Romero brands Zenimax id buy as “disgusting”

Wednesday, 24th June 2009 20:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Ex-id, ex-ION Storm “legend” John Romero clearly isn’t a fan of Zenimax buying id Software.

On hearing the news, Romero tweeted, “ZENIMAX??????? Disgusting.”

Good gravy. There was more. Big John went on to claim that “Fallout 3 bought DOOM.”

Romero’s making iPhone games at the moment.

Thanks, GamerVision.



  1. Hunam

    What a knob.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. dirigiblebill

    “Romero’s making iPhone games at the moment.”

    Low blow ;)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Anders

    I was going to say something, but this story pretty much speeks for itself…

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Michael O'Connor

    Looks like someone is still caught in the past.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    Thats why hes making games for phones and not real systems

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Hunam

    He was working for Midway before then…

    #6 6 years ago
  7. BULArmy

    This man have the balls to speak public. What a downfall.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. DaMan

    dirigiblebill, I guess you’re the lead programmer for PS3 projects?

    #8 6 years ago
  9. dirigiblebill


    PS. Ah wait, I see. You were subtly reproaching me for having a dig at the iPhone. Did you by any chance miss the smiley?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Whizzo

    Zenimax doesn’t want to make Romero their bitch.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. DaMan

    ” Did you by any chance miss the smiley? ”
    I guess I did.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. dirigiblebill

    For the record, I rather enjoy iPhone games :)

    The RPG selection sucks, though.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. fearmonkey

    I was going to be mean and smite Romero for his words, but what can i possibly add really, when so much has already been thrown his way.

    @dirigiblebill – I agree, it does suck. The iphone is perfect for RPG’s, why arent more people making them?

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I was gonna say something about Ronnie James Dio but….nevermind.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. mortiferus

    One word for ya… DAIKATANA. Nuff said. John is entitled to his opinion. At least it was not sold to EA or Activision.

    What’s up with that “legend” bullshit PAT?

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Hunam

    Because he’s infamous rather than famous, it’s fairly obvious.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. anasui

    zenimax? do they make microwaves, or comes off from some particularly cheesy Doctor Who moment?

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Zarckan

    Having met Romero at GDC this year I can say he really is an egotistical cock…

    As for Daikatana, utter garbage that was years late and out of date.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Scyrenn

    …yet people are still talking about it, apparently.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Michael O'Connor

    “…yet people are still talking about it, apparently.”

    So games are such huge classics that they’re never forgotten. The same applies for the really bad games too.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. fearmonkey

    The best thing Romero ever did outside of ID was Hire warren spector and make him part of Ion Storm.
    For that, I can thank him…….

    #21 6 years ago
  22. frostquake

    What did this article say..I can’t stop staring at his luxurious long black hair and the sudden need to pee on it…Does that make me weird??

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Blerk

    Perhaps Bethesda can make a modern Doom that’s actually some good? Fallout-style Doom RPG, please!

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Scyrenn

    Good idea, that…

    A graphical remake of Doom 1, keeping the gameplay intact would be nice too I think. Being able to look up and down is overrated… :p

    #24 6 years ago

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