The graphics in Doom 4 will be truly amazing. It’s too dark to see them, but trust me… they’re there!
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Posted by Shawn Handyside on January 31, 2011 · 11:25 AM 
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Bad Ideas, Doom, ID Software, Irony, PC, Retro

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102 Responses to “DOOM 4”

  1. DarthShadow91 on January 31st, 2011 11:27 am

    So the cover to Doom 4 is the Monolith from 2001: Space Odyssey ?

  2. Fhantinabox on January 31st, 2011 11:28 am

    The monolith had a age restriction on it? Never saw it…

  3. Dudewin on January 31st, 2011 11:32 am

    I guess this is what they mean with black humor…

  4. DarthShadow91 on January 31st, 2011 11:36 am

    Of course. The monkeys were flipping out because they were only 15 years old.

    Not that ESRB ratings will prevent kids from getting violent video games OOOOH EDGY.

  5. Mentlegen on January 31st, 2011 11:42 am

    DOOM: now Blind-Friendly!

  6. Hareoic on January 31st, 2011 11:48 am

    If you stare into the screenshot long enough, the screenshot stares back at you.

  7. MorningMoon on January 31st, 2011 11:50 am

    Of course, it was rated M for MONKEYS.

  8. El_bruno on January 31st, 2011 11:50 am

    I know games are getting darker and edgier, but this is ridiculous!

  9. MorningMoon on January 31st, 2011 11:50 am

    I "See" What You Did There

  10. ray10k on January 31st, 2011 11:51 am

    little known fact: the monolith was really a large advertisement.
    however, the aliens who made it had eyes that mostly detect electromagnetic radiation in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum, hence the colors not showing.

    now, I know what you are thinking: "How did that thing end up on earth?" well, that is because of a rather interesting incident involving an airlock, the "monolith", a picture of an alien popstar and the alien equivalent of a hamster, but this site does not allow for posts long enough to tell it.

  11. SenileZombie on January 31st, 2011 11:52 am

    Shiver in horror as you are assaulted from all directions by monsters you cannot even SEE!
    TREMBLE with excitement as you jump across a bottomless pit!
    SUE with frustration and get your god damn 50 dollars back!

  12. Hareoic on January 31st, 2011 11:56 am

    Don't leave us in the dark about it.

  13. ray10k on January 31st, 2011 12:06 pm

    is that so~?

  14. BlurrySandwich on January 31st, 2011 12:09 pm

    does… does that mean we are in soviet russia?

  15. Vlauer on January 31st, 2011 12:12 pm

    Well, imo Crisis 3 will have such superior graphics, that it will just fire an awesomeness lazer straight out of your monitor, instead of showing you "the game".

    Also, link related to optional salvation:

  16. Annonith on January 31st, 2011 12:13 pm

    Doom 5 will be so dark you won't be able to see the box, dvd, or even your PC without a flashlight.

  17. MasqueNoMercy on January 31st, 2011 12:18 pm

    if only the doom movie was so dark you couldnt see it… although you could probably tell the terrible story and acting from just listening to it

  18. invadingduck on January 31st, 2011 12:18 pm

    It's the Emporer's Grafics!
    Only the the most 1337 can see it!

  19. Wetmang on January 31st, 2011 12:47 pm

    Doom, the highest employer of unrealistic shadows in the industry

  20. CakeBard on January 31st, 2011 12:53 pm

    I DON'T see what you did thar. :3

  21. CakeBard on January 31st, 2011 12:54 pm

    REAL men don't need their retinas when fighting monsters!

  22. C__F on January 31st, 2011 1:03 pm

    Just look at that marvelous HUD! Seriously, most games need to keep an aesthetically pleasing Heads Up Display like Doom 4's. It's engineered from the ground up to deliver vital information almost subconsciously to the player.

    And don't get me started on the graphics.

  23. Dimomarg on January 31st, 2011 1:10 pm

    to truly capture the darkness, you need at least 1 gb in VGA memory. did I mention it would be a good idea to overclock it?

  24. Leo E. on January 31st, 2011 1:16 pm

    Black? Pfft. Don't they know? Real is brown!

  25. Strike_low on January 31st, 2011 1:34 pm

    Now we are totally DOOMed! (or Gloom?)

  26. Cookino on January 31st, 2011 1:45 pm

    What? You think this is dark? I can clear this game blindfolded!

  27. Annonith on January 31st, 2011 1:50 pm
  28. tveye on January 31st, 2011 1:55 pm

    Where we're going, we don't need eyes!

  29. venomgod on January 31st, 2011 2:12 pm

    offense: I like new vegas!
    defense: the engine sucks

  30. Marzen on January 31st, 2011 2:45 pm

    Reminds me of a review for Doom 3 I once saw from the movie's special features

    "The game's dark, and I don't mean dark is in dark in tone, though it IS that as well. I mean dark as in 'I can't see a #$@!ing think in front of my face.'"

