Daikatana

PC / Action / Release: Mar 1, 2000 / ESRB: M

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John Romero on Daikatana "Bitch" Advertisement

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In an interview with Gamesauce magazine (via IndustryGamers), legendary developer John Romero laments over the famed Daikatana advertisement in which he claimed he was "going to make you his bitch." The ad was met with an incredible amount of adversity and led to a large amount of negative press over the game and for Romero himself. Read more »

"To this day I never understood why so many folks got so up in arms over this. It's absolutely ..."
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Daikatana Alpha

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John Romero's website has been updated, adding a Daikatana page which features an ION Storm timeline as well as downloads of the Daikatana alpha and Game Boy Color ROMs for the curious. Thanks Robert.

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"Daikatana was a game unfortunately ravaged by a bunch of punk reviewers desperate to hate ..."
- Zann    See all 83 comments


Daikatana 2 News

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Blues News has received an email from Human Head's Timothy Gerritsen, saying they are in no way related to Daikatana II anymore. Eidos cut them loose in 1998.

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"Jesus Christ.. I just noticed this story is from THIS YEAR and doesn't have a first post. ..."
- 0Wingfan    See all 2 comments


Looking Back at Daikatana2?

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Scott was nosing around in the incredibly old Shack Archives (pre-database!) and came across an update (Scroll down to Thursday) with the first ever mention of Daikatana2. Worth a look er... a chuckle? This stuff is from 1998 btw.

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"Wow, all that retro stuff reminds me of when I had a l33t 'puter."
- Sideways Bob    See all 31 comments


New Daikatana Patch

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For those of you still interested in Daikatana, ION Storm has released a new 1.0 -> 1.2 patch. It's a 46mb download, which is 23mb less than the previous 1.0 - 1.1 and 1.1 - 1.2 patches.

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"If you go over to fileplanet.com you will notice that the US version of the Daikatana 1.2 patch ..."
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On Daikatana Patch & Source

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PlanetDaikatana got in contact with TheRomero (even they use it now) who informed them that the list of changes in the 1.2 was bigger than the 6 items originally listed. Also, the source code will not be released because they have no resources to devote to getting it released.

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"Also, the source code will not be released As if! LOL!"
- hi-c    See all 21 comments


Daikatana Patch

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For those of you still playing Daikatana, there has been a new patch released that you can grab from the FTP. Just a few minor bug fixes including some multiplayer stuff.

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"Why is it most of the posters on Romero/Daikatana/Ion are anons? COWARDS!! ALL YOU FUCKERS ..."
- ZenArcade    See all 41 comments


Romero Interview

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Gamespy has a 20 question interview with The Romero. They discuss his passion for games, most enjoyable part of the job, his best project so far, and a whole lot more.

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"The Romero obviously had abusive parents who had wanted a daughter instead of a son. I mean, ..."
- Lex Lethel    See all 41 comments


Daikatana Editing

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Planet Daikatana has the tools for creating levels for the ION Storm FPS Daikatana.

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Daikatana Tools

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Word from Planet Daikatana is that the Daikatana editing tools should be released within the next 48hours. You can put as many frogs in a level as you could possibly dream of!

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"daikatana sux, n64 sux... so imagine how bad daikatana would suck on n64."
- pirx    See all 19 comments


No Retail N64 Daikatana

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According to the guys at FGN Online the N64 version of Daikatana wont be released in retail at all, they are going straight to rentals at Blockbuster stores nationwide.

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"I dunno the game boy version actually looked kinda neat, wonder what happened to that"
- llamasex    See all 24 comments


The Romero Interview

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The CheckOut Games section has an interview with The Romero, talking about the Apple II and Daikatana.

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"The bitch ad came from a marketing guy but was allowed to be run because Romero gave it the ..."
- b00la    See all 8 comments


The Romero Website

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Since Daikatana has finished up (excluding patches) The Romero is turning a bit of his attention to his website. You can check out his .plan update which says he will make future .plan style updates to JohnRomero.com

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"JohnRomero.com WILL MAKE YOU JR'S BITCH!!!!! (or maybe not) -X "
- xakmalice    See all 37 comments


Another Daikatana Patch

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Word from Ion Storm is that the latest Daikatana patch is of course in the works to fix more issues that have come up with the game. They are mostly minor issues though according to Noel.

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"hahah I dont even have to say this = ASS everyone already knows I remember the romero ..."
- Jimmy Carter    See all 20 comments


The Romero Interview

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EvilEd has an interview with The Romero from Ion Storm that was conducted a while back (before Daikatana release). The interview asks the important questions like what its like to be in the sack with KillCreek.

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"You talk too much Marcus Allen. Sincerely, Dopeman *Idontworkforsomefacistcompany*"
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