DOOM 3 Q&A, Previews

There's another DOOM 3 Q&A on GameArena talking with id Software's Tim Willits and Todd Hollenshead at the Activision Activate conference in Asia. Likewise, GameArena's DOOM 3 Preview is also online, GameSpy.com's DOOM 3 Preview has been posted, and there are DOOM 3 Single-Player Impressions on GameSpot where they also recap their session with the upcoming shooter remake as shown off by Willits and Hollenshead. They offer impressions of the gameplay and the atmosphere created by the new game engine, both of which can be found in this quote:
The flashlight is present in both single-player and multiplayer modes. It serves as an exploration tool that realistically cuts through shadows, and it also serves as a last-ditch-effort melee weapon. But if you have your flashlight in hand, you don't have any kind of decent weapon equipped. This point was driven home by the sudden appearance of another zombie, who leaped from the shadows of the heretofore strangely quiet hallway. As we dodged away from it, we watched as it lunged for us and closed its arms around thin air in a failed attempt to grab us before we blasted it. We also came to a short stairway. At the top of the stairs was a heavyset zombie who noted our presence. He then grabbed a nearby barrel and hurled it at us. We dodged the barrel, but it tumbled off to the side, and the sound of it crashing to the ground reverberated realistically around us.
Also, IGN quotes unnamed sources in reporting that "progressive metal band Tool is doing an original song for Doom 3." Update: There is yet another DOOM 3 preview on Eurogamer (thanks Frans).
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Sep 24, 2003, 11:45
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Sep 24, 2003, 11:45
 
I think it's very mean to pick on poor Barry... he was a stylin dude... about fourteen centuries ago..

They can feel free to use by selection below and, given the choice, I think these lyrics would best be used with the funky fellow's old Copacabana music:)

"At the doom-a, doom-a..a-room-aaaaaaaaaaaaah

music and passion was always a-clashinnn'

with the archvilles.... they were from heell

along came arMAR..ine to tear out their spleens

there's no point denying he aint afraid of dying

cause he's the herooooo-w... hero of the game"

I think now, it may just be time to go slash my wrists, having taken something so off topic in such a bizzare direction...

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Sep 24, 2003, 09:42
nin
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Sep 24, 2003, 09:42
nin
 
<Barry>

Oh, that Doom, Doom, Doomin' thing you do!
(pounds on piano)
Those narley creatures after you!
(more pounding on piano)

</Barry>

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Re: No subject
Sep 24, 2003, 09:36
nin
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Sep 24, 2003, 09:36
nin
 
NIN! Bah. They should use Kate Rusby for the soundtrack, that would definitely be... stupid.

I was thinking Barry Manilow, actually.

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Sep 24, 2003, 09:32
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Sep 24, 2003, 09:32
 
NIN! Bah. They should use Kate Rusby for the soundtrack, that would definitely be... stupid.

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Sep 23, 2003, 22:05
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Sep 23, 2003, 22:05
 
and if there is a hell
i meet you there

;-)

if there is a hell i will see you there...

September 23rd brings a new dawn in contemporary, heavy music…music with a conscience…KMFDM.
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Sep 23, 2003, 21:01
Enahs
 
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Sep 23, 2003, 21:01
 Enahs
 
How do you keep a Mormon from drinking all the beer on a fishing trip?

--Told to me by a Mormon when I was visiting relatives in Nebraska.

Bring two of them!

I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
- W. C. Fields
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Sep 23, 2003, 21:00
Bronco
 
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Sep 23, 2003, 21:00
 Bronco
 
There is, it is called Salt Lake City *rimshot*

How do you keep a Mormon from drinking all the beer on a fishing trip?

--Told to me by a Mormon when I was visiting relatives in Nebraska.

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Sep 23, 2003, 20:37
Enahs
 
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Sep 23, 2003, 20:37
 Enahs
 
and if there is a hell
i meet you there

There is, it is called Salt Lake City *rimshot*

I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
- W. C. Fields
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Sep 23, 2003, 18:46
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Sep 23, 2003, 18:46
 
and if there is a hell
i meet you there

;-)


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Sep 23, 2003, 16:55
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Sep 23, 2003, 16:55
 
Yeah, but you can't compare a KMFDM release to a nin release...

Asshole. Why must you taunt me?!?

Oh yeah, Back OT-> Doom3, I will buy it no matter who makes the music.

September 23rd brings a new dawn in contemporary, heavy music…music with a conscience…KMFDM.
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Sep 23, 2003, 15:58
Enahs
 
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Sep 23, 2003, 15:58
 Enahs
 
Game Spot is lame.
Quote from the article
"At the top of the stairs was a heavyset zombie who noted our presence."