  31. Alpar on January 31st, 2011 2:55 pm

    VG Cats: Because we have a comic strip to describe everything you say.

  32. Alpar on January 31st, 2011 2:55 pm

    Don't you mean…

    "EYE see"?


  33. Axel X on January 31st, 2011 3:05 pm

    …..NOW I understand!

    This was obviously made to compare how the main character's sight is slowly diminishing with each game! As you can see he is obviously on his way to becoming blind and that's why each game is darker and darker. By the fourth game he's all but completely blind but by the fifth he will be.

  34. truegentleman on January 31st, 2011 3:06 pm

    So what happens with doom 5? Does it become pure white? Or will they have to wait until they can ship it with a black hole so that it actually sucks in the light around it?

  35. DM1293 on January 31st, 2011 3:09 pm

    Doom 5 will take place in a black hole.

  36. Luigi676 on January 31st, 2011 3:13 pm

    Crap. Now I need a new graphics card.

  37. Deep Thought on January 31st, 2011 3:24 pm

    And if it doesn't… it will


  38. GraveZombie on January 31st, 2011 3:49 pm


  39. RemielChibus on January 31st, 2011 3:51 pm

    Better Doom than bloom…

  40. coolsnape on January 31st, 2011 3:52 pm

    doom 4 now with multyplayer shoot ur friends because u cant see anything =D

  41. spplmj on January 31st, 2011 4:06 pm
  42. ovahdrive on January 31st, 2011 4:15 pm
  43. Red on January 31st, 2011 4:17 pm

    Talk about a shot in the dark

  44. Dr.Panda on January 31st, 2011 4:18 pm

    *watches as Mr.Popo appears from the darkness, Smiles and says "Hiiii" *

  45. ovahdrive on January 31st, 2011 4:19 pm

    Actually he's just wearing darker shades, because darker shades are more hardcore.

  46. ovahdrive on January 31st, 2011 4:22 pm

    That information right there just blew my face off.

  47. Mentlegen on January 31st, 2011 4:30 pm

    Hey, let's look on the bright side: you won't spend a lot in electricity bills.

  48. Angemon300 on January 31st, 2011 4:32 pm

    They're so beautiful!

  49. spplmj on January 31st, 2011 4:38 pm

    If you squint hard enough you can see my hilarious joke

  50. Sir_Nox on January 31st, 2011 5:02 pm

    When id said that Doom 4 would have a new blind-firing mode, this is not what I had in mind.

  51. Zyquux on January 31st, 2011 5:09 pm

    This could be an alternate version.

  52. Alpar on January 31st, 2011 5:09 pm


    ….*Notices my Asian heritage*…

    Hey wait a minute!

  53. Zyquux on January 31st, 2011 5:16 pm

    Just make sure to keep your grammar up to snuff. If you're lucky, we might only hit you with a Grammar Hammer. If your grammar is atrocious enough:
    <img src="; alt="The PUNisher"/>

  54. Zyquux on January 31st, 2011 5:18 pm

    One side-effect of the CSI: Miameme.

    EDIT: Also relevant:
    <img src="; alt="Calvin and Hobbes"/>

  55. General_Asshat on January 31st, 2011 5:40 pm

    Look at those goddamn graphics. Not even Crysis on the most BEEFED-UP PC could compete with that, and that copy of Doom 4 is on the fucking Wii.

  56. TheAceOfSkulls on January 31st, 2011 5:48 pm

    Yeah, could you enlighten us? I consider myself quite bright, but even I can't tell what it is you see. Well, I think I know, but I've got shades of doubt about it.

  57. seanhl on January 31st, 2011 5:58 pm

    doom 6 will make earth too dark to see anything, ever

  58. Dr_Pie on January 31st, 2011 6:00 pm

    There was absolutely nothing inside the screenshot. Nothing after nothing came bursting out.

  59. Wetmang on January 31st, 2011 6:13 pm

    But a shit ton on pest control…

  60. Caelun_Niveus on January 31st, 2011 6:25 pm
  61. SentryGunner on January 31st, 2011 6:44 pm

    Ha, they'll never know what hit 'em!

  62. Alpar on January 31st, 2011 7:06 pm

    I don't get it.

  63. VJoe10[8] on January 31st, 2011 7:09 pm

    “No! I must kill the demons” he shouted The radio said “No, John. You are the demons” And then John was a zombie.

    -- DOOM: Repercussions of Evil (2002) by Peter Chimaera

  64. smartmonkey on January 31st, 2011 7:23 pm

    Did you also see the three ninja that was hiding there?

