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DOOM Eternal to be demoed at EGX 2019, panel announced as well

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Bethesda is bringing a one-two punch of DOOM Eternal to EGX 2019. The company has revealed that DOOM Eternal will be on display for all to see at their booth, which will allow show-goers to give the game a shot. Along with the hands-on session, Bethesda will be running a DOOM panel as well. Specifics on the panel haven't been shared, but you can bet there will be some DOOM Eternal talk.

Masters of DOOM gets its leads actors and director

Getting closer to filming

Masters of DOOM, the book that's soon being turned into a TV show, has found its lead roles. Eduardo Franco (Booksmart) and Patrick Gibson (The OA) are set as the leads for David Kushner’s nonfiction book that chronicles the history of id Software and the creation of DOOM. On top of that, Rhys Thomas (Documentary Now!, Saturday Night Live) has been picked up as the director of the show.

DOOM Classic and DOOM II update available, includes audio, performance, and lighting improvements, DOOM Eternal skins bonus detailed

The way they were meant to be experienced

Bethesda has confirmed that the previously-detailed DOOM Classic and DOOM II patches are now available. The patches for both games aim to improve in-game lighting and audio to match the originals, as well as add game performance improvements. On top of that, linking your Slayers Club account in-game will earn you unique skins for use in DOOM Eternal at launch.

Bethesda offering Doom 25th Anniversary Wireless Controller for Switch, Created By Power A

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Enhanced Wireless Controller for enhanced play!

- Officially licensed by Bethesda & Nintendo
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- Motion Controls for intuitive gaming
- Two mappable Advanced Gaming Buttons on back
- Internal mesh pocket for additional games or small accessories
- Two AA batteries included: up to 30hrs of gameplay
- Familiar ergonomic designs
- Flashing low battery indicator
- Made by PowerA

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DOOM Eternal devs talk about the game's Tex Avery-style approach to violence

Learning from the cartoon masters

DOOM has always been a gory series, but advancements in hardware have allowed for the series to be more gruesome than ever. That means the dev team behind DOOM Eternal are going for the the most realistic depictions of DOOM violence ever, right? Not the case say Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin, game director and creative director on DOOM Eternal. Sure, things are going to look violent, but it's about finding the ridiculous aspect of the violence and heading in that direction. Stratton and Martin explained in an interview with GamesIndustry.

Hugo Martin: "Our gore is not real. It's more Warner Bros. animation level of gore. It's zany Tex Avery stuff more than it is shish kebabing somebody's eyeball on the end of a stake... And we've always ridden that line. It's ridiculous. It's cartoonish gore and violence, so I think that makes it less disturbing to play and to create for the artist."

Marty Stratton: "That's a real conscious decision on our part too," Martin said. "I have kids. There's no nudity. There's no cursing in our game. You don't kill human beings; you actually protect them. It's a violent game, there's no question. But there's a nuance to it, and I think we've never had any issues internally with any of the artists. And I don't see us having one in the future, just because the style of the content is, while still being gory, not quite as real."

New update available for Wolfenstein: Youngblood

A big round of changes

A new update is available for Wolfenstein: Youngblood on Switch, and it appears to the the Version 1.0.5 update that we've been talking about in recent weeks. The update number might actually be different on Switch, but the update itself contains all the same content. You can get a full recap on what the patch does here.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Update 1.0.5 - "New Features and Balance Changes" promo video

What does this update do?

We've talked at length about Wolfenstein: Youngblood's Version 1.0.5 update, and today we get a video showcasing some of the changes it makes. The update still isn't available on Switch yet, but should be coming very soon.

Best Buy offering DOOM Eternal steelbook for those who preorder

DOOM is so metal

DOOM and metal just seem to go together, don't they? Why not pair your preorder of DOOM Eternal with a steelbook case from Best Buy? Lock in your preorder and you'll get to take one of these cases home. Please note that the inside of the case most likely has a spot for a disc, and not a game card. Still though, it's an awesome case!

DOOM 64 "multiplatform" classification pops up in Australia

Are we DOOMed?

Not that long ago, we shared news of a Euro classification for DOOM 64. That listing stated PC and PS4, but many think it'll be coming to Switch as well, since the ratings for DOOM Classic and DOOM II stated the same. Now we have another listing for the game, this time for Australia. It's listed as multiplatform, but Australia tends to do this with almost all their ratings. Hopefully it's just more proof in general that the game is coming soon.

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