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E3 - John Romero's Newest FPS, Via N-Gage

simoniker posted more than 11 years ago | from the make-you-his-handysized-autodialling-itch dept.

Portables (Games) 155

It seems that Nokia's 'mobile game deck', the N-Gage has lured John Romero and his Monkeystone Games posse back from reliving their 2D shareware glory days with Hyperspace Delivery Boy, and onto his 3D shareware FPS glory days, with their own adaptation of THQ's first-person shooter Red Faction. Here are links to the new Red Faction N-Gage trailer in MPEG-4 and Quicktime.Update: 05/13 15:58 GMT by H : We had a story on N-Gage a couple months back.

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Oh No! Romero! (1, Funny)

sweeney37 (325921) | more than 11 years ago | (#5948937)

good thing for Nokia that Romero is doing an adaptation, we all know what happens when he decides to make something of his own [planetdaikatana.com] . :)

Mike

Re:Oh No! Romero! (3, Funny)

Elbereth (58257) | more than 11 years ago | (#5948952)

You didn't have time to read the article.

Your slashdot privileges are revoked for one week.

Re:Oh No! Romero! (2, Informative)

sweeney37 (325921) | more than 11 years ago | (#5948979)

what article? it's a bunch of links to different web sites.

if you're referring to the post, it says clearly "with their own adaptation of THQ's first-person shooter Red Faction"

seems pretty clear to me.

Mike

Re:Oh No! Romero! (1)

russx2 (572301) | more than 11 years ago | (#5948996)

To be fair, posting only a minute after the original, neither did you!

Cell phones are SHACKLES! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949082)

The MAN is enticing you with bells and whistles and eye candy so you will willingly put on your chains!

Why don't you just go all the way and put A WIRE IN YOUR HEAD [mindcontrolforums.com] ?!!!

Re:Oh No! Romero! (1)

sweeney37 (325921) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949084)

*sheepeshly*
plus thanks to my slashdot subscription, I was able to see into the mysterious future.

turns around
is that good enough Taco? please don't sick CowboyNeal on me again.

Mike

Re:Oh No! Romero! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949284)

Your Errors (2):
  • *sheepeshly*
  • please don't sick CowboyNeal on me
    • please don't sic [reference.com] CowboyNeal on me

Hey Sweeney37! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949306)

Since you're a firstposter and subscriber to slashdot --

A. you have access to "future" stories
B. you don't give a crap about copyright
C. are a troll

Can you please start reposting the text from the "future" stories to the current threads? A lot?

kthx!

Re:Oh No! Romero! (1)

npietraniec (519210) | more than 11 years ago | (#5948989)

Oh shut up. Romero has done a log of great work.

Re:Oh No! Romero! (1)

npietraniec (519210) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949008)

And a lot too.

A log? What?

Re:Oh No! Romero! (2, Funny)

mgs1000 (583340) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949041)

A log? What?

That would be software for Microsoft's iLoo [slashdot.org]

Re:Oh No! Romero! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949325)

If they ported Linux to the iLoo [slashdot.org] , they'd have to call it the iGloryHole!

Re:Oh No! Romero! (1)

cabra771 (197990) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949015)

LOL!!!!!
I know. That's what everyone else is saying here, too. It's call Daikatana.

Re:Oh No! Romero! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949054)

Did you know that when you write LOL!!! it make you sound like a 44 year old obese woman, sitting at her computer, eating potato chips, masturbating with a little lap dog while she types frantically to her online love in a chat window?

Oh, and she LOVES AOL.

A/S/L? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949097)

God you're making me hot!!

ROFL!

Re:Oh No! Romero! (1)

cabra771 (197990) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949294)

Sounds like you've been there before.
I tell ya, you guys gotta stop trying to meet chicks over those online dating sites...

Slashdot Odds Board: 10**20 , Superpatriotic (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949167)


bin Laden's June pay cheque stub found
in Pentagon trash 10-1

President-Vice Cheney seeks asylum in Saudi Arabia 6-5

A Slashdot article about Iraq by Jon Katz 1000-1

George W. Bush resigns by July 4, 2003 4-5

President-Vice Cheney declares himself Czar of The
United States of Amerika 3-1

Tony Blair marries George W. Bush 4-1

Saddam Hussein found alive and well working as a
reporter for FOX News 7-5

Re:Oh No! Romero! (1)

kupo zero (581452) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949409)

Ahhh, the masterpiece of Daikatana. Need I elaborate?

