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History Of Doom Movie Debuts

michael posted more than 10 years ago | from the bang-click-click-bang-click-click dept.

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Rogerpq3 writes "A G4/Tech TV feature on DOOM 3, offering a history of the DOOM franchise in the words of the folks at id Software. The clip can be found on the air on The DOOM Franchise, episode 310 of a series called 'Icons.' The piece offers clips from DOOM 3 and other games, interview footage, analysis and more, and for those without access to the program. You can download the movie at: 3DGamers, Doom3HQ, Doom3.de, Doom3maps.de, and FileShack. It's really worth the download for any Doom and id fans out there. (Thanks: BluesNews)"

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GNAA Announces Interview with Real Troll Talk (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788474)

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Wow! It's a wonder Doom went anywhere... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788486)

...if this history is any guide. I had no idea early Doom was so simplistic with the blank textures and the white-on-white maps. How could you even see the monsters? The graphics must have really improved along with the ability to resolve the webserver name.

Re:Wow! It's a wonder Doom went anywhere... (2, Insightful)

fgb (62123) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788636)

Believe it or not but when Doom first came out those same graphics were jaw-dropping. It's all a matter of perspective.

Re:Wow! It's a wonder Doom went anywhere... (2, Informative)

nkh (750837) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788728)

I wouldn't say jaw-dropping. It was great but there already was a few games with some kind of photo-realism inside. It also had a huge success because you could had hours of fun discovering the maps and shooting aliens. There wasn't a lot of FPS when it came out, and the previous game (Wolfenstein) had a relatively small success as a shareware (only in the geeks world).

Re:Wow! It's a wonder Doom went anywhere... (1)

julesh (229690) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788833)

Yeah but Doom knocked all the competition to pieces, in both graphics and gameplay. I mean, I think it was the first to go to texture mapping on every surface; the walls in Wolfenstein were mostly blank IIRC. And the AI for the creatures turned it to the point where it wasn't just -- open another door, shoot the thing that runs towards you, repeat ad infinitum, which is just about my only memory of Wolfenstein.

Re:Wow! It's a wonder Doom went anywhere... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788948)

Doom has something most FPSs don't even touch on nowadays - a single player game that can be played in a coop mode. It is sorely missed.

Re:Wow! It's a wonder Doom went anywhere... (1)

rickbrodie (535715) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789451)

You are, of course, right - the graphics were state of the art. However, I believe you completely missed the point of the grandparent's post. But I understand it can happen to the best of us from time to time ^_^

Re:Wow! It's a wonder Doom went anywhere... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788723)

A +1, Interesting and a reply that was serious? Very nice...

Something good on G4TechTv (4, Interesting)

secondsun (195377) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788487)

Does this mena that there will now be another good thing to watch on G4TTV? (The first being the back of my eyelids of course).

TechTV wasn't a GREAT network, but I never turned to it and felt like my brain was being removed from the back of my head. Now, post merger, the content is trite, the reviews are lame (but getting better at least), and the Screen Savers has passed into unwatchable. Maybe I am missing some show that comes on in my off time, but what is good on the network?

Re:Something good on G4TechTv (1)

maskedbishounen (772174) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788535)

I remember when it was still ZDTV. It pretty much started going down hill when they became TechTV, or a bit before. I can only imagine how awful it is now, as I stopped watching soon after that.

Ah, the good ol' days of "HI LEO && KATE WHY DOES MY WEBCAM NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS?!??/1" ..and the answer was more of less always "we don't know, ask the manufacturer!"

Live tech support at it's finest. ;)

Cinematech (1)

TheCyko1 (568452) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788601)

Watch Cinematech if nothing else. It has no annoying hosts and just plays a bunch of random game trailers or gameplay movies. Back before the merger, the only way for me to watch G4 without bashing my head into the wall was to watch that.

Re:Something good on G4TechTv (1)

laserbeak (794029) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788602)

the show isn't for the computer genius or slashdotters in general. They try to generalize the audience, you're a bit cynical to think they would go into advanced stuff in screen savers or game reviews. And i think you are wrong, Tech Tv has some great shows, such as big thinkers, fresh gear etc. maybe you are just desensitised due to your advanced knowledge /sarcasm

Re:Something good on G4TechTv (2, Funny)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788634)

so.. they make a NERD SHOW not aimed at NERDS?

what's the point?

