Doom 3 BFG Edition Includes All of the Dooms, Other Stuff

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Posted by alex (3476 posts) -
"Muthafuckas act like they forgot about Doom 3," John Carmack did not say. But I do enjoy imagining him saying things like that.

Hey guys, Doom 3, right? Pretty good game, albeit one that some have perhaps forgotten about in the many years since its release. Well, id Software and Bethesda apparently have no interest in allowing people to forget about Doom 3, as today they have announced the Doom 3 "BFG Edition," coming to PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 this fall.

The BFG edition includes both the main game as well as the Resurrection of Evil expansion pack, both of which feature remastered visuals, including support for 3D monitors and TVs. In addition to improved visuals, the game includes several new levels included under the moniker "The Lost Mission," as well as a new checkpoint save system, and an armor-mounted flashlight that will give players the revolutionary ability to shine light on things and also shoot them. Simultaneously!

And as if that weren't all enough, the package also includes versions of Doom and Doom 2, which you may or may not already have, depending on what platform you tend to play games on. This would seem to be especially enticing for PlayStation 3 owners, since none of these games have ever appeared on that platform.

The one thing the press release for the BFG Edition doesn't quite address is why, exactly, there is a re-release of Doom 3 coming to retail this year. This year will mark the eighth anniversary of the game's release, which isn't really one of those anniversaries you see game companies celebrating too often. Perhaps this is simply intended as a reminder that Doom is still a franchise that people enjoy, in service of readying the demon-blasting masses for a future Doom sequel announcement? I am speculating wildly, of course, but with E3 around the corner, now seems like a great time for wild speculation. You try it. It's fun!

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#1 Posted by alex (3476 posts) -
"Muthafuckas act like they forgot about Doom 3," John Carmack did not say. But I do enjoy imagining him saying things like that.

Hey guys, Doom 3, right? Pretty good game, albeit one that some have perhaps forgotten about in the many years since its release. Well, id Software and Bethesda apparently have no interest in allowing people to forget about Doom 3, as today they have announced the Doom 3 "BFG Edition," coming to PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 this fall.

The BFG edition includes both the main game as well as the Resurrection of Evil expansion pack, both of which feature remastered visuals, including support for 3D monitors and TVs. In addition to improved visuals, the game includes several new levels included under the moniker "The Lost Mission," as well as a new checkpoint save system, and an armor-mounted flashlight that will give players the revolutionary ability to shine light on things and also shoot them. Simultaneously!

And as if that weren't all enough, the package also includes versions of Doom and Doom 2, which you may or may not already have, depending on what platform you tend to play games on. This would seem to be especially enticing for PlayStation 3 owners, since none of these games have ever appeared on that platform.

The one thing the press release for the BFG Edition doesn't quite address is why, exactly, there is a re-release of Doom 3 coming to retail this year. This year will mark the eighth anniversary of the game's release, which isn't really one of those anniversaries you see game companies celebrating too often. Perhaps this is simply intended as a reminder that Doom is still a franchise that people enjoy, in service of readying the demon-blasting masses for a future Doom sequel announcement? I am speculating wildly, of course, but with E3 around the corner, now seems like a great time for wild speculation. You try it. It's fun!

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#2 Edited by Bollard (7557 posts) -

I have too many of these.

And wew Doom 3?

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#3 Posted by claudius (190 posts) -

But will it have megatextures?

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#4 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -

If this is cheap when it comes out, I might pick it up.

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#5 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14684 posts) -

Oh hooray. Doom 3, a game that I'm not entirely sure people like anymore.

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#6 Edited by Supercancer (187 posts) -

@claudius said:

But will it have megatextures?

No, it will have HELLAtextures

Also go Alex, first few days back in the office and already the main page is bustling with fresh scoops.

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#7 Edited by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

Flash lights on armor? I like sci-fi but this is too much.

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#8 Posted by rukus (112 posts) -

So what about us who already own Doom 3 on steam?

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#9 Posted by onan (1352 posts) -

@Supercancer said:

@claudius said:

But will it have megatextures?

No, it will have HELLAtextures

...swing and a miss.