  65. dekuskrub1 on January 31st, 2011 7:51 pm

    i can see the vague shape of what looks like a grue

  66. Uzumakiclan43 on January 31st, 2011 7:55 pm

    BOOM! ….wait…where's the headshot?

  67. GazzyW007 on January 31st, 2011 8:24 pm

    I couldn't, they were not on fire or wearing orange.

  68. GazzyW007 on January 31st, 2011 8:26 pm

    DooM 7 will have a flashlight that gives off no light to give players a challenge.

  69. GazzyW007 on January 31st, 2011 8:29 pm

    Grammar was killed that day along with your grandmother after an accident playing DooM 4.

  70. MagmarFire on January 31st, 2011 8:45 pm

    Should I not have done that?

  71. oboewan on January 31st, 2011 10:16 pm

    (Insert Gears of War joke here)

  72. oboewan on January 31st, 2011 10:17 pm

    Also, 3DS port pl0x

  73. oboewan on January 31st, 2011 10:38 pm

    My PC can only run this game at its lowest settings.

  74. Hareoic on January 31st, 2011 11:13 pm

    That would explain a lot.

  75. RoverTHX on January 31st, 2011 11:42 pm

    I can play this game without even turning the TV ON!

  76. Da_Noob on February 1st, 2011 12:27 am

    DOOM: also dolphin friendly

  77. Da_Noob on February 1st, 2011 12:32 am

    Doom 8 will make a blackhole when you open it for the first time

  78. Zyquux on February 1st, 2011 1:37 am

    They back-ported (Is that even a term?) it to the original Game Boy; it is the most beautiful thing you will see in your entire life.

  79. Grashbar on February 1st, 2011 2:19 am

    Rumia is a Youkai of Darkness. She can make a ball of COMPLETE darkness around her. And fandom often portrays her saying "Is that so~?"

  80. General_Asshat on February 1st, 2011 7:04 am

    Oh shit.

  81. SonicsmyName on February 1st, 2011 9:09 am

    One word: Sedatives. :D

  82. SonicsmyName on February 1st, 2011 9:12 am

    Pffft, real is LENSE FLARE! (Also I just thought Lense Flare would be an awesome Final Fantasy spell name. :B )

  83. SonicsmyName on February 1st, 2011 9:20 am

    There's no edges! I have been lied to! *shake fist*

  84. SonicsmyName on February 1st, 2011 9:21 am

    They DE-ported it. (Get it? Cause it's black, and you talked about downgrading, andohforgetit…)

  85. SonicsmyName on February 1st, 2011 9:24 am


  86. Naxts_The_Demon on February 1st, 2011 1:58 pm

    Doom 9 will be full of oil.

    Thats right, PHYSICAL DARKNESS

  87. General_Asshat on February 1st, 2011 3:32 pm

    What the fuck are you even talking about these are the best graphics in forever.

  88. General_Asshat on February 1st, 2011 3:34 pm

    Also fffffff-
    Sorry I accidentally -1'd that, and I CAN'T GO BACK!

  89. Master_Vir on February 1st, 2011 4:09 pm

    Doom 10 will rip out your eyes as an installation requirement.

  90. tmotom on February 1st, 2011 4:22 pm

    never gonna get to my level, bro.

  91. seanhl on February 1st, 2011 6:50 pm

    Doom 11 will not only have all of the above, it will turn the actual gamer invisible because of the lack of light

  92. mikeorike on February 2nd, 2011 1:00 am

    looks doom 4 is
    doomed to fail

    ok that was bad

  93. SonicsmyName on February 2nd, 2011 2:59 am

    Don't worry, I will live with the knowledeg that it's SUPPOSED to say +3. :)

    (Just kiddingI'mgonnaripoutyourintestines)

  94. Da_Noob on February 2nd, 2011 6:14 am

    Doom 12 does that to everyone in the world

  95. General_Asshat on February 2nd, 2011 10:43 am

    you would never do such a thing.

  96. seanhl on February 3rd, 2011 8:40 am

    doom 13 just ends the whole universe

  97. SonicsmyName on February 4th, 2011 5:48 am

    *rips out intestines*

    Do what?

  98. TheAceOfSkulls on February 4th, 2011 1:46 pm

    Three words: Don't use 'em.

  99. Walweegee on February 4th, 2011 9:01 pm

    sadly i did :( but i swear i will change that!

  100. Da_Noob on February 5th, 2011 5:52 am

    doom 12 does it to the omniverse

  101. whatswiththexenomorphsreally on March 3rd, 2011 2:34 pm

    Doom 13 will make the definition of light erased

  102. saucebody on April 4th, 2012 4:36 pm

    Hilarious thought: The screenshot for "Doom 1" is ALSO from Doom 2. So yeah, huge fail on whoever made it.

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