Talk:Tom Hall

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Shouldn't the image be updated to a more recent? Like the one available from Mobygames' http://www.mobygames.com/images/portraits/large/1055119665-00.jpg


Oh also, in voice work, he did the voice of the final boss El Oscuro in Rise of the Triad. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.115.120.239 (talk) 14:01, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Left?[edit]

He didn't "leave". He was fired. --128.214.133.2 (talk) 12:56, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

--212.118.151.179 (talk) 11:25, 7 December 2015 (UTC) According to David Kushner's, "Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture" (p.113, Chapter 8), John Carmack with unanimous support of the other owners, asked for his voluntary resignation from Id Software, which he ultimately gave. If this account is accurate, it would be more precise to say "he was asked to leave Id" rather than "he left Id" or "he was fired."

Both Kushner's book and Tom Hall himself in a YouTube interview with Matt Barton (Matt Chat 268: Tom Hall on Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Leaving id) asserts that the violence and gore of Doom had nothing to do with his agreeing to voluntarily resignation, which was ultimately a product of creative differences with regard to the story and pace of the game. Consider Rise of the Triad, which was arguably FAR more gory than Doom, but featured many of characters and features from Tom's Doom Bible (the Doom Design Document) including an emphasis on secrets, push walls and a robust, episodic story.