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Saturday, August 16, 2003

Interview with the Carmack

Gamespy caught up with id's John Carmack to talk about game engines, id's role in the gaming world, and a bit on rocketry. The last paragraph of the interview had a comment that I find rather intriguing. I hope someone pursues it.

I thought it would be kind of neat if we took the DOOM renderer, and we had a team take previous games-don't touch the game, just revamp it graphically. Just take Quake II, and just use the DOOM engine to make brand new graphic models and everything. But don't spend time messing with the gameplay because we know that is pretty good. Just release it as Quake II Remix with brand new graphics technology and sell it at a middle-level price instead of a boutique price.

DOOM3 and Quake IV Interviews

Gamespy caught up with id's Tim Willits and Todd Hollenshead to talk about DOOM3 and with Raven's Rick Johnson to talk about Quake IV. There isn't much to say about Quake IV now. The more I hear about DOOM3, the more I want it. I also realize that I'm going to need a new video card :) Thanks Shacknews.

Friday, August 15, 2003

Pondering the Imponderable

I got my Slackware 9.0 CDs yesterday. Not bad, since I just ordered them on Tuesday. The CDs come in a nice four-disc jewel case like the one the Diablo II discs came in. Here's what's on the discs:

All told, it's a good deal if you don't want to spend all day downloading ISOs (especially since the last three discs aren't available as ISOs) or if you just want to support the continuing development of Slackware.

Past Two Days' News

Recent Headlines

January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
July 5, 2007: Slackware 12.0 Released
May 20, 2007: PhpBB 3.0 RC 1 Released
February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

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