Ripping and Tearing Through the History of ‘DOOM’ [Safe Room Podcast]

Greeting demons with a double barrel of buckshot never truly goes out of style. Things have been id Software heavy here at Safe Room, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Last week’s episode, highlighting Wolfenstein 3D’s laying the FPS blueprint was the perfect primer for this week’s chat about Doom.   Much like Wolfenstein, […]

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RoboCop Enters ‘Fortnite’ With New Skin; Datamining Reveals Potential ‘DOOM’ and ‘Jurassic World’ Crossovers

While he’s not quite for a dollar, RoboCop is the latest pop culture icon to make the jump to Fortnite. The skin is available as part of the Season 2 content for Chapter 3, which according to dataminers, is just the start of multiple crossovers. Robo is available now from the Fortnite Item Shop as […]

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Guten Tag! 30 Years of Killing Nazis in ‘Wolfenstein 3D’

Admittedly, when you think of id Software, you almost always immediately think of Doom. And why wouldn’t you? The game revolutionized and put the FPS genre on the map. Of course, there will always be someone who mentions the “Grandfather of first-person shooters” in Wolfenstein 3D. Backhanded as that may sound, it’s true that Doom […]

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Six of the Best Chainsaws in Gaming!

With both the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Evil Dead franchises promising us brand new videogame adaptations in 2022, it appears that horror gamers have a lot to look forward to in the near future. At the very least, we’ll be having a lot of virtual chainsaw-related fun later this year, and that got me thinking […]

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[Trailer] ‘Minecraft’ Meets ‘DOOM’ Map Pack ‘Doomed: Demons of the Nether’ Officially Available

We’ve had Minecraft mixed with Diablo in Minecraft Dungeons. But now players have DOOM mixed with Minecraft with DOOMED: Demons of the Nether. Initially begun development the same year as Minecraft Dungeons, the map pack is the brainchild of Sibogy, who recently announced the pack’s official launch. The singleplayer affair is, of course, based on […]

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5 Horror Video Game Adaptations to Watch After ‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’

Video Game adaptations have long been a tricky, tricky thing to accomplish. Too far removed from the source material, and you earn the fanbase’s ire. Too close to the source material, and you’ll likely alienate newcomers. Many adaptations opt for the former. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City tries its hand at the latter, attempting to […]

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Rosamund Pike Reflects Back on ‘Doom’, Says She Feels “Embarrassed”

The video game film adaptation curse was a real thing and none of the studios could get it right. One of the biggest disappointments was Universal Pictures’ Doom, the 2005 adaptation of the first-person shooter that starred both Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Rosamund Pike. The film failed to tap into the spirit of the […]

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[Review] ‘Quake’ Remains a Stellar Dark Fantasy Shooter, 25 Years On

As with the rerelease of any game celebrating more than a decade’s worth of birthdays, I went into this remastered version of Quake; the iconic, important evolution of the first-person shooter, fearing it may have been dulled by the cruel swing of time. Thankfully, I feel foolish for ever doubting it. Quake still rules 25 […]

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Playing With (Horrific) Super Power! 30 Years of Super Nintendo in North America

Really, what more can anyone say about the Super Nintendo, which has now hit the big 3-0 here in North America? The successor to the NES was the best-selling console of its era, went toe-to-toe with the Sega Genesis in the “console wars” of the 90s, and for many remains the most-cherished Nintendo console of […]

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[Review] ‘Jupiter Hell’ Makes Ripping and Tearing a Tactical Turn-Based Affair

When I first started playing PC games, DOOM II and X-COM were among the first things I got into, shaping my gaming tastes for years after. Now more than two decades on, I’m only just playing a game that combines aspects of the two? ChaosForge’s Jupiter Hell hopes to be better late than never as […]

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[Trailer] ‘Doom’-Inspired Roguelike ‘Jupiter Hell’ Comes Out of Early Access Next Month

Remember ChaosForge’s Jupiter Hell? The game was to come out of Early Access on Steam way back in 2019, but that never materialized. However, two years later, and it’s finally set to try again next month. ChaosForge and publisher Hyperstrange have announced that the title, which is likened to chess (but with shotguns) will be fully […]

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