Kickstarter, Max Damage represented the revival of a long-running franchise where you tore up the road with impunity. With THQ recently acquiring the brand, there’s no better time to pick it … [Read more...] about Last Chance To Get Mad Max & More In The Fanatical Road Rage Bundle!