Re:Something good on G4TechTv (2, Insightful)

chrispl (189217) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788722)

And on top of that several of the hosts on TSS are actively promoting Linux and OSS to "the masses" every day.

I think its great when they are warning people about the latest MS bug, and note that the open source alternative is uneffected... then they cut to a microsoft commercial! Have to get some damage control in during the breaks I guess.

Re:Something good on G4TechTv (1)

zaffir (546764) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788892)

Icons is one of my favorite shows on the channel.

It seems that the shows that feature interviews with people in the gaming industry are always my favorites - Filter and Icons being the two regular ones, as well as the "Road to G-Phoria."

Invent This was one of my favorites from TechTV, and i'm glad it carried over. Too bad the same didn't happen for Big Thinkers.

XPlay is a show that hasn't changed its basic form, and is still pretty good. The reviews are solid, the hosts know what they're talking about and don't pull any punches when it comes to reviewing, and Morgan is easy on the eyes.

I'm hoping for the Screen Savers to turn quality after they get going in LA.

I made sure to set up a Tivo season pass for Icons, XPLay, and Filter.

DooM (1, Redundant)

Kleedrac2 (257408) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788494)

You know this is one of those games I can never seem to get out of my system. I've bought the game at least 7 times and I still bought that "Collector's Edition" they did a couple years back. I play DooM Legacy (best linux port I've seen.) And I think I still have DooM95 installed on my wife's XP box. What is it that keeps me coming back for more of this game over and over again? Why can't I let this game go? Anywho I'm torrenting this file from 3DGamers and appreciate whoever brought this up as I lost TechTV in my recent move. If anyone knows of a better DooM client than DooM Legacy please send me a link as I still play DooM at least once a week!

Kleedrac

Re:DooM (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788525)

zdoom [zdoom.org] and zdaemon [zdaemon.org] are less bloated than doom legacy and are generally better.

Re:DooM (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788862)

Bah. Get prboom [sourceforge.net] . 1600x1200 OpenGL Doomy Goodness.

Re:DooM (1)

TheScorpion420 (760125) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788533)

Try This [doomsdayhq.com] you need the Doom wad files, well actually there is a engine for all the ID Games up to Hexen I think. Its pretty cool, open source, uses open GL, has thing like actual lighting effects, the rockets and plasma rifle light up the hallways as you blast an imp or 12. Have fun defineately worth a download if you have the wads!

Re:DooM (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788577)

I think I still have DooM95 installed on my wife's XP box.

Yeah buddy, you keep telling yourself that a) you're married and b) you don't run Windows.

More Mirrors (5, Informative)

scifience (674659) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788498)

I've put up a mirror of this, here:
http://www.scifience.com/g4_icons_doom3-hi.zip [scifience.com]
My mirror will be live at about 9:40AM EDT; I am uploading the file now at 1000KB/s.

FilePlanet also has this:
http://www.fileplanet.com/files/140000/143505.shtm l [fileplanet.com]

So does FileFront:
http://files.filefront.com/3469815;/pub2/Doom%203/ Media/Videos%20and%20Trailers/ [filefront.com]

Re:More Mirrors (1)

pHatidic (163975) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788598)

http://www.scifience.com/g4_icons_doom3-hi.zip

This is not the mirror we're looking for. You may go about your business. Move along, Move along.

Re:More Mirrors (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788706)

http://sixpack.alldas.org/g4_icons_doom3-hi.zip
w orks just fine .us

http://mirror.alldas.org/g4_icons_doom3-hi.zip
seems to be pretty OK for .EU ppl :)

Re:More Mirrors (5, Informative)

noisehole (300584) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788758)

spare your bandwidth
torrent [66.90.75.92]

currently:
seeds: 5 seen now, plus 0.982 distributed copies
peers: 9 seen now, 34.8% done at 378.8 kB/s

Re:More Mirrors (1)

zerocool^ (112121) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789291)

Is anyone else having a problem where the movies are *really* jerky?

bittorrent (1)

grappo666 (798306) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788500)

firs time bittorrent worked fast for me.

Cacodaemon (1)

Rouven (515895) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788501)

You also get to see the revamped Cacodaemon a.k.a. The Tomato, which now looks like the aliens in Invaders from Mars [imdb.com]

MIRROR on Gbit Server (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788502)

g4_icons_doom3-hi.zip [gamershell.com] on 1Gbit/s Server :) Get it while its hot!

