Escape From Mount Stupid: id Software

Doom, Quake, Rage, and more! Everything you ever wanted to know about id Software in one handy video. Presented by Danny O'Dwyer.

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277 comments
Jasper_73
Jasper_73

played doom back in 94 still playing it today have got it for almost every console ive had including snes and  gameboy advance or maybe it was the ds i cant rember.

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

id is awesome, or it's certainly created a few awesome fps games from my past, but I don't think Rage is quite up there.

I didn't think Doom 3 was quite up there either to be honest.

In fact, for me personally I think things slowly started dropping off after Quake.

They'e always made very good fps games but I think Wolfenstien 3D, Doom 1/2/etc and the original Quake were them at their very best.

Mind you, even Quake started one negative trend that continues to this day with it's mostly brown/gray textures...

Succumbus
Succumbus

I still play Commander Keen, and it frustrates the HELL out of me. So brutal and hard.

nanno111
nanno111

`hp %120, FTW

P.S.

Your research sucks BRO. It prounced ID Software not ID Software!!!

Massacher
Massacher

Doom 3 was before Quake 4... failed at your research there.

Jazzeater
Jazzeater

Unreal Tournament was definately the first arena multiplayer based game.  and a much better one

Baitshark
Baitshark

Thanks for the walk down memory lane. It was good to reminisce about the good ole days of gaming.

Harkonnen84
Harkonnen84

Anyone remember when ID made games that were not garbage corridor shooters? OOPS sorry. anyone remember when ID made games that weren't Rage?

CruiserCaptain
CruiserCaptain

I still have wolfenstien. remember the secret level with the ghosts?

Fayt1986
Fayt1986

quake 3.... ate years of my life playing it with an old friend.

MasterYevon
MasterYevon

Great mini-documentary! Unfortunately, Rage was... meh... :(

Faxanadu1988
Faxanadu1988

Nice vid. Played DooM al lot ....and still playing ;-)

valent1n
valent1n

great video article, you should have talked more on the Rage game, i am sure that much of the fellow players did not tried it yet. My favorite: Doom 1

Thing1232
Thing1232

Love that quote. "Masters of a genre that others have milked dry."

Mario_Dan
Mario_Dan

Doom 2 is my favorite. I just hope DOOM 4 does not become a game with "new school" rules.

ashleyobrien
ashleyobrien

yeah I couldnt believe it when that guy said RTC Wolfenstein was only average! the game was a trip! it was long, graphics were excellent (for the day) and it played good, story was cool-remember the bit at the beggining? "Heinrich-your rein of terror must end..."...that was cool...

pankajsingh5k
pankajsingh5k

the only way some gamers could cope with the horror of it all was to modify the gun mounted flashlight to look like a hello kitty logo .... aww thats better ... *unknown noise*....ahhhhhhhhhhh....guns blazing........ loved that part :)

Angel848
Angel848

I don't know if this was mentioned already, but Unreal Tournament offered much of the same ideas as Quake 3, and it's release date was, to my knowledge, a few days prior.

xXxKTTxXx
xXxKTTxXx

Doom is the BEST id software game, hell, its the best game of all time!!!! Rage was OK, some flaws are there, but damn, it uses id tech 5 engine *_* cant wait for Doom4 =)

h4wkw0lf613
h4wkw0lf613

@JOKER677 It's the world of gaming that would have been...DOOMED.

JOKER677
JOKER677

Wonder what would've happened if Doom never showed up...

tyrosxps
tyrosxps

"Pretty average" Return to Castle Wolfenstein? Has this guy even played it? It was a masterpiece

marty2004
marty2004

I miss the modem handshake sound.....haha. Where is my 33.6. My favorite ID game is wolfenstein. Great show!

dkpine
dkpine

favourite would probs be Quake 2 for PS btw.

dkpine
dkpine

Im so upset return to castle wolfenstien only got a "there was the average.." i loved that game, up until half life 2 i used to play it after i completed whatever game i'd saved up and bought that month because it was AWESOME!

Renoo27
Renoo27

Favourite id game would probably be Doom 3 for many reasons. The nostalgic feeling of seeing old Doom enemies, and being the first Survival Horror game I played. Having said that, I did have an awesome time playing RAGE. Shame it wasn't better recieved.

dagrimmreepa
dagrimmreepa

Machinima's All Your History already covered this, and did it much better.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

I wouldn't really call PC gaming before Doom "all about solitaire and minesweeper". We had gems like Dune II and Wasteland.

auntbessie
auntbessie

Thought Rage was excellent, wish they'd hurry up with an expansion pack or sequel, there's very little ID can do wrong imo which is probably a good thing given the eternity they make us wait between games

GelidusV
GelidusV

I want a sequel to Quake 1. Quake 2 was fun, but its story and monsters were completely unrelated.

dannyodwyer
dannyodwyer staff

@cynicalundead hahaha, this made my day.

Grovilis
Grovilis

Wait, Escape From Mount Stupid is the new name for the show? LOL I love it!

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

Doom series are awesome, I love the music from first & second one

Zephol
Zephol

Rage is a dissapoiting

Kolossi
Kolossi

Doom II. Never gets old.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

that's why i love good games today that most people underestimate. even games rated under 5. why? when i think what games i've played when i was a kid, i can only hope for a great playtime. but we must not let our guard down, cause once we tell developers they do great jobs they'll stop progressing.

nanno111
nanno111

oh, and im pretty sure my yr 10 tech teacher sill plays Commander Keen.

Apathetic_Prick
Apathetic_Prick

Very wrong.  That, I believe, actually may go to XS, released in 1996 or 1997.  And that's only if you don't count Spectre, which predates Doom.

 

But, well, you're entitled to your "opinion".

Massacher
Massacher

 @Baitshark this.

and they need to bring back fast paced multi-player. this reality based multi-player is getting boring.

Michael83917
Michael83917

@Massacher@ashleyobrienAgreed, RtCW is seriously underrated. The multiplayer may not have been as good as offerings from Quake in that era, but the single player campaign was awesome.