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Zalewa on Bauhaus: If it's not the best WAD that I have played recently, it's definitely one of the best. The fact that it's been mentioned on the "runners up" list in 2014 Cacowards speaks for itself, although I believe that it clearly deserved to be up there with the "top ten". Everything here isn't just done well, it's done beyond well, and it's also original, refreshing and very atmospheric. (more)


Have you seen my chainsaw?

Multiple sources have let us know about an entry recently posted to Bethesda's blog where MythBusters investigates if it's really possible for the Doomguy to carry all that stuff:

In this special episode dedicated to the hobby near and dear to our hearts, we’re excited that id Software’s own Tim Willits will be helping Adam and Jamie dig into an often-discussed topic of FPS games: Is it really possible for someone to carry all those health packs, guns, and even a chainsaw?

The episode is scheduled to air on January 31st.



Odamex Nitro #177 - Swarm Deathmatch

This week we will be playing Swarm Deathmatch by Jason. 13 small levels promising some fast-paced Deathmatch action.

Date: Saturday, January 24th, 2015
Session Start: 20:00 EST (1:00 GMT)
WADs: udm3.wad
Maps: 13 (MAP01-13)
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 Thursday Night Survival #181 - Dark Covenant

Dive into the nostril of hell - 12 maps of action made in 1996. Hope to see you all this Thursday!

  • Skill: Ultra Violence
  • IWAD: doom2 or freedoom070
  • PWADs: Dark Covenant
  • Maps: map01-12
  • Lives: 1
  • Euro session: 19:00 GMT @ [L@P] - Germany, Europe
  • US session: 19:00 EST @ DUI - New Jersey, USA
  • Date: 29th January 2015
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ZDaemon Sessions #386 - Obituary

Obituary is The Innocent Crew's third PWAD. It's a Doom II conversion and holds 17 levels (MAP01-16 plus MAP31, though there are some deathmatch-only extras in an excluded wad). Released in 1995, it's also one of the earliest original megaWADs, certainly one of appreciable quality.

Game mode: Survival
IWAD: Doom 2
PWADs: obituary_zdfix.wad
WAD url: http://85.214.149.120/wads/
Date: Saturday January 24th 2015
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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Zandronum SNS #160 - Reverie w/ Nashgore

Since it's only proper after last week went well, we're running Reverie, the sequel of Doom Core. Another megawad of monster-mashing goodness. And to maintain consistency, we're running it with Nashgore again.

Lives: 1
IWAD: doom2.wad
WADs: Reverie, Nashgore
What day: Saturday, January 24th, 2015
What time: 18:00 UTC
United Kingdom: 19:00
Russia / Moscow: 22:00
Eastern Time (US): 2:00 PM
Where: Best Ever
More info and screenshots...

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Zandronum Friday Night Fragfest #254: IGPack Terminator and NecroDoom DM

Bust out the Schwarzenegger quotes, because this Friday is Terminator! Splatter puny humans all over the walls of IGPack, and check out your ridiculously high damage numbers, too. American FNF brings Xaser's Necrodome weapon mod to deathmatch: from miniguns to homing missiles, it's a fast and deadly new way to play!

European FNF
When: January 23rd, 2015, 18:00 UTC
Where: Grandvoid, UK
WADs: ST actors, ST data, IGPack, gib fix, ShowDamage, ZandroSpree, NewTextColours
Mode: 32-Player Terminator
Maplist: D2IG01-05, 07, 09, 11-14, 17, 19-20, 23-24, 26, 30-31, SEC1-2

American FNF
When: January 23rd, 2015, 20:00 EDT
Where: Best Ever servers
WADs: 32in24-11, Necrodome weapons, ZandroSpree, NewTextColours
Mode: 32-Player Deathmatch
Maplist: MAP01-03, 05, 08-11, 14-15, 17-18, 20-21, 23-25, 27-29, 32, 34, 40-41

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.



Devs Play Doom

Game developer Double Fine has released the latest episode in their "Devs Play" series, in which game developers play / talk about noteworthy games. On deck in this outing are Doom hipster JP LeBreton and Doom designer John Romero playing Doom. The two play through the entirety of Knee-Deep in the Dead and talk about the game, its history, and so forth. The video is split up into ten parts, so here's an URL dump: Intro / E4M2 E1M1 E1M2 E1M3 E1M9 E1M4 E1M5 E1M6 E1M7 E1M8


Zandronum Thursday Night LMS #7 - Motornerve LMS

I've always enjoyed the layouts in this wad, they work great for DM. Let's give it a try for LMS!

WADs: motornerve + eonweapons_b4 + ZandroSpree
Maplist: 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19
Timelimit: 3 mins
Wins Required: 2 (per map)
Players: 20/32
Date: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Locations: BE

For all news and updates on Zandronum Thursday Night Last Man Standing, visit our official forum.



ZDaemon Thursday Night Survival #180 - Plutonia 2 (Part II revisited)

It's time we revisit the second part of Plutonia 2. Here is how it went two years ago. If you think you can do better or just feel like kicking some demon ass with your fellow marines, see you there!

  • Skill: Ultra Violence
  • IWAD: plutonia
  • PWADs: pl2
  • Maps: map16-30
  • Lives: 1
  • Euro session: 19:00 GMT @ [L@P] - Germany, Europe
  • US session: 19:00 EST @ DUI - New Jersey, USA
  • Date: 22nd January 2015
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A Realm667 Mapping Contest

Years ago, Newdoom.com held a "Map in a week" contest. People had one week to build a complete map from scratch. To ensure that every contestant actually started when the contest began, Newdoom.com provided a base map with a few rooms that had to be part of the final map. Now, what about doing a whole project with several small maps that are based on the same layout, but all of them looking totally different as every single map is finished by a different author? This is exactly what the Realm667 contest Doomjŕ-vu is all about. It is running from January 15th until March 31st, and everyone interested is encouraged to participate. A great load of prizes for the five winners has been prepared, so your time won't be wasted. Check the official thread in the forum for rules, prizes, and the base layout, warm up your DoomBuilder (or any other map editor of your choice), and get started. Good luck!