id Software, the legendary makers of Doom, Wolfestein 3D (Wolf 3D), Quake has been sold to Zenimax Media, owners of Bethesda Softworks, creators of games like Oblivion, Elder Scrolls IV.
id Software holds a special place in my heart for the countless hours of entertainment they gave me through Wolf, Doom and Quake. Wolf was the first FPS I ever player and absolutely loved it. I played it to death, in all modes, without and with cheat codes.
Then came Doom and Doom 2, absolute classics, amazing games. And then came the kings, Quake and Quake 3. Somehow I missed playing Quake II but the others more than filled up my time to allow me to miss it.
And of course, John Carmack was my childhood hero, always seeing his name whenever I started Doom up.
I’m glad that with this deal, id will live on and produce new games. Hopefully I will be able to make more time and play those new games as well ;)
Bonus: A nice interview with John Carmack after the sale of id Software
I finally got to watch Doom – The movie. And I liked the movie. The movie, surprisingly is pretty good at what it aims for. An emulation of the super hit game Doom. Maybe I liked it cos it was far better than some of the previous “video game” based movies I have watched (Mortal Kombat Annihilation, Final Fantasy)
Refreshingly, this movie is much better. It is an all out action movie full of blood and gore. No real acting required but due to it being fast paced, it kept me hooked.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays the lead actor, Sarge, a CO of a group of Marines who are ordered to investigate a remote research facility, where something has gone wrong. As they move into the go deeper into the investigation, they discover something far more evil, more dangerous than they imagined.
He is assisted by Karl Urban, and the rest of the marine team known as the Rapid Response Tactical Squad (RRTS). The beauty factor is provided by the cute Rosamund Pike.
The best part of the movie is towards the end when Karl Urban goes around the facility to kill the evil monsters and it is shown from Urban’s eyes just like how it would be when playing a FPS game.
The CGI in the movie is pretty good and over all, I would give it a 7/10 for a good watch.