Those of us older than 21 may remember one specific gaming moment that changed our lives forever – the first time we ever played Doom. The true importance of that single game is difficult to comprehend for the new generation, those weaned on the 3D world of the PlayStation. But for those who remember the likes of Pong, the move to a fully three dimensional gaming universe marked the last great leap in videogame technology. To have evolved from simple games like Super Mario Brothers to a complex and encompassing first-person experience like Doom was, and is, nothing short of mind blowing.
Doom not only revolutionized the way 3D graphics were used, but also introduced a core feature of every popular FPS since: Deathmatch. The real impact, however, was not just on the technical aspect of game making, but also the social aspect of game playing. Doom caught the attention of America and the world, was banned in some places, and was invoked to