QuakeCon 2019 kicks off the 'Year of Doom,' will include Doom Eternal news an 'a few surprises'

We're all DOOMED!

Did you know that Doom is celebrating its 25th anniversary? That's probably why Bethesda and id Software have labeled 2019 as the Year of Doom. That celebration of all things Doom officially kicks off at this year's QuakeCon, which is set for July 25th to 28th, 2019.

Wondering what's in store for QuakeCon 2019 as far as Doom is concerned? id Software says there will be “Doom-inspired activities, events, exclusives, developer panels, hands-on demos, new information about Doom Eternal, and a few surprises we aren’t quite ready to talk about.”

RUMOR - New information on the upcoming Doom movie (story, release date, name, images, and more)

We're Doomed

We've been talking about the new Doom movie for awhile now. We know the project is real, but we haven't gotten any concrete details on what it's going to be about. Today we have a new wave of inside info that sheds quite a bit of light on the project, and it all kicks off with the pictures in the gallery above. This round of details comes from a source close to the project.

- the movie will be called DOOM: ANNIHILATION
- Universal 1440 Entertainment is slating the film for a Fall 2019 release
- the official synopsis is as follows...

“DOOM: ANNIHILATION follows a group of space marines as they respond to a distress call from a base on a Martian moon, only to discover it’s been overrun by demonic creatures who threaten to create Hell on Earth.“

- the “space marines” in the synopsis are UAC marines
- written and directed by Tony Giglio (Chaos, Timber Falls)
- executive produced by Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Bumblebee) and John Wells (Animal Kingdom)
- produced by Jeffery Beach (Jarhead 3: The Siege), Phillip Roth (Death Race: Beyond Anarchy) and Ogden Gavanski (Cult of Chucky)

McFarlane Toys shows off upcoming line of toys from Doom, Mortal Kombat 11, and more

McFarlane Toys has a whole bunch of new figurines on the way. Some of them were on display at Toy Fair 2019, which you can see above. There's figurines from Doom, Mortal Kombat 11, Hollow Knight, and more in the works. Looks like a great lineup of stuff!

Doom on Switch used to showcase the enhanced visuals overclocking can provide


Last week, we talked about a new mod for Switch that let you overclock your system. While it's a very dangerous thing to do, it does produce impressive results. The above GIF shows off how Doom looks running on Switch at the regular 307 MHz, followed by how things look at 768Mhz. There's no doubt the visuals look much more impressive, but again, running your Switch overclocked to this degree could end up causing some serious trouble.

Final Doom soundtrack Easter egg discovered

Did you know that there were 5 Easter eggs in the Doom soundtrack? Did you know that 4 of them had been discovered already? It only took 2+ years for someone to find the final Easter egg, which you can check out above.

As you can see, there's a hidden message in the song “Authorization; Olivia Pierce.” When the pitch of the song is increased at the 50-second mark, you can hear Olivia Pierce herself say, “You could not have saved them anyway.” This is a quote straight from the game, which was then hidden in the song.

Band creates Doom and Doom (2016) song covers using Jam with the Band

Who says you need to spend thousands of dollars on instruments just to have a band? Portal Wombat manages to cover songs from both Doom and Doom 2016 using nothing more than a few copies of Jam with the Band, and the results are pretty damn awesome!

Thanks to Krapo for the heads up!

Digital Foundry - Doom Version 1.2 analysis

Panic Button's support for Switch continues! Many months after Doom's release we have patch 1.2 which promises some performance upgrades. Also, rumours are abound of changes to its reflections - but how much of this bears out in a close look at the game? Tom and John discuss what's in front of them, fully patched, locked and loaded.

Doom - Version 1.1 vs. 1.2 docked comparison

We saw how things stacked up in handheld mode, but now let's get a look at some comparison footage for Version 1.1 and 1.2 when in docked mode.

Doom - Version 1.2 handheld footage

Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat – whether you’re obliterating demon hordes through the depths of Hell in the single-player campaign, or competing against your friends in numerous multiplayer modes.

Doom - Version 1.2 now available

Doom has gotten an update on Switch, bringing it to Version 1.2. While we don't have full patch notes, we do know the update includes a performance boost, video capture, and the ability to add recent players to your friend list.