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No DOOM 3 This Year

Though id Software basically invented the idea of using "when it's done" as a release date, and thus did not specify a release date when DOOM 3 was announced (story), many have been assuming that the game would be available for this year's holiday season (and jcal points out the DOOM 3 E3 billboard did clearly promise this year). Now a report on HomeLAN Fed cites Activision's 2003 release calendar and quarterly financial conference call to gain a bit more clarity on when to expect the highly anticipated shooter sequel. Activision admits that this matter is entirely in id's hands, but that they are not expecting the game this year, and have it "penciled" on their calendars for fiscal Q4 (Jan-March) 2004. Further actual release date delays were gleaned from the proceedings as well, including word that True Crime: Streets of LA is now due in late fall 2003 and that Rome: Total War, console Call of Duty, Quake IV, and Trinity are now all due in Fiscal 2005 (which begins April 2004).

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128. Why Play A Beta? Jul 25, 2003, 17:27 Apaullo
 
"When It's Done" is better than "When It's Done Enough". Think about it. Remember when Quake II came out... and how BUGGY it was, out of the box? How long was it between that time, and the v3.20 FINAL patch release? Same with Unreal I, perhaps an even better example.

To see what I mean, try this: Install Unreal I (the original release CD) on your system and play through 4 or 5 levels. The graphic performance, both OpenGL and D3D, are poor. The textures are different. The weapons look different. The weapons SOUND different. The game FEELS different---it's like playing a f*cking BETA, Actually, that's exactly what it was when it came out, after all that time, the first game to incorporate that new engine.

So think of it this way - Duke Nukem Forever was out a long time ago. And Doom III was out for a couple months already. Only now, the Beta testers are limited to company employees, rather than all of us.

UNREAL remains one of my favorite SP games of all time, second only to HALF-LIFE. Playing through UNREAL that first time was one of the most pleasurable gaming experiences I can remember. I'd just remember it being a lot better yet if the game was actually done, and not done "enough".

