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« on: July 14, 2004, 09:28:19 PM »

Its true, the Xbox cannot be far behind!


THE WORLDWIDE DOOM 3 INVASION BEGINS THE WEEK OF AUGUST 2

Mesquite, TX - July 14, 2004 - See you in Hell! id Software and Activision, Inc. confirmed today that id Software's highly anticipated DOOM 3 for the PC has entered manufacturing and will begin shipping to retail stores worldwide the week of August 2. A sci-fi horror masterpiece, DOOM 3's dramatic storyline, pulse-pounding action, incredible graphics, and ground-breaking technology combine to draw you into the most frightening and gripping first-person gaming experience ever created.

"DOOM 3 is done! And you're going to have it in your hands in a matter of days," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. "DOOM 3 is a videogame experience unlike any before it. From the cinema quality visuals and the incredible 5.1 sound, to the terrifying atmosphere and hyper-realistic environments, the whole game screams 'interactive horror film!' Add in the most ferocious line up of demons Hell has ever brought to bear, and you have an experience so intense that you'll need to keep your heart medicine handy."

Built on id's revolutionary new 3D technology, DOOM 3 is a terrifying battle with the forces of Hell. In DOOM 3, your recent assignment to the Union Aerospace Corporation's Mars research facility seemed simple enough, until their discoveries and experiments unlocked the gates to Hell itself. Now, in an epic clash against pure evil you must fight to understand who is with you, who is against you, and what must be done to stop this nightmare from reaching earth. For more information, fans can visit WWW.DOOM3.COM. DOOM 3 has been rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB.

About id Software
id - Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth - has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas since 1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software forged such frenetic titles as Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, DOOM II, QUAKE and QUAKE II. With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, id's games have helped redefine the modern video game, continually setting industry standards for technology and gameplay. And, in keeping with tradition, id Software has amplified the world of adrenaline pumping 3-D gaming with the release of their latest action title, Return to Castle Wolfenstein. id Software's advanced DOOM 3 technology is leading the next revolution in 3-D interactive games. Check out more about id Software at www.idsoftware.com.

About Activision
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $948 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.

(c) 2004 Id Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Distributed by Activision Publishing, Inc. under license. DOOM and ID are registered trademarks of Id Software, Inc. in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and/or some other countries.

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2004, 09:41:03 PM »

Sweet.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2004, 11:13:28 PM »

DOOM III is due out in a matter of days? Or is that just for you reviewer types?
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2004, 11:58:36 PM »

Nope, that is world wide kids...huzzah!
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2004, 12:13:25 AM »

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Huzzah! This is gonna be sweet. I just hope I have enough horsepower.

The original DOOM still makes me jump, I better put all my extra points into constitution biggrin

Can't wait to see some user mods come out, that should be quite interesting. I'd like to see a game like Wheel of Time running on the DOOM III engine, too.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2004, 12:14:24 PM »

I watched the trailer on the XBox Demo disc and wasn't that impressed with the console version.  There were some pauses which may just be for the trailer, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some kind of slow down in the actual game.   To it's benefit, the trailer did look pretty creepy, but I'm sure it'll be tons better on the PC.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2004, 12:58:01 PM »

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I watched the trailer on the XBox Demo disc and wasn't that impressed with the console version.  There were some pauses which may just be for the trailer, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some kind of slow down in the actual game.   To it's benefit, the trailer did look pretty creepy, but I'm sure it'll be tons better on the PC.


For what it's worth, I noticed no pauses while playing the Xbox version at E3.

Also, it didn't make it into my top 5 games of the show.

Still, this is exciting because I will more than likely purchase it regardless.
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2004, 01:15:54 PM »

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For what it's worth, I noticed no pauses while playing the Xbox version at E3.

Also, it didn't make it into my top 5 games of the show.

Still, this is exciting because I will more than likely purchase it regardless.