Re:MIRROR on Gbit Server (1)

HarbV7.0 (789071) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788734)

w00t! Thanks! Damn that's a fast dnload... I was trying to get it from fileplanet and was prepared to go do my laundry and *maybe* it's be done then.

Re:MIRROR on Gbit Server (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788774)

Thanks! Greatly appreciate the link.

I really hate dealing with all these convoluted file download systems out there, especially the asshat ones that make you log in.

history of dooom (4, Insightful)

spacerodent (790183) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788505)

Doom is such an integral part of gaming history. How many of you played it as your first game? How many of you remember the first modding tools? Or the joys of downloading your first TC? Anyone remember Aliens TC by Justin Fisher? That mod had better atmosphere and gameplay than most comercial games I've played. Fourty or fifty years down the line I bet our kids look back on doom as the Model T of PC gaming.

Re:history of dooom (1)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788557)

Bah! You young'uns no nothing about gaming! In my day Id software was synonymous with Commander Keen and we liked it that way! No fancy, shmancy three-dee thingymabobs! No siree! We had 2D platform scrollers about toddlers who saved the galaxy after bedtime! That was a *real* in-game storyline! No B.S. about a "Space Marine" saving the moons of Mars. What the heck is a "Space Marine" anyway? Bah, you kids. No imagination, none at all.

Re:history of dooom (1)

Moonbird (625445) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788638)

Personally, I always felt Quake was much more influental. This was the game that brought us true 3d, play-over-internet, a good mouse-look, later on hardware-accelerated smooth graphics, ...

Re:history of dooom (1)

julesh (229690) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788795)

Yeah, but Quake wouldn't have been what it was without Doom being written first. Quake was intentionally written as the successor to Doom, and practically all the new features in it were ways around limitations that people felt were the worst problems with Doom.

Re:history of dooom (1)

Jeranon (184097) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788686)

How many of you played it as your first game?

Alright, who feels old?

Re:history of dooom (1)

julesh (229690) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788806)

Alright, who feels old?

Yeah, that'll be me. My first game was a Defender clone called 'Parsec' which ran on the TI-99/4A.

Doom wasn't released for another - what? 10 years?

Re:history of dooom (2, Informative)

I(rispee_I(reme (310391) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789394)

oh, hell yes, Parsec! Also, I remember competing with my old school crew for the top score in TI Invaders, a shameless space invaders copy. If you go back that far, you probably already know that the TI-99/4A is emulated on numerous platforms [harmlesslion.com] anyone for a round of hunt the wumpus?

Re:history of dooom (1)

Night Goat (18437) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789013)

Hear, hear. My first game, as far as I can remember, was either Asteroids at the airport my dad worked at, or PacMan at Pizza Hut. And of course there was Chuck E. Cheese.

Re:history of dooom (1)

LostCauz (121686) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788757)

my first game was on my atari 2600, i dont remember which game it was though, either pong, warlords, or pole position...

Re:history of dooom (1)

crivens (112213) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788787)

Pffft! I remember ASCII golf on some ancient machine at a friend's place. Mono ASCII video!

Re:history of dooom (3, Funny)

back_pages (600753) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788950)

First game? Are you old enough to drive? I was born in 1980 and my first computer game was on a Vic-20. DooM as the Model-T of PC gaming? Are you watching Nickelodeon as you type? Over Christmas my much younger brother asked me what "Atari" was and couldn't believe that there were video games before the Playstation. Maybe you two could hang out.

.torrent available (5, Informative)

zaphod.nu (100500) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788506)

There is a torrent available here [66.90.75.92] .

Re:.torrent available (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788983)

Too bad the server can't even handle the torrent load.

My Doom History (5, Interesting)

mfh (56) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788507)

- First played doom on a 486 at my buddy's place
- His mother had to kick me out after playing on the family computer for 8 hours at a time
- Could not afford a system that could run Doom
- Finally got a p100 and bought Quake
- Headfirst into the mod community
- Made levels for Quake, Q2, Q3
- Mods include Thunderwalker 2, Allstar2 CTF, Painkeep Arena
- Invented Doom for Columbine that will likely never see the light of day (for obvious reasons)
- Decided to design Doom 3 mod tenatively called "Doom 3 Bloopers" where we have some fun modding the orginal game
- Still can't afford a computer that can play latest Doom Game

Re:My Doom History (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788737)

I mean, YOU KNOW you are a geek if you post something on Slashdot called: "My Doom History".

