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  1. It's not really a crucial part of the game by any means, but Firewatch has an option to take photos throughout the game. Your photos will then be shown back to you during the credits sequence. A nice touch!
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    Doom 3: Phobos

    ...and Resurrection of Evil :)
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    Doom 3: Phobos

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand it's out.
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    Doom 3: Phobos

    Doom 3: Phobos Episode 1: Overdue In the first episode, you wake up inside a repurposed apartment in Mars City. You do not recall how you got there or any specifics about your person. You soon meet Samantha Miles, an agent of a sketchy world-wide conglomerate, who claims to know you. While she helps you with your identity, you aide her in the quest to find a long lost friend and missing agent. When the original events of Doom 3 unfold, the two of you must scramble for safety while still tracking down the missing agent and your identity. The episode will be released today.
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    Doom 3: Phobos

    Well there is a huge difference between making a Doom game and making something that spins off from a Doom game. We are not as focused on making something that checks all the "Doom" boxes as id software would be because our stuff isn't a Doom game, it's a spin-off. This isn't a "Doom3 the way it should be" or "Down with Doom 2016, this is how Doom should be" project. We're merely using Doom3 as a base to tell a new story :)
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    Doom 3: Phobos

    Apparently it isn't confusing at all because this "The environments look like Doom, it plays like Doom (arguably more than Doom 3 did), it has demons but it has more story." is pretty much exactly what it is ;) The mention of OpFor was just in reference to the sequel question.
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    Doom 3: Phobos

    @DooM_RO I don't know. What Doom is is different from person to person. Some people think the essence of Doom is what Doom3 represents. Other people lean more towards Doom 2016. Personally I think it lies somewhere in between. Phobos isn't it though. It's not the Doomiest Doom that could ever exist. Phobos is not a Doom game, it's a game set in the Doom3 corner of the Doom "universe". It's not a continuation of Doom3 though as the game takes place during the same time as Doom3. It's more like the Opposing Force expansion for Half-Life really. @Arl Hehe I do believe our new models have all their fingers instead of the Doom3 mittens. Can't check right now though :D
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    Doom 3: Phobos

    @DooM_RO Not going to throw a date out there right now, but part of the plan behind the episodic approach is that they can't be too far spaced out. It's not like we're going to start up ep2 now and hope for a speedy development. The entire mod is extremely far along and all episodes are very close to release-able. That doesn't mean Ep2 comes out a month after or anything like that, but we're not going to wait years in between releases. @Touchdown Yeah, probably is. And more over, our story isn't really focused on the demon invasion. We feel that part has been kinda played out in Doom3, ROE and the Lost Missions. Don't get me wrong, it still occurs and it's a driver of the action and in part also the narrative, but we're not going to be exploring Betruger or the UAC all that much. It's a different take on a story and not something I've seen in Doom. There may be a mod out there of course, but I haven't played it. The thing is. This project is about as sincere as it gets. I don't mean that in a braggy, holier-than-thou look-at-us kind of way. Some of us have been at this for half of our lives. It started out as a project for a high-profile game and is today incredibly niche. We're not on a popular game/engine platform trying to impress people, get jobs or earn money. We have evolved with the project and Phobos is what we wanted to make at the time we made/are making it. It's not so much a conscious choice as it is what it's changed into over the years. We recently posted an article about this over on Moddb As for people not wanting story in their Doom, well those people aren't wrong per say, but they can go play Doom 2016 and Eternal. Plenty of options for them and Phobos isn't "their" Doom it's "our" Doom :)
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    Doom 3: Phobos

    It will come out this year :) The first episode includes a prologue and is roughly 50/50 introduction/narration and action. The following episodes will have more of a 20/80 split I guess.
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    Diablo Immortal

    I'm reminded of when Id Software announced a big secret surprise coming up in Carmack's keynote at Quakecon. Everybody was anticipating Doom4 stuff, but then it turned out to be RAGE in the iphone.
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    "It's too cartoony"

    Back when Doom3 was coming out we had the exact same conversation - just substitute "cartoony" with "dark" and "arcadey" with "scary". Doom3 took one aspect of Doom and ran with it. Doom 2016 took another. Neither are really true to the original and they don't need to be. Personally I'd love to see a game that captures more of Doom's aspects, but I'm just going to enjoy the ride and see what comes of it. Doom 2016 was good and I'm sure Doom Eternal will be too.
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    Cyberpunk 2077 [first-person RPG]

    Thanks for the answers :) In reference to the questions in the first reply; I'm an outsider looking in, so that may be part of the issue. I'll see where it all goes in later trailers etc :)
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    Cyberpunk 2077 [first-person RPG]

    You know sometimes when people around you spot something interesting and point in a direction, but you just can't see it? You try your best to angle and align with them, trying to figure out what they're looking at but you fail....and almost start to wonder if they're playing a cruel joke on you. That's me with this game. I don't see anything in there that looks remotely interesting. I'm not saying it looks bad or anything (well, anything that isn't related to the embarrasing 15yo level of writing for the characters that most mainstream shooters suffer from)...but I don't see anything particular interesting or impressive that other games don't also do as well? Maybe I need to watch it again. I don't know. Sometimes it's just your time to be that guy. The one that doesn't "get it".
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    Nvidia launches RTX 2000 series

    I will most likely be replacing my aging 3770k & 2x680GTX setup later this year. Need to see some reviews first though.