DOOM Is Now Available For Xbox One, PS4 And PC
(Last Updated On: May 13, 2016)

Bethesda and id Software have announced that the revival of the grandfather of first-person shooter games is now available for home consoles and PC. I’m talking about the big dog, DOOM.

It’s make it or break it time for id Software as they finally roll out the fast-paced, hard hitting shooter game that helped shape an entire generation of gaming. Various members of the gaming community reminded the community that DOOM is currently available, including Microsoft’s own Larry “Major Flip Switcher” Hryb.

It took nothing but the hotly anticipated countdown for the game to go live for YouTubers and Twitch live-streamers to boot up a copy and start broadcasting the FPS to the world.

In fact, you can check out one of the live-streams from YouTube Gaming below, courtesy of YouTuber Ready Up Live.

The game features a full fledged campaign mode that is a alternate retelling of the events that occurred at the United Aerospace Corporation’s facility on Mars, which eventually led to a demon army coming out from the gates of hell itself. Only one lone marine, known as the Doom Guy, can stand between the hell spawns and Earth.

Armed with a shotgun, a pistol, a chainsaw and every other flesh blasting, skin ripping, bone tearing, molecule shattering weapon you can get your hand on, the Doom Guy will battle his way through old and new foes alike with brand new features, including weapon upgrades, power-ups and the all new Glory Kills.

An accompanying multiplayer mode is also present, including a feature known as the SnapMap. The SnapMap enables gamers to make their own multiplayer competitive maps, cooperative maps, challenge maps, and even some single-player maps.

DOOM is available right now for $59.99. According to a video from TotalBiscuit, review copies were not sent out to the usual suspects for the game. Given the way media has been reviving moral panics over violence and sex in games, I wouldn’t blame id Software for playing it close to their chest. Then again… it could suck. It’s a gamble these days.

Anyway, you can learn more about DOOM by paying a visit to the official website.


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  • snooze321

    Go look up Polygon’s first 30 minutes of gameplay if you want a good laugh. They had to disable comments because everyone was giving them shit about it.

    • Ethan42

      Really? I got to go check this out.

    • Arbitrary

      Please explain why. I’m never going to visit Polygon and give them clicks, and it surprises me that you would advise people to do so.

      Why are they given shit? Explain.

      • Wisdomcube2000

        • Arbitrary

          That’s the best, fucking thing I’ve seen, all morning.

        • Muten

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        • durka durka

          thanks for this make sure you spread it around.

    • durka durka

      and ratings. Funny how gone home fanboys or is it fan non binary sex lifeforms who like gone home, dont know how to play.

  • Hawk Hopper

    Do you think Bethesda’s decision not to send out early review copies to the usual suspects of “gaming journalism” stems from the fact that many of them, during last year’s E3, bitched about the violence/”sexism” in this game and other Bethesda games?

    • Probably. McIntosh and his sock social media sockpuppet railed on the game, and then there were a couple of idiots following suit. It really makes zero sense to keep feeding into people who do nothing but harm the gaming industry.

      There are lots of people excited about DOOM, so Bethesda likely wanted to send copies to the people who cared, or they’re just going to wait for the good press to come out of people eager enough to buy it day one and stream it to their audiences.