It's also nice to tell the kids later. Uncle 'mfc', tell uss again about your doom history. Imagine the children hanging onto your lips as you describe your skills with the chainsaw in every detail.

Re:My Doom History (1)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789302)

Well, if I'd be a kid today, or maybe a kid 20-30 years from now, I would certainly be interested in hearing a little about the experiences from first-generation FPS players. For the same reason a car enthusiast would be interested today in hearing about some stories from a 70 year old about how it was to have real old cars back then. I mean -- imagine how different the games will be then. Doom might almost be like Pong in 30 years. :-)

Re:My Doom History (1)

travdaddy (527149) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788869)

More details on those mods please! Especially Doom for Columbine and Doom 3 Bloopers. Just curious.

Re:My Doom History (3, Interesting)

mfh (56) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789105)

> More details on those mods please! Especially Doom for Columbine and Doom 3 Bloopers. Just curious.

Doom for Columbine was in pre design for some time over at Sourceforge. We were going to try and do something to show that violent video games were not the cause of violent actions, but it was stupid to think that this would mean anything to anyone, and it was going to be far too difficult to do it in a tasteful way so that the victims families of the Columbine tragedy would not be hurt.

We tried several different designs out in concepts and none of them panned out. We looked at doing a mod where the main character was an undercover FBI agent trying to crack down on school gangs, and while it sounded good on paper, the display of extreme school violence still would have upset the families of the victims.

The other approach was to do a kind of nonviolent game where your goal was to obtain reputation by pranking different people in the school, but it seemed off-topic to do that, when the results of Columbine were so clear. Two students decided to wage war on their peers as a way of getting even for years of abuse. It was a tragedy that I think isn't too far in the history to warrant a mod using the game blamed for the violence in the first place.

Looking back, I would have liked to do a realistic Doom/Columbine mod that enabled people to go on shooting rampages in a school setting. This may sound outrageous, but we believed that the mod might enable students to get out some of their daily frustrations in a fairly realistic setting, before actually going as far as really killing students. The problem we faced was that of liability; if a student played our mod and decided they it was a good idea to start really killing students (you know, used free will) then there existed the possibility that we could be held responsible -- not that we should legally be held responsible for someone else's actions, but it would be a messy situation.

I guess our rights to do a mod using the Columbine theme exist, but we're not sure how to proceed with that. Suggestions are welcome if you want to see this mod made.

Meanwhile, because we're nerds, we've been looking at doing a bloopers mod for Doom 3, to make fun of the serious and scary theme Id Software spent millions putting together. Why? Because I think it will be easy enough to pull off without having any models people onboard. We can use existing models to create the mod, and as you may know it takes quite a bit of time to do even one Doom 3 model, let alone animate the damn thing. Plus, my experience tells me that models people are the least reliable type of team member because they generally get snapped up for big bucks when they are any good, thus leaving free projects desolate of talent above the age of 15.

The bloopers could be a total rewrite of the Doom 3 game, but by fouling up the script and making the levels dysfunctional. I think it would be funny as hell if chainsaw weilding enemies dropped their weapons during a crucial cutscene, or someone turned on the lights when a really scary part of the game came up. Or if the guys forgot or messed up their lines in the game...

The greatest need on that kind of project would be for voice talent. I could easily program all the events by simply changing and rearranging the scripted events. The dialog would be pretty damn funny and I could write most of it myself. Level alterations, I could do too.

Since I've been in the mod community, I've noticed that you just can't rely on people to work hard at something, unless they've got a good reason to.

The negative press we received for Doom for Columbine overshadowed what we were trying to do with it. It made it so it wasn't going to be fun to make that kind of mod. The negative press stole away any desire I might have had to do something with Columbine. But I really think a bloopers mod would be fun as hell to do, and it would be played by everyone if it was hilarious enough. Plus I wouldn't have to rely on *anyone* to do a Doom 3 bloopers mod, because I wouldn't really be changing or adding art to the game. Obviously it would be much better if we could get some models people onboard and some artists -- but I'm not holding my breath. If you know anyone who wants to participate, contact me HERE [zenbuzz.org] .

Re:My Doom History (1)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789235)

Could not afford a system that could run Doom

When I was at this stage, we solved it by playing on the school's computers. I fondly remember all long... *cough* school days. :-)

Of course we were thrown out a couple of times and soon got a bad reputation (our class happened to be the worst abusers of school resources), so was it really worth it...?

Hell yes!

