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  1. Quasar

    Intellectual debts

    Since people have insisted on dragging my name back into this argument I have one thing to say: One person cannot "clean room" code. A clean room process is where one team documents the behavior of a system, and another team, never having seen the original implementation at all, implements that specification from scratch. So please don't use that word for whatever happened here, because it wasn't that.
  2. Thanks for the excellent run-down. Be sure to check out the DoomWiki article if you haven't seen it, as it similarly summarizes some of what we know about what's been put in the movie from the game. https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Doom:_Annihilation
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    I mean, no resemblence to Doom lore if you discount: The fact it's based on the Doom instruction manual's story section (confirmed by Tony). Before the Doomguy entered the fray, he was left on the dropship as his squadron went in to investigate. We're being shown an interpretation of what happened in the run-up to Knee-Deep in the Dead. (From this POV it actually makes more sense if Doomguy is *not* in the film) Takes place on Phobos, which is even decked out to directly resemble the intermission screen. The fact it involves scientists naively researching some kind of teleportation/interdimensional travel device that opens a portal to Hell (THE key plot point of Doom). It pulls in some plot points from Doom 3 (lead scientist is named Dr. Betruger).
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    Plus we're not even sure how the characters balance out in the film anyways. We're given an entire squadron of marines at the beginning, we're likely to see command shifting as casualties kick in. It's clear she's one of the main characters, but the whole "they replaced Doomguy with a girl" narrative was pretty much made up as a hyperreaction by the type of people you'd expect to overreact to that kind of thing as soon as she was referred to as a lead on the film. It's all a bunch of bullshit from my POV.
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    Well let's see. In the previous "Doom" movie we had Asher "Sarge" Mahonin, John "Reaper" Grimm, Mark "The Kid" Dantalian, Eric "Goat" Fantom, Dean Portman, Sergeant Gannon "Destroyer" Roark, Gregory "Duke" Schofield, and Katsuhiko "Mac" Kumanosuke Takahashi. Was this a Doom movie or just a bunch of random made up names? None of these other than Sarge have any pedigree in Doom canon. I guess maybe "Goat" if it were a reference to the Satanic goat in a pentagram, but it doesn't seem to be in context.
  6. Quasar

    Doom: Annihilation update

    It was the timing and tone of the twitter post that made me feel that way, but you may be correct.
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    I literally asked you to enumerate some specific things you feel make the movie bad, rather than barging into the conversation under the apparent assumption that everyone was going to agree and applaud you. Your response is disproportionate to that. You're fine with not liking it. But how is "bahahah it's so awful" contributing to discussion on either end? I still don't see anything substantive in your newer post. id / Bethesda don't have the ability or the right to cancel this film. The film rights for Doom belong to Universal by contractual agreement. The way they have treated the movie is also unnecessarily rude to its creators if you ask me. The 2005 film never got such treatment from id and I think it was a far worse outing in terms of having anything at all to do with the source material.
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    Probably a result of the trailer necessarily being all-audiences material as they generally are throughout the movie industry. The movie itself is already confirmed as having been rated R.
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    Why not try to come up with something specific to criticize? Because otherwise, nobody really cares. You have your opinion on it, congratulations.
  10. Quasar

    ion fury is out

    It's a straw man. Nobody does that.
  11. Quasar

    ion fury is out

    What view is valid? What do YOU want to happen to trans people? Why don't you come out and just say it, coward.
  12. Quasar

    ion fury is out

    In response to "all the devs aren't bad people": Of course they're not. This is one or two people who seem to be at the top of the organization and thus have no accountability to anyone. But they are using the publicity and funding they gain to enable a community that is clearly founded on repugnant principles. Everything is political these days precisely because these people are going to flock to the game and use it as a symbol. If it is successful, they claim it as a victory for their "side". This is the nature of a "culture war". Remaining neutral and saying nothing all too easily becomes tacit approval. I feel really bad for the decent people working there right now. Personally if I worked there and found out these things about the people who own/run the company, I would leave and burn the bridge behind me, but not everybody has that privilege obviously.
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    ion fury is out

    Cool derail. I'm not a communist. You're the one that seems to care if people want to play the game or not. I couldn't give a flying fuck what they think after the way they've been acting.
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    ion fury is out

    I think we can guess what you'd say about it without you saying anything at all. Wow yeah it's exactly like that. It's exactly like it in every way, except completely opposite. Nazis were the oppressors on the wrong side of history. Nazis rounded up gays and transgender people, which is exactly what people like these voidpoint owners want to see happen to anybody they hate. I am a free person too and I never want anything to do with hateful chuds that want to do harm to people who are my friends just because they were taught hatred or because they have such miserable lives that they spend them trying to pull other people down. I don't support such people with my money or my fandom.
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    I like how the designs draw a bit from the different incarnations of Doom. For example, the imp-like monsters have multiple eyes like the Doom 3 version, but have them glowing red like the classic imp. Nice nods all around everything. I am looking forward to it more and more.
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