Is HOXAR Inc. John Romero's New PC Game?

Is HOXAR Inc. John Romero's New PC Game?

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HOXAR Inc. might not be a company at all. It could be the newest shooter from DOOM co-creator John Romero.

At first glance, the website for HOXAR Inc. looks like any corporate site out there. But phrases like "The Holodeck is real," and claims that the company is "the cutting edge developer, fabricator, and operator of holographic solutions around the globe," are enough to give you pause.

Where things really get interesting is when you learn that an anonymous source has told Shacknews that HOXAR, Inc. is related to the new game from John Romero. Romero has recently hinted at a new PC shooter, and this apparently has something to do with it.

This supposed link was strengthened by a tweet from Romero today that appears to confirm the Shacknews story:

We'll have to wait and see exactly what HOXAR Inc. turns out to be, but for now, just enjoy the show.

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A part of me will always be apprehensive of anything Romero does. Whenever he surfaces my head will continually repeat "Don't fall for his bullshit. Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana..."
I don't want the man to fail, not by any means but I'm still feeling that burn nearly 20 years later.

Imperioratorex Caprae:
A part of me will always be apprehensive of anything Romero does. Whenever he surfaces my head will continually repeat "Don't fall for his bullshit. Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana..."
I don't want the man to fail, not by any means but I'm still feeling that burn nearly 20 years later.

Met the man several times, the last at QuakeCon in 2014. He has matured a lot and regrets some of his younger transgressions. Really a good guy.

Pretty sure i saw a toothpaste advert like that once. She isn't showing any teeth, but i bet they are blinding white and fully protected from the horrors of devouring ice-cream and tea within the same course.

John Keefer:

Met the man several times, the last at QuakeCon in 2014. He has matured a lot and regrets some of his younger transgressions. Really a good guy.

It's good to see him back on the horse, as it were.

If you consider dai katana features that were planned, it was significantly ahead of its time in regards to what it was trying to offer.
Features we take for granted in current fps.
Unfortunately as ahead of the curve as the ideas were, so was the capacity to provide those concepts, but I don't want to go into a dai katana thing here.
I'll just go out on saying that it's going to be interesting seeing what ideas have bubbled up this time.

by the way
Did I read right in the twitter feed on the side of the page?
this is an exclusive?
If so, congratulations.

Mikeybb:

John Keefer:

Met the man several times, the last at QuakeCon in 2014. He has matured a lot and regrets some of his younger transgressions. Really a good guy.

by the way
Did I read right in the twitter feed on the side of the page?
this is an exclusive?
If so, congratulations.

Yes, it was. Thanks. And I appreciate the Escapist posting it from Shacknews.

I will still poke in here from time to time.

Seeing what happened to Daikatana, maybe they should have named it HOAXAR?!

HEYYOOO!!

John Keefer:

Imperioratorex Caprae:
A part of me will always be apprehensive of anything Romero does. Whenever he surfaces my head will continually repeat "Don't fall for his bullshit. Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana..."
I don't want the man to fail, not by any means but I'm still feeling that burn nearly 20 years later.

Met the man several times, the last at QuakeCon in 2014. He has matured a lot and regrets some of his younger transgressions. Really a good guy.

I'm absolutely sure he's humbled himself over the years. I'd be more surprised if he didn't. Its just hard to get over something like that, it'll always be sitting in the back of my mind. I still hope though he finds major success because his pre-Daikatana work has a special place in my heart.

John Keefer:

Met the man several times, the last at QuakeCon in 2014. He has matured a lot and regrets some of his younger transgressions. Really a good guy.

I remember someone created a hentai mod of Doom and people kept tweeting gifs of it to him. He acted as if it was the funniest thing ever. Yeh, real mature. XD

Then again, who really is?! Definitely not me.

OT: Shooters are getting my attention less and less these days. Unless it does something fundamentally different or adds something new then I will probably pass. For the longest time I thought Overwatch and Battleborn were the same damn game.

Are people still holding Daikatana against this guy? Wasn't that like twenty years ago?

Objectable:
Are people still holding Daikatana against this guy? Wasn't that like twenty years ago?

Ah, but we gamers hold on to our passions with an ardent fervor. To this day, you can still hear cries of "Imperials or Stormcloaks?" in the deepest, darkest depths of the Interwebzeeverse.

And that goes without mentioning how saying the words "Mass Effect 3's Ending" still has people react as though acid reflux were something you needed to expel with a high-pressure nozzle. Dat bile...

People say Daikatana was a bad thing. I disagree, cause who knows, without that game we might never have gotten Jontron. I say it was worth it.

That said, I hold no hype for Romero. I love the id games he helped make, but they aren't exactly a varied bunch, and since he is not involved in the new DOOM, well... Hope he makes something good though, but then I hope most games are good, cause bad games are bad.