The title... (1)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788523)

...makes it sound like they're talking about the long-forgotten Hollywood deal that would have made Doom into a blockbuster movie. Of course, like many game related movies, it went nowhere. In fact, the plans were changed to a "Quake Movie" after several years of negotiations. That also went nowhere.

My guess is that the only reason why Tomb Raider was made into a (bad) movie, was because the opportunity for *cough* "eye candy" was so much higher. Not that it mattered in the end. Jolie was nothing like the Lara Croft we were expecting. They might as well have made a Doom movie with a grunt in a push-up bra! ;)

"That also went nowhere" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788568)

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Re:The title... (1)

barrywardell (775445) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788790)

Funny you mention that. I just saw something on TV earlier today, with The Rock talking about how he is currently working on the Doom movie!

Can't rtfa w/o link (1)

datadriven (699893) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788537)

The new website is SO bad. Doom III [g4techtv.com]

History of Doom, eh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788560)

Let's see...

DOOM is released in 1994

DOOM is replaced by the faster, better, more engrossing quake in 1995

DOOM, along with its' sequels, is released to the $9 bargain bins in 1997, where it languishes to this day

Oh yeah, open source someting something; who cares? It's not like they Open Sourced the wad or anything important.

Re:History of Doom, eh? (4, Interesting)

shplorb (24647) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788647)

You've got your dates off by a year there!

Doom was released in 1993
Doom II was released in 1994
Quake was released in 1996

Re:History of Doom, eh? (1)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788764)

were you born in 1996 or just had your eyes closed through the 90's?

ComcasTechTV (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788563)

It's obvious that Comcast sees no future in "tech", but instead sees all the money going into video games. Thus, they bought TechTV and merged it into their own G4. TechTV lost everything but a few shows... which are being "G-Phorized", moving to L.A. If you notice, the screen savers before being pulled until Sept 7 when their move to L.A. is complete, lost a lot of the confidence that they had before. Hopefully G4TechTV ratings will sink to below what the TechTV ratings were, and someone at comcast will get a clue. Loud people playing first shooters take up about 60% of the day. ALL of the news (except the screen savers) is gaming news.

G4 sucks (2, Insightful)

MacFury (659201) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788610)

I used to watch TechTV quite often...atleast it was one of the few channels that I did watch other than comedy centrral and the history channel. Now I don't watch it. Who the hell wants to watch someone else play games to B grade music and video that has as much production value as a middle school class project...

Why must they destroy everything likable in the world...

For those of us with TVs... (1)

John Harrison (223649) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788565)

When is it going to be on TV?

Re:For those of us with TVs... (1)

HarbV7.0 (789071) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788751)

What's this thong you talk about called TV? I've heard of such a think yet have not experienced it... Can I download it? AH yes, I think I remember hearing about something once called iTv. That's Mac for you, always on the bleeding edge...

Damnit (2, Funny)

Lisandro (799651) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788572)

I think i'll just bash my head to the wall until i fall in a coma. That will help me get through these two weeks.

The wait is killing me!

"What are we gonna do tonight?" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788591)

"The same thing we do every night. Overdose on codiene and get buggered in a turkish bathhouse.

Books (2, Funny)

bcwizard (590746) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788596)

Let's not forget those great Doom books [amazon.com] !

Re:Books (2, Informative)

Man of E (531031) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788874)

And of course, don't forget the DOOM comic! [doomworld.com]

Interesing comments from Carmack (2, Interesting)

agingGeek (625969) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788608)

Alright, I will probably be modded down for this, but I still find it interesting as it validates something that I said about 2-3 years ago. Carmack stated on Icons:Doom that Doom was being developed with the Xbox in mind. They commented about having known before hand what the specifications and capabilities of the machine would be. We've seen the poor ports, and simpler interfaces, and now there is proof that even the best developers are curtailing themselves in order to keep things in line with the lowest common denominator. While this isn't necessarily a bad thing, it could sign the end of some mainstream PC style games. In particular, I have never truly enjoyed the sloppy, slow controls of FPS on consoles, nor have I ever enjoyed playing an rts on a console. Hopefully, if such a trend does occur, there will be a new movement of indies to come out and fill the void that could be created.

