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thrAsher
02-08-2005, 08:02 PM
....this year, that is.

(*EDIT* Feel free to keep reading, but I, like many, know nothing about fiscal calendars and assumed this article meant no Doom 3 until April 2006. However, Q1 of fiscal year 2006 begins THIS April, so we should have it in the next couple months. IGN even ran another article to clarify the info from the article I quoted below. Oh, and thanks Lynx. :) )


For the first nine months of its fiscal year, Activision reports $1.2 billion in net revenues, an impressive 53% increase over $784.8 million reported for the same period last year.

Despite the cheerful news, Activision has a slight downer for fans of demon-slaying: DOOM 3 for the Xbox and the DOOM 3 PC expansion have both been pushed back to the company's fiscal 2006, which would mean April at the earliest. While neither title had received a solid date, Xbox gamers in particular have been eager for id Software's hot FPS sequel.


Source (http://xbox.ign.com/articles/585/585941p1.html)

Vicarious Visions AND Activision can eat a fat one. Bastages.

m4oH
02-08-2005, 08:04 PM
Arghh, I was just getting hyped up to get this game for XBox because I really don't enjoy PC games as much. Oh well, more Chaos Theory time for me.:hump:

MixMasta
02-08-2005, 08:05 PM
Hahaha XBN all ready reviewed it!

thrAsher
02-08-2005, 08:10 PM
Hahaha XBN all ready reviewed it!

Yeah, it's just crazy they aren't around anymore. :whistle:

LynxFX
02-08-2005, 08:31 PM
Ughhh, does this have to be corrected everytime it is posted?

Fiscal year 2006 folks. That starts in April of calendar year 2005, as in 2 months away.

zombiemonkey
02-08-2005, 09:25 PM
I FREAKIN HATE ACTIVISION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bastards!

Douchesforfun
02-08-2005, 09:43 PM
who cares anyways, now maybe if it was HL2 then I would care

MixMasta
02-08-2005, 09:47 PM
who cares anyways, now maybe if it was HL2 then I would care

HL2 is for the computer. Anyone who would get it for the Xbox vs. Computer will be missing out on some of the greatest graphics ever!

Snowblind
02-08-2005, 09:57 PM
who cares anyways, now maybe if it was HL2 then I would care



I'd buy Doom 3 over HL2 anyday.

Shadow20002
02-08-2005, 10:44 PM
Hmm...time to play Unreal Championship 2 around this month and should keep me busy.

Variation-XBA
02-08-2005, 11:29 PM
Still on track for April though

thrAsher
02-10-2005, 12:13 PM
Wait, what? Hahaha. Obviously many were confused, as IGN and TXB both posted the story as if Doom wouldn't release until next year. Apparently, IGN realized this and has posted another article to clarify things (http://xbox.ign.com/articles/586/586513p1.html).

:confused:

Sammael
02-10-2005, 12:35 PM
Doom 3 is rapidly dropping on my list of games to care about.

SamSmith
02-10-2005, 03:14 PM
i have both HL2 and D3 ... both are really great games... but HL2 is honestly the better game...

SnoochyBoochy
02-11-2005, 09:46 AM
Argggh!!!!! Well, I guess it's time to focus on another exciting release... *Checks game release calendar*... Chaos Theory... Nah, too far away...

Worms 3D anyone?

SamSmith
02-11-2005, 10:45 AM
worms 3d?? surely the horizon is brighter than that.... bros in arms... that should set the scene

vman
02-11-2005, 02:26 PM
I doubt that Doom3 will come to the Xbox anytime after 2005 for the simple reason that MS is planning on releasing their next-gen console during the 2005 holiday season. (to the best of my knowledge)

SamSmith
02-11-2005, 07:57 PM
I doubt that Doom3 will come to the Xbox anytime after 2005 for the simple reason that MS is planning on releasing their next-gen console during the 2005 holiday season. (to the best of my knowledge)
>> ms play no part in the release of the game... it is coming in 2005, it has been confirmed

crippledspaz
02-11-2005, 11:52 PM
i doubt if d3 will blow anyone away when finally released. i have played it on my pc and and it just didn't cut it like the original. sure, the graphics and atmosphere are rather impressive but it wasn't awe inspiring game play. infact the game play was actually lame. Judging by the demos of Area 51 that looks a far more inpressive game. and painkiller (if going by the PC version) is going to smack. :whistle:

Unreal
02-12-2005, 01:23 AM
Thats ok. That gives me time to save up for it. BTW, I have the Collector's Edition of the game on pre-order :D

DOOM
02-13-2005, 02:38 AM
its well worth the wait!

SPARTAN VI
02-13-2005, 11:44 PM
its well worth the wait!

If you haven't played it on PC. :whistle:

Even then, it isn't even that good.

Koopa
02-14-2005, 12:02 AM
If you haven't played it on PC. :whistle:

Even then, it isn't even that good.
you snob :p :)

if you're not too good for a nice old-fashioned corridor shooter with more atmosphere than almost any other game out there, Doom 3 is worth it. the reviewers put it down because there wasn't much innovation or variety in terms of gameplay or atmosphere, but hey, not every game needs vehicles, squad-based gameplay, and 10 different environments to be great. i had a lot of fun with it (but meh, i'd recommend half life 2 over it:D)

SamSmith
02-14-2005, 08:07 PM
most reviews i saw gave it 90% +... i dont call that putting it down, i have it on pc.... lets hope resurection of evil innovates a bit more

Koopa
02-15-2005, 12:43 AM
most reviews i saw gave it 90% +... i dont call that putting it down, i have it on pc.... lets hope resurection of evil innovates a bit more
IGN gave it 8.9, most reviews were in low nines or mid-to-high 8s, which is lower than i would have expected.

SPARTAN VI
02-15-2005, 01:07 AM
I liked the graphics, atmosphere, and the whole "man, I played this when I was a kid, look at it NOW!"

But, I never finished the game. Just didn't pull me back.

Variation-XBA
02-15-2005, 01:17 AM
But, I never finished the game. Just didn't pull me back.

The ending was NOT worth it :/

SPARTAN VI
02-15-2005, 01:42 AM
The ending was NOT worth it :/

I know, I didn't play to the ending because I saw that it wasn't worth it. My dad and I played the game together from beginning to end, switching off between levels. He had the "honor" of playing the end.

So when I played the game on my PC, I didn't bother to go through the entire game.

SamSmith
02-15-2005, 06:07 AM
i would be amazed if they could make it look as prety on xbox, full detail on pc is amazing!