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Prepare for DOOM this week

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And not just the kind that my favourite Irken invader regularly shrieks about. DOOM is shaping up nicely so far, as the granddaddy of FPS games is starting to resemble a wonderfully gory and fast-paced experience. It’s still going to be many, many months before DOOM is released however. Although you could be lucky enough to get an alpha taste this week.

If you’re registered with the upcoming DOOM beta, there’s a good chance that you may be eligible for a shot/curb stomp/chainsaw evisceration at the closed alpha. According to the DOOM testing FAQ, anyone who picked up Wolfenstein: The New Order and redeemed their beta code before May 26 of 2014, may find themselves invited to try out the closed Alpha.

If your console of choice for the beta registration was PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you get an automatic entry. PC gamers, you’ll need to check your Steam account for any notifications. That specific technical test runs from today, at 19:00 PM PT. Which locally, is 5 in the AM here on Thursday. Which is soon according to my terrible maths. Soon my pretty, soon.

I’m curious to see if DOOM can balance being an old-school shooter with some new school ideas. I’m also more accurately keen to see if I finally have a replacement for Quake 3 Arena when it comes to power fantasy online shooters.

There’s an extremely strict NDA attached to this closed alpha as well, so if I get in, expect my mouth to be sealed tighter than that of Johnny Tight-Lips. So keep an eye out for leaks then. DOOM arrives next year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. DOOOOOOOM!

Last Updated: December 3, 2015


  1. Bwahahaha This is Aaron Greenberg every time he is asked about Tomb Raider sales and he responds with “They are very pleased with Tomb Raider” 😛



  2. Ottokie

    December 3, 2015 at 10:09

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 3, 2015 at 10:13

      Never! Music needs me.


      • Captain JJ 4x

        December 3, 2015 at 10:13

        I think they meant: The music needs to be louder than your voice.


  3. Captain JJ 4x

    December 3, 2015 at 10:11

    One of the very few recent FPS shooters that actually grabs my interest.


  4. HairyEwok

    December 3, 2015 at 10:19

    Finally my offspring are grown and ready to take over the world. Doom shall rule this world.


  5. Original Heretic

    December 3, 2015 at 10:31

    I hope they bring the freaky factor in like they did in Doom 3! I remember seeing those bloody footprints appear in front of me and wondering,” What’s the smell? Oh, wait, I just soiled myself.”


    • Captain JJ 4x

      December 3, 2015 at 10:32

      Doom 3 had too many cheap jump scares for me between the creepy stuff.
      If they can get a nice balance then it would be excellent.


      • Original Heretic

        December 3, 2015 at 10:41

        A good jump scare never hurt anyone. Except maybe for the older gamers who are more prone to heart attacks. Like me in the nursing home in about 40 years time!


    • HvR

      December 3, 2015 at 11:36

      No, looks like and I hope that it goes back to its roots.

      And God forbid if there is a Verimark masturbation flashlight in this one I’m flying to iD software to shove my old 3 D cell Maglite up someone’s ass.


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