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Doom Eternal QuakeCon Year of Doom keynote shows more Battlemode action

Posted On Sep 10 2019 by

first_img See All Doomguy is back to take on hell.  id Software/Bethesda After a triumphant return with 2016’s Doom, id Software’s iconic series is back with Doom Eternal. E3 2019 brought footage of the game and, more importantly, the announcement of a Nov. 22 release date. At QuakeCon on Friday, Doom Eternal took center stage during the event’s keynote called “Year of Doom.”First revealed at Bethesda’s 2018 E3 press conference, the gory, fast-paced, heavy-metal-blaring first-person shooter sequel will put players back in the role of the Doom Slayer, the hero from the original game who was revived to take on the forces of hell. This time around, demons have made their way to Earth, and it’s up to Doom Slayer to save the world once again. There were, however, some new additions to the game shown in the QuakeCon video. There’ll be a multiplayer mode that lets players fight against player-controlled demons creating asymmetric multiplayer gameplay. That’s when a team of players takes on one powerful opponent. In this case, the demons would be outgunned by Doomguy. Id also added an old-school element to Doom Eternal by giving players extra lives, according to a VG247 interview with executive producer Marty Stratton. Players will obtain an extra life that’ll be used when a character dies to avoid returning to a previous checkpoint. Stratton says this new addition will help when a player’s game is invaded by experienced opponents controlling the demons.Doom EternalDoomguy is about to unleash some pain with the chainsaw. id Software/Bethesda At QuakeCon 2019, the id team showed off a new demon called the Doom Hunter. The monster has its own chainsaw and rocket launcher making it a formidable opponent for the Doom Slayer. Doom HunterThe Doom Hunter id Software Get ready for BattlemodeBethesda’s E3 2019 press conference expanded on the multiplayer mode, now officially called “Battlemode.”  Announcing BATTLEMODE, DOOM Eternal’s brand-new 2v1 multiplayer, built in-house by the team at @idSoftware. #BE3 pic.twitter.com/uCVrjuF3d0— Bethesda (@bethesda) June 10, 2019 Share your voice What’s new in hellMembers of the id Software team showed off Doom Eternal’s gameplay for the first time at QuakeCon 2018 in August. For the most part, it looks to be the same as Doom 2016. Players will have to blast their way through waves of demons using a wide range of weapons and leaving a trail of carnage in their wake.   Nintendo debuts Switch Lite console, Ookla says AT&T… Speaking of the Slayer, he will have access to all the weapons and equipment found in the game. There are also jump pads and monkey bars that will let him traverse the arena faster and evade the demons. Two portals are on the map that only the Slayer can use to help escape or sneak up on enemies, but the other team can use the portals to set a trap. A team wins when either the Doom Slayer or both demons are dead. For the demon team, when one teammate dies, they will have to wait 20 seconds before respawning with half health. This may not seem like a long time, but one demon is no match for a solo battle against the Slayer. Winning a round gives a team upgrades for the next fight. This could be more health or faster movement. The demon team can also upgrade what monsters they could summon including the tough Baron of Hell ,while the Doom Slayer will get even better equipment such as the BFG. After the game’s launch, id will continue to release new playable demons and maps for free. To close out the keynote, two more demons were shown: Arch-Vile and Marauder. The Arch-Vile can set the ground on fire to damage the Slayer while being able to teleport a short distance. The Marauder is a new demon debuting in Doom Eternal and made a brief appearance in the video.  A heavenly touchAlso shown during the E3 press conference was a new trailer for the game that didn’t offer much in regard to content. nstead gave fans a little bit more of the sequel’s plot, such as the fact that Doomguy will also make his way to Heaven.  Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw • E3 2019 0 Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know reading • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action The best new gaming laptops, ranked Now playing: Watch this: E3 2019 In the trailer, a voice warns that if the Doom Slayer continues with his mission, he’ll “bring down Heaven’s wrath.” There’s also a shot of what looks like an armored angel. The trailer is still vague on the detail of the storyline.Hook ’emDoomguy’s arsenal will consist of weapons from the previous game, such as the chaingun, rocket launcher and shotgun, but there will be a few new toys in Doom Eternal. One weapon from the early Doom games that’s returning is the Super Shotgun. The double-barreled weapon will deal a ton of damage, but more importantly, it has a grappling hook attachment called the Meat Hook, which lets players grab onto enemies from a distance and pull Doomguy to the attached monster. There’s also a new Ballista weapon that shoots out crossbow bolts that can explode. The Slayer also got some equipment upgrades, including a new blade attached to his wrist used for Glory Kills. He also has a shoulder-mounted launcher that can act like a mini-flamethrower. Doom EternalDoomguy has new trips up his sleeve, or rather, shoulder.  id Software/Bethesda Where the hell to get this gameDoom Eternal will be released Nov. 22 for PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch and on PC via Steam and Bethesda’s game launcher. Expect to see more of the game in July during QuakeCon.Originally published June 7.Update June 25: Adds E3 2019 details. July 23: Adds QuakeCon details. July 26: Adds Battlemode details. Gaming Two players will take the role of demons and go up against one player controlling the Doom Slayer. The demon team will be outgunned, so strategy will be the key to winning a match. The different demons have their own strengths, such as being able to fly or summoning other monsters to help. As Doomguy, it’ll take skill to contend with the player-controlled demons and all the tricks up their sleeves. QuakeCon 2019’s “Year of Doom” keynote on Friday provided more Battlemode details, including new demons to play with. Players can pick the Revenant that can hover around the arena and fire rockets at the Doom Slayer and even unleash powerful rocket barrage. The Pain Elemental flies and has its own Soul Shield to defend itself. Then there’s the Mancubus that has a lot of firepower with dual rocket launchers and flamethrowers but can’t move very fast. Demons will also have access hazards, which are damage-dealing spots on the ground, and AI-controlled demons. These two will help develop a strategy to take on the Slayer.  41 Photos Post a comment Tags 1:28 Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we knowlast_img read more


Why petrol price is at a 4year high and will keep rising

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first_imgRevenue boost: The hike in duty helped government’s excise mop up more than double to Rs 242,000 crore in 2016-17 from Rs99,000 crore in 2014-15. Robust demand: Despite surging fuel prices, demand for fuel in India stays steady. It is a lifeline of Indian economy as it’s needed to ferry essentials such as vegetables and grains from rural areas to towns while fuel alternatives are used in infrastructure projects and other key government investments. Why not bring it under GST? Talks are ongoing to cut state and center-specific taxes and bring petrol and diesel under the common goods and services tax (GST). A sharp cut in petrol price can provide a booster dose to India’s slowing economy.ReutersPetrol price has surged to a four-year high of Rs 73.73 a litre while diesel rates touched an all-time high of Rs 64.58 in Delhi.This is the highest since 14 September 2014, when petrol rates had hit Rs 76.06 due to higher prices globally.At the same time, compressed natural gas (CNG) prices in Delhi have been revised from April 2, and increased to Rs 40.61 per kg, while the piped natural gas (PNG) prices have been hiked to Rs 27.14 per standard cubic meter.But why are domestic fuel prices skyrocketing even when global fuel prices have inched lower? Lets take a took at some of the factors attributing to this rise:Blame it on excise duty: India has the highest retail prices of petrol and diesel among South Asian nations as taxes account for half of the pump rates, according to newswire PTI. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has raised excise duty nine times between November 2014 and January 2016 to shore up finances as global oil prices fell, but then cut the tax just once in October last year by Rs 2 a litre. VAT: Despite repeated calls by the government to lower lower value added tax (VAT), only states such as Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh have reduced rates while others continue to charge VAT.last_img read more