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#10 Posted by Glots (2864 posts) -

Myeah...besides the somewhat neat graphics back in the day, the game wasn't really all-that-good even then...but I'm sure it will be totally awsome this time!

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#11 Posted by bassman2112 (1114 posts) -

Eh, not too exciting as someone who played Doom 3 shortly after it came out. Just get the duct tape mod, and the expansion is super cheap now. Maybe this will be mindblowing to someone with a PS3 who never touched it - because it's still a good game - but I'm super meh on this one.

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#12 Posted by teh_destroyer (3693 posts) -

More Doom3 is always ace in my book.

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#13 Posted by Lucien21 (138 posts) -

Just in time to reinvigorate people in an Doom 4 announcement next week.......Maybe.

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#14 Posted by Supercancer (187 posts) -

@onan said:

@Supercancer said:

@claudius said:

But will it have megatextures?

No, it will have HELLAtextures

...swing and a miss.

What if I bold the entire word? HELLATEXTURES?

I'll get my coat.

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#15 Posted by fox01313 (5205 posts) -

Not sure why they are doing this apart from someone in one of the two companies involved was working on this in their spare time & convinced producers to sell the revamped game as not a lot of word out on Doom 4. Bet that everyone who doesn't have all of these will grab it as it sounds like a good deal & curious to see if they put any other little special things in it (ie. Doom3 mods, interviews, etc.).

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#16 Posted by Grissefar (2904 posts) -

This is Bethesdas punishment to id for Rage.

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#17 Posted by Vextroid (1538 posts) -

I actually liked DooM 3.

But I'll stick with the iD super bundle I bought off Steam.

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#18 Posted by geekbot (120 posts) -

I think it sounds like a cool idea. And I'd be pretty stocked to see them try their hand at Doom 4.

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#19 Posted by ds8k (431 posts) -

But...why? The last thing they should be doing is celebrating Doom 3. The expansion was nothing more than a "Hey! I can do that too!" in regards to Half-Life 2.

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#20 Posted by rachelepithet (1646 posts) -

Sounds like a 'royalty/intellectual property right' was about to expire.

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#21 Edited by madmanmaple89 (65 posts) -

I love DOOM 3, dammit! And I'm proud to say it!

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#22 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

Awesome. I never got to play Doom 3 and never played through any of the first two Doom games (played them quite a bit though at friends' houses.) May just pick this up.

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#23 Posted by mordi (582 posts) -

@onan said:

@Supercancer said:

@claudius said:

But will it have megatextures?

No, it will have HELLAtextures

...swing and a miss.

I beg to differ. I lol'd.

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#24 Posted by chillwinston (14 posts) -

I really enjoyed Doom 3 back in the day. I remember the graphics KILLED my machine, so I'm looking forward to playing through it in updated visuals and on my current PC build.

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#25 Posted by wrecks (2658 posts) -

Also.. Head Tracking!

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#26 Posted by SomeJerk (4077 posts) -

Wow. Any idea if Rage was a profitable project or not? Because this has me curious.

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#27 Posted by Duxa (239 posts) -

Loved Doom 3, big fan of the whole franchise. I played Doom 1 and 2 for 2 years straight when they came out in the early 90's. I know location of every secret.... CANT WAIT FOR THIS!

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#28 Posted by chrismafuchris (1154 posts) -

Mon$ta Clo$etz

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#29 Posted by Forcen (2291 posts) -

I already have all the doom games on steam, it would be nice to have some sort of discount if you own it already.

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#30 Posted by Pop (2708 posts) -

Maybe they're putting that out to show that ID software is still making profit, something around spread sheets I don't know.

Oh and I thought people didn't like Doom 3, I thought I was the only one that sort of liked it.

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#31 Posted by inevpatoria (7061 posts) -

Uh.

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#32 Posted by benderunit22 (1775 posts) -

All I remember about Doom 3 is monsters teleporting behind you and long corridors with items at the end that would trigger something.

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#33 Posted by Tarsier (1491 posts) -

id like to see screenshots of these improved graphics

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#34 Posted by MCPolizei (4 posts) -

Love DOOm!