 
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  12. Jul 22, 19:29  Well that's disappointing Belly Flop
  15. Jul 22, 19:33   Re: Well that's disappointing TangledThorns
  16. Jul 22, 19:34   Re: Well that's disappointing Enahs
  21. Jul 22, 19:50    Re: Well that's disappointing Belly Flop
  23. Jul 22, 19:54     Re: Well that's disappointing Enahs
  26. Jul 22, 19:58      Re: Well that's disappointing Zha Zha Lau
  27. Jul 22, 20:01      D3 engine love Grey
  28. Jul 22, 20:04      Re: Well that's disappointing Belly Flop
  18. Jul 22, 19:38  Re: No subject Davbo
  19. Jul 22, 19:47   Nooooooooooooo World war 3
  2. Jul 22, 19:06 Oh hell naw ProdigyXL
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  3. Jul 22, 19:07 "REALLY!" The dude
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  33. Jul 22, 20:29  Re: No subject Hump
  8. Jul 22, 19:15 Yes... take your time, id! Ant
  14. Jul 22, 19:32  Re: Yes... take your time, id! Enahs
  9. Jul 22, 19:23 So... Ray Marden
  13. Jul 22, 19:30  Hehe ! jm0ris0n
  38. Jul 22, 20:45  Re: So... Bronco
  55. Jul 22, 22:47   Re: So... Vermilion
  59. Jul 22, 23:44    Re: So... Ray Marden
  58. Jul 22, 23:42   Re: So... Ray Marden
  10. Jul 22, 19:26 Ell...duh wasrad
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  22. Jul 22, 19:52   Re: LOL Asy1um
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  20. Jul 22, 19:49 i blame it on ... -=gs=-
  29. Jul 22, 20:06  Re: i blame it on ... ProdigyXL
  30. Jul 22, 20:16   Re: i blame it on ... weeds
  41. Jul 22, 20:54    Re: i blame it on ... MuteMode
  54. Jul 22, 22:37     Re: i blame it on ... Mad Max RW
  24. Jul 22, 19:56 Design Schedules are Made, not Born Tanto Edge
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  34. Jul 22, 20:31 Meh mystery8
  35. Jul 22, 20:32 Doom3 Filter
  37. Jul 22, 20:39  Re: Doom3 Steele Johnson
  40. Jul 22, 20:51   Re: Doom3 Belly Flop
  50. Jul 22, 22:16   Re: Doom3 jim
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  49. Jul 22, 22:07  Re: Doom3 Zar
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  44. Jul 22, 21:21 So whats it gonna be? Melchor
  45. Jul 22, 21:25  Re: So whats it gonna be? Lactose The Intolerant
  46. Jul 22, 21:27  Re: So whats it gonna be? Hump
  47. Jul 22, 21:32   Re: So whats it gonna be? jm0ris0n
  48. Jul 22, 21:34   Re: So whats it gonna be? eunichron
  52. Jul 22, 22:20 DX2 Blackglass
  56. Jul 22, 22:48  Re: DX2 Bunko
  68. Jul 23, 01:07  Re: DX2 Squirmer
  69. Jul 23, 01:21   delays blow Shataan
  53. Jul 22, 22:34 Dewm 3 Halsy
  60. Jul 22, 23:45 Looks like you better read up... Hellbinder
  63. Jul 23, 00:11  Re: Looks like you better read up... eunichron
  70. Jul 23, 01:23  Re: Looks like you better read up... Dark Fiber
  72. Jul 23, 02:57   Re: Looks like you better read up... MindTrigger
  73. Jul 23, 02:59    Re: Looks like you better read up... Soupkin
  77. Jul 23, 06:03   HL2 leaked? hkm
  83. Jul 23, 10:01    Re: HL2 leaked? Dark Fiber
  76. Jul 23, 05:04  Re: Looks like you better read up... Alex
  78. Jul 23, 06:06   Re: Looks like you better read up... hkm
  79. Jul 23, 06:13   Re: Looks like you better read up... vacs
  80. Jul 23, 06:59    Re: Looks like you better read up... Alex
  81. Jul 23, 07:51     Re: Looks like you better read up... vacs
  82. Jul 23, 08:33      Re: Looks like you better read up... Alex
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  62. Jul 23, 00:03  Re: Good DrEvil
  66. Jul 23, 00:48   Re: Good Camaro76
  64. Jul 23, 00:33 No subject pancreas
  84. Jul 23, 10:27  Re: No subject RegularX
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  75. Jul 23, 03:40 HL2 buzz caused D3 delay in my opinion SirAnthony
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  93. Jul 23, 14:13  Still all gravy Da-Fly
  94. Jul 23, 14:23   Re: Still all gravy Tony!!!
  95. Jul 23, 15:24    doom nukem Jobz
  97. Jul 23, 16:48     Re: doom nukem PsycSui
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  98. Jul 23, 18:34 Already played it SamBeckett
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  101. Jul 23, 19:15  Re: Already played it Dante_uk
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  111. Jul 24, 11:36     The new thought PsycSui
  112. Jul 24, 11:50      Re: The new thought nin
  113. Jul 24, 12:13      Re: The new thought Old Geezer
  115. Jul 24, 12:59       Re: The new thought PsycSui
  116. Jul 24, 13:24        Re: The new thought Old Geezer
  117. Jul 24, 20:41         Re: The new thought Enahs
  118. Jul 25, 01:01          Re: The new thought DrEvil
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  122. Jul 25, 12:09  Re: Feeling old, and im 24 kanniballl
  123. Jul 25, 12:26   Re: Feeling old, and im 24 PsycSui
  131. Jul 26, 02:27    Re: Feeling old, and im 24 Meezy
  135. Jul 26, 10:56     Re: Feeling old, and im 24 Brick
  137. Jul 26, 12:45      Re: Feeling old, and im 24 kanniballl
  138. Jul 26, 13:58       Re: Feeling old, and im 24 Brick
  139. Jul 27, 01:02       Re: Feeling old, and im 24 pancreas
  140. Jul 27, 06:11        Re: Feeling old, and im 24 DrEvil
  141. Jul 27, 07:28      Re: Feeling old, and im 24 SirAnthony
  142. Jul 27, 11:45       Re: Feeling old, and im 24 kanniballl
  144. Jul 27, 22:42        Re: Feeling old, and im 24 kyleb
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  146. Jul 28, 05:31          Re: Feeling old, and im 24 Tony!!!
  147. Jul 28, 13:08           Re: Feeling old, and im 24 ReDeeMeR
  148. Jul 28, 13:30            Re: Feeling old, and im 24 kanniballl
  153. Jul 28, 20:50             XBox and DoomIII ProdigyXL
  126. Jul 25, 14:04   Re: Feeling old, and im 24 TiberiusBlue
  127. Jul 25, 14:23    Re: Feeling old, and im 24 MindTrigger
>> 128. Jul 25, 17:27     Why Play A Beta? Apaullo
  129. Jul 25, 22:53      Re: Why Play A Beta? DrEvil
  134. Jul 26, 07:28      Re: Why Play A Beta? SirAnthony
  136. Jul 26, 10:56  Re: Feeling old, and im 24 Gus
  124. Jul 25, 13:21 Nine Inch Nails ? Thermopyle
  125. Jul 25, 13:41  Re: Nine Inch Nails ? kanniballl
  130. Jul 26, 00:35   Re: Nine Inch Nails ? pancreas
  132. Jul 26, 06:11    Re: Nine Inch Nails ? grindking
  133. Jul 26, 06:48     hi all Doomers! Bruce
  143. Jul 27, 13:46      Re: hi all Doomers! mr
  149. Jul 28, 16:53 No Doom3 this year rofl KilrathiAce
  150. Jul 28, 17:53  Re: No Doom3 this year rofl DrEvil
  151. Jul 28, 19:19 eh? denniz
  152. Jul 28, 20:03  Re: eh? ReDeeMeR
  154. Jul 28, 21:23   Re: eh? DrEvil
  155. Jul 29, 03:49    Re: eh? Animals for Crackers
  157. Jul 29, 04:08    Re: eh? SirAnthony
  158. Jul 29, 11:36     Re: eh? ReDeeMeR
  160. Jul 29, 15:32      Re: eh? DrEvil
  161. Jul 29, 15:58       Re: eh? Moog Operator
  162. Jul 29, 18:50        Re: eh? ReDeeMeR
  159. Jul 29, 11:44     Re: eh? Moog Operator
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