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Doom

Doom

Why Doom is one of the 100 greatest videogames

Doom did for videogames what ''Toy Story'' did for animated films: Both introduced 3-D technology that forever changed their respective media. Along with its predecessor Wolfenstein 3-D, Doom's first-person perspective pushed games a step closer to virtual reality: Players weren't just role-playing; they were the main character. Doom's violent play may have stirred controversy, but it also marked the beginning of a horror-filled -- and lucrative -- genre.
CARRY A BIG STICK Legend has it the game takes its name from a scene in Martin Scorsese's ''The Color of Money,'' in which Tom Cruise boasts that he has ''doom'' in his cue case. (PC, 1993)

Originally posted May 08, 2003
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