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"Not funny "ha ha"; funny "ho ho"."

Comic Type: Gaming News | Posted: Monday September 13th, 2004 by Woody - [ Size: 300x465 ]
I've heard from a few different places that John Carmack was considering retirement. For those of you that aren't sure who John Carmack is, he's the coder guy that's responsible for building the game engines behind the Doom and Quake series. You know... those little marvels that other game companies snap up to put behind their own products (example: Half Life 2 delaying their game yet again to switch over to the Doome 3 engine).
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^-- Sorry that was a joke, not a statement of fact! I should have been more clear. I apologize. --^

But, the news was somewhat solidified for me when Chris Morris, of Game Over, talked to John Carmack and got word directly from the source.

Now, I've never been real big on First Person Shooters. So, this news doesn't really affect me at all. But, seeing the little picture of John in the writeup, I just couldn't resist my sarcastic urges.

Now, Carmack isn't to blame for the FPS's being pretty boring and repetitive. But, I would be remiss if I didn't take a jab at the repetitive funk that seems to define the FPS genre right now. Trust me when I tell you, I know how hard it is to break the mold, come out of the box swinging, and really do something new and innovative. But, seriously, FPS's need a jolt of something to change them up. If it weren't for the graphics, they'd all pretty much be the same game, right? Well, maybe that's just my bias talking. Probably is.

At any rate John has said there is atleast one more title he's working on. But, I've heard that same kind of comment before. "Just one more cigarette." "Just one more game of Solitaire." "Just one more hour camping the AC spawn." etc etc etc.

Now, if you'll pardon me, my everything aches from moving into the new aprtment, and I'd really like to get a couple of hours of sleep, before I have to get up, and start producing more artwork.

I'll see you guys in a bit. You FPS'ers feel free to tell me how the games differ. I'm honestly curious to hear from a less prejudiced source.

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