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The /newstuff Chronicles #465
scifista42 on Brutalist Doom: The description of the file tells you about the principles of "brutalist" architecture and how it's supposed to be emulated in the wad. It sounds convincing, and indeed, the wad does just what it claims to be doing. And anyway, it turns out feeling like a jokewad of sorts. (more)


Odamex Nitro #159 - Staph1 Deathmatch

This week we will be playing Deathmatch on Staph1. 6 vanilla-compatible maps thoroughly tested and refined by Dr. Sean.

Date: Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Session Start: 20:00 EDT (0:00 GMT)
WADs: staph1.wad
Maps: 6
Mode: 16-player Deathmatch
Server: 178.62.63.79:10666

If you want to join up and don't have Odamex yet, head over to the Odamex site and get yourself 0.7.0. Don't forget to also check out and join the Odamex Steam Group for information on updates and announcements.


ZDaemon Sessions #368 - Freedoom Survival

This weekend leave your IWADs at home - we are playing Free Doom! Although it is non-commercial (and therefore friiii) we will be doing some things in order to make it feel more realistic to Doom, including adding monster skins. See you there!

Game mode: Deathmatch
IWAD: Doom 2
PWADs: zds368_addon no_helmet monster_skins5
WAD url: http://85.214.149.120/wads/
Date: Saturday Sept 20th 2014a
Times: Euro: 19:30 BST (14:30 EDT); USA: 02:00 BST (21:00 EDT)
Locations: [SDA] / Dwango United NJ
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Zandronum SNS #142 - Doom 2 The Way id Did w/ Hard Doom

Some time ago we played DTWiD - let's now move on to the second project for Doom 2, which also boasts some very original unoriginal maps (since the project aims to replicate id's style directly). It will all be paired with Hard-Doom for the ultimate experience.

Lives: 1
IWAD: doom2.wad
WADs: d2twid2-final, Hard-Doom v69, Cue hue's and kek's, Fuzzball's text colors (included with server)
What day: Saturday, Sept 20th, 2014
What time: 18:00 UTC
United Kingdom: 19:00
Russia / Moscow: 22:00
Eastern Time (US): 2:00 PM
Where: Vicious Pariah's servers
More info and screenshots...

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Zandronum Friday Night Fragfest #236: Legendary SkullBag & SMDM Instagib Deathmatch

Frag some folks and bag some loose change tomorrow in Legendary SkullBag! Drop your earnings in the receptacle deep within enemy territory to score for your team. Later, in American FNF, everyone will be showering in giblets on Sabbat Martyr Instagib Deathmatch! Bring a railgun and an umbrella.

European FNF
When: September 18th, 2014, 18:00 UTC
Where: Grandvoid, UK
WADs: ST actors, ST data, Legendary CTF, SkullBag, ZandroSpree, NewTextColours, connect sound
Mode: 32-Player SkullBag
Maplist: MAP01, 04, 06-08, 10-13, 15-19, 22

American FNF
When: September 18th, 2014, 20:00 EDT
Where: Best Ever servers
WADs: ST actors, ST data, SMDM, railgun, ZandroSpree, NewTextColours
Mode: 32-Player Deathmatch (instagib)
Maplist: SMDM01, 03-04, 07, 09-12, 15-16, 21-22, 25, 27, 35, 37, 42

If you want to join, you'll need to download the latest version of Zandronum. You can find out anything else you need to know about Zandronum here. More specific details for this event can be found here. If you need help setting up Zandronum, please look here.



ZDaemon Thursday Night Survival #162 - Resurgence (Part II)

Time to play through the remaining maps of Resurgence! More carnage, more blood, and more chances for your name to be added in the wall of the dead. See you there!

  • Skill: Ultra Violence
  • IWAD: doom2 or freedoom070
  • PWADs: resurgence-beta4
  • Maps: 19-30, 32
  • Lives: 1
  • Euro session: 19:00 BST @ [L@P] - Germany, Europe
  • US session: 19:00 EDT @ DUI - New Jersey, USA
  • Date: 18th September 2014
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Odamex Nitro #158 - The Ultimate Power Struggle Instagib

This week we will be playing newschool Instagib Deathmatch on The Ultimate Power Struggle by Eric Sambach, a 32 level Deathmatch megawad released in 1996.

Date: Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Session Start: 20:00 EDT (0:00 GMT)
WADs: ae_tups.wad BEXXY.wad
Maps: 32
Mode: 16-player Instagib Deathmatch
Server: 178.62.63.79:10666

If you want to join up and don't have Odamex yet, head over to the Odamex site and get yourself 0.7.0. Don't forget to also check out and join the Odamex Steam Group for information on updates and announcements.


An interview with John Romero: Reinventing the Shooter

In the wake of recent news about a podcast interview with Romero, here is another interview entitled John Romero Reloaded: Reinventing the Shooter posted on Develop. Credit goes to Romero himself, as I got the link from his Twitter.


Retro Asylum interview with John Romero

Last month, Retro Asylum recorded an interview with John Romero while he was visiting Revival Retro 2014:

During the interview John talks about what making games means to him, what Doom's legacy is for modern developers, Daikatana's marketing, how he'd change modern day shooters and how Doom's shareware model back in the day is replicated in today's free to play market.

You can listen at the post linked above or here.



Zandronum SNS #141 - Back to Saturn X Episode 1 w/ Death and Decay

This week, let's take the well-known BTSX and couple it with some lesser known weapons in the mod titled Death and Decay. Should make for some fun times, and two lives will be provided for your playing pleasure.

Lives: 1
IWAD: doom2.wad
WADs: BtSX Ep 1 , DnD 1.5], DnD Onlyammo 1.9], Fuzzball's text colors (already hosted courtesy of Best-Ever)
What day: Saturday, Sept 13th, 2014
What time: 18:00 UTC
United Kingdom: 19:00
Russia / Moscow: 22:00
Eastern Time (US): 2:00 PM
Where: Vicious Pariah's servers
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ZDaemon Sessions #367 - Greenwar Instagib Deathmatch

Greenwar is classic. But how about Greenwar with music and skins from ROTT, double jumping enabled, and aircontrol set to 0.1? Should be a fun experience to hop into.

Game mode: Deathmatch
IWAD: Doom 2
PWADs: greenwar rott-music rott_skins1 zvox6
WAD url: http://85.214.149.120/wads/
Date: Saturday Sept 13th 2014
Times: Euro: 19:30 BST (14:30 EDT); USA: 02:00 BST (21:00 EDT)
Locations: [SDA] / Dwango United NJ
More Info...

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