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Doom 3 Reaches Gold Master, Due August 5th

simoniker posted more than 10 years ago | from the happy-days-are-here-again dept.

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Rogerpq3 writes "Yes, this is the official word that [long-awaited PC FPS] DOOM 3 has been code released and has been approved for manufacturing! According to the .plan file of id CEO Todd Hollenshead: 'We literally just hung up with Activision and have confirmed that our latest release candidate has been mutually approved and is finally GOLD. So, the next question is release dates. Retailers in the States will be allowed to pick up games starting at 12:01 AM on August 3rd. The official street date is actually August 5th in the U.S.A., but some of your favorite stores will probably have it early for those of you who have to have it first. Check with your local retailer for that information... [Internationally] the UK will probably get it first, on or about August 6th. Everywhere else will probably be Friday, August 13th (cue Twilight Zone Theme) or close to that date, with just a few exceptions (e.g. Russia and Poland)'."

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Ah... I can't... oh no... (5, Funny)

TWooster (696270) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698901)

Damn, there goes the $50 I lost on the bet that Duke Nukem would come out first. :(

Re:Ah... I can't... oh no... (4, Funny)

tolan-b (230077) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698940)

You never know, they might have been waiting for this announcement just so they could trump Doom3 by a day!
If only I could afford a graphics card to actually run Doom on :/

Re:Ah... I can't... oh no... (3, Insightful)

Rei (128717) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699110)

You can take consolation in the fact that, when you buy Doom 3, you're supporting ameteur rocketry. ;)

Russia and Poland? (1)

Dan9999 (679463) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698904)

That means they'll get it, what, July 30th?

Re:Russia and Poland? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9699046)

friendly neighborhood warez groups will have it before then, and so will russia!

Re:Russia and Poland? (2, Funny)

StuckInSyrup (745480) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699082)

No.
That means, they will start spreading the cracked version tomorrow.

In other news... (4, Funny)

Nos. (179609) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698905)

Hell has frozen over and pigs have learned to fly

Re:In other news... (3, Funny)

EpsCylonB (307640) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698965)

This is Doom 3, not Duke Nukem Forever....

Re:In other news... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9699077)

I'm begining to think that Duke Nukem Forever was simply just a joke of some sort. If I'm not mistaken, it was originally designed to use the Quake 2 engine, and id's engines will now have two substantial rewrites/revisions since then.

Re:In other news... (0, Troll)

onemorehour (162028) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699057)

Also in other news, nvidia reports that they have just created a prototype of a draft of a timeline for creating a chip that will be able to make Doom3 run at anything faster than 10fps.

Re:In other news... (5, Funny)

Hogwash McFly (678207) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699109)

Well,

In the earlier game, Doom 2, the subtitle was Hell On Earth. Being on Earth and thus susceptible to its changing climate [imdb.com] one could assume that it is feasible for Hell to freeze over. As for teaching pigs to fly I dunno, BFG maybe?

But then again, it is Hell - an evil place where sanity and rationality are unknown - so maybe there you are taught to fly and there are frozen pigs running around.

Or maybe I'm just talking bullshit.

GNAAFP (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9698906)

That's right, you dirty fucking Jews. FP.

Re:GNAAFP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9699067)

FP=Fourth Post?

Doom 3 ship date? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9698909)

Did hell just freeze over? /me

Re:Doom 3 ship date? (1)

toasted_calamari (670180) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698956)

not until Duke Nukem forever and Longhorn come out. Then things get frosty

Re:Doom 3 ship date? (1)

KDR_11k (778916) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699039)

Might explain why all the demons suddently go to Earth in Doom 3...

Sweet! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9698913)

thx ID :)

But does it run on linux? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9698916)

In Soviet Russia, Doom III comes before YOU!

fo cunts (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9698918)

esad losers ps2 ruless

Maybe Then.... (1)

BigDork1001 (683341) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698920)

Duke Nukem Forever is just around the corner...

Nah, what am I thinking?

May I be the first to say (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9698921)

WOOEEE!

Now that's a bright idea (4, Funny)

sulli (195030) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698924)

linking to a finger server. You'd think someone could have put the text on a website or something.

