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    Linguica

    Crusader of Linuxgames alerted me to this Popular Science online article about Doom 3, or so I think. Here's a clip:

    Computer gaming usually is strongly futuristic, but what about the future of the games themselves? To find out what’s ahead in the next two to five years and beyond, I sat down with John Carmack, one of the designers of the legendary Doom. In 1993, his company, ID Software of Mesquite, Texas, pioneered the practice of providing free samples of games on the Internet. And in a bold move six years later, he created the first Web-only game, Doom III.
    I don't even know where to begin saying what is wrong with this.

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    I think it's safe to say the writer of that article has his head thorougly wedged up his ass.. LoL.

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    Ya know, I was in the doctors office last week and saw the same article while paging through Popluar Science. I started reading it and became thoroughly confused a couple sentences in. I chalked it up to the writer being afflicted with a disease commonly referred to as ingorance.

    ...what a dumbass...

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    This guy obviously mistook Quake III for Doom, which leads me to believe that either his vision is 20/900, or he doesn't know anything about games (yet wrote a gaming article).

    Id wasn't the first to release shareware either.

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    If Popular Science wanted to know about Doom III, why didn't they ask Romero?
    As for the writer ...... he or she is an idiot. A little research on their part would have taught them the difference between Doom and Quake.
    While Quake III is web based, Doom III is to be designed around the single player
    experience.
    Doom III a web only game .... in my opinion that would be Doom-icide?

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    Dude, why would ANYONE ask Romero about Doom3? He's on Ion Storm and D3 is a id Software project. Romero wouldn't have a clue as to what's going on with D3 (similar to how he had no clue what was going on with Daikatana)

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    Looks like this is just a typo error to me: the guy wrote 'doom' instead of 'quake'. Strictly speaking Quake3 isnt 'web-based' but i'm sure we are all aware of how the commercialisation of the internet has lead to the blurring of the distinction between "the 'net" and "the web".

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    Hey I didn't know DOOM 3 is already done. You guys lied to me and said it would be out in 2002. Also, I thought it was gonna be single-player focused. I oughta pull out my BFG on whoever it was that told me this, because that artical states plainly that they've already made DOOM 3 and that it is web-only.

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    From PlanetQuake, the Q3A Guide:<P>

    "Quake 3 Single Player modes<P>

    While Quake 3 was built with multiplayer mayhem in mind, ether through the internet or on a LAN, it also features a complete single player experience where you combat computer controlled "bots". There are two modes of single player competition: Skirmish mode and Tournament mode. Selecting "Single Player" from the main menu will allow you to choose your mode of play."

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    About that idiot messing up the names. Any of you remember that stupid bullshit American 60 minutes report showing "US Marines training on DooM" When it was really Marines deathmatching in Quake. Lying bastards.

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    Don't mind me dude .... my way of being facetious, I know about Carmack and Romero.

    Just my way of showing a little levity towards the ignorance of Popular Science and the writer.

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    Your right, I shouldn't have used the terms found in the article.

    I stand corrected.

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    It seems whoever wrote the article saw this thread, cause the errors are fixed.
    Or maybe they just got a bunch of hate mail. :)

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