Romero & Hall to Midway

Computer and Video Games (thanks Shacknews) has a report up indicating that John Romero and Tom Hall, formerly of id Software and ION Storm, have hooked up at Midway, though the scant detail in the report does not make it clear whether this also means an end to their association with MonkeyStone Games. Here's a bit:
Following information received from sources close to the company, we contacted Midway earlier today and a spokesperson confirmed to us the company has employed the talents of none other than ex-id Software and ex-Ion Storm men John "Don't mention Daikatana" Romero and Tom Hall.

While the spokesperson couldn't confirm the capacity in which these industry stalwarts have been employed, inside sources have informed us that Hall will assume the role of creative director at Midway and oversee all the company's internal projects.

Romero, on the other hand, will, according to our source, re-shape the internal studio and head-up one of Midway's forthcoming games.
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Lets see now. Games Romero has worked on...

1.) Commander Keen -series-. The Commander Keen series was id softwares bread when they were starting up. There were six games (I think, wasn't there another? Can't remember now and don't have my copy of MoD around :)), all released as shareware and all successful.

2.) Doom 1 & 2. Need I say more?

3.) Quake. You could argue that Romeros levels weren't the best in Quake, but personally I found his episode to be the most enjoyable.

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Stuff which Romero worked on that was a 'disaster' - Daikatana.

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One game eh? Woah. You're right we should crucify him! Keelhaul the bastard! Make him pay for that one mistake because he said he's gonna make me his bitch *cries*

Note my sarcasm.

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