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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Re: NOOOO
Aug 5, 2004, 20:45
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Re: NOOOO Aug 5, 2004, 20:45
Aug 5, 2004, 20:45
 
I can't believe no one has seen who the real star should be. Bruce Campbell, people. Hell, we already know he knows how to use a shotgun and a chainsaw. And he's got the great one-liners down to a 'T'. Hail to the the king, baby!

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Re: I love it... i really do...
Aug 3, 2004, 17:25
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Re: I love it... i really do... Aug 3, 2004, 17:25
Aug 3, 2004, 17:25
 
Dialouge in Doom?? bah!!!

If you are are going to refer to "Dialogue", and use of it, at least spell it right.

Final Fantasy and Resident Evil were both pretty good. Final Fantasy really isnt based on the game at all, it just shares a name.


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Re: I love it... i really do...
Aug 3, 2004, 13:45
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Re: I love it... i really do... Aug 3, 2004, 13:45
Aug 3, 2004, 13:45
 
Yeah,

Perhaps my first post sounded like I didn't like the game. I love the game for what it is... which is to say Halo Weapons, Resident Evil Action/Gore, Half Life Intro, Doom Monsters, and Doom-Like Story line.

Of course, it will never be like Doom, the way we all remember it, but this is a new direction they are taking it and will make for a much better movie... at least it is the most interactive script I have ever seen!

There are some missed aspects to the game that I am not sure why id decided to over-look those, because they are things that made Doom... well... Doom.

The game is great if the first description I wrote in this reply make you curious or you liked all of the games I mentioned (duh)... but Doom it is not... not the way it was.

-Shadow

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Re: Box office poison
Aug 3, 2004, 10:27
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Re: Box office poison Aug 3, 2004, 10:27
Aug 3, 2004, 10:27
 
How about cast no one; make the lead a first person perspective! heh

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Re: Box office poison
Aug 3, 2004, 10:19
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Re: Box office poison Aug 3, 2004, 10:19
Aug 3, 2004, 10:19
 
Actually, 'twas Steven Seagal that died and Kurt Russell was in the rest of the movie. Executive Decision it was...Something about a plane being hijacked...

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Re: Box office poison
Aug 3, 2004, 10:15
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Re: Box office poison Aug 3, 2004, 10:15
Aug 3, 2004, 10:15
 
Uh, hasn't Kurt Russell already died at the beginning of movie to throw off the crowd?

Edit: I think Steven Seagal was in it.
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Re: Box office poison
Aug 3, 2004, 10:13
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Re: Box office poison Aug 3, 2004, 10:13
Aug 3, 2004, 10:13
 
Why not!

Imagine Bruce as a disgruntled ex-marine security guard on duty at the UAC corp mars facility, bitching about the bland rustiness, and the eggheads...and how "its a living"..... Then all hell breaks loose. yippee kye ay

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Aug 3, 2004, 10:13
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Aug 3, 2004, 10:13
 
"You're not supposed to bind mouse1 to quickload"

I looked at that... and looked at that... and then I just started laughing and can't stop...

I'm tired... I played all night:P

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Re: Box office poison
Aug 3, 2004, 10:08
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Re: Box office poison Aug 3, 2004, 10:08
Aug 3, 2004, 10:08
 
Bah. By suggesting such names you make it sound like Doom needs to have a plot or that we even need to see the doom guy's face. Just put them on Mars, have the crusty but fair sergeants get killed in the first few minutes (that could be a big name actor in a bit role to throw off the crowd -- I'm thinking Kurt Russell), then it's just two hours of watching that poor sap of a marine avoiding death.

Dialouge in Doom?? bah!!!

Most important: every so often go first person on the camera view. Not the whole time but just once in a while.
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Box office poison
Aug 3, 2004, 10:04
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Box office poison Aug 3, 2004, 10:04
Aug 3, 2004, 10:04
 
The only ones not mentioned I can recall are Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat (x3) and Final Fantasy. I hope none of those is the one you thought was pretty good.

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BRUCE TEH DEWM GUY!
Aug 3, 2004, 09:57
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BRUCE TEH DEWM GUY! Aug 3, 2004, 09:57
Aug 3, 2004, 09:57
 
If Bruce Willis weren't old, I think he'd make a good Doom guy.