I am excited to be cautiously optimistic over this news.

He's not going to claim he's gonna make us his bitches again, is he?

I hope at some point to put a similar Advertisment like it was for Daikatana:

"John Romero will F*CK you in the ASS....AGAIN B*TCH!!!

Oh look, Romero being edgy by using a meme for the name of his game. What's that Romero? You've become irrelevant in the modern gaming industry?

mad825:
Oh look, Romero being edgy by using a meme for the name of his game. What's that Romero? You've become irrelevant in the modern gaming industry?

What meme would that be? I'm not the most meme-aware person, but I've never heard of it. Honestly curious.

MetalheroDamien:
What meme would that be? I'm not the most meme-aware person, but I've never heard of it. Honestly curious.

If you swap the A and O with each other you get Haxor aka "hacker".

mad825:

MetalheroDamien:
What meme would that be? I'm not the most meme-aware person, but I've never heard of it. Honestly curious.

If you swap the A and O with each other you get Haxor aka "hacker".

I wouldn't really call that a meme, and if it's a cyberpunk game, that'd probably be fitting.

MetalheroDamien:
]I wouldn't really call that a meme, and if it's a cyberpunk game, that'd probably be fitting.

Christ, how old are you? Haxor is an insult or a joke at best. It's mostly aimed at kids who use script kiddy or notepad to "hack".

mad825:

MetalheroDamien:
]I wouldn't really call that a meme, and if it's a cyberpunk game, that'd probably be fitting.

Christ, how old are you? Haxor is an insult or a joke at best. It's mostly aimed at kids who use script kiddy or notepad to "hack".

Me? I'm 28, but I don't see what relevance that has to my point. It's still something associated with hacker culture in the mind of the general populous, and that's assuming it's intentional, which it likely isn't.

mad825:

MetalheroDamien:
Me? I'm 28, but I don't see what relevance that has to my point.

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It was a rhetorical question and you answered it. I making the point that you might to too old to be within the in-crowd.

It's still something associated with hacker culture in the mind of the general populous,

You mean like it being a meme? It being an insult? A joke?

and that's assuming it's intentional, which it likely isn't.

lulwat? Because it isn't obvious enough?

I bet Romero will be a complete hax when it comes to the story. Did you get that little joke I made there!?!? Hahaha I bet you didn't.

It's a meme in the literal sense of "A piece of information that's part of the zietgiest", but it's not a meme in the usually used figurative sense of "A specific kind of joke on the internet". And while I'd argue that Romero is not the best writer in the business, you're also making definitive statements about something that we have almost no info on.

John Keefer:

Imperioratorex Caprae:
A part of me will always be apprehensive of anything Romero does. Whenever he surfaces my head will continually repeat "Don't fall for his bullshit. Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana Daikatana..."
I don't want the man to fail, not by any means but I'm still feeling that burn nearly 20 years later.

Met the man several times, the last at QuakeCon in 2014. He has matured a lot and regrets some of his younger transgressions. Really a good guy.

O_O
Are you.. implying that FriedChicken McWatermelon Superfly Johnson will not be in his new game?
But he was integral part of Daikatana, quintessential even.
He changed FPS genre as we know it.

NONONONONONONO!
This can't be happening :(
I don't believe you.
I.. I can't believe you...

blackrave:

John Keefer:

Imperioratorex Caprae:
Snip

Snip the Second

O_O
Are you.. implying that FriedChicken McWatermelon Superfly Johnson will not be in his new game?
But he was integral part of Daikatana, quintessential even.
He changed FPS genre as we know it.

NONONONONONONO!
This can't be happening :(
I don't believe you.
I.. I can't believe you...

I'm afraid it's true.

You...You have to leave without your buddy Superfly.

IamLEAM1983:
To this day, you can still hear cries of "Imperials or Stormcloaks?" in the deepest, darkest depths of the Interwebzeeverse.

SKYRIM BELONGS TO THE NORDS

BY MIGHTY TALOS, THERE IT IS, FRIENDS

Arnoxthe1:

IamLEAM1983:
To this day, you can still hear cries of "Imperials or Stormcloaks?" in the deepest, darkest depths of the Interwebzeeverse.

SKYRIM BELONGS TO THE NORDS

BY MIGHTY TALOS, THERE IT IS, FRIENDS

"Wrong answer, traitorous scum!"

Or so would say someone who cares, honestly. I'm neutral in the debate, in case my avatar wasn't obvious enough of a clue. As much as I loved Skyrim, Vvardenfell is where it's at. House Telvanni for life and whatnot.

By the way, do you have a few toes you wouldn't mind parting with? I need them. For, um, an experiment...

 

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