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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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"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA <breathes> BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA <catches ..."

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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

- Sludgehead see all 16 comments

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.

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""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.

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

- the man with the briefcase see all 6 comments

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.

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

- vertdang see all 2 comments

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.

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"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.

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"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

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"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.

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

- daggot see all 2 comments

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

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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

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