GooberMan's Doomworld Forums Blog

GooberMan's Doomworld Forums Blog

GDC Europe August 5, 2016, 2:41 pm
I'll be presenting there in a week and a bit.

Who am I scheduled against?

Take a guess.

No, really, go on.

If you guessed John Romero, you'd be spot on.

Back on teh forums May 24, 2016, 2:26 pm
So rather than continue yet another circular argument with Graf, I decided my post-shipping-Quantum-Break holidays would be best spend avoiding the bulk of the internet. Which worked out rather well. My holidays started the day after release, and I very definitely needed to switch off from everything for a while.

So let's see if I can summarise all the things.

  • I got drunk a lot.
  • Went to London for a few days. Saw The Book of Mormon finally.
  • Finally knocked over The Witcher 3. Fuck that game's mechanically repetitive, but the world building is second-to-none.
  • Getting laid more often now that I have free time.
  • If I tried to talk about the PC release, I'd quickly break every NDA I've ever signed. It's getting better though (not that anyone cares anymore).
  • I actually have no recollection of January through March. Well, I saw Steven Wilson again live, but that's it. I can't even remember what I did with my girlfriend for our two year anniversary.
  • I had a moment where I went in to the supermarket and realised every movie I wanted to see at the theaters was already on Bluray.
  • I presented at DConf in Berlin earlier this month. Video 1, and Video 2 around 1:49:50. This conference had a better effect on restoring my morale than anything else did.
  • I've been designing future-proofed systems and doing SIMD optimisations at work. I'm starting to enjoy work again.
  • Tonight, I opened up Calamity and started tapping away at that once more. But I am considering converting all the code to D. Because fuck C++.
  • On the subject of programming in my spare time, a chunk of it will likely be taken up by some D code once we open source it.
  • I am sure there's some hilarious butthurt threads around about the new Doom. But I rather enjoyed it and I can't be fucked looking through any forum posts for hilarity.
  • Dark Souls 3, I am disappoint.

SURPRISE February 11, 2016, 11:32 am
We're releasing on PC.

Unsporting November 16, 2015, 1:15 pm
So, to unwind after my 12+ hour work days (and because I can't get to sleep straight away), I load up some multiplayer games at home on my Xbox/PS4 and murder some virtual avatars.

Last night, I grabbed the Win10 update for the Xbox One. Decided to download Doom 360 and give it a bash as a result (fairly smooth, but it's not the most demanding application). I looked for a random game, and joined someone starting up a match on E2M1. Not the best map for deathmatch, all the weapons are in the first 1/3 of the map so if you can control them you control the map. I did spawn right near the mega armor though, so that was a huge leg up for me. So I race back, pick off health with the pea shooter, die a few times, and finally get myself the shotgun.

That's when the fortunes changed for my opponents.

The map ended, 20 frags to me. I had only died five times, and the next highest scorer was on 5 frags.

They left the lobby immediately after, so I looked for another random game and wound up in the same lobby with them. Looked at their gamer cards. Then looked at mine and checked the reputation. Of the 4 people I had met on XB360 Live on the Xbox One, one of them gave me a bad rating.

Negative rating for being unsporting.

Did lol.

Things I won't be doing until February October 26, 2015, 1:09 pm
  • Sleeping
  • Socialising
  • Enjoying life
  • Working on Calamity
  • Working on Z-Kart
  • Experiencing sobriety
  • Getting laid more than once a week
  • Spending my tax return
  • Maintaining the illusion of being in a good mood

Things to do in Finland? May 28, 2012, 5:55 am
Some of you here must be locals, and I'll be moving there in a month or so for a new job. Just outside of Helsinki. I plan on jetting about all over Europe, but I might as well see what the country has to offer.

Already checked out Suomenlinna while I was over there earlier this month, and a couple of guys I know over there have already shown me a few good drinking holes.

Remember when I quit mapping? August 23, 2011, 8:12 am
I've been secretly picking up an editor every two years or so and working on a map since then. My next burst of creativity should be at the beginning of 2012. And I might be able to release it in time for Doom's 20th anniversary.

It's a fairly modest map that can be expanded to a grand hub, but aims to recreate a familiar map in a unique way and feel like a scripted map without actually writing a single line of ACS.

Ask me about Loom January 28, 2010, 2:01 am