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Making of DOOM 3

Much-Anticipated Doom 3 Finally Complete (thanks HomeLAN Fed) is an AP article on the now-complete shooter. Also, Shacknews has word that some of the id guys will be burning some midnight oil at tonight's Best Buy dealie in Plano (story). Finally, The Age of Doom on the Time Magazine Website has an article from the quintessential mainstream publication on the production behind DOOM 3. The article also offers some history behind the original DOOM in a look at the early days at id, a bit on what the new game is like, an analysis of the economics involved, and the opinion that hardcore gaming has indeed gone mainstream:

Although conventional wisdom has it that games like id's appeal to just a narrow, nerdy hard-core subculture, they're actually wildly popular. Even before Doom 3 hits stores, 6 of the top 10 computer games in June were hard core. And two other games of that ilk, Halo 2 and Half-Life 2, are expected to post big numbers later this year. Universal Pictures has a Doom movie set to film in Prague this winter, with producer John Wells of such respectable fare as ER and The West Wing attached. (The Rock reportedly has his sights set on the starring role.) The hard core has become the mainstream. This isn't a subculture, it's a culture.

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31. I love it... i really do... Aug 3, 2004, 06:00 Theo

Well, i've been playing doom3 a few hours now, what can i say? This is 100% the most scarey experiance i have EVER had in a computer game.

I understand what people are complaining about, there is NOTHING that is inovative in this game, gameplay wise.. nothing at all, but on a personal level i did not want there to be. I didn't like alot of the "inovative" games, i dont like games with 2 much choice, or more to the point, i dont like shooters that are 2 complicated. i like them to be simple run and gun affairs. One reason i loved serious sam...

the best thing so far about doom3 for me is the atmosphere, ive screamed so many times, ive jumped so many times. ive held my breath, at a door, took a deep gulp of air and dissapeared in to a room, fearing what i will find there.

I really do feel a bit like leutenant hicks in aliens, i am scared, i dont like this, but i am gonna have to get through it. the games like a drug, it keeps calling me back.

But i do understand the people that want more than run and gun, and why they are dissapointed, its nothing new, but in terms of what id set out to do, i think it does it really well.

thanks to id, i am really enjoying it, whenever i am bored and i dont know what to do, and just want to kill time, i usually fire up quake1, i like the fact its simple, and that i can just run and gun... i think i might finally shelf my copy of quake1, for me, doom3 is the new quake1.


PS: outdoor areas, there are not a lot of these, but the ones that are thre are awsome, i am looking forward to see what other teams do with the engine as well.

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