As I posted on the newdoom forums:
Yaaaaaahhh! DooM Rocks!!!
Id software made a “real shooter”, and a real online game!
DooM started a new gender, a gaming gender of its own. Once the word was out that Doom had the ability to play online and one could make levels for it, it grew like hell fire..
LAN parties and user created maps started to spawn on several BBS’s back then. This then created a new community.
And it’s my belief that it was the real creation of the internet, besides being a game, a tool of creation, and a relic. Heck, there wasn’t much of an internet until DooM was born anyway.. it gave those old sites reason to host files to begin with! From that point the new wheel was turning..
Nothing could beat DooM, it created a new community of interest of both developers and gamers alike! If it wasn’t for DooM, most 3d games wouldn’t even exisit..
– In other news.. 😀 Polygon.com explains how DooM hasn’t only been a part of our life but also helped create a human connection beginning with its first LAN party.
Happy Birthday DooM! You are the game of choice!
DooM will be part of my life as it has been for many years, and many years to come!