Re:Now that's a bright idea (1)

MindStalker (22827) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698989)

Dude, this is the way that id has been releasing its news for a long time (sence finger servers were the way to go). Its just a tradition thingy, and a LOT quicker than bothering putting up a website. These guys have better things to do than promotion, thats activisions job.

Re:Now that's a bright idea (1)

revmoo (652952) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698997)

You read the article enough to see that it's from a finger server, but not enough to note that it's cached

WHERE TEH WHITE WOMENS AT?!?!!!~1` (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9698925)

Hey boss... (5, Funny)

DaHat (247651) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698926)

Just to let you know... Starting August 5th... I will not be coming into work for a week or two because of... personal reasons. If it is an emergency and you need me to come in... do not expect me to be showered, well fed or able to adapt to bright lights.

Sincerely,
Your groveling employee.

Too bad... (5, Funny)

Rayonic (462789) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699051)

Looks like you'll miss the office-wide lan party.

Nope, you can't take it back. I've already scheduled your vacation into the system.

- Your Boss

Oh sweet honey yes (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9698930)

It's all falling into place.

Doom 3.
Soon Half-life 2.
The second coming of Jesus.

And then - Duke Nukem Forever will at last be mine!

Re:Oh sweet honey yes (1)

EpsCylonB (307640) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699084)

And then - Duke Nukem Forever will at last be mine!

Are you a betting man ?

Finally..... (1)

Theobon (691491) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698931)

Only a little later than stores claimed and a little earlier than I expected.

The end of the universe is nigh.... (4, Funny)

PierceLabs (549351) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698939)

and I wanted to have kids :( This isn't fair... all that time wasted...

Re:The end of the universe is nigh.... (5, Insightful)

koreth (409849) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699029)

I'd hardly call time spent attempting to produce children wasted.

Excuses (1)

The0retical (307064) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698942)

I guess I finally have a good reason to upgrade my video card now.

In other news (0, Troll)

Prince Vegeta SSJ4 (718736) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698944)

DOOM 3 has been code released and has been approved for manufacturing!

Utilizing the anticpated AGP (-1)^0.5 or AGPi - A graphics card, for under $8,000,000 that is able to run it at more than 2 FPS will be available the following year.

Re:In other news (1)

88NoSoup4U88 (721233) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699048)

The game will be capped at 60 FPS anyways : Not too hard to crank out with the current (top) video cards.

Awesome! (5, Informative)

th1ckasabr1ck (752151) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698945)

There's also a review in the new PC Gamer, and from what they write the game is everything we expected and then some. Here are a few exerpts:

"...we're here to tell you that Doom 3 is not only done, it's absolutely mind-blowing."

"You are basically subjecting yourself to a 20 hour cardiac episode."

"...you will never experience a dull moment. Or even a less than mesmerizing one."

"Doom 3 is a masterpiece of art form - staying true to the frantic legacy of the Doom series, while ambitiously reaching new heights and bashing down the doors of the next generation of PC shooter. The bar is raised."

I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Re:Awesome! (5, Informative)

milamber.net (188526) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699040)

Here's some more info [gametab.com] on the review:

And the cover [comcast.net] of the issue.

Re:Awesome! (1)

Shimmer (3036) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699061)

Link?

Yay! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9698946)

I'm so excited!

Minimum Specs (2, Informative)

johnhennessy (94737) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698947)

Does anyone know what the minimum specs are ?

If I need hardware, I need to be ordering it now !!

Re:Minimum Specs (1)

dsanfte (443781) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698988)

Order me a Radeon 9800 Pro while you're at it. :)

Re:Minimum Specs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9699026)

It's been said by Id before, something like:

1Ghz cpu
64mb geforce2 or better
256mb ram

Re:Minimum Specs (2, Informative)

peeon (743159) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699031)

