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Doomworld's front page

Doomworld is a news website dedicated to the video game Doom, having been founded in 1998. Up until 2015, it was hosted by AtomicGamer (TeleFragged LLC) and is independently managed by a small staff of game fans with the help of many contributors. In addition to news, it provides informational resources about Doom and related games, hosting of Doom-related websites, and a community forum with over 15,000 registered users and 1,500,000 posts as of 2016.

Among its Doom resources and features are:

  • /idgames Archive Database – A web-based frontend to the public Doom file archive hosted by As of July 2013, over 15,000 Doom mods and WADs are in the database.
  • Source ports and utilities listings – Documenting most known Doom source ports and utilities.
  • 5 Years of Doom – Celebrating the game's fifth anniversary, including interviews with John Romero, Tim Willits, and several notable Doom WAD creators, as well as the release of the Doom Bible.
  • 10 Years of Doom – A follow-up to the 5 Years of Doom feature, including several articles about the game's history and a list of over 100 of the best WADs of all time.
  • Cacowards – A yearly feature published since 2004 aiming to recognize the best new WAD releases of the year.

The site received mention in mainstream media in 1999 due to the controversy surrounding the Columbine High School massacre and shooters Eric Harris's and Dylan Klebold's obsession with Doom. It was one of the first websites to post an editorial defending Doom, and representatives from the site participated in discussions on Good Morning America and CNN.

The site also contains links to hosted sites, many of which are no longer maintained.

It obtained permission from John Carmack to redistribute the Doom engine under the terms of the GNU General Public License in 1999.

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