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Watch me get horribly murdered constantly in the DOOM Beta

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DOOM. It’s very much like a wigwam and a teepee. Too tense. I think at one point in our life, DOOM has inspired us. It’s the game that put id Software on the scene, was wrongfully accused of being a portal to hell for the young minds of America and possibly the poster-child for why old-school shotguns will always have a place in society.

It’s been a good few years since DOOM has been relevant, years since science fiction and hell crossed paths to create an unholy abomination of blood, guts and unapologetic ultra-violence that used chainsaws and plasma rifles. And sweet rocket-demon, it feels good to be back in the boots of a Marine stuck in a UAC facility that is belching nightmare fuels from the depths of the inferno.

Let’s get this out of the way: DOOM is very much Quake 3 Arena dressed up in the shoes of a modern shooter. And that is absolutely fantastic in terms of an online presence. It’s all there: Health that doesn’t regenerate, armour shards that can be picked up, shotguns which can blow your face off. There’s a certain sense of elegance to the way you glide through a level and take a round of lightning to the face and watch your brains decorate a staircase.

Right now, there’re two modes on offer in the beta: Vanilla Team Death Match and Warpath. Warpath is the infinitely more interesting option of the two, sort of like King of the Hill if that zone was a roving drunk looking for an alley to crash. It gives anyone a decent edge, and makes for some properly intense gameplay.

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What had me gob-smacked so far, is the level of customisation present. Sure, you’ve got your usual Halo-esque armour pieces to mix and match, but seeing that extend through to guns and a Carlton Dance taunt? Winner. There’s something appealing about being able to finish my shotgun with just the right amount of rust and scratches. And paint it hot pink as well.

There’s also a different sense of speed to get used to. Being able to pull a trigger with a reflex speed usually reserved for the Flash. It sounds odd, but while I don;t think DOOM is that much faster than any other popular shooter on the market, it implements that velocity in a different way. Listen, I know it sounds weird, but you have to experience it for yourself

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DOOM is looking like a properly retro shooter so far. And I can get behind that idea with gusto, as soon as I figure out how to survive more than 15 seconds of not having my head ripped off ten times in succession or being target practice for a demon.

Last Updated: April 1, 2016

33 Comments

  1. I bet COD can’t wait for DOOM to be released so finally it can stop being blamed for the last decade’s worth of school shootings that Doom inspired.

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      April 1, 2016 at 13:28

      Wasn’t that GTA?

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    • Darren Peach

      April 1, 2016 at 16:24

      I hope that is tongue in cheek.

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  2. Nereus77

    April 1, 2016 at 13:11

    Is it using Vulkan? Tell me its using Vulkan!

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  3. Jonah Cash

    April 1, 2016 at 13:26

    I’m 3 minutes into this. One question: Why do you keep on running into every enemy shotgun you can find?

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    • Hammersteyn

      April 1, 2016 at 13:30

      • Jonah Cash

        April 1, 2016 at 13:31

        That explains perfectly what just happened in that first match!!
        How is The Division treating you?

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        • Hammersteyn

          April 1, 2016 at 13:31

          Level 15, gonna grind my ass of this weekend.

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          • Jonah Cash

            April 1, 2016 at 13:33

            I am level 22 I think. It becomes a hell of a lot easier to level up from 15. They almost give too much XP for the level 15 and above missions and stuff.
            I am soloing it so far, even entered The Dark Zone last weekend. Level 10 already.

          • Darren Peach

            April 1, 2016 at 16:25

            Watch out for Rogue players.

          • Darren Peach

            April 1, 2016 at 16:25

            Dude, I am level 30/ 36. The game only starts to get interesting at around that level.

          • Hammersteyn

            April 4, 2016 at 08:51

            Cool, got to level 25 so I’m getting closer

          • Darren Peach

            April 4, 2016 at 17:34

            Just to clarify, I mean that in terms of loot.

    • The D

      April 1, 2016 at 13:33

      I DON;T KNOW, ASK YOUR MOM

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      • Jonah Cash

        April 1, 2016 at 13:35

        That first match you had long range guns for the first half yet still ran to get up close and personal to get a shotgun in the face… I laughed a bit.

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      • Captain JJ the Isolated

        April 1, 2016 at 13:40

        He should ask the guys on COD, they could probably tell him things about his mom that he never even knew.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 1, 2016 at 13:59

          That she loves him? ZING!

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          • Captain JJ the Isolated

            April 1, 2016 at 14:12

            XD

      • Hammersteyn

        April 1, 2016 at 13:41

        Wrong game 😛

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  4. Captain JJ the Isolated

    April 1, 2016 at 13:37

    Finally something that can wash the taste of that horrific movie out of my mouth.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 1, 2016 at 13:57

      It was a bit… Rocky. tee hee

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      • Captain JJ the Isolated

        April 1, 2016 at 13:58

        Haha. You’re punny 😀

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  5. For the Emperor!

    April 1, 2016 at 13:40

    Wow, the “announcer” sure sound boring! And bored!

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    • Pariah

      April 1, 2016 at 13:41

      That’s the one thing I noticed too. Small thing though, the gameplay looks exactly how I was hoping.

      Now, to try rush the graphics card upgrade along.

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  6. Jonah Cash

    April 1, 2016 at 13:48

    I watched 24 minutes. It looks very fast, and like you just keep on moving and hope for the best. The campers are going to hate this game!

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    • Darren Peach

      April 1, 2016 at 16:23

      Music to my ears.

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  7. Lord Chaos

    April 1, 2016 at 15:30

    Think you’re holding the gun the wrong way…

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  8. Darren Peach

    April 1, 2016 at 16:32

    What connection are you on ?

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  9. bluegoon

    April 2, 2016 at 10:47

    lyk maar fokken vlou ou bees

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  10. Deceased

    April 4, 2016 at 07:55

    Boy … that header-honesty though 😛

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