I think he'd be perfect... He always plays the reluctant hero, and in my opinion usually does a great job.

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Re: Yup
Aug 3, 2004, 09:56
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Re: Yup Aug 3, 2004, 09:56
Aug 3, 2004, 09:56
 
You're not supposed to bind mouse1 to quickload.

lol!

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Re: Good luck...
Aug 3, 2004, 09:54
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Re: Good luck... Aug 3, 2004, 09:54
Aug 3, 2004, 09:54
 
Wing Commander Gooo Freddie~

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Re: Yup
Aug 3, 2004, 09:35
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Re: Yup Aug 3, 2004, 09:35
Aug 3, 2004, 09:35
 
That's exactly what it is. I've played about 6 hours now and I just want to finish the game. It's the same room over and over, and the same monsters, over and over and over again. Shoot me, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're not supposed to bind mouse1 to quickload.



I'm sprawled across the davenport of despair.
It's the land of the brave, and the home of the free, where the less you know the better off you'll be.
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Re: Good luck...
Aug 3, 2004, 09:33
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Re: Good luck... Aug 3, 2004, 09:33
Aug 3, 2004, 09:33
 
Hmm I thought Riddick was based on a book...what system did the video game originally come out on? I've played Escape from Butcher Bay on Xbox but that doesn't count since its based on the movie.

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Re: Good luck...
Aug 3, 2004, 09:27
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Re: Good luck... Aug 3, 2004, 09:27
Aug 3, 2004, 09:27
 
NA

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Re: Good luck...
Aug 3, 2004, 09:13
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Re: Good luck... Aug 3, 2004, 09:13
Aug 3, 2004, 09:13
 
The Rundown was a good action movie plan and simple...just don't expect superb acting when he actually has to talk but I think he's getting better at it.

I'm just praying we don't see the Doom franchise tainted from a crappy movie based on it. I mean if you look at it, how many movies based on video games are successful? Resident Evil, Mario Bros., Double Dragon, Tomb Raider to name a few. All poop IMO Can anyone name a decent video game to movie conversion? I know theres at least one but I can't recall it right now

As for who should play the Doom marine, I'd say some fairly unknown up and coming actor should play him. I really can't picture guys who can't be taken seriously as actors (Vin,the Rock etc) playing a role as serious as the Doom guy would be . To succeed this movie has to be DRIPPING with atmosphere and perspective of what it would really be like in that situation instead of a whole crapload of special CGI effects, explosions, etc (Ex: the last two Matrix movies). Heres hoping that the directors will listen to fans of DooM and not get wrapped up in their own grand vision of what Doom should be.

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Re: NOOOO
Aug 3, 2004, 07:40
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Re: NOOOO Aug 3, 2004, 07:40
Aug 3, 2004, 07:40
 
re: The Rock in DIII movie
Did anyone see Welcome To The Jungle? I thought he was very good (in action hero terms, not Oscar winning actor terms ) and especially liked the Schwarznegger cameo. I think he'd be good for the part, and might actually ensure a decent budget, decent animatronics / cgi, and a fun movie.

Was that a foreign title or something? Here in the states, it was called The Rundown. I liked it too.

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The Color of Money
Aug 3, 2004, 07:33
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The Color of Money Aug 3, 2004, 07:33
Aug 3, 2004, 07:33
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Re: I love it... i really do...too
Aug 3, 2004, 06:54
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Re: I love it... i really do...too Aug 3, 2004, 06:54
Aug 3, 2004, 06:54
 
The difference between me and those who don't like it is;
I play the game for what it is. Just a straight ordinary shooter with DAMN good graphics(I mean, it's gonna take a long time for me to finnish this game cause I'm walking slowly, looking at EVERYTHING, pipes, walls, tables, STUFF, I can look at all that cool machinery for like 10 min until I move on)

Best thing is that this game is exactly what they(id) said it would be. No monster hordes, darker, slower, etc. So why do some people expect something else?

Just follow my motto damnit!

Oh and about the doom guy, The Rock might not be that bad actually, or Vin Diesel. They are sorta young and beefy, just like the doom guy(in doom 3 he IS an NFG )

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