Bethesda surprised fans of the old Doom series by porting Doom 1,2, and 3 for all game consoles yesterday. However, players noticed you needed a Bethesda.net account to play the game! ResetEra Nibel tweeted his experiences that you were forced to log-in to play the offline single-player game.
Looks like DOOM 1+2 require you to login into your Bethesda account before you can play
After your initial login, you can play it offline as well
It is a confusing system, considering that the game has no online features. It does have an offline multiplayer for players though. Still, forcing players to create a Bethesda account is a way for the company to send users marketing emails and track active users. Bethesda has since responded saying that creating a Bethesda account was meant to “be optional.”
Update on our new classic DOOM releases:
The BethesdaNet login requirement was included for the Slayers Club, to reward members for playing the classic DOOM games.
The login should be optional, and we are working on changing the requirement to optional now.
Reporting after the previous article, Nintendo will fix Joy-Cons sent for repairs for free! Also, if you have paid previously for any repairs from the company, Nintendo’s memo on their website stated that you will be refunded. Some people have reported paying $40 for repairs on ResetEra (Gaming Forum).
A memo received from Vice has reported that Nintendo Representatives have been informed to tell users that Joy-Con repairs are free of charge. No proof of purchase is needed.
“Customers will no longer be requested to provide proof of purchase for Joy-Con repairs,” the internal customer service details say. “Additionally it is not necessary to confirm warranty status. If a customer requests a refund for a previously paid Joy-Con repair […] confirm the prior repair and then issue a refund.”
Perhaps Nintendo will change their manufacturers or obtain different materials for their Joy-Con manufacturing in the near future. Now that Nintendo is no longer charging, feel free to send over your Joy-Cons but be warned as it may take several weeks for its returns.
This is fairly common for most companies not to acknowledge that their hardware has faults. It took years for Xbox to respond regarding the Red Ring of Death.