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Meet John Romero: One of the Godfathers of the First-Person Shooter

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Subscribe to Motherboard Radio today - http://apple.co/1DWdc9d Motherboard meets John Romero, one of the creators behind Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, and Quake, breakthrough games that all but created the first-person shooter genre. Watch Episode 1: Meet The Programmer Behind 'Centipede' - http://bit.ly/1BscC3q Read: 'Brutal Doom' Makes One of the Best Games Ever Made Even Better - http://bit.ly/1AwFdtI Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motherboardtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://motherboardtv.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/motherboardtv More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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Text Comments (1453)
Martin Cigorraga (8 hours ago)
I want a Cacodemon like that!
jose luis pinzon C (10 hours ago)
One year to only prepare the game, now all this companies launch half baked tittles filled with bugs
m9078jk3 (2 days ago)
What really made Quake good was a 3Dfx Voodoo 1 3D accelerator card and GLQuake or a Rendition Verite v1000 card with vQuake
Lorenzo Del Forno (2 days ago)
they should make a movie about this guy
a n t i m a t e r i a (3 days ago)
8:03 - Isn't it eerily ironic how Id Software cracked in half after producing a title such as "Quake"?
Ainārs Feldmanis (4 days ago)
"We don't want songs, we want feelings." That's a good analogy.
Doomguy (7 days ago)
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GGaming 360 (7 days ago)
Thank you for quake/Doom/wolfeintein :-D
Isaac Koh (7 days ago)
vampov (10 days ago)
But I"m assuming they paid him a wage for his labor he just didn't get any of the royalties? Man I think I would have stayed at least another 6 months to get some kind of money out of it.
yanon Leidos (10 days ago)
a legend
Guana Pro (11 days ago)
Thank you for Doom!
James C (11 days ago)
I also noticed the multiple casing boxes of wolfenstein 3d back in the early 90s in small business computer stores.
Murat Özkan (13 days ago)
2 Jhons 2 sectors 2 legends 1 jhon romero = game 2 jhonny sins = p*rn
DaffyDub (13 days ago)
Did some mention Daikatana? From then on he was dead to me.
Anna Brunk (15 days ago)
I find it crazy that the people behind the Columbine shooter's favorite band AND favorite game were actually connected/close...I wonder if they discussed it with each other
Watermelon (16 days ago)
What about Daikatana?
Firmicute s (21 days ago)
also awesome nailpolish^^
Firmicute s (21 days ago)
"mein leben" is far more funny tho for a german... very shakespearean nazis
Quantrum Studios (22 days ago)
Modding doom is like vandalizing in my eyes Doom is the best game ever even without mods
Amy Capen (25 days ago)
I still remember when my dad went over to a friend of the family's house and saw their son playing wolf. He asked Steve(their son and occasional playmate of mine) to put the game on a disk. Steve complied. Dad came home and ordered me off my comp(as it was supposed to be the family computer) and put it on my hard drive. I hemmed and hawed over playing it. Finally one day in a fit of boredom, common sense and fear of reprisal if I deleted wolfenstein I took it upon myself to play. Eventually we got mom hooked on wolf and spear of destiny. Finally she told me one day during the second marital separation to ask dad to take me to their outside office and find doom.
Amy Capen (25 days ago)
I have that plush cacodemon and pain elemental. Yeah I roll that way
Juan Fonseca (1 month ago)
mid 90s programmers: using tons of paper books, manuals, bibles = Respect.
Alvin junior (1 month ago)
John romero as an george romero
DaniLLo Does Stuff (1 month ago)
See, now, that man has a daughter that actually knows what is a good game, unlike the fortnite kids.
Мирич (1 month ago)
7:53 *"They wanted me to go as well."* Why ?
Mike Jackman (1 month ago)
"When I left the 'Company.' It was done." Sad face for humanity. If we make it; when the aliens arrive, we are going to be easy pickins.
Dangerous Dave?!?!?
ibrahim turan (1 month ago)
he looks like imaqtpie
93bendzsi (1 month ago)
I've killed him in Doom 2, what is he doing here?
ka BOOOM (1 month ago)
John Romero: a God...a Gooooooood!