Re:Interesing comments from Carmack (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788712)

you know what asshole - stop making posts that show your awareness of the moderation system. you want to make a fucking comment, make the fucking comment. don't preface your post by saying, "oh - well a moderator will probably dislike this and mod it down but then another one will come along and like it and mod it up but eventually, after a few rounds of this, this comment will end up at '+2 Stupid Fuckstain'."

you're a douchebag. i didn't even bother reading the rest of your comment and i am sure others did the same. isn't the point of posting here to get people to read your opinion and respond? enough with the moderation nonsense. just fucking say what you've got to say and let the score fall where it will, you dicklicking fuck.

hopefully, if you stop eating shit, there will be a new movement of you out of your parent's basement.

FUCK YOU!!!

sincerely,
rob "taco-fuckstick" malda

Re:Interesing comments from Carmack (1)

agingGeek (625969) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788727)

I might have taken that well thought out post to heart if it weren't filled with such hypocrisy Mr Anonymous Coward...

Re:Interesing comments from Carmack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788750)

how was it filled with hypocrisy? [this should be amusing.]

Re:Interesing comments from Carmack (1)

agingGeek (625969) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788895)

Posting a flame regarding posts that contain self-awareness of the moderation system as an anonymous coward is hipocrisy. If you weren't afraid of being moderated for it, you'd have logged in to post it.

Re:Interesing comments from Carmack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788990)

Or I merely don't give enough of a shit about Slashdot to have an account. How about that one Einstein?

Yeah, that's it dumbass. I don't have a fucking Slashdot account, you moron. So there was no hypocrisy in my post, as I have proved, and therefore you should take my advice to heart - dicklicker. Goddammit, you are stupid.

Re:Interesing comments from Carmack (1)

agingGeek (625969) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789091)

Intriguing. You care so little, yet you post flames commanding the type of content that should be allowed. You care so little, yet you post three times in the span of an hour and 5 minutes. You care so little, yet you continue to read and reply on Slashdot instead of spending your time doing something you care more about. One more thing, not having an account makes the post more hypocritical, not less.

Re:Interesing comments from Carmack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9789264)

How does not having an account make it more hypocritical?

And believe me, making a few anonymous posts does not prove that I "care", tough guy.

By the way, I never said your stupid little mod comments should not be allowed - I said you shouldn't bother with them.

Re:Interesing comments from Carmack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788735)

Xbox wasn't even out when they started development, and at that time, Xbox was pretty damn good as far as graphics are concerned. So I'm not surprised at all that it is the lowest common denominator.

Video playback problems. (1)

Zorilla (791636) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788614)

I checked out the videos this morning. Anyone else notice the weird frame advance problem that causes the video to go back one frame every few frames? It gets into sync every once in a while for about a second, then goes back out. That was on Windows Media Player 9, the one most likely to play it back properly.

Re:Video playback problems. (1)

slavetrade55 (444917) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788624)

Yeah, winamp's doing it to me too.

Re:Video playback problems. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788627)

Use a real media player [videolan.org]

Re:Video playback problems. (1)

I(rispee_I(reme (310391) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789467)

I tried downloading a real media player [real.com] , but my hard drive vomited all over my cable modem.

What? (0, Troll)

tarballedtux (770160) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788747)

Did anyone notice that everyone was pronouncing the ID in ID software as a word, instead if individual letters. "eye-D" I thought that was always the right way to say it. It's like pronouncing router as "rooter", it's just stupid and shows the type of people who made that video.

Re:What? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788788)

Yer maw, while eee-ID might be wrong, "rooter" is a perfectly acceptable pronunciation for the rest of the world.

Re:What? (1)

Coming soon! (767296) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789057)

There's a rest of the world? What for?

Re:What? (2, Informative)

LostCauz (121686) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788801)

I think this commenent was a joke...but...

It is pronounced as a word, because it is a word:
In Freudian theory, the division of the psyche that is totally
unconscious and serves as the source of instinctual impulses
and demands for immediate satisfaction of primitive needs.

It's not "eye-D"

and uh...router can be pronounced either way.

Re:What? (1)

Alioth (221270) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788828)

What's wrong with pronouncing router 'rooter'? After all, you don't say 'Get your kicks on rawt sixty-six' - it's pronounced 'root'.

Re:What? (1)

julesh (229690) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788883)

It's like pronouncing router as "rooter", it's just stupid

Huh? I take it by this comment you believe I should change my pronunciation of the piece of networking kit that routes (according to the COED, this is pronounced 'roots') packets to 'rowter', which is the way the name of the woodworking tool that routs holes in pieces of wood is usually pronounced, thus creating even more confusion by making the words homophones as well as homonyms.

