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All Articles: Doom 3: BFG Edition
The Mythbusters will meet their Doom this weekend. On Saturday, January 31, the popular Discovery Channel show will devote an hour to several myths based on video games, or more specifically, questions related to Doom 3: 3 BFG Edition. Hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will receive an assist from id Software’s Tim Willits as they attempt to discover if it’s really possible for the Doomguy to carry all those “health packs, guns, and even a chainsaw.” I’m sure a few longtime Doom players already see a problem with this scenario (Hint: Doomguy never carries health packs).
The preview trailer above needs a bit more first-person action, but I’m thinking this will be a pretty fun hour of television. Here’s hoping we get to see a Gelatin Man Imp made out of ballistic gel.
Everyone’s favorite spy, James Bond, and everyone’s favorite space marine, uh… the Doomguy, recreate some of their classic adventures in this week’s PlayStation Store update.
Agent 007’s mission is to relive the last 50 years of the Bond film franchise in anticipation of the upcoming Skyfall. Taking missions from five previous Bond films (one each for every man who’s played Bond), 007 Legends promises to be the ultimate Bond history lesson.
Also available this week is Doom 3: BFG Edition, a compilation containing Doom, Doon II, Doom 3, Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil, and the brand new Doom 3: The Lost Mission expansion. Only Tom Cruise carries more “doom” around.
If you’re a PS Vita owner, you might be more interested in something completely new… like early access to the PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale beta (PS Plus subscribers with a PS3 can get in as well). Konami has also finally released the WayForward-developed Silent Hill: Book of Memories for the handheld.
Hit the jump for a look at the rest of this week’s new releases (including Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, and many more). And don’t forget to check out the PlayStation Blog for all of this week’s new game add-ons and PlayStation Plus bonuses. (more…)
This week’s new releases are shaken, not stirred, and plenty scary. Don’t believe me, check ’em out…
Just like he likes his martinis, James Bond has been shaken out of his MGM bankruptcy-imposed slumber for 007 Legends on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Bringing together the plots of six different Bond movies (including next month’s Skyfall), the game promises to be an excellent history lesson on the last 50 years of Her Majesty’s greatest secret agent.
Also like Mr. Bond’s martinis, you’ll want to not stir, but shake it for Dance Central 3. The Xbox 360-exclusive is Harmonix’s third trip on the dance floor and this time they’re bringing “Ice Ice Baby.” It’s about time.
For scares, we’ve got a trio of choices this week: id’s reworked Doom 3: BFG Edition (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), Konami’s Vita-exclusive Silent Hill: Book of Memories, and Atari’s Roller Coaster Tycoon 3D (on the 3DS, naturally). Boo!
Skylanders Giants will also be available this week, but not on Tuesday. The toy-powered game will be released in both a Starter Pack and a Portal Owners Pack across the 3DS, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 on Sunday, October 21.
You can find more new releases after the break… and some of them even fit the theme. (more…)
Sony is proud to announce that eight PS3 games will be added to the PlayStation Store in October day-and-date with their retail launch. Most of the games will also be available for pre-order, and PlayStation Plus subscribers who buy early will receive at least a 10% discount on those select titles.
The full Day 1 Digital lineup includes:
Resident Evil 6 ($59.99)
NBA 2K13 ($59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members with pre-order)
Dishonored ($59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members with pre-order)
Doom 3: BFG Edition ($39.99/$35.99 for PS Plus members with pre-order)
007 Legends ($59.99)
Medal of Honor: Warfighter ($59.99)
Assassin’s Creed III ($59.99)
Need For Speed: Most Wanted ($59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members with pre-order)
Doom 3: BFG Edition will include “original mode”
Doom 3: BFG Edition is bringing plenty of new features to the classic game including 3D display support, Achievements/Trophies, an “always-on” flashlight, and many more. But gamers looking to replay the game as it was originally back in 2004 will also get their chance, thanks to the aptly named “Original Mode.”
The game’s producer, Eric Webb, let this awesome news slip during an interview with the PlayStation Blog:
PlayStation Blog: How do you balance staying true to the original game with making improvements?
Eric Webb: Your first inclination is to make big sweeping changes because it’s something that you’ve looked at for a long time, so it doesn’t feel fresh anymore. We’ve really focused on keeping the core experience there. From talking to people on the show floor, a lot of them weren’t too happy with the idea of the flashlight as something separate. So integrating the flashlight into your main weapon seemed like a no-brainer, yet even then we still had people say they wanted to play the original way.
Another piece of feedback we had was that the game was too dark, so we’ve lit it some more here and there and tried to lead the player’s eye a little more. So there’ll be two modes – the original, unchanged version of Doom 3 and the updated one.
Doom 3: BFG Edition will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 16.
Bethesda Softworks has announced a release date for id Software’s remastered rendition of Doom 3, Doom 3: BFG Edition. The game, available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 for the first time, will be released on October 16 in North America and on October 19 across Europe. A PC version will hit store shelves in both regions on the same day.
Not only will the Doom 3: BFG Edition collect Doom 3, the Resurrection of Evil expansion pack, and a new set of stages (dubbed “The Lost Mission” by id), but it’ll also include Doom and Doom II. The package will also feature plenty of tweaks and improvements such as a 3D display option, Achievements/Trophies, improved rendering and lighting, a new checkpoint save system, an always-on flashlight, and support for head-mounted displays.
The Doom 3: BFG Edition will be priced at $39.99 on the PS3 and Xbox 360. The PC version will carry an even lower $29.99 price.
While the development of Doom 4 continues to be ignored by Bethesda, the publisher has announced that id Software plans to go backward before they go forward with Doom 3: BFG Edition. The remastered game will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 this Fall.
The BFG Edition brings together almost every piece of Doom content every released by id including Doom 3, the Resurrection of Evil expansion, and a new set of levels known as “The Lost Mission.” The collection also includes Doom and Doom II: Hell on Earth in their original hellish glory.
You could easily call the BFG Edition the ultimate edition of Doom 3 as it’ll also include “support for 3D TVs, 5.1 surround sound, improved rendering and lighting, Achievements, Trophies, and a new check point save system.” According to Bethesda, the controls have been fine-tuned to make Doom 3 a better experience on consoles. And for PC gamers, Carmack is promising that the DFG Edition will be compatible with “head-mounted displays.”
As part of that fine-tuning process, id is also adding an “armor-mounted flashlight” so players can wield a gun and shine a flashlight at the same time. It only took about a decade.