Pasha Defragzor (1 month ago)
Romero and John Carmack is a Beavis & Butthead. I've never been playing Doom 1-2, I've started from Duke and Quake 2
Alternative EFG (1 month ago)
Romero is cool, but after Quake his vibe is like "I could have fucked up with everything even more, but I stopped at the right moment to keep being respected".
Benhappy 802 (1 month ago)
I met him once
Mr. W (1 month ago)
I didn't know Rob Zombie was asian!
2vain4u (1 month ago)
Sorry what? Romero the godfather of fps? The reason Doom and Wolfenstein 3d did so well was due to the revolutionary game engine, which was created mostly by John Carmack, John romero on his own is responsible for abominations such as Daikatana
Mateusz Kędzia (1 month ago)
Thx for Daikatana John :) Suck it Down ?
Martha B-C (1 month ago)
You know his kid makes games as well?
ghost assassin (1 month ago)
Wish I knew how to make video games
Eastern Traveller (2 months ago)
sounds like a nice guy
Luis Lizano (2 months ago)
Then Valve appeared and that was the end.
ecmjr (2 months ago)
Wow, what a nice video. Geez... still has the long here...
Broke Guy (2 months ago)
I been playing Doom and Quake for years and still play them til this day..... Thank you John Romero for all your hard work.
casterama (2 months ago)
Any chances of Daikatana 2?
Sinsearach (2 months ago)
Cyclops (2 months ago)
1:22 can someone please tell me what game that’s called
Lung Ming (2 months ago)
Check this out 😁 Now on sale, SIGIL from John Romero! SIGIL™ is a free megawad for the original 1993 DOOM® created by John Romero. It contains nine single-player and nine deathmatch levels. The free megawad will be released in mid-February 2019 and requires players own the original 1993 registered version of DOOM® in order to play. SIGIL™ is the spiritual successor to the fourth episode of DOOM®, and picks up where the original left off.
Sugar free Gaming (2 months ago)
I turned it off as soon as I noticed he paints his nails
Bennie Brunink (2 months ago)
Without people like this .. Where would we people (gamers) be today ?? ..
Cyclops (2 months ago)
Doom is a really fucking fun game and the soundtrack too
RodrigoCL (2 months ago)
Dat Final Fantasy VI box!!!
Mario Mueller (2 months ago)
so what games did his gamedesigner wife design?
Pappetsu (2 months ago)
4:05 Everyone could play DOOM for free?
Aym A (2 months ago)
My dad playess doom
Rafael Ramos (3 months ago)
Oh yeah! Doom is good game! *prepare the chaingun to kill cacodemons*
Joel González (3 months ago)
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best" Yeah, of course.
Chad Muskaa (3 months ago)
LEYKIS 101 !
JOEL BARRY COTTER (3 months ago)
I've played doom ever since i had a PC (using skulltag i believe or gzdoom since i remember being able to look up and down and having more options.) thanks for being a really good game :D
Steve Perry (3 months ago)
LEYKIS 101 !!!
T A C O D U D E (3 months ago)
I hope i can meet Romero one day
Nlobo1993 Lobo (3 months ago)
I need the giant marine head
jojolafrite90 (3 months ago)
The guy that committed Daikatana...
whatish thishshiz (3 months ago)
Hi, don't care about me, just curious. Wolfenstein as a doom map pack, Quake as a wolfenstein map pack, Quake as a doom map pack. Curious
Octoberisu (3 months ago)
Wait, John Romero has the same cacodemon plush as mine! :OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Mad Kangaroo (4 months ago)
He looks like Jesus
papa charlie (4 months ago)
GREATEST GUY ON EARTH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amir Iskandarani (4 months ago)
Just got done playing spear of destiny, sooooooooooo epic! thanks mr romero!
Seb Luca (4 months ago)
I totally agree with the conclusion :) http://www.mrthekiller.com
LordDonutz (4 months ago)
This is the only developer I have killed in a game. John Romero, fucking legend.
Matteo Boldizzoni (4 months ago)
Listen and learn!
Fabio Sarmento (4 months ago)
Imaqtpie father?
