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Doom Makes Return to Xbox Live

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, 20 Jan 2012News

Doom, the iconic game which made its debut in the market in the early 90's, has been made available to Xbox LIVE gamers once again.

The game created by videogame enthusiasts, including John Romero and John Carmack, has made its re-entry to the Xbox LIVE platform by Bethesda after being absent for more than one year.

Doom has been re-uploaded in the Xbox 360's online service which users can download for 400 Microsoft Points, equivalent to approximately £3.50.

Doom was first launched in the year 1993 by id Software, and it actually introduced many new aspects to the first person shooter genre of video game.

Subsequently, it made its mark as a "genre defining" title in the world of video games. In fact, fantasy novel writer, Terry Pratchett, once commented that, "over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil: prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until DOOM, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun," as Game Planet recalls.

The game first appeared on Xbox LIVE in the year 2006 through Activision, however, in the year 2009 the developer of Doom - id Software, was taken over by ZeniMax.

ZeniMax happens to be parent company of Bethesda. And in 2010, the licensing agreement of Activision expired so Doom was removed from Xbox 360 Live.

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