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Old 04-06-2012, 07:11 AM   #1
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John Romero's About to Make You His Bitch Again


John Romero is planning to develop a new FPS. Eurogamer has the details:

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John Romero, the veteran developer and id Software founder who helped create FPS touchstones like Quake, Doom and Wolfenstein, is planning a return to the genre in which he made his name.

Romero, who's currently CEO of social game studio Loot Drop, Inc., told Eurogamer that although he hasn't formally started work on the project he has the design nailed down.

"Yes, I'm definitely going to be making another shooter and it will be on PC first," he explained.

"I don't want to talk about the details but I already know what it is. I've already kind of designed the thing and it's pretty cool - though of course, I am going to say that. I think it's a neat design, I haven't seen the design anywhere else."
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:25 AM   #2
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Daikatana. He used up all the credit he had with me with that one title.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:30 AM   #3
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Daikatana. He used up all the credit he had with me with that one title.
Yeah, same here. I have no faith in his ability to produce a game. He overspent at his last development shop and ran it into the ground.

The fact that people keep bringing up Doom and Quake as his credentials is pretty sad, too. He's got nothing of value in the last 15 years.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:39 AM   #4
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Perhaps it is some sort of katana, only enhanced* with more dai

*may not contain actual enhancement
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:58 AM   #5
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What if Daikatana was a colossal aberration and this one really is good?

Nah.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:00 AM   #6
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Scooby Doo themed MMORPG FPS? Facebook/ Rubik's Cube (the tv show, not the cube) themed hybrid RTS FPS? It has to be something uber cool.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:03 AM   #7
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I will wait and give him a chance. I want to see this "concept" before I make judgement. Everyone has had failures in career... its not the end. Even Steve Jobs ran NEXT into the ground...believe me.. I was there. I also worked with him when he founded Pixar. I am not saying he is Steve Jobs but everyone has ups and downs. Romero MAY pull something out of his hat.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:05 AM   #8
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Great headline! I remember that ad in PC Gamer and wondering who the hell he was.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:20 AM   #9
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Unless he can replicate the awesomeness of Doom or the original Quake, I'm not interested.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:29 AM   #10
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He still makes games?
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:10 AM   #11
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He still makes games?
Not in the last 15 years or so. Anyone stupid enough to give this fool money gets the failure they deserve.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:14 AM   #12
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The "Stormy Weather" article the Texas Observer ran back in 1999 about Ion Storm is still must reading for stuff related to Romero. If you don't know anything about the background, or want to know more, this is highly recommended:

http://www.dallasobserver.com/1999-0...tormy-weather/
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:16 AM   #13
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Any skills he did have are now out of date anyway, so... yea...

What I don't get is why massive fuckup leaders get to go lead something else after they fail. You see it all the time with CEOs running companies into the ground and then going and getting another 10 million a year gig at a competitor. If we as a society are going to have this super wealthy class then when they fail they need to get kicked the fuck out and someone new needs a shot.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:36 AM   #14
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Not in the last 15 years or so. Anyone stupid enough to give this fool money gets the failure they deserve.
If he tries to do a Kickstarter I'm going to demand the $5 I paid for Daikatana back.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:37 AM   #15
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Orphiuchus: The reason is most people are sheep. They don't have the ability or the balls to start a company or take risk.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:39 AM   #16
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Daikatana. He used up all the credit he had with me with that one title.
Oh come on Daikatana is not that.....


Nevermind


I dunno, maybe he can pull something out of his ass this time.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:51 AM   #17
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the best news is news about nothing. "i'm not making a game, but i've been thinking about making a game". wooah, wow.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:56 AM   #18
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Can we get bitchx and flamethrower back too? I'm all in! I miss the vicious gamer rumor mill and the grist Ramero and ion storm gave it.
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We need to set up a Kickstopper for this game!
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:57 AM   #20
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Orphiuchus: The reason is most people are sheep. They don't have the ability or the balls to start a company or take risk.
Also, a significant portion of the time (there are exceptions, like Trump) when someone like that screws up, its a mistake they learn from, and are significantly less likely to make again.

Romero only fell so far because he had risen so far. It's logical to assume he can rise that far again, or at least part-way.

Also, someone already made what Daikatana should have been, and they called it Demon's Souls. If any game out there made you it's bitch, it was that one.
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