Doom Hits Its 20th Anniversary

Another anniversary that will make you feel old…Doom just had its twentieth birthday. Things move very quickly in the video game world, and what’s today’s sensation can be forgotten in a hurry, but quite a few people are definitely celebrating the impact of Doom this week, and how it became a landmark for the first person shooter. 

The Horror of Movies Based on Scary Games

With Halloween just around the corner, we’re seeing stories about horror movies everywhere, and you certainly can’t leave horror games out of the discussion. Zombie games started back with Resident Evil, and with today’s technology you can make a horror game just as scary as a film. 

John Carmack becomes CTO of Oculus - OMFG!

The press release is out and the news is out of this world. The guy who defined the first person 3D gaming universe. The guy behind Quake, Wolfenstein 3D and Doom. The god of games, Mr. John Carmack, has gone all Oculus Rift on us, y'all.  

Yahoo-Tumblr deal is a goer

Yahoo's beleaguered board has written a rumoured $1.1 billion cheque to buy the social blogging site Tumblr.

Emulate DOS on the Raspberry Pi

Not everyone will remember DOS – the operating system that dominated the world of the PC until Windows 95 came along.

Claim: Graphics will be "indistinguishable from reality" in 10 years

The graphics jump from Doom to Quake was nothing short of revolutionary.

Violent video game pioneer disputes aggression link

John Carmack, co-founder of id Software and creator of one of the first violent video games, has a stark disagreement with studies that link violent games to aggressive behavior.

Will Kinect ever appeal to core gamers?

Microsoft's Kinect platform has managed to successfully attract casual gamers and significantly extend the Xbox 360 life cycle.

Stock and Trade: Union Aerospace

In Stock and Trade, our latest genre fiction feature series, we’re looking at fictional corporations. Today, we’re featuring the Union Aerospace Corporation.

Doom...Now for the Zune HD!?

Do you remember 1993? Dimly lit, smoked filled rooms and teeming mosh pits. Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins. And Doom.