Check this thread. http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=8 c5efc6f1e66ec445b34ff4cb4010bac&t=31956 1. 6800 is a tad faster than X800 cards. Both run it in full glory 2. The game has four render paths: NV10, NV20, R200, and ARB2. All paths look awesome, even down to a g4mx, but the ARB2 path is the "full package," and is used for the R300+ and Geforce FX+ cards. It does all it's fancy **** in one pass. 3. PCI Express enhances NOTHING. 4. The difference between a 128mb and 256mb card is that the former uses compressed textures whereas the latter only compresses diffuse and specualr maps. In another words, no big deal. However, a 500mb card is needed to run the game in Ultra Quality mode. 5. 512MB is the ideal system total memory. 384 is required, 1GB is nice, but the difference is negligible. 6. Nothing special is included for a 64-bit OS. 7. A 1.5 Ghz processor is the least recommended, but a 2Ghz and above will help since... 8...The sound engine is entirely CPU dependant. Therefore a crappy soundcard works flawlessly. Not to worry, the enfine only uses a "small percentage of cycles, much less than if the engine relied on a soundcard. 9. The only reccommendation regarding faster framerates is to disable to "advanced special effects option." In other words, upgrade if you have problems. 10. They tie it up by providing three levels of "Doom lovin' PC's" 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.

Simple Google Search (5, Informative)

ZeroGee (796304) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699053)

Google for "Doom 3 minimum hardware specs", and you'll see on the first response:
From September's PC Gamer issue, they have the system requirements as:


PC Gamer recommends:
2Ghz CPU
512 MB ram
Radeon 9800
5-channel audio

Lowest supported GPU is a Geforce 4 MX (worse than Geforce 3)
Supported cards:
GF 4 MX
GF 3
GF 4
GF FX (and higher)
ATI 8500s, 9000s and higher
The graphics card is what's going to kill me...

Re:Minimum Specs (2, Informative)

viking099 (70446) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699059)

Here's what I found:
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

Re:Minimum Specs (4, Funny)

anon*127.0.0.1 (637224) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699074)

Minimum specs are a 286 processor, 640K of RAM (620 free), and 12 megabytes of hard drive space.

Note that with the minimum configuration, Doom 3 will only run in "text mode".

What are the requirements? (1)

Chrispy1000000 the 2 (624021) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698948)

Well, what kind of system will one need to run this?
looks at his pitiful box, crys

Re:What are the requirements - I'd like to know 2 (1)

Angry Toad (314562) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698985)

I'm very curious but really can't be bothered to search down the information: what are the final minimum and recommended system specs?

Great! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9698949)

Now my wife will kill me after I spend $500 on a new video card to play this game.

Editor included? (5, Interesting)

Rayonic (462789) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698954)

I seem to have missed the part about the level editor. Are they including it in the box, or will they release it later?

The bar has been raised with regards to packaged content editors, after all. Heck, the Morrowind editing tools would let you re-create the entire game!

Re:Editor included? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9699006)


Many of the Doom3 tools are part of the game code itself (rather, executed from within the game), IIRC.

So it's very likely that it's going to be part of the package, or perhaps a seperate download.

I wouldn't really worry about an id game not being customizable, though.

Cue what? (0)

germinatoras (465782) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698957)

(cue Twilight Zone Theme) or close to that date, with just a few exceptions (e.g. Russia and Poland)'

In the the Twilight Zone, Doom 3 excepts Soviet Russia!

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

DNF? (0, Offtopic)

Str8Dog (240982) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698958)

George B? What have you got for us baby? Come on.. Help id take me back to 93...

Re:DNF? (1)

Metaldsa (162825) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699062)

Get back to the shack AND POST BIATCH!

-HandofThrawn

p.s. dwr forever :)

Locked and Loaded (3, Informative)

z0ink (572154) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698959)

yes, but will it run on linux .....

YES! A hit title that runs on linux right out of the box. Thank you ID Software!

Re:Locked and Loaded (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9699105)

You mean like UT2004?

Just in time! (5, Funny)

cloudkj (685320) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698960)

Just in time for the start of a new college semester! Bye grades! Hello deathmatches!

Re:Just in time! (1)

DaHat (247651) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699042)

That's why I'm glad I graduated back in December... I planned ahead for this... although I was worried about HL2 coming out back in the fall of 03 and keeping me from graduating.

Ok, now what are the required HW specs? (1)

HP-UX'er (211124) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698961)

Great! It is finally being released. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure it won't run well (if at all) on my P3-933 with a GF3. Does anyone know what the minimum or recommended hardware specifications will be?

