doom

doom

One Designer's 15-Year Journey to Ship The 'Doom' Mod He Started as a Teen

At 14 years old, 'Total Chaos' was an experiment. By 2018, Sam Prebble was haunted by an attempt to push, pull, and break John Carmack's engine in ways it was never intended.
Patrick Klepek
11.28.18
Guns and Games

Video Game Guns Don't Need to Be "Fun" to Be Interesting

What if video game guns were allowed to be tragic or frightening instead of just empowering?
Reid McCarter
Astrid Budgor
Ed Smith
3.21.18
Feature

The Doom Mod That Best Describes Our Uncanny Reality

Welcome to the Zone.
Liz Ryerson
1.29.18
doom

The Multiplayer Mode of ‘DOOM’ Almost Never Happened

Well, it was certainly a panicked, last-moment addition. But it all worked out OK, John Romero remembers.
Mike Diver
7.21.17
Bethesda

Bethesda Takes 'Fallout 4' to VR and 'Wolfenstein' to America

E3 hasn't even started in earnest, but milkshakes are already having one hell of a showing.
Austin Walker
6.12.17
strafe

'Strafe' Is A Bloody, Enjoyable Throwback to the Era of 'Doom'

'Strafe' is a bananas, bloody little love letter to the Doom clone.
Danielle Riendeau
5.9.17
Postscript

Dancing With an Elder God at the End of 'Quake'

How one puzzling boss fight ended poorly for a young space marine, and how more games should aspire to true hopelessness.
Cameron Kunzelman
3.24.17
doom

A Q&A With the Creator of the Controversial Duct Tape Mod for 'Doom 3'

Back in 2004, you had a choice: use your weapon or use your flashlight. That didn't sit well with some people.
Patrick Klepek
2.2.17
Board Games

The Surprising Success of Tabletop First-Person Shooters

‘Adrenaline’ and ‘DOOM’ are very different board games, but both offer eye-opening experiences.
Owen Duffy
1.24.17
2016

The Steam Awards Remind Us People Still Play Old Games

2016 was a good year for video games, but hey, so were other years, too.
Patrick Klepek
1.3.17
extracurricular

Games Made Violence Meaningful in 2016

The solution isn't to sanitize games, but give incidents of violence the appropriate weight. Several games got that balance right this year.
Ed Smith
12.30.16
Dean's List

Dean's List: Patrick Klepek's Favorite Games of 2016

Waypoint High's Top Reporter Patrick Klepek discusses his favorite games of 2016.
Patrick Klepek
12.30.16
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