John Romero News


All id Software Co-Founders Refute Tim Willits' Quake Map Anecdote (UPDATED)

By David Craddock, Aug 30, 2017 5:25pm PDT

Tim Willits claimed to invent deathmatch-only maps in FPS games, but Romero's detailed archives tell a different story.



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John Romero Puts Pristine Daikatana Copy Up For Auction

By John Keefer, Jul 21, 2017 2:30pm PDT

It's part of his apparent neverending quest to aid collectors ... and clean out storage space in his home.


"In 2000 I bought Daikatana, in that same box, on day one when it was released. I had read all ..."

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Doom 2 Disks Sell for $3,150; More Auctions to Come, Romero Says

By John Keefer, Jun 29, 2017 9:00am PDT

He says he doesn't need the money, but he does need the space, and he likes to help collectors.


"I'd be curious to know what things he is looking for (re: the EBAY alerts he's setup). "

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Original Doom 2 3.5-inch Floppies on Sale From John Romero

By John Keefer, Jun 27, 2017 4:50pm PDT

They are on eBay for $900 now, and bidding ends tomorrow morning.


"And my Win95 on floppies. Store was out of cd-roms the day I went to buy it. What a fucking ..."

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Museum Takes Possession of Original Doom Memorabilia Under Guard

By John Keefer, May 03, 2017 10:00am PDT

The exhibit will feature game development in Texas and how it has shaped the current industry.


""It’s all marked as invaluable," Romero said. "So, if anyone steals the stuff, I get ..."

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Noclip's first Profiles video charts id Software co-founder John Romero's career, life in Ireland

By David Craddock, Jan 31, 2017 4:27pm PST

Romero reveals why he left id and discusses the games he has made over his prolific career.


"I liked when he talked about games he liked, but yeah I think they stepped clear of a few more ..."

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Noclip's next video profiles id Software co-founder and Doom co-creator John Romero

By David Craddock, Jan 27, 2017 3:22pm PST

Join Romero and Noclip on a jaunt through Irish countryside.


"Am I his bitch yet? I was assured he was going to make me his bitch."

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How Quake went from a medieval adventure to one of the most frenetic shooters of all time

By David Craddock, Jun 24, 2016 3:45pm PDT

Quake ascended to Doom's throne as THE preeminent fast-paced shooter, but it wasn't always meant to pick up where 'Doomguy' left off.


"Been liking your stuff, not just here on Shack, but your published work as well. Hope you can ..."

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BLACKROOM Kickstarter canceled to get a demo ready

By John Keefer, Apr 29, 2016 8:00am PDT

Less than a week after launch, the old-school FPS from John Romero and Adrian Carmack is put on hold.


"I guarantee they anticipated breaking a million within 24 hours and were butthurt when that ..."

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John Romero releases his second new Doom level in 23 years

By David Craddock, Apr 26, 2016 2:20pm PDT

Romero dubs new level a 'warm-up' for Blackroom


"Why did this article get an ugh?? I am going to get to the bottom of this. "

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BLACKROOM is the new PC FPS from Romero and Carmack and it looks familiar

By John Keefer, Apr 25, 2016 8:00am PDT

This old-school shooter is in the vein of Dark Forces, Duke Nukem and of course, DOOM, and it's a Kickstarter.


"Kickstarter page didn't say if they have other funding or not. $700k doesn't seem like enough ..."

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Romero on BLACKROOM: It's time for the old-school FPS to emerge again

By John Keefer, Apr 25, 2016 8:00am PDT

John Romero opens up on his new project with Adrian Carmack, one that will be a "labor of love" for them


"I think Toxikk is a bit more Unreal Tournament than it is Quake or Tribes...so if someone didn't ..."

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Will John Romero be working with Adrian Carmack again? Possibly

By John Keefer, Apr 20, 2016 2:49pm PDT

A new video hints at the likelihood that the two will be teaming up on Romero's new PC project.


"Lets gets a no frills FPS game with levels designed by legends.. but please no AAAAA budgets ..."

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What is HOXAR Inc.? Apparently, John Romero knows

By John Keefer, Apr 15, 2016 2:50pm PDT

A source tells us Romero Games is building a new game revolving around this company.


"I'm not judging him on the last thing he did. I'm judging on his succession of things after his ..."

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Romero hints at MMO-style shooter as next game

By John Keefer, Apr 06, 2012 4:15pm PDT

John Romero knows the hazards of hyping things too much. So when he does mention a new project, don't expect too much info.


"People are simplistic and cynical because it's the easiest way to go through life. I had my ..."

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