Now this is what I don't understand.  Why would you purchase it regardless?  What feature of the game makes it so that it is an instant purchase?  I'm not trying to be antagonistic here, but more understand why people are willing to suspend their normal rules for analyzing a game and it's merits based on its brand.
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2004, 01:37:47 PM »

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For what it's worth, I noticed no pauses while playing the Xbox version at E3.

Also, it didn't make it into my top 5 games of the show.

Still, this is exciting because I will more than likely purchase it regardless.


Now this is what I don't understand.  Why would you purchase it regardless?  What feature of the game makes it so that it is an instant purchase?  I'm not trying to be antagonistic here, but more understand why people are willing to suspend their normal rules for analyzing a game and it's merits based on its brand.


Because I'm in the mood for a horror FPS.  It really depends on when it comes out though.  There are so many games coming out between now and the end of the year.

Games that I know I will purchase regardless:

ESPN Football (real soon!)
Burnout 3
Brothers in Arms
Halo 2
KOTOR2
POP2
Jade Empire
Conker (more than likely)

Maybe Doom 2 slywink
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2004, 01:52:01 PM »

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Because I'm in the mood for a horror FPS.  It really depends on when it comes out though.  There are so many games coming out between now and the end of the year.


Now that I can understand.  I personally don't go for the creepy games (can't play through System Shock 2 without it being multiplayer and having friends there), but it does seem to have good atmosphere.
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2004, 03:02:44 PM »

The reason I am looking forward to Doom 3 on the Xbox is co-op multiplayer.  I thought it was a blast with Halo, and it's supposed to be present here as well.  Hopefully, like Halo (which I still don't own), a friend will buy it so I can just do the co-op with them.

I will be playing it primarily on the PC.
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2004, 03:56:35 PM »

With my new computer I'm pretty pumped about this game, although I will wait for week of release because I can only guess Best Buy and Circuit City (at least) will have a better deal than $54.99 for the game.  They usually do on week of release for big-name PC games, so I'm praying for that.  I've heard of these specs for the game:

Low-End:  
 1.5GhzP4 or equivalent  
 512MB Ram  
 Geforce4 Ti 4800 or Radeon 9500  
 
Mid-Range:  
 2.4GhzP4 or equivalent  
 1GB RAM  
 Geforce5950 or Radeon 9800 Pro/XT  
 
High_End: Aka Hardware that doesn't exist, but best guess anyway  
 3.4GhzP4 or AMD equivalent  
 2GB RAM  
 GeForce 6800 Ultra or Radeon X800 XT PE.

So, I'll sit closer to high end than mid-range...but who knows how well this game will run.
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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2004, 06:09:33 PM »

The choke point for me is on my 64MB Geforce 3, but if Stiffler is still up for the trade we discussed a ways back, I might be upgrading that a wee bit soon. smile My 1GB DDR RAM and 2GHz Athlon should be sufficient, but it's that damn graphics card. man, I wish I had the $$ to get a 256MB brand new beauty. frown
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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2004, 08:37:05 PM »

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The choke point for me is on my 64MB Geforce 3, but if Stiffler is still up for the trade we discussed a ways back, I might be upgrading that a wee bit soon. smile My 1GB DDR RAM and 2GHz Athlon should be sufficient, but it's that damn graphics card. man, I wish I had the $$ to get a 256MB brand new beauty. frown


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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2004, 08:45:44 PM »

Looks like CompUSA is getting it on August 1st.  I personally can't fathom spending $500 on a $50 game unless that money was going toward a new computer for one that is extremely old.
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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2004, 08:56:01 PM »

Thanks, Fox.  I have been watching that CompUSA date keep slipping so I hope this will be solid.  I'm not spending the money for just Doom 3 (far from it), but I really can't justify it so I won't try. :lol:
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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2004, 09:00:26 PM »

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Thanks, Fox.  I have been watching that CompUSA date keep slipping so I hope this will be solid.  I'm not spending the money for just Doom 3 (far from it), but I really can't justify it so I won't try. :lol:

So when I need a loan I can come to you first then? slywink
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