First big balls (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5948950)

In yo mouth

the purple (-1, Offtopic)

geekoid (135745) | more than 11 years ago | (#5948951)

it buuurrrrnnnssss

This be what I'm excited about from E3 (3, Interesting)

ilsie (227381) | more than 11 years ago | (#5948957)

http://www.cube-europe.com/movies/mariokart2.wmv

sorry about the format.

IF I EVER MEET YOU (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949080)

I WILL FUCK YOUR ASS!

Re:IF I EVER MEET YOU (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949267)

Fag.

Re:This be what I'm excited about from E3 (3, Funny)

gpinzone (531794) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949184)

That looks great! I can't wait until it's released for the X-Box.

Re:This be what I'm excited about from E3 (1)

y0bhgu0d (168149) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949310)

uh... Mario = Nintendo. not very likely there will be an Xbrick port.

Re:This be what I'm excited about from E3 (1)

BigJimSlade (139096) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949297)

How about this? [gamespot.com] Sony announced they are launching their own 3D accelerated handheld at the end of 2004. Screw these 2D ports of 3D games! (Note: as an avid retrogamer, I am not bashing 2D by any means)

Re:This be what I'm excited about from E3 (1)

los furtive (232491) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949337)

Cool thanks! The N64 at our apartment was and still is used solely for MarioKart. We've got tons of other games, but stopped playing them all years ago. Only mariokart has stood the test of time. If this game is as good as it looks, then I think I'll be buying a game cube.

Romero jokes (1)

zephc (225327) | more than 11 years ago | (#5948961)

I would say "Let the Daikatana jokes commence!" but I see I'm too late. Is there any video game personality as hated or joked about as he is?

Re:Romero jokes (4, Funny)

amembrane (571154) | more than 11 years ago | (#5948974)

It's the same resentment that any pretty girl would receive in such a male-dominated industry.

Re:Romero jokes (1)

conteXXt (249905) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949123)

I guess no one else appreciated the joke.

I thought it was funny but then I did see that Hair treatment how-to thing Romero did a while back.

Now THAT was funny.

Derek Smart ?? (1)

Atomic Punk (122301) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949218)

http://www.werewolves.org/~follies/

Re:Romero jokes (1)

G. Waters (172392) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949387)

Is there any video game personality as hated or joked about as he is?

Yes. Derek Smart of BC3K fame.

happy troll tuesday you damn fruits (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5948966)

glad to see the site still sucks bawls

Ow (4, Funny)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 11 years ago | (#5948977)

This color hurts my eyes. Please stop.

Oh wait, slashdot staff doesn't read comments. Right. My mistake.

Re:Ow (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949109)

Perhaps they should change the name to eyesore.slashdot.org??

You Insensitive Clod! (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949121)

I have no eyes!

(after having read the last games.slashdot.org story).

Re:You Insensitive Clod! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949140)

Taco, you idiot! Don't you know that you're not supposed to stare directly at a blacklight bulb?!!!

Re:Ow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949199)

"A lot" is two words. You wouldn't say "alittle", would you?

How many words is "stfu"?

Re:Ow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949456)

Four

AWW! IT BURNS (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5948980)

The gaym section sucks. The color scheme makes it good though. Oh wait, NO IT DOESNT!

MS (1)

r_arr (613036) | more than 11 years ago | (#5948987)

looks like billy and his boys are hear to play Has anyone seen the new footage of Halo2 and Doom III. My god they are freaking awesome. Halo 2 [ign.com] Doom III [ign.com]

Re:MS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949111)

want to post those movies somewhere so all of us could see them? what, i'm not an ign insider. i can't see (pun intended) for paying for video games news.

no, i don't pay a subscription fee to play online either. i bought the game in the first place....sorry, rant button accidently pushed.

more comments about the colors than the article (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5948990)

thats pretty sad, especially when it's such easy pickins.

Portable Playstation (4, Informative)

Cpt_Kirks (37296) | more than 11 years ago | (#5948994)

Since it takes /. about a week to catch up (Really Old News For Nerds, Stuff that mattered last week) how about the newly announced Sony handheld thingy [com.com] ?

Re:Portable Playstation (1)

dimator (71399) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949377)

Wow.

This is amazing news. There's no reason why Sony can't capture the pocket videogame market. Nintendo is entrenched, but thats exactly where they were with the SNES; we all saw what happened there with the launch of the playstation.

If anything, Nintendo is wiser now. They now know [cube-europe.com] that being the first to introduce a technology can make or break a platform.