Being curious... (1)

Dark Lord Seth (584963) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698962)

the UK will probably get it first, on or about August 6th. Everywhere else will probably be Friday, August 13th (cue Twilight Zone Theme) or close to that date, with just a few exceptions (e.g. Russia and Poland)

Why? Why not just give one release date? Or approximate release date where the product will be shipped to as mnay stores as possible? Why this?

Re:Being curious... (1)

Moofie (22272) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699022)

Because sometimes the world is a complicated place, and requires nuanced answers to simple questions.

Would that our politicians would learn this.

Chain reactions (1)

ZorbaTHut (126196) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698966)

I wonder if Newegg's sales just spiked.

Coooool! (0, Flamebait)

multipartmixed (163409) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698967)

I was hoping to play some Doom this weekend. Looks like it's time to hit the zero day sitez!

Mac OS X Wait begins! (1)

Frobozz0 (247160) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698969)

Ao on Agugst 5th I can officially start waiting for the Mac OS X port? *yeah!*

Re:Mac OS X Wait begins! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9699052)

Put the drink down. Then read /. and when you're done pick the drink back up again. Easier to hit the keys then ;)

amazon (4, Informative)

tuanjim_2001 (534921) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698970)

I know that amazon.com had it for pre order a few days ago. For those who give a crap: here [amazon.com] it is.

New doom3 site updated. (1)

DigitalEmperor (792241) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698971)

This site was just updated. It's just a count down to the official release date. Here it is. http://www.ua-corp.com/ Login: HBQDBDHQGYSK

Hey stupid (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9698974)

Look, if you want to combat piracy, release it on the same date world-wide. This one-week-later crap will only result in lots of illegal copies in "late" countries.

Release date, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9698975)

When will it be available for download?

Hardware Requirements? (1)

mcrbids (148650) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698977)

Anybody know what the HW reqs are for it?

I've heard they'll be significant... am I going to have to upgrade my 1 y.o. computer to play it?

Re:Hardware Requirements? (5, Informative)

hoferbr (707935) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699086)

from nvnews [nvnews.net]
Yeah, I was lucky enough to receive my copy today, so I'll share it with you guys.


1. 6800 is a tad faster than X800 cards. Both run it in full glory

2. The game has four render paths: NV10, NV20, R200, and ARB2. All paths look awesome, even down to a g4mx, but the ARB2 path is the full package, and is used for the R300+ and Geforce FX+ cards. It does all it's fancy **** in one pass.

3. PCI Express enhances NOTHING.

4. The difference between a 128mb and 256mb card is that the former uses compressed textures whereas the latter only compresses diffuse and specualr maps. In another words, no big deal. However, a 500mb card is needed to run the game in Ultra Quality mode.

5. 512MB is the ideal system total memory. 384 is required, 1GB is nice, but the difference is negligible.

6. Nothing special is included for a 64-bit OS.

7. A 1.5 Ghz processor is the least recommended, but a 2Ghz and above will help since...

8...The sound engine is entirely CPU dependant. Therefore a crappy soundcard works flawlessly. Not to worry, the enfine only uses a small percentage of cycles, much less than if the engine relied on a soundcard.

9. The only reccommendation regarding faster framerates is to disable to advanced special effects option. In other words, upgrade if you have problems.

10. They tie it up by providing three levels of Doom lovin' PC's

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.

In conclusion, the game will run well on a variety of hardware, and Rob Duffy, the lead programmer, says that the game looks real good no matter what, and that it will continue to look better as hardware improves. Like all previous id engines, we'll be playing games based on D3 for another five years down the road.

Enjoy everybody!

Re:Hardware Requirements? (1)

RKone2 (720851) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699099)

I don't know who the original author of this is, but here you go:

Yeah, I was lucky enough to receive my copy today, so I'll share it with you guys.

1. 6800 is a tad faster than X800 cards. Both run it in full glory

2. The game has four render paths: NV10, NV20, R200, and ARB2. All paths look awesome, even down to a g4mx, but the ARB2 path is the "full package," and is used for the R300+ and Geforce FX+ cards. It does all it's fancy **** in one pass.

