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The /newstuff Chronicles #464
dew on Pirate Doom: Pirate Doom adds pirates to Doom. How cool is that? [...] The zombies drink rum when idle, they yell piratey things like "Shiver me timbers", "Avast, ye scallywags" and everyone's favourite "Arrrr!" Imps throw flaming knives that stay stuck in walls and their pirate hats fly off when killed. (more)


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
More info and screenshots...

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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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Doom Radio Program B Episode 18 - MIDI, Multiplay, Limitation Projects

Thought Doom Radio was dead forever, eh? Not so! This week heralds the return of the Doom Radio Program B podcast, and in this episode, forum regulars Alfonzo and Tarnsman, along with TheMionicDonut, tackle the hard-hitting issues surrounding Music Composition, the Multplayer Community (and its apparent insularity), and the gamut of Limitation Projects and their worth in terms of level design and how well they are received in the community at large. Saddle up, friends, and set aside 47 minutes to listen!



ZDaemon Thursday Night Survival #161 - Resurgence (Part I)

Joshy is back with a fresh megawad full of prettiness and brutality. It's still in the beta stage so let's help him test its multiplayer gameplay!

  • Skill: Ultra Violence
  • IWAD: doom2 or freedoom070
  • PWADs: resurgence-beta3
  • Maps: map01-15,31
  • Lives: 1
  • Euro session: 19:00 BST @ [L@P] - Germany, Europe
  • US session: 19:00 EDT @ DUI - New Jersey, USA
  • Date: 11th September 2014
  • More Details...
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The /newstuff Chronicles #463

Preliatus on Ultrawad: While having an "ultra" song by a band named MSI stuck in my head, I decided this ultrawad would be a nice ultra to compliment it. While the design stays true to Episode 2's design, it is a quick four-minute romp. (more)



Odamex Nitro #157 - Bucket DM 2

This week we will be playing the recently released vanilla-compatible deathmatch megawad release Bucket DM 2 by "Bucket" Brendan Bradley. It features tons of new maps alongside remade versions of all the best maps from the original Bucket DM, as well as a new soundtrack with all 35 songs replaced.

Date: Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Session Start: 20:00 EDT (0:00 GMT)
WADs: buketdm2.wad
Maps: 32
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.


Zandronum Friday Night Fragfest #234

This week brings some Epic CTF to Europe. American FNF gets really classic with Classic LMS on classic Doom 2 maps and Phobos. Happy fragging!

European FNF
When: September 5th, 2014, 18:00 UTC
Where: Grandvoid, UK
WADs: Epic CTF, railgun, Oda flags, ZandroSpree, NewTextColours, connect sound
Mode: 32-Player Capture The Flag
Maplist: MAP01-03, 05, 07, 09, 12-13, 15, 17-19, 21, 25, 27

American FNF
When: September 5th, 2014, 20:00 EDT
Where: Best Ever servers
WADs: Doom 1 Shareware episode, mapinfo patch, Classic LMS, NewTextColours
Mode: 32-Player Last Man Standing
Maplist: E1M1-9, MAP01-29, 31-32

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.