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Old 05-09-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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A Piece of Apogee History
(This was originally posted on our website on July 21, 1998)

<img src="http://www.3drealms.com/images/nbr.jpg" align="right" hspace="5" vspace="5" border="0"></a>Joe Siegler writes... "The other day I was going through some videotapes of mine, and found this little tidbit of Apogee history. It's a 2.5 minute long interview with Scott Miller & George Broussard done in the summer of 1992. It aired back home in Philadelphia in November of 1992 on the NBR show that is on PBS. It was a report on Apogee (and id Software) and how we were changing the face of computer gaming."

This interview was done in the post Wolfenstein 3D hysteria (as Wolfenstein is all over this video), and also has an interview with John Romero (now of Ion Storm). In addition to Scott, George, & John, you can also see some others in the background (but don't talk) - our own Steve Blackburn, as well as Jay Wilbur, John Carmack, Adrian Carmack, and I believe Kevin Cloud of id Software.

If you want to download this, you can do so by clicking on the snapshot to your right. It's a RealVideo file that's been zipped, and the download is about 6.2Mb. If you don't have the Real Player, you can download it for free.

Again from Joe.. "Sorry about the fuzzy quality of the tape, but this was an old videotape, close to 10 years old, and this was taped in 1992. This was stuck in-between a few episodes of Married With Children I also had on the same tape. "

NOTE (May 2005): This was encoded back in 1998 when RealPlayer used a much older and different video codec. To play this now, I believe you have to install a legacy plugin for the current RealPlayer to read their old format, which doesn't work stock out of the box in their current player. Real's website should have further information on this.

UPDATE (May 2006): Now that Google Video exists, we can stream this thing on the website now for you to look at. Here is the video below. The <a href="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6300416539473165189">full size video</a> is also available on Google video, but due to the original source not being great, it dosn't look all that good full screen.

http://www.3drealms.com/news/1998/07...e_of_apog.html
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Old 05-09-2006, 01:51 PM   #2
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Haha! That was pretty cool.
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Old 05-09-2006, 02:03 PM   #3
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great the keen 5 song on the background.. quality is pretty good for such an old digitized video!
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Old 05-09-2006, 02:17 PM   #4
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great the keen 5 song on the background.. quality is pretty good for such an old digitized video!
Look at the full size version I link to above. You might not think that.
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Old 05-09-2006, 02:32 PM   #5
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Heh, I've seen this before, but it's pretty neat. The biggest quality problem with the video is the colours.

Thanks for not forcing me to install RealPlayer.
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Old 05-09-2006, 11:10 PM   #6
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I love the Wolfenstein 3-D footage. Kind of humorous watching Nazis die on television. You even get to hear them scream! Wolf3D=best game ever.
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Old 05-10-2006, 02:46 AM   #7
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I remember this one. But what happened to that book /related cover photo(?) that Scott and George never wanted us to see?
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:11 AM   #8
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I remember this one. But what happened to that book /related cover photo(?) that Scott and George never wanted us to see?
It's in the same place it's always been. If one of you can find the book, then I can claim it didn't come from me.

Problem is the book is stupid rare, so it's highly unlikely you'll find it.
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:23 PM   #9
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cool video, but apogee/3drealms creates games too
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Old 05-14-2006, 04:05 AM   #10
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You know, I've seen quiet a few id software videos and pictures taken during this time. And there's always one thing that stays the same: John Romero acts stoned out of his mind and John Carmack's short get shorter and shorter.

Thanks for the video, I love watching these things.
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Old 05-14-2006, 07:43 AM   #11
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If you mean the wolfenstein3D hint book, I have it, it has layouts of all of the
levels plus some other stuff, I had time finding it originally, it's worth having
if you can find it!

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Old 05-15-2006, 08:45 AM   #12
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You can edit post here you know.
Anyways, I doubt the Wolf 3D hint book is rare as it is still sold here AFAIK unless you're talking about a different version of it.
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Old 05-15-2006, 08:52 AM   #13
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If you mean the wolfenstein3D hint book, I have it, it has layouts of all of the
levels plus some other stuff, I had time finding it originally, it's worth having
if you can find it!

Find it? Haven't looked that hard, have you?

http://www.buy3drealms.com/wol3dhinbook.html

We still sell it. $2 for the book.
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:02 PM   #14
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what a valueable video. and all the awesome guys are represent.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:04 AM   #15
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Grate now I finally know how to pronounce Broussard and Apogee
Oh, and thanks for uploading it to Google video, i never did like real.
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I sincerely hope you realize this thread is 2 years old...
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:15 AM   #17
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I loved the video. At least they didn't start moaning about the violence like some sort of angry parent or wussy Christian fanatic, they just focused on the games, and that's cool. Loved the small glimpses of other Apogee games like Cosmo and Duke Nukem 1 there as well.
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:17 AM   #18
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I loved the video. At least they didn't start moaning about the violence like some sort of angry parent or wussy Christian fanatic, they just focused on the games, and that's cool. Loved the small glimpses of other Apogee games like Cosmo and Duke Nukem 1 there as well.
If you want a piece of completely useless trivia, the games you saw played on screen were all played by John Romero. The chair Romero was sitting in for playing of those games was the same chair that was used in Rise of the Triad, for my character, Heinrich Krist.
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If you want a piece of completely useless trivia, the games you saw played on screen were all played by John Romero. The chair Romero was sitting in for playing of those games was the same chair that was used in Rise of the Triad, for my character, Heinrich Krist.
Thanks for the awesome useless knowledge, Joe! John Romero is the king!
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:20 AM   #20
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Thanks for the awesome useless knowledge, Joe! John Romero is the king!
No, not really, but cool chair story. Kinda reminds me of Weiders blog post...
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:41 AM   #21
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You do realize Wieder's chair thing is a joke, right?
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You do realize Wieder's chair thing is a joke, right?
Yes. It took me the length of time to read all the comments to his post (which I did immediately after reading it) to figure this out though.
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