3. PCI Express enhances NOTHING.

4. The difference between a 128mb and 256mb card is that the former uses compressed textures whereas the latter only compresses diffuse and specualr maps. In another words, no big deal. However, a 500mb card is needed to run the game in Ultra Quality mode.

5. 512MB is the ideal system total memory. 384 is required, 1GB is nice, but the difference is negligible.

6. Nothing special is included for a 64-bit OS.

7. A 1.5 Ghz processor is the least recommended, but a 2Ghz and above will help since...

8...The sound engine is entirely CPU dependant. Therefore a crappy soundcard works flawlessly. Not to worry, the enfine only uses a "small percentage of cycles, much less than if the engine relied on a soundcard.

9. The only reccommendation regarding faster framerates is to disable to "advanced special effects option." In other words, upgrade if you have problems.

10. They tie it up by providing three levels of "Doom lovin' PC's"

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.

In conclusion, the game will run well on a variety of hardware, and Rob Duffy, the lead programmer, says that the game looks real good no matter what, and that it will continue to look better as hardware improves. Like all previous id engines, we'll be playing games based on D3 for another five years down the road.


(found in the nvnews forum [nvnews.net] )

Hardware requirements? (-1, Redundant)

Simon (S2) (600188) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698986)

So, what does it need to run, then?

very cool (4, Interesting)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698994)

it's been awhile since i heard an imp gurgle, or a bfg go bzzzt...

do you think iddqd will still work? ;-)

Re:very cool (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9699096)

If they are true to their form, it will "work" in an unexpected way: sarcastic error message, stronger enemies, or maybe just an instadeath.

If they were really '733t, it would launch DOOM I, a la Day of the Tentacle, or at least 'port you into a DOOM I-alike level.

What date is it? (1)

HexDoll (778270) | more than 10 years ago | (#9698996)

check date != 1st April

uh-huh--suuuuure. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9699001)

In other news, Duke nukem forever has been released, hell freezes over, and I get laid.

osx version? (5, Funny)

asv108 (141455) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699004)

Is there any word on a port to OSX?

Re:osx version? (1)

Wally Fenderson (791245) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699060)

I think its due due out for osx about the same time longhorn ships.

Damn... now I have to upgrade again. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9699007)

512 MB minimum RAM.
2+ Ghz CPU
Radeon 9800

Bah... it's cheaper to buy and Xbox + Doom3 Xbox.

Hurt me plenty...

Wooyay (1)

88NoSoup4U88 (721233) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699009)

Wooyay wooyay wooyay :)

Wait , i gotta comment with something smart... er..

Wooyay, Doom III is near !

Hope they don't pull a VALVe on us ;-)

Re:Wooyay (1)

chocobratz (752592) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699094)

Wooyay indeed, ole chap. Me, decadent? Well I Never! Ah well... there goes my free time (and my sanity also)

At last (2, Funny)

AngryScot (795131) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699010)

Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 coming out soon, I think its time to upgrade from windows 95 :)

Keeping Fingers Crossed (1)

EssTiDee (784920) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699014)

I said it over a year ago, and I'll say it again -- I'll believe it when i get my grubby fingers on the install... and proceed to spend the next 72+ hours (hopefully +) glued to the screen.

Oh how i've missed my BFG / Chainsaw rampage...

BTW, anyone have access to one of these supposed "retailers" that can pick them up starting Aug. 3rd?

I'm your new best friend!

First Doom3 review (4, Interesting)

hoferbr (707935) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699019)

PC Gamer magazine reviewed Doom3 in its newest edition and gave the game a 94%.
Here is an interesting post [nvnews.net] in the nvNews boards, with the full review, hardware and multiplayer details

Will we see a spike in Intel today, given this PR? (5, Interesting)

Willie_the_Wimp (128267) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699020)

I would seriously like to see any statistics on the amount of PC hardware that is sold due to the arrival of games like Doom 3 / Half Life 2 / etc. Personally, I have been waiting for the last 2 years to upgrade, specifically for this game. My system has been okay for everything else I need to do, so it just didn't make sense to go out and build a system, knowing full well that I will be behind the tech curve when this games comes out.