Will the cart-based gameboy SP be able to compare with 1.8GB disc Sony alternative? Will Nintendo ditch the newly released SP in favor of something disc-based? Should be fun to watch.

taco is colour blind! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5948997)


I'm telling you!!

Interesting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949001)

Tell me when I can get it on my gameboy.

P.S. ìÈÖÎÆüËÜìÎ¥ì¥

I ated the purple ones... (1)

kUnGf00m45t3r (628515) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949014)

They taste like burning. (obligatory Simpsons quote)

Slashdot Nazi Team Full Force (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949027)

---+ |
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+--+--+
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Frankly, I think it is disgusting that they would support the Third Reich by distributing an awful game such as this!

Save me (-1, Offtopic)

colinramsay (603167) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949028)

While this is off-topic, it's still relevant. The /. games section has a truly terrible header graphic and colour scheme, could someone please tell Taco to stop?!

*holds head and sobs*

Romero's slow demise (1, Interesting)

ugly colour scheme (673061) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949034)

Romero: Coding revolutionary games such wolfenstein, doom, and quake along side brilliant minds such as Jonah Carmack.

Romero: Running his own company, into the ground. Release one horrible game that nobody plays. Romero laughs critics off as he deep conditions his hair.

Romero: Teaching at game-coding schools

Romero: Doing Contract work for handheld games producer n-gage (probably hopeless against the huge competition of the gameboy).

Poor, poor, Romero. He should have stayed with ID software...

the MP4 trailer (3, Informative)

zephc (225327) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949047)

is in fact NOT MP4 (or its some bastardization thereof), but is in truth some form of ASF that my OS X Windows Media Player can't handle.

Re:the MP4 trailer (1)

nuntius (92696) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949276)

Actually, it appears to be "MP43 - Microsoft MPEG-4 V3"... whatever that is.

If it makes you feel any better, I'm going to have to track the codec down myself. And I've got Windows Media Player 9 running on WinXP.

Re:the MP4 trailer (1)

nuntius (92696) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949386)

Final breakdown.

Video: Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V3

Audio: Voxware MetaSound ACS96V2 96.1 kbps, 44 kHz, Stereo

Re:the MP4 trailer (1)

Enrico Pulatzo (536675) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949412)

Do yourself a favor and get MPlayer2 for OSX [sourceforge.net] . It's much better than WMP for OSX.

Lemme get this straight... (4, Interesting)

WegianWarrior (649800) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949074)

Having just skimmed the bit about the N-gage.. It is a phone.. with a small gameboy-like device built into it. or possible a hand held gameconsolle with a phone inside - same difference.

So, either some bastard will call me just as I'm about to beat the highscore... or the batteries will be dead from me playing to much games, so I'll miss that vital call. Neitehr sounds like a deal to me.

I may be old skool here, but I much prefer my handheld game to be seperate from my phone, and both to be seperate from my PDA (even thought I do play some games on the later). That way, I'll never miss my calls or have to end my game to take the phone.. and as every old skool nerd knows; the more gadgets, the better. Still, I can see how this may go down well with those who gets a device just because it is new and thus cool - and it looks pretty neat too. Have anyone here one of these and can give some info on how it is in actuall use?

little info (4, Informative)

GunFodder (208805) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949318)

The N-Gage hasn't been released yet, but it has the same processor, OS, screen resolution and basic buttons as the 3650/7650. The main differences will be:

1. Uses removable media cards for games
2. Buttons are laid out like a handheld game system

I have played some games on my Nokia 3650 and it is a very capable gaming platform. The battery lasts for several hours while gameplaying. The screen is bright and clear, and the controls are reasonable if not exceptional.

If you want a perfect device for every possible function then more power to you. I found that my Palm PDA stayed in my bag because it was too large to carry in my pocket. I would rather have a slightly less functional device that I can (and do) carry with me all the time. I don't care for the idea of a batbelt for a separate phone, portable game machine, PDA, camera, etc.

Re:Lemme get this straight... (1)

anon*127.0.0.1 (637224) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949405)

I'm imagining that you can probably pause your game to take any phone calls that come in. God forbid you should screw up your quest for the high score.

And frankly, I feel that the fewer gadgets I've got to tote around, keep track of, remember to recharge, etc... the better. As long as the few gadgets perform all their functions as well or better then the many, I'll be happy to ditch the extraneous ones.

They won't get a cent out of me (3, Funny)

B3ryllium (571199) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949079)

I don't plan on giving John Romero any of my money.

He told me, via ads in PC Gamer, to "Suck it down" ..

