This series, "FPS: From Vintage to Retro," interviews FPS players and developers. In terms of vintage FPS, the series covers includes single-player "Doom clones" and Build titles; to multiplayer frag-fests like Doom deathmatch, Quake arenas, and Unreal Tournament(s); to "pure," arcade-style shooters, "looter shooters" and FPS-RPG hybrids. In terms of retro FPS, it examines Dusk, Ion Fury and Prodeus, as well as Nightdive Studios' latter-day revival of classic FPS.
Note: When new interviews go live, this compendium will also be updated.
These interviews are with players who stream, speedrun, or otherwise play FPS.Read his interview here.
Cynic the Original: [coming soon]
The Spud Hunter: [coming soon]
These interviews, if I can get them, will be with FPS developers.
I want to interview the makers of Tech-Com 2029, but am considering other choices as well. Perhaps JimmySquared from The Adventures of Square.
"Hell-blazers: Speedrunning Doom Eternal": This series largely interviews speedrunners who play Doom Eternal. However it does include arena players and classic Doom runners.
"Doom Eternal: Made for Speed... but Speedrunning?": The article whose title question launched "Hell-blazers.""Spectating FPS Speedruns: Potential Pitfalls Exemplified by Doom Eternal": A capstone piece for my "Hell-blazers" series, this longread examines FPS speedruns from a spectator's perspective, and why I think Doom Eternal isn't always the best example.
"Visual Clutter in Brutal Doom / Project Brutality": An article I wrote covering these two popular mods for Doom, and some of the issues I have with them.
"Doom Eternal (2020) Review": My personal review for Doom Eternal.
"Post-colonialism in Doom": A guest essay where I analyze the Doom franchise through a post-colonial lens, including Doom Eternal.
My name is Nick van der Waard and I'm a Gothic ludologist. I have my MA in English Studies: The Gothic from Manchester Metropolitan University. My blog is about horror, but also sex, metal and videogames.
Check out my interview series: Hell-blazers: Speedrunning Doom Eternal, "Giving My Two Cents: A Metal Compendium," and the Alien: Ore" Interview Project.
My favorite posts: Dragon Ball Super: Broly - Is It Gothic?, Mandy (2018): Review, Gothic Themes in Perfect Blue. Also check out my guest work on Video Hook-Ups.
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