I know some will think I am an idiot, but I am an unapologetic id fan. I have played most other FPS games out there, and id just seems to get the "feel" of FPS down to a science. The instant snap is perfect.

I just wish they had included cooperative mode, like in the original Doom. Some of my best gaming experiences were all night coop Doom on nightmare mode. Good times.

Todd

System Requirements (0)

ledbetter (179623) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699025)

And you're in luck, if you have a 3.2GHZ with HyperThreading and the latest NVidia 6800 video card, you MIGHT get 10fps ;)

Maybe this is their reply to piracy.. the people who can afford really really good computers can probably easily afford to blow $50 on the game!

Re:System Requirements (1)

NoMoreNicksLeft (516230) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699107)

Both Nvidea and ATI are on the Id kickback program. He can give the game away and still be profitable.

Requirements (5, Informative)

th1ckasabr1ck (752151) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699027)

System Requirements - Recommended by PC Gamer:

2GHz CPU 512 MB Ram Radeon 9800 5-Channel Audio

Supported Graphics Cards: Ge-Force 4 MX Ge-Force 3 Ge-Force 4 Titanium Ge-Force FX (and higher) ATI 8500, 9000 (and higher)

Re:Requirements (1)

canadian_widget (794559) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699070)

And that's why I bought a nice big PC earlier this year. Well, really I had this notion that I could create a computer game so I bought all top of the line stuff, but that sorta fell through.

Anyway, bring on next-gen! Doom3 and Halflife 2... I'm ready for you!

computer sales (1)

happyfrogcow (708359) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699030)

i wonder how much computer and video card sales will spike due to doom3. it's a killer app (pun intended!) for gamers. if I had money to spare, i'd definately buy a new computer and doom3, as well as all the other games i've missed out on since a pII 350MHz and gforce 2 became not enough muscle.

I was 12 when doom came out (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9699035)

and I'm as freakin giddy over doom 3.

doom3 (1)

dmf415 (218827) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699037)

Finally, Im marking my calendar!!!

Call Work.... (5, Funny)

xojins (755647) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699069)

hmm, lets figure this out... 1) Brand new gaming rig $1200 2) 2 Weeks of vacation time $3000 3) Using up all my vacation time starting Aug 3 and not being able to take time off to help my wife with our son who is expected in Sept and then getting a call from her divorce lawyer, PRICELESS wow...id games took so much of my life and now they are gonna take my marriage. btw, thanks for the free shipping!

Reviews and Box Quotes (4, Interesting)

syr (647840) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699091)

So far only one source has reviewed Doom3. PC Gamer gave the game an 94%, but how trustworthy can that be when they had the exclusive and have a quote on the box?

Over on GameTab you can see the large version of the game box and information on the PC Gamer review [gametab.com] . Only time will tell whether the other reviews and gamers fall in line with PC Gamer's opinion.

So... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9699097)

I guess the devil will take ice skates to work tomorrow.

kinda an unfair advantage to the US crowd on QX (1)

88NoSoup4U88 (721233) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699098)

Since there is going to be a tournament of Doom 3 on Quakecon, these scattered release dates kinda give an unfair advantages to the US competitors : IIRC QC starts at the 12th of Augusts, so people from mainland Europe, won't be able to play/practice it. :/

Hardware Req's (1)

EssTiDee (784920) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699100)

Hey, does anyone know what the minimum hardware REQ's ar....

errr...

Just tryin to be funny --
if (dry_sarcasm == funny) then
{ggComedyCentral(DaveChappel ME);}

RTFA -- not only does the article specifically state that the writer has no idea what the min specs are, neither would anyone else really.

Please no more posts about the hardware Req's -- you know damn well it'll be another 2 grand in parts to play this one.

I think they've got that backwards (4, Funny)

h_jurvanen (161929) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699106)

Everywhere else will probably be Friday, August 13th [...] with just a few exceptions (e.g. Russia and Poland)

I guarantee you that it will be available on every street corner in Russia and Poland long before it is released anywhere else.

Bah... (1)

darth_silliarse (681945) | more than 10 years ago | (#9699113)

Unreal Tournament 1 kicks it's ass *and* it runs on a K6-300 with a Voodoo2 :O)

-1 Troll :O)
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