No, Mr. Romero, *you* suck it down.

Design is Raw (1, Offtopic)

SimHacker (180785) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949329)

Upsuckers: What were the factors behind the release date being pushed back to September?

Bombero: The sheer amount of hype coupled with the Q2 credibility disintegration delay added in with the fact that it just takes 18 months to make up enough lies to describe a game this size.

Upsuckers: Are there any special features in Daikatana's multiplayer mode that will set it apart from other 3d shooters?

Bombero: Players getting erections and jacking off while they are deathmatching. Another one is the prospect that we might allow the player to blow any monster from the time period the map is based in.

Upsuckers: Will the camera position in Daikatana be strictly first person during general gameplay?

Bombero: There will also be a 3rd grade point of view which will be helpful during food combat but is pretty much a staple of 3rd grade games today.

Upsuckers: Could you explain the "level AI"? How will the levels give hints?

Bombero: There's an AI bloat system that basically craps out everywhere that creatures can travel so they always get stuck and look dumb while going after the player. An AFLAC duck monster will definitely be able to quack down the player no matter where he is located. There are other special gimicks in the maps but these are basically there to support my crystal meth habit.

Upsuckers: Can you ever see yourself doing something other than a first-person shooter?

Bombero: Sure. But right now I still love this style of game more than any other. But there's no way you'd catch me making those faggy little handheld cellular phone games. I'd have to totally run out of ideas and money, before I ever did anything bottom-of-the-barrel like that. That kind of crap is for intellectually bankrupt washed-up has-beens. I've bet my reputation of the success of Daikatana, and when it finally ships, everyone will know what a great designer I am. They will never forget what I've done!

Re:They won't get a cent out of me (4, Funny)

GunFodder (208805) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949379)

I wouldn't give him money either but ever since he made me his bitch I haven't had much choice.

in a ralph wiggum voice everybody (1)

jaxon6 (104115) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949088)

Mr. Romero, will you make me your bitch?

Romero's a Charlatan, and his Fan-Boys are Morons (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949094)

Romero's fan-boys are such morons, they also think George W Bush is a great hero genuis.

OT: .ZIP file? (1)

Scrameustache (459504) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949107)

Yeah, because compressing allready-compressed video is such a productive use of one's time...

Re:OT: .ZIP file? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949119)

Zip adds error detection.

And it also compresses another few percent, which adds up when you have thousands of downloads.

YOU FUCKING NEWBIE

Re:OT: .ZIP file? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949157)

Plus, some schools or businesses have filters that prevent downloading certain types of files. You make it a ZIP file, no problems in downloading.

Re:OT: .ZIP file? (1)

B3ryllium (571199) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949249)

Who needs error correction when you have wget?

Re:OT: .ZIP file? (1)

Stubtify (610318) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949281)

This also solves the problem of AOL users streaming the file every time they want to see it. Those downloads aren't free and by making it a .zip file you're forced to save it and hopefully not download the file mulriple times.

Re:OT: .ZIP file? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949344)

And if you'd bother downloading it, you'd notice there were other files bundled in with the video...

Right. We can't expect /.ers to show any restraint.

I know its an N-Gage (4, Interesting)

Obiwan Kenobi (32807) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949132)

But this looks awful.

Not since Rise of the Triad on a 386 have I seen such a terrible resolution and absolute mess of pixels.

Did you see the shot where you looked down the hall and it was all a blur of brown and green/blue? Yeah, that's the whole game for you. "Did that blob move? Shoot it!"

And deathmatch? Don't make me laugh.

What little gameplay this will provide will be VERY SMALL roomed deathmatch with awful looking weapons on a very small screen.

I'm all for FPS on N-Gage if it can look better than this. And hell, if you're going to go, why not just port Doom 2? Its still a great game and you won't have to make a fool of yourself trying to make it look "as good" as the original.

I say go for fighting games on the N-Gage. Something like Samurai Showdown, which has an active zoom-out feature, would work great because of the screen width limitation.

The phone should've been longer, or the resolution should've been better, because this "hype" trailer just makes me glad I haven't through twice about buying an N-Gage.

Good job Romero! Once again you've underwhelmed everyone.

already been done (1)

GunFodder (208805) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949455)

Actually Doom has already been ported to the Series 60 platform. It looks kinda like the video for the Red Faction port. It may not look very impressive running on a modern PC but when you see it on a phone it looks pretty cool. The real problem with the game is the controls.

My Anonymous Dream (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949134)

Is for John Romero, Marc Andreesen, and Bill Gates to get together for a massive startup behind the iLoo idea.

