DOOM Eternal: 8 Things We Learned From Hugo Martin On Joe Rogan Experience

The game director joined Rogan for a discussion on the upcoming DOOM Eternal release.

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If you've ever heard of Joe Rogan or listened to his podcast, you're probably aware of his work as a TV presenter, stand-up comedian, and martial arts enthusiast. Rogan has been in the public eye now for nearly thirty years, having made his big break in the mid-90s on the American sitcom News Radio before becoming the colour commentator for the UFC, and establishing one of the world's most popular podcasts.

However, what some people might not know about Rogan is his passion for gaming.

During the height of his TV fame in the 90s, Rogan has admitted he became addicted to playing the 1996 FPS Quake, sometimes playing upwards of ten hours a day. In an era where a reliable internet connection capable of providing the necessary to support online gaming wasn't easy to come by, Rogan took the monumental step of installing a T1 Line to support his habit, a move that he has later stated cost him upwards of $10,000 a month.

With the release of DOOM Eternal fast approaching, gaming fans rejoiced at the release of a podcast between Rogan and the game's creative director Hugo Martin.

8. The Game Takes Inspiration From Way Of The Dragon

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When creating a video game, it is not surprising that inspiration is taken from a variety of different sources then implemented in the final product.

After all, much of the Fallout series' iconic world of lonely post-apocalyptia is based on the Mad Max films, the Bioshock series has several nods to the works of objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand, and elements of the sci-fi novel Ringworld can be seen in the world of Halo.

These references and tie-ins all make sense in creating the world and atmosphere the aforementioned games are attempting to create.

But when Martin explained that the upcoming DOOM title would feature a confrontation based on a 70s martial-arts movie featuring Bruce Lee, at least a few listeners probably raised an eyebrow in confusion.

Despite seeming like a completely random connection, Martin explained that the final confrontation with the antagonist in DOOM Eternal will be reminiscent of the epic feel of the showdown between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris in the classic 1972 movie Way of the Dragon.


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