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Today's a pretty significant anniversary in the PC gaming world, as it was 14 years ago today that the DOOM shareware was initially released, changing many lives forever (certainly mine). That means the release of DOOM predates Kevin Mitnick's arrest, OJ Simpson's acquittal, the release of Windows 95, the announcement (much less the release) of the DVD format, and the deaths of Kurt Cobain and Jerry Garcia. Dakota Fanning was not yet born when the DOOM shareware was released, and other now-dead people who were still alive at the time include Rose Kennedy, Cesar Romero (no relation), Telly Savalas, Jack Kirby, Richard Nixon, Jackie O, Burt Lancaster, Sonny Bono, Jack Lord, Henny Youngman, and Frank Sinatra.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to celebrate by taking some Gertiol and shooting some imps.

DOOMed Links! Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
Link of the Morning: 10 Ways Online Gaming Will Change the Future. Thanks Digg.
Stories: Flying Humans, Hoping to Land With No Chute. Thanks Neutronbeam. Oh, they'll land all right.
Man gets hit by car, sets world record. Thanks Nick. But fails to stick the landing.
Lead-Free Toys for the Holidays.
Science: Brain 'irrelevance filter' found.
The Best Way to Deflect an Asteroid.
Sex switch points way to smarter pest control.
Media: Call of Duty 4's ragtime cheat mode.
Quarterback Spikes Himself in the Balls.
Teh Funny: ActionTrip Comic Strip: Gamer Trials.

21. No subject Dec 10, 2007, 16:37 LittleMe
Ahh yes Doom. Didn't change my life but certainly proved that PC gaming was 'state of the art' and that the Amigas were facing very good competition, at least. Two years later, Commodore is bankrupt. No PC FPS game since the Dooms worked in the music so well. CoD4 and UT3 both do a good job though so maybe things will change for the better in the music department.

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  1. Dec 10, 11:00 No subject Retired
  3. Dec 10, 11:17  mmmmmm DOOM BFSoLo.
  4. Dec 10, 11:23   Re: mmmmmm DOOM PHJF
  9. Dec 10, 14:01   Re: mmmmmm DOOM Retired
  5. Dec 10, 11:43  Online Gaming with change the Future Fion
  10. Dec 10, 14:25  Re: No subject |RaptoR|
  2. Dec 10, 11:03 14 years Enahs
  6. Dec 10, 11:44 Doom Jim
  7. Dec 10, 13:40  Re: Doom Yosemite Sam
  8. Dec 10, 13:52  Re: Doom banddirector
  12. Dec 10, 14:39   Re: Doom MeanJim
  20. Dec 10, 15:52    Re: Doom Warhawk
  14. Dec 10, 14:46   Re: Doom MeanJim
  11. Dec 10, 14:29 landing with no chuge Jim
  13. Dec 10, 14:39 Bono Kxmode
  18. Dec 10, 15:34  Re: Bono Killer Kane
  22. Dec 10, 16:49  Re: Bono Krovven
  23. Dec 10, 17:20   Re: Bono Mr. Tact
  31. Dec 10, 21:47   Re: Bono Kxmode
  15. Dec 10, 15:11 No subject Mr. Tact
  16. Dec 10, 15:18 No subject Retired
  17. Dec 10, 15:25  Re: No subject Armengar
  19. Dec 10, 15:49   Re: No subject Jim
>> 21. Dec 10, 16:37 No subject LittleMe
  24. Dec 10, 17:43 DOOM music DangerDog
  25. Dec 10, 17:45  Re: speaking of anniversaries D3lirious
  26. Dec 10, 18:26  Re: DOOM music Retired
  28. Dec 10, 19:23   Re: DOOM music Enahs
  29. Dec 10, 19:27  Re: DOOM music Jim
  30. Dec 10, 19:45   Re: DOOM music Retired
  32. Dec 10, 22:14  Re: DOOM music Ant
  33. Dec 10, 22:31  Re: DOOM music MeanJim
  34. Dec 11, 07:43   Re: DOOM music PHJF
  35. Dec 11, 10:36    Re: DOOM music kanniballl
  27. Dec 10, 18:57 No subject DangerDog
  36. Dec 14, 11:23 Doom Networking and LAN parties CalmDragon


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