If the joke is too subtle, keep in mind these are my three most annoying people in the computer industry.

Thanks for reading (0, Troll)

Jon Romero (630827) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949136)

First of all I'd like to thank everyone who has expressed an interest in MonkeyStone. Back when I was writing Doom, you know, we were pretty sure that multiplayer was the wave of the future. I have that same feeling now about wireless handhelds. They are the future of gaming, you know, and it's the same technical hurdles all over again: scarcity of storage, slow processors, the whole nine yards. So, in some ways, the challenge is familiar.

I think we're succeeding, though, and it feels good to be at the forefront of gaming development again, pushing the envelope. I encourage everyone in the gaming community to come check out where we're leading the industry.

Thanks for stopping by!

SHUT UP YOU FUCKSTICK (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949166)

You suck. And I'm talking cock and balls, not snackerdoodles.

Re:Thanks for reading (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949214)

jesus, your game looks like a pile of shit dude...

Dear Mr. Romero, (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949247)

First of all, thanks for taking the time to read Slashdot.
Second of all, please eat a huge dick. You did nothing in the creation of Doom except act like a gigantic egomaniac freak and embed your own likeness in EVERYTHANG. The technical hurdles were crossed by a true God, Carmack, while you tried to ride him like a bitch. You're useless without him.

Daikatana was an affront to the world. You should be banished.

MY WET, SOGGY, GAPING VAGINA! IT'S ROMERO! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949253)

SWEET PUPPYSHIT!

Re:Thanks for reading (1)

Subcarrier (262294) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949259)

Genius is 99% perspiration and 1% dumb luck.

Now you tell me. I belong to that 99% who have been using anti-perspirant ever since we grew hair in our arm pits.

MOD PARENT DOWN: -100, worthless (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949307)

Eat a dick

Ha ha, flamebait indeed: (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949380)

SHUT UP YOU FUCKSTICK (Score:-1, Troll)
by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 13, @05:27PM (#5949166)
You suck. And I'm talking cock and balls, not snackerdoodles.

[ Reply to This | Parent ]

Re:Thanks for reading (Score:0)
by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 13, @05:32PM (#5949214)
jesus, your game looks like a pile of shit dude...
[ Reply to This | Parent ]

Dear Mr. Romero, (Score:0)
by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 13, @05:36PM (#5949247)
First of all, thanks for taking the time to read Slashdot.
Second of all, please eat a huge dick. You did nothing in the creation of Doom except act like a gigantic egomaniac freak and embed your own likeness in EVERYTHANG. The technical hurdles were crossed by a true God, Carmack, while you tried to ride him like a bitch. You're useless without him.
Daikatana was an affront to the world. You should be banished.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]

MY WET, SOGGY, GAPING VAGINA! IT'S ROMERO! (Score:0)
by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 13, @05:37PM (#5949253)
SWEET PUPPYSHIT!
[ Reply to This | Parent ]

Re:Thanks for reading (Score:1)
by Subcarrier (262294) on Tuesday May 13, @05:38PM (#5949259)
Genius is 99% perspiration and 1% dumb luck.
Now you tell me. I belong to that 99% who have been using anti-perspirant ever since we grew hair in our arm pits.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]

MOD PARENT DOWN: -100, worthless (Score:0)
by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 13, @05:43PM (#5949307)
Eat a dick
[ Reply to This | Parent ]

Daikatana Open Source (2, Funny)

VAXGeek (3443) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949154)

I'm surprised this hasn't been posted yet, but Romero has recently announced at E3 that Daikatana's source code will be released in 3 weeks. As you can imagine, everyone is very excited, because we can bring the advanced AI "buddy bots" from Daikatana to our favorite games, like Half Life, or maybe even the upcoming Doom3. Nothing will be better than having Superfly Johnson behind you helping you frag a cyberdemon.

Re:Daikatana Open Source (2, Funny)

Shadestalker (598690) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949225)

I think a spell checker is needed here, you misspelled "Daikatana Open Sores."

Re:Daikatana Open Source (1)

Hank Reardon (534417) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949237)

Nothing will be better than having Superfly Johnson behind you helping you frag a cyberdemon.
Uh, shouldn't that be:
Nothing will be better than having Superfly Johnson jumping in front of your muzzle as you attempt to frag a cyberdemon

Sorry, couldn't resist...

Mirror (1)

cultobill (72845) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949180)

Good lord, it's getting slow...
Try here [nmt.edu] for those files. It'll be a few minutes before the MP4 one is downloaded, but it'll be there. QT is there already.