Yuri on Edge (4 months ago)
He made no money from Quake? What kind of BS is that? I don't believe it!
Big Chungus (4 months ago)
Why did they put him in doom 2 easter egg?
Yuri on Edge (4 months ago)
Watch the video
master of monsters (4 months ago)
Kids these days:doom sucks bad graphics old fortnite is better
John Galt (4 months ago)
Didn't Tom Hall quit id over "creative differences" after his Doom bible storyline being dropped? I'm just curious about why he's pictured with the John receiving an award around the 6 1/2 minute mark, or had he still contributed enough to be a part of it?
Shadow Assassin (4 months ago)
John Romero is not a game designer. He is a god
Arch Vile (4 months ago)
LMFAO! the 106 dislikes are probably modern people having no idea of this man and his group, having no idea of Doom and others. I really don't know how many total hours I've played Doom and there are way way too many maps and levels to do still. Thank you John Romero and company. I say easily one of the greatest ever games of all time. Who cares what's old, it is beyond gold. I'm Doomed for life, fuck yeah! XD
I Win (4 months ago)
Look at this dude rocking the hair, love this interview
Gerbityblah (4 months ago)
This man shall be put in the developer hall of fame, Along with Gabe Newell and Shigeru Miyamoto.
Ayman Maani (5 months ago)
Best video on YouTube
dudleydoodles (5 months ago)
Even if you didnt make alot ofm oney you left a legacy. You're an inspiration and people will remember you. And you inspired me to do what i do. Thanks John. *bro hug*
Nex Wex 2 (5 months ago)
His nails man..Wtf. Are you female or male, dude?
MeLikePumpkin (5 months ago)
I met him I got my doom case signed i tried to play with him and he won lol
SlCKB0Y (5 months ago)
for all the shit he got for daikatana, i'll say this guy seem like a very cool dude. he might have let the fame go over his head, and who can blame him, he's indeed a legend, but he came back to earth and tbh, i'd be very glad to play a new game from the carmack/mcgee/romero trio.
Helpertin (5 months ago)
I feel this man was unfairly maligned after Daikatana. That game might have flopped, but it's like because a single game was too ambitious for it's time... lets treat the man like a pariah, throw him from the industry and forget all about the wonderful successes. It's like... Hey michealangelo... you mighta painted that there sistine chapel up all nice... but i don't like this here painting you also worked on so therefore you're the worst artist out there, pack up your paints and hit the bricks. Imagine where we might be now...
The Elpresador (5 months ago)
What is he doing now?
Middlesbrough UTB (5 months ago)
Respect. I love doom I had it for ps1 back in the early nighties. All my friends use to come n watch us play on it everyone on the street loved it. Even my dad use to kick us off so he could play on it. Haha
Srijan Oli (5 months ago)
So he is basically a rockstar of computer games.
Kreedogger (5 months ago)
My father bought me wolfenstien in 92. Then I got a soundblaster card for my 11th birthday 3 years later. Changed my life. The guns sounded like guns. Haha. Great times.
VapingMonkey (5 months ago)
Dude the stuffed pain elemental dolls he has rule
Jeffrey Hearn (5 months ago)
So really I can credit this guy for my interest in shooters. Quake was my first online shooter I played under the moniker "llamaboy" because I basically would just hide and shoot. My mom came up with it because both she and my dad played it too and they thought it was annoying I played like that, haha.
Richard08 (5 months ago)
0:06 dat face
Pedro Mattos (5 months ago)
What a legend!
Dilshod Atabaev (5 months ago)
he is the legend one of the greatest alive !!
connor vaughn (5 months ago)
The final boss himself.
Eastern Traveller (5 months ago)
he looks like a realy nice guy, and yet another example that you should not judge a man by its cover
Felipe (5 months ago)
I remember I had to use arj command on DOS to unpack and install DOOM on my Windows 3.11 OS.
Chronan the Barbarian (5 months ago)
John "The Cuck" Romero. Legendary server of glory holes, master of the bull prep.
Lets Gamer (5 months ago)
thank you my friend for many hours of fun you gave me
Nivec (5 months ago)
Which FPS is the father of them all?

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