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Digital Foundry: New Doom Patch Is Brilliant

No longer DOOMed

Remember those retro Doom ports that arrived for the current-gen consoles last year? Flawed in many respects, they were a genuine disappointment... but the new update from Bethesda is close to perfect.

DOOM 3 updated to Version 1.03, new skin and nameplate available for DOOM Eternal

DOOMed again

DOOM 3 has been updated to Version 1.03. Check out notes on this update below.

We’re deploying a minor patch for DOOM 3 re-releases for all platforms today. This update has added the Slayers Club sign in option. By signing into your Slayers Club account through DOOM 3, you’ll receive the Red DOOM Marine skin and DOOM 3 nameplate for DOOM Eternal when the game launches!

Digital Foundry - Doom trilogy analysis

Straight out of nowhere, the original Doom Trilogy has been ported to the current generation consoles. Controversy surrounds the first two games - and to be clear, they do need a lot of work - but Doom 3? It's gold.

IGN Video - The First 13 Minutes of Doom 3 Running on Nintendo Switch

Check out the opening moments of the Doom 3 campaign running on Nintendo Switch.

Doom Classic/II/III's Bethesda.net login was meant to be optional, and a fix is in the works

No need to be angry

Fans were furious to see that DOOM Classic/II/III required a Bethesda.net login before they could get into the action. We now know that you don't even need to use a legit email to bypass the login, but it's still one extra step some people don't want to go through. Turns out that Bethesda didn't even intend for players to login if they didn't want to. Here's what they shared on Twitter today.

The BethesdaNet login requirement was included for the Slayers Club, to reward members for playing the classic DOOM games. The login should be optional, and we are working on changing the requirement to optional now. We will update everyone when a fix is ready.

Good to know that the issue is going to be fixed moving forward, even if it's really not that much of a headache to begin with.

DOOM Classic/II/III can be played offline after adding in an email address, and it doesn't even have to be a legit one

That'll DOOM

There was some confusion yesterday about DOOM Classic/II/III on Switch requiring you to add in an email address for a Bethesda.net login. While you do need to add one in order to 'register' the game, you don't have to connect online every time you play. After the initial login and confirmation, you're good to go with playing offline. As a matter of fact, you don't even need to use a legit email address!

Thanks to Char for the heads up!

DOOM III - gameplay footage


Celebrate DOOM's 25th anniversary with the release of DOOM 3, available for the first time on Nintendo consoles. In this critically acclaimed action-horror re-telling of the original DOOM, players must battle their way through a demon-infested facility before entering the abyss to battle Hell's mightiest warrior - and put an end to the invasion.

DOOM III Switch port handled by Panic Button, details on framerate and more shared

Time to panic

DOOM III is now available on Switch, and a familar team is behind its development. Panic Button confirmed that they're the team to handle this conversion, and that goes for ALL platforms. Here's some other details about what this port has to offer.

- it's the BFG Edition
- adjustable FOV
- 60fps
- native res
- Resurrection of Evil and Lost Missions included
- no MP/Co-op

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