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Happy birthday DOOM! I'm guessing it's as surprising to many of you as it is to me that the grand old game came out ten years ago today, so I won't try to place that in perspective. I will definitely be playing some DOOM today (probably DOOM II actually, it's hard to eschew the double-barrel shotgun) to celebrate the anniversary of what remains one of my very favorite games of all time. On a sort of related note, I see on HomeLAN Fed that some older id games, including Final DOOM, can be purchased online now at the id Software Store.

A couple of folks have written into point out the RSS feed seems to be broken... I'll try and see if I can figure out what's gone wrong with that today.

Play Time: Thrash N' Burn Skateboarding. Thanks markus friedl.
Link of the Day: Lying Brain Teasers.
Subway Centennial.
Stories of the Day: Wright Brothers the Wrong Guys?
'Elvis' Allowed To Drive Cabs In Seattle Again. Thanks Travis McPherson.
These Squirrels Are Super Cool.
Science!: Scientist Links Man to Climate Over the Ages (registration required).
Astronaut sets record for time in space.
Mars Missionís Invisible Enemy: Radiation (registration required).
Image of the Day: Paint all over the interior. Thanks Ant.
Follow-up: Japanese fail to salvage Mars mission.
Thanks Mike Martinez.

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44. Re: Not 10 Dec 11, 2003, 02:37 Camaro76
 
Well, he appointed himself, so it could be a dictatorship. But we also have El Presidente. Plus, no one has blinked since he appointed himself (or asked for a recount/recall/etc.), so either we're all very apathetic, or we all have confidence in his abilities as Mayor.

I say we make like California and recall him... I want Sylvester Stallone for Mayor! As for 'El Presidente' I'm sure any revolution would quickly be crushed by and army of Terriers.

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43. Re: Not 10 Dec 10, 2003, 23:40 Soupkin
 
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42. Re: Not 10 Dec 10, 2003, 23:01 Beamer
 
No wonder those ads don't crash IE on my home computer - they don't load.



Thank you hosts file!

 
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41. Re: Not 10 Dec 10, 2003, 22:26 nin
 
What are the term limits for Mayor?

Well, he appointed himself, so it could be a dictatorship. But we also have El Presidente. Plus, no one has blinked since he appointed himself (or asked for a recount/recall/etc.), so either we're all very apathetic, or we all have confidence in his abilities as Mayor.

edit: "Help! Help! I'm being oppressed!"


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40. Re: Not 10 Dec 10, 2003, 21:38 Enahs
 
What are the term limits for Mayor?

PSST hey
Keep quite, or he might "run" for Congress or Senate!
Thank god blue has dibs on president! ohh wait, Dan is Canadian, he is gonna now make him self Prime Minister

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39. Re: Not 10 Dec 10, 2003, 21:20 Bronco
 
the original duke nukem was pretty fun too.. manhattan project was fun but i never played all the way through it though... don't know why

What are the term limits for Mayor?

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38. Re: Not 10 Dec 10, 2003, 21:11 Enahs
 
the original duke nukem was pretty fun too.. manhattan project was fun but i never played all the way through it though... don't know why

I liked MP alot as well, but once you got a little past the half way point, it got VERY boring. They needed to spruce up the level design and change the mission type a little. I did not finish it either.

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37. Re: Paint on the inside Dec 10, 2003, 20:52 Sasquach
 
If he/she can afford that car, then he/she should be able to afford to have it cleaned by professionals.

Sir, I must take issue with that attitude. How far is ok with this mindset?

Say someonone rents their apartment, and that landlord had 1000 rental properities. Would it be fair for someone to conclude that the landlord is doing fine without their rent, so they won't pay?

What if a bunch of the windows in your home were broken out by some malfunctioning device, or heck, by your own horrible judgement. Would you expect someone to look down on you for asking for a way to cheapyly replace them? Hell, you have a house and they have a lousy apartment....the nerve of you trying to save some of what you already have more of...

The person with the paint can garfed, and now they are stuck with the damage. Is some friendly advice on how to help cut his losses so much to ask? Does it offend you that much?...
 
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36. Re: Not 10 Dec 10, 2003, 20:09 ExcessDan
 
the original duke nukem was pretty fun too.. manhattan project was fun but i never played all the way through it though... don't know why

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35. Re: Not 10 Dec 10, 2003, 19:19 Bunko
 
mmmmm... Apogee games...

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34. Re: Not 10 Dec 10, 2003, 19:08 ExcessDan
 
I wish they would bring back shareware. Demos these days are too small to get a sense of a game.

If they did that they'd have to actually make their games longer and they can't do that! A lot of games now last as long as a shareware episode from the old days would have.

Mmmm shareware... commander keen, monster bash, secret agent mmmm


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33. tshirts Dec 10, 2003, 19:06 DooM
 
There are some nice TSHIRTS OF DOOM on the Id Software website.

http://www.idsoftware.com/store/index.php?view=merchandise


The only problem is, they dont ship orders outside USA

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32. Re: The Great Paint Debate Dec 10, 2003, 18:59 M][ke
 
sexual inuendos are FUN!  
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31. Re: The Great Paint Debate Dec 10, 2003, 18:33 Tim1_2
 
Who cares about how he got paint all over the inside of his car. The fact is that he did, and it's amusing to ME, because it is not ME.

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30. Re: Paint all over Dec 10, 2003, 16:56 Tigger
 
You obviously didn't read the 31 pages of postings.

I don't have to read the posting, the spray pattern isn't consistant with his story - if it was 'spraying like a jet engine', then why does his wheel have large globs of paint on it, but the door has a fine coat? There is almost no paint on the floor in front or sides of the drivers seat, which means he pulled the paint can out from behind the drivers seat, of which there are no pictures.



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29. Re: doomsday Dec 10, 2003, 15:54 Beamer
 
Absolutely has been 10 years. I first played it at a Superbowl Party in '94. I paid $5 for it on two floppy disks two weeks earlier, when it first showed up at Babbages, but one of the disks was corrupt.





And yeah, I actually clicked in here because of the evil AOL ads. They have a very good habit of crashing on my computer here at work, but not at home. Brings IE to it's knees, but with XP I can just kill it without losing the OS. I do lose all my open work windows, though, keeping my visits less.


I do enjoy the "Please enable cookies so we can track you with our spyware" popup, though.

 
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28. Re: doomsday Dec 10, 2003, 15:48 The Truth
 
DOOM! sweet game!

what gets me is that the true 'test' for new gadgets is wether people can get doom to run on it!

ive seen it running on some cell phones, PDA's, GBA, its kinda funny. (Although they are moving toward quake now (There is a quake build around for the GBA))

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27. Re: Bad AOL Add Dec 10, 2003, 15:39 Nyarlathotep
 
The AOL Add at the top of the page causes 100% CPU Usage bla bla bla
It's doing this here as well. I've heard many a bad thing about AOL (like, it's the devil's spawn), but never experienced it like this...

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26. Re: doomsday Dec 10, 2003, 15:18 beaves
 
hey thx for the doomsdayhq link looks and sounds awesome! haveing great time playing doom shareware. I still remember these levels!!


 
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25. Re: Not 10 Dec 10, 2003, 15:01 HIGH_PING
 
I wish they would bring back shareware. Demos these days are too small to get a sense of a game.

 
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