Heavyset? They are being freaking politically correct, and using 5 more letters needed? They could of just said a fat zombie, god damn all the political correctness to the extreme (TM)

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Sep 23, 2003, 15:45
nin
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Sep 23, 2003, 15:45
nin
 
At least KMFDM has the decency to put out a new album every year or so.

Yeah, but you can't compare a KMFDM release to a nin release...

<nin ducks for cover.>


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Sep 23, 2003, 15:37
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Sep 23, 2003, 15:37
 
Yeah, Trent is a tease.

At least KMFDM has the decency to put out a new album every year or so.

September 23rd brings a new dawn in contemporary, heavy music…music with a conscience…KMFDM.
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Sep 23, 2003, 15:09
nin
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Sep 23, 2003, 15:09
nin
 
I am "still" waiting for some new NIN shit.

What? Those "2 pixel a day" changes to nin.com aren't good enough for you?

I agree with what meathead posted a few weeks ago. Drop the "fun with webpages" bullshit and just give us some info.

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Sep 23, 2003, 15:08
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Sep 23, 2003, 15:08
 
I read today, somewhere (it was either on CGV or PQ) that DOOM3 doesnt have cd tracks, like Quake or Quake2.

It will have some "songs" that come up on specific scenes or actions.

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Re: hmm...
Sep 23, 2003, 15:00
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Re: hmm... Sep 23, 2003, 15:00
Sep 23, 2003, 15:00
 
Can anyone say "System Shock" ?

I can!!!

System Shock

What did I win?

Seriously, I think any game should be rightfully entitled to take ideas from System Shock and incorporate them, as it can only lead to a better game. System Shock still reigns supreme where mood and sheer creepiness are concerned.

Meh, System Shock 3 done with the Doom3 Engine or the Source Engine would have excited me more than just Doom3.


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Sep 23, 2003, 14:59
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Sep 23, 2003, 14:59
 
yeah, I would prefer NIN MUCH more!

Tool might be good or something, but they are just a normal band compared to TR; if they make a song for D3 then it will be just that: a song - would TR contribute it would be a soundtrack, as he would create something outstanding in the pace of the game, and it would not be necessarily a NIN song - see his great Quake OST, his moody "knocking and scratching" fitted perfectly into the game; something I never thought of the Quake 2 OST (which I disabled)...

Damn TR for abandoning D3!


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Sep 23, 2003, 14:43
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Sep 23, 2003, 14:43
 
TOOL!!!

SH#T thats better than NIN!!.

Blasphemy... I have seen both bands live on a few occasions and IMHO NIN would blow Tool right off the stage with the energy they put out. Of course, that is like comparing apples to oranges since the two bands are so different. Don't get me wrong, I am positive Tool would do an outstanding job creating a track for Doom3 but I would prefer to hear nine inch nails.

You know, the real reason why Doom3 has been delayed is because Trent is too busy playing video games. That peckerhead has left id hanging without a soundtrack and now id is scrambling to complete the score. Blame Trent, that lazy fuck. I am "still" waiting for some new NIN shit. I hate you Trent. /sarcasm

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Re: hmm...
Sep 23, 2003, 14:32
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Re: hmm... Sep 23, 2003, 14:32
Sep 23, 2003, 14:32
 
Can anyone say "System Shock" ?

I can!!!

System Shock

What did I win?

Seriously, I think any game should be rightfully entitled to take ideas from System Shock and incorporate them, as it can only lead to a better game. System Shock still reigns supreme where mood and sheer creepiness are concerned.

Creston


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Re: Gamespot should do their HW
Sep 23, 2003, 14:30
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Re: Gamespot should do their HW Sep 23, 2003, 14:30
Sep 23, 2003, 14:30
 
#23: "... ray-casted, sprite-based world of Doom." ... "reporters" making complete asses of themselves ... shows they have no actual knowledge of what they're talking about.

Umm. Doom was raycasted.

From IEEE Spectrum http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/WEBONLY/publicfeature/aug02/id.html

For his program, Carmack simplified a technique for rendering realistic images on then high-end systems. In raycasting, as it is called, the computer draws scenes by extending lines from the player's position in the direction he or she is facing. When it strikes a surface, the pixel corresponding to that line on the player's screen is painted the appropriate color. None of the computer's time is wasted on drawing surfaces that would never be seen anyway. By only drawing walls, Carmack could raycast scenes very quickly.


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