Humble Bundle: Bethesda Weekend Sale

During the whole weekend (until Monday at midnight), the Humble Store sells a special bundle with plenty of Bethesda games with great discounts. You can find Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with a 40% discount at $11.99 and Wolfenstein: The New Order with a 66% discount at $20.39, but also Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Wolfenstein 3-D + Spear of Destiny with a 66% discount too at respectively $3.39 and $1.69. There are also plenty of other fantastic games and DLC from id Software (Quake, Doom, Rage) and Bethesda (The Elder Scrolls, Dishonored, Fallout, Brink, The Evil Within, …).

And if you buy one of these games via the Humble Store, 10% of your purchase will support a charity, so it’s definitely worth it!

RtCW, Wolf3D and SOD at reduced price on Steam

During the whole 4th of May, the game Return to Castle Wolfenstein is sold at a very low price on Steam: 2.49 euros (instead of 9.99 euros). The “WolfPack”, including RtCW but also Wolfenstein 3-D and Spear of Destiny, is sold at 3.74 euros (instead of 14.99 euros).

A very good occasion to play to these fantastic classic games two week before the release of Wolfenstein: The New Order on May, 20!

John Carmack leaves id Software

After being hired by Oculus VR to work on their virtual reality headset – the Oculus Rift -, John Carmack has decided to definitely leave id Software, after 20 years spent to create some of the most advanced 3D engines for the company he created in 1990. From the original creators of Wolf3D, only Kevin Cloud still works for id.

John Carmack, who has become interested in focusing on things other than game development at id, has resigned from the studio,” id’s studio director Tim Willits told IGN. “John’s work on id Tech 5 and the technology for the current development work at id is complete, and his departure will not affect any current projects. We are fortunate to have a brilliant group of programmers at id who worked with John and will carry on id’s tradition of making great games with cutting-edge technology. As colleagues of John for many years, we wish him well.

Carmack also reacted on his twitter account: “I wanted to remain a technical adviser for Id, but it just didn’t work out. Probably for the best, as the divided focus was challenging.” He also added: “If they don’t want me to talk on stage at Quakecon next year, we’ll just have to fill up the lobby like the old days. 🙂

More info about John Carmack in the encyclopedia

Promotion on Bethesda and id Software catalogue on Steam during the QuakeCon

After the QuakeCon started on August, 1st, Steam is doing a great promotion on most of the id Software and Bethesda catalogue, including some Wolfenstein games: Wolfenstein 3-D for 1.24 euros, Spear of Destiny for the same price, Return to Castle Wolfenstein for 2.49 euros, and the “Wolf Pack” containing these three games for 3,74 euros ! You can even buy the whole catalogue (containing 44 games!) for 86.84 euros, including Skyrim, Dishonored, Rage, Fallout New Vegas, Brink, and obviously many legendary games from id Software (Doom, Quake, etc…)!

Todd Hollenshead, CEO of id Software, leaves company

CEO of the studio since 1996 – after the departure of Jay Wilbur for Epic -, Todd Hollenshead has decided to leave the studio, according to Bethesda:

After many years with the studio, Todd Hollenshead decided to leave id Software to pursue other personal interests. While Todd was not part of the development teams, he was an integral part of id Software’s success as the business head of the studio and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

Even if there is no other information about the reasons of his decision, it is most likely that it’s due to the problems of the studio with the development of Doom 4, which was set by Bethesda as the highest and unique priority of id Software.

Promo Steam pour la QuakeCon

La plateforme de téléchargement de jeux Steam propose, à l’occasion de la QuakeCon (qui commence aujourd’hui) un méga-pack id Software / Bethesda (studio principal de la nouvelle maison-mère d’id Software, ZeniMax) comprenant tous les grands jeux des deux studios depuis 20 ans (y compris Wolfenstein 3D, Spear of Destiny et Return to Castle Wolfenstein, le tout pour 69,99 euros.
De plus, chaque jour, une promo spéciale sera proposée pour chacun des jeux du pack. Wolf3D et SOD sont vendus séparément à 4,99 euros, et pourraient bien avoir une réduction de 66% (soit 3,33 euros chacun). Profitez-en !