A quarter century tour; a Space Marine's job is never done

Subject: General Tech | December 28, 2018 - 03:20 PM |
Tagged: doom, gaming, john carmack, id software, John Romero

Hackaday takes a look back at one of the most iconic and influential games created, the original DOOM.  The 25 year old story encompasses a lot of the history of the industry, from pushing the then current hardware to it's limits effectively, through porting it to game consoles to what is currently still being done with the venerable game.  id Software and its Where’s All the Data? files have been modded and released constantly and currently if you have a device with a display and at least 12 MB of storage, you can likely play DOOM on it.  Take a look back as well as a look at John Romero's current project SIGIL; it should bring a smile to your face.

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"In an era that was already soaking with “tude”, Doom established an identity all its own. The moody lighting, the grotesque monster designs, the signature push forward combat, and all the MIDI guitars a Soundblaster could handle; Doom looked and felt a cut above everything else in 1993."

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December 28, 2018 | 07:49 PM - Posted by JackOfAllTech (not verified)

Except that screenshot is from Duke Nukem 3D?

December 30, 2018 | 06:49 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Indeed it is ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUuRuVZk6U4

 

January 1, 2019 | 07:48 PM - Posted by HiredOSSoftwareAuditGunz (not verified)

Good News for OpenSource software bug fixers the EU will be funding some Bug Bounty goodness for loads of software:

"Enter the European Union. As part of the Free and Open Source Software Audit project, EU will offer bug bounty programs for several Windows products I use all the time — 7-Zip, KeePass, Notepad++, VLC Media Player — and a bunch of products that I may use indirectly, including Apache Kafka, Apache Tomcat, Digital Signature Services (DSS), Drupal, Filezilla, FLUX TL, the GNU C Library (glibc), midPoint, PuTTY, the Symfony PHP framework, and WSO2." (1)

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"EU is going to fund a bug bounty program for 7-Zip, KeePass, Notepad++, VLC Media Player and more"

https://www.askwoody.com/2018/eu-is-going-to-fund-a-bug-bounty-program-f...

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