Want to know the ending? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949186)

You can use the rocket launcher to carve out a section of wall (using the Geo-Mod technology) and reveal Romero's head. Only when you've finally convinced Romero to shut up and stop hyping his products (through whatever means necessary) does the game end.

"Suck it down, b-"... Boom!

Just Watched Footage... (1)

TomHandy (578620) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949203)

I've got to say, I'm a little underwhelmed by it. It looks a bit crisper than the typical GBA FPS game, but it didn't look nearly as impressive as I was expecting. The narrow gamescreen seems a little annoying too, but outside of that, the graphics just don't seem all that impressive. - Tom

Re:Just Watched Footage... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949256)

It's a fucking cellphone you dimwit.

It's not competition for the GBA by any stretch of the imagination. It's a totally different market.

Only dimwit shiteating cockstroking slashbots would confuse the two.

Oh yeah, and linux is gay.

Wow--it's Doom on Mars! (4, Insightful)

writertype (541679) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949244)

Geez, look at the video--crates, ramps, all the old standbys. It seriously looks like Doom with mouselook, sans demons.

Earth to Romero--we've moved on.

Re:Wow--it's Doom on Mars! (1)

MisterFancypants (615129) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949357)

Geez, look at the video--crates, ramps, all the old standbys. It seriously looks like Doom with mouselook, sans demons. Earth to Romero--we've moved on.

Earth to writertype -- Red Faction wasn't designed by John Romero. This is simply a port of a PS2 and PC game that came out a couple of years ago.

Re:Wow--it's Doom on Mars! (3, Funny)

writertype (541679) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949382)

Thanks, chief--I figured that one out by myself.

But somehow, I still suspect that he could have done a port of Space Invaders and there would still have been a warehouse level. With crates.

Aren't we overdue for a Masters of Doom review? (0, Offtopic)

joeflies (529536) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949257)

I'm surprised that a book review for Masters of Doom [amazon.com] about the Carmack/Romero relationship hasn't popped up yet. I'm gonna wait until I see a geek review before buying

Re:Aren't we overdue for a Masters of Doom review? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949275)

Here's my review.

The book is pretty boring, mostly about the petty office politics of olden days ID.

It is however full of some particulary steamy and explicit gay sex scenes. If you're into bukakke and scat, and I know you are, this is probably something you'd want to pick up with your next order of KY and tissues.

Re:Aren't we overdue for a Masters of Doom review? (1)

VAXGeek (3443) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949286)

I'm surprised no one has seen your pathetic attempt to score some $ from a referral link.

Is it Linux compatible? (1, Informative)

pyite69 (463042) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949266)

If so, where can I download a demo? If not, why
is this story on Slashdot.

stop the madness (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949308)

Would everyone PLEASE STOP giving John Romero more press than he deserves? His reputation shouldn't be big enough to warrant a slashdot post. Daikatana simply wasn't bad enough to make him the Ed Wood of video games, neither was it good enough for anyone to talk about it beyond 6 months after its release.

It annoys the heck out of me that this guy is still famous... for doing *WHAT*?

No story on Sony's new handheld? (2)

smd4985 (203677) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949394)

Much bigger news is the story that Sony will be releasing a portable to compete with Nintendo's Game Boy series. They are calling it the PSP (PlayStation Portable) and it should have graphical quality akin go to the PS1. No firm release date but they said 'late next year' (why the freaking wait!?!?!?).

To oust Nintendo, they better allow it to play PS1 games though it apparently uses a proprietary media format.

Re:No story on Sony's new handheld? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949480)

I sure hope Sony uses the mini-disc format for their portable player. That way the games can be big and have great sound.

Romero isn't the only guy there.. (1)

Plix (204304) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949404)

I'm getting really tired of only hearing about Romero just because he's louder. In my mind Tom Hall is a far more admirable figure who cofounded monkeystone and is just as worthy of mention.

It looks great! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5949472)

I especially like the way they light the crates.

OT Color Theme suggestion (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 11 years ago | (#5949496)

Hey dudes,

A few days ago I did a mockup of a slightly altered version of Slashdot's Games Dept theme that is a little more pleasing to the eyes. You can see it here [reflectionsoldiers.com] . It recieved some good response, however the topic only got a few views. Just wanted to post it one more time in a busier thread and see if people like it enough for me to submit to the editors.

(I know, it's OT. At least I put some work into fixing the problem that's being complained about!)
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