Interview with Linguica

On August 2, 2017, in , by alfonzo

In a move that experts around the interwebs are describing as “about fucking time,” Doom Radio has finally decided to get its act together and produce an interview with Andrew “Linguica” Stine. Yes, the guy who made InstaDoom. During the podcast you will be treated to a great unfurling of interesting facts and anecdotes surrounding Linguica’s return to prominence in 2014. We discuss the events leading up to Doomworld’s near-death experience in 2015, the forum software update, Brutal Doom, the rationale behind Post Hell’s (sort of) removal, Ling as a mastermind publicist, not playing the game, April Agitation, Linguortals* and more. There’s also a Tarnsman.

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Intermission – E2M7: Delayed by Pixels

On July 27, 2017, in , by TerminusEst13

In the very late E2M7, we talk about what it takes to be an American, gangsta style shooting, female protagonists as a selling point, roguelike mechanics, Minecraft’s status as a retro FPS, the status of Half Life 3, making Doom modding history, the gap between Zandronum and GZDoom, happiness being mandatory, egg on my face as I talk about developing High Noon Drifter after it’s been released, Wartorn’s favorite retro FPS Persona 3, Cage’s favorite retro FPS Chrono Trigger, Pillowblaster’s favorite retro FPS Borderlands, and banging Nazis.

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Interview with Altazimuth

On July 25, 2017, in , by alfonzo

This episode’s hour-plus interview features a different breed of nerd in Max “Altazimuth” Waine, who is the latest member of Team Eternity and one of its chief contributors. Attempting to bridge The Chasm between my knowledge in this area and source port enlightenment is an easy task for Altaz, who has a natural way with words, but all the same; this is very much a conversation for the uninformed. In addition to talk about the Eternity Engine’s goals and how they relate to neighboring ports we discuss the accessibility of programming, innovation, Patreon, promoting the engine, the relationship between developers and their player base, the significance of mods versus level design, and more!

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Intermission – E2M6: Dancing With Dinosaurs

On June 19, 2017, in , by TerminusEst13

In E2M6, we talk about netcode, Wolfenstein’s legacy, dynamic strings, old fashioned music formats, the best thing about cassette tapes, Kegan’s superior modding ability, animation interpolation, skeleton guns, streaming from N64 carts, the Turok anime, onii-chan’s packets, spiders, the fun of programming, the advantages of the Unity engine, Sonic’s status as the best retro FPS, the Wonder Boy Dragon Trap, and the final boss of real life.

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Intermission – E2M5: TNT 2: Dynamite

On June 5, 2017, in , by TerminusEst13

On E2M5, we discuss my stiffy for verticality in level design, marketing a retro FPS, playing Doom on your phone, what’s popular on Zandronum, dew’s status as a heretic, Dead or Alive, wet dreams, the importance of Minecraft modders, the going price for the Blood IP, how many actors the engine can handle at once, the confirmation of BTSX E3, the Spiderdemon, the identifying marks of a Kinsie mod, how a shitposter is born, intergenerational modding, international mapping, smacking people with newspapers, shittalking, and F-List OCs.

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Intermission – E2M4: The Longest Yard

On May 20, 2017, in , by TerminusEst13

On E2M4, I nearly kill myself editing a podcast that went over two hours of recording. I’m not writing up a summary after that.

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Interview with NaturalTvventy

On May 8, 2017, in , by alfonzo

The interview with Linguica hit a bump after a server fell through on Discord at the inopportune moment, but don’t worry; I had a backup plan! In this 60-minute podcast for Doom Radio, Emil “NaturalTvventy” Brundage takes to the hot-seat to talk about the development behind his best-known work and collaboration, his return from obscurity in 2009, the evils of the super shotgun, his involvement with the Chaos Crew and Caverns of Darkness, the attraction of designing levels for Doom 1 over Doom 2, playing with the music turned off (unless it’s Metallica), and denying the ever-present/alternative reality of how the community sees his work.

NaturalTvventy is a celebrated level designer who is best known as one of the two major leads behind No End in Sight—a 38-map megawad that was inspired by the Doom The Way id Did project of 2010—and for his ‘Ultimate’ affinity. He has a history with creating content for the game dating as far back as the late ’90s, with his cult offerings in The Beginning of the End and its sequel, both for Doom 1, and his contributions to other well-known releases such as Caverns of Darkness. With an outspoken and inspirational figure who is well-worth his weight in maps, this is a conversation for every member of the mapping community, prospective and established alike!

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Intermission – E2M3: The Return of This

On May 2, 2017, in , by TerminusEst13

On E2M3, we talk about Shitty Hell, Graf’s stellar quickdraw, using the engine in ways you’re not supposed to, Atari’s dedicated fun-hunting squad, the awkward downside of promoting a product abouts Nazis, the merging of ZDoom and Boom into a single source port, Kegan telling me to fuck off, smacking marines up, reasons to play the Eternity engine, Japanese Spiderman, spooky spiders, documentation, our favorite error messages, the qualities of Java as a scripting language, the history of ZDoom mods, magical Japanese powers, Bubsy the Bobcat, skeletons in a Doom mod, a mod from 1997 outdoing TCs nowadays, content creators who only play their own mods, just how many awards has Mordeth gotten already, and why there aren’t that many GZDoom maps.

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Intermission – E2M2: Loaded

On April 16, 2017, in , by TerminusEst13

On E2M2, we talk about Full House, canyon.mid in Mario Paint, legal issues, Intermission’s competition, Dead Simple remakes being the top-tier wad types of all time, ZDoom maps being the second-most-top-tier wad types, REKKR being more popular than Adventures of Square, Sandy Petersen mapping for ZDoom projects, millennials in the megawad clubs, Carmack inventing the .wad, how Doom’s saves work, Aeons of Death’s shining accomplishments, weapon and monster randomizer mods, turduckens, philosophy of weapon counts, HDoom’s weapon limit, hosting a Doom convention in Japan, what the Quake singleplayer experience actually is, censoring, Doom 2: 4 2, Doom 4’s uphill climb against expectations, all while I sit and brood in envy at how much better Alfonzo’s microphone is compared to mine.

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Intermission – E2M1: Sometimes Change Is Okay

On March 30, 2017, in , by TerminusEst13

In E2M1, we talk about Portal still being relevant in 2017, sympathy for Graf Zahl, floodgates, lens flares for sprites, maps for GZDoom being made for Edge, furries in Doom, a surprise attack by Wartorn (several times), Xaser spoiling secret projects, Doom on Greenlight, mapping for Brutal Doom, political Doom mods and our thoughts on Trump and what he’s doing to the face of Doomworld and Doommerica, platforming in Doom, shooting dudes in a Doom mod, the importance of hiding your DeviantArt favorites, the revolution of TNT: Revilution, BRITAIN BRITAIN BRITAIN BRITAIN BRITAIN BRITAIN BRITAIN, how Psychic has been in development for almost ten years and what’s left that needs to be finished, The Legend of BELDA :DDD, what incredibly super-retro FPSes we’ve been playing this time around (hint: they’re neither retro nor FPSes), all while I noisily eat ramen in the background which turned out to be the most tedious and lengthy thing to edit out during the entire thing so REMIND ME NEVER TO PODCAST AND EAT AT THE SAME TIME EVER AGAIN EVER EVER EVER AGAIN EVER.

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