No thanks.

Re:What? (0, Redundant)

Mitleid (734193) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788992)

Ummm, as far as I know, if it was pronounced "id", they were doing it right. To the best of my knowledge, id Software gets their name from the Freudian concept referred to as the id. A definition from dictionary.com:

id, n; In Freudian theory, the division of the psyche that is totally unconscious and serves as the source of instinctual impulses and demands for immediate satisfaction of primitive needs.

So, unless id has changed their name over the years, I guess technically the show had it right.

Re:What? (1)

Morky (577776) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789209)

Wow, you really need to get off the computer and hit the books. Unless you're, like, 12. Then it's ok.

Took G4TechTV Off my dial (1)

adzoox (615327) | more than 10 years ago | (#9788768)

I gave G4 TechTV a few eeks before deciding to take it completely off my dial. Both networks were already lacking, but at at least TechTV had shows I cared to see.

The G4 content is a bore. It's a fill of porn stars and games and how the two relate.

I ended my extended cable tier three weeks ago and wrote Charter a letter about my thoughts.

Anybody know of a way to get this - other than G4 - because I'm mildly interested if I run out of Tivo content.

GN-AA (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9788868)

burea0cratic and a prod0ctivity 4.1BSD product,

signed cd. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9789021)

yeah, i think its about time for my signed doomII CD to hit good ol' ebay. More than enough people foaming at the mouth over the doom series now.

-C-

ID software...how do you say the name? (1)

NeoSkandranon (515696) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789022)

I notice on the clip that they call the company "Id softare" rather than "eye-dee". I have never heard anyone actually say it the first way before...which is correct?

Re:ID software...how do you say the name? (3, Informative)

LMCBoy (185365) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789194)

Rhymes with "lid". It's from the three parts of the mind in psychology (ego, superego, and id)
(IANAP).

Re:ID software...how do you say the name? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9789208)

The way the members of the company pronounce it is correct...

Re:ID software...how do you say the name? (2, Insightful)

Peter Cooper (660482) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789253)

I know, this is shocking, I (and everyone I know) have always said ID as two separate letters. Always a shock when you learn the 'real' pronunciation for something. Just like when I found out 'jif' was the official pronounciation for GIF.. which really makes no bloody sense.

Re:ID software...how do you say the name? (1)

NeoSkandranon (515696) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789352)

Figures, I only know one person out of dozens who pronunces GIF with a j sound too

Re:ID software...how do you say the name? (1)

SphericalCrusher (739397) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789275)

You mean ifSoftware? ;) And yeah, it's pronounced either "II DD Software" or "IDD Software" kind of like "It Software," but with a D in replace of the It.

Same old * 2? (2, Insightful)

DThorne (21879) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789026)

I'll probably buy the game, yadda yadda, but *man* I find these games built around technology instead of story reek. So they hired a scifi writer? Big whoops - in the quickie excerpts I saw sad ripoffs of Alien(1-4), Blade 2, and they're even *obviously* ripping off the feel of Half Life. Yup, ID has always been about blowing things up, but it holds my interest for about a week. Instead of getting all worked up about poly counts(what made their jaws drop in 2002 are now common technology displays nowadays), would it hurt them to do something original again, like Doom 1?

I was around when all the Dooms came out, I was playing till the wee hours of the morning like everyone else...these guys are a part of gaming history, make no mistake. Watching these movies, I sorta felt like I was watching the Stones or Rush..."geez - you guys are *still* doing the same thing?".

They just have louder speakers...

DT

Every gamer? (2, Insightful)

Peter Cooper (660482) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789272)

In the video some guy says 'every gamer' is desperate to get their hands on Doom 3. This may generally be true of PC gamers, but I have some pretty savvy non-PC friends who get all the latest Xbox and PS2 games who've never heard of Doom (or, at least, may have screwed with Doom on the PCs back at school, but have no idea there's a number 3 due out). I think we tend to overrate ourselves here in the PC sphere..

Re:Every gamer? (1)

rd_syringe (793064) | more than 10 years ago | (#9789349)

or, at least, may have screwed with Doom on the PCs back at school, but have no idea there's a number 3 due out

Believe me, after it comes out, they'll know about it.

/. should post torrent links on the front page! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9789313)

This is a case where the /. effect is actually beneficial to the downloader.

How is this a movie debut? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9789412)

Sounds more like some crappy TV show.
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