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#35 Posted by Ketchupp (687 posts) -

Hooray for widescreen Doom 3!

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#36 Posted by FMinus (409 posts) -

@ds8k said:

But...why? The last thing they should be doing is celebrating Doom 3. The expansion was nothing more than a "Hey! I can do that too!" in regards to Half-Life 2.

The impressive thing was, that RoE uses id Tech for physics as opposed to Half-Life 2 using Havoc, and at that time, the physics in id Tech were also tons smoother & faster as Havoc ever was, which again is impressive if you think that you licensed a separate peace of software that focuses only on that segment and it gets burned by a competitor in which physics where an afterthought.

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#37 Posted by Chindie (195 posts) -

Theres quotes elsewhere from someone at id saying that they want to use this re-release as a way of getting people geared up for Doom 4, a 'precursor' being the word they were keen to use.

I love Doom so I'll probably buy it. Been an age since I played 3, and I've never played the expansion.

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#38 Posted by zidd (1931 posts) -

@Ketchupp: Doom 3 does support widescreen on the PC. you have to tweak an INI file to get everything to work.

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#39 Posted by BLKZOMBIE (136 posts) -

Doom, never heard of it.

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#40 Posted by LegendaryChopChop (1374 posts) -

YES!! I hope it has the online support for multiplayer. I hope multi is added to the other two games as well, just because.

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#41 Edited by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

" "Muthafuckas act like they forgot about Doom 3," John Carmack did not say. But I do enjoy imagining him saying things like that."

Is pretty good. Dare I say better than the entirety of Doom 3? Even if I did, that wouldn't be saying much.
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#42 Posted by RenMcKormack (1087 posts) -

DOOM 4: Hell In the San Fernando Valley?

Announcement at E3?

#E3mysteries

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#43 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2727 posts) -

@madmanmaple89 said:

I love DOOM 3, dammit! And I'm proud to say it!

Same, unashamedly, I had a blast with it. I will totally be checking this out.

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#44 Posted by paulwade1984 (493 posts) -

The improved graphics they are touting will just be in relation to the original x-box release. Will just be the pc version in 720p. I bet 2 million bucks they wont go 1080p.

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#45 Posted by oldjack327 (147 posts) -

Yeah, I'll admit that I loved Doom 3 as well. It wasn't the same kind of game as the original, but it did still fuck with you like you were a rat in a maze (not as elegantly as Silent Hill 2/3, but still).

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#46 Posted by umdesch4 (787 posts) -

@chillwinston said:

I really enjoyed Doom 3 back in the day. I remember the graphics KILLED my machine, so I'm looking forward to playing through it in updated visuals and on my current PC build.

Pretty much exactly what I was about to say. This is a known quantity, and I will buy it.

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#47 Posted by Brackynews (4387 posts) -

In addition to improved visuals, the game includes... [awesome shit]

Here's my speculation for the ad campaign voiceover:

<sexy>Welcome... to your Doom.</sexy>

I don't think Sega would mind.

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#48 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2824 posts) -

@RenMcKormack said:

DOOM 4: Hell In the San Fernando Valley?

Sure, they can make a Doom porno while they're at it.

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#49 Edited by RenMcKormack (1087 posts) -

@oldjack327 said:

Yeah, I'll admit that I loved Doom 3 as well. It wasn't the same kind of game as the original, but it did still fuck with you like you were a rat in a maze (not as elegantly as Silent Hill 2/3, but still).

I also liked Doom 3. Because I am a manly man and enjoy whiskey, cutting down trees, fast women, fast cars, and red meat. So I agree with you.

But Doom 3 was pretty much the same as Doom 1 and 2. Scary shit spawned out of nowhere and you shot it. There is as weird sentiment about this game that it was bad because it was not the same as 1 or 2 and so its not as good. Doom 3 IS essentially Doom 1 and 2 with the textures cranked up.

Side note. I bet this game gets more love now because it will be different than the military shooters that are dominating currently.

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#50 Posted by Grimmrobe (219 posts) -

Looks good.

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