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Subject: Doom (1993)

Written By: 90s Guy on 05/05/15 at 2:11 am

Did anyone play this smash hit when it first came out in Dec '93, or early in '94? Do you remember the craze surrounding it in the mid '90s?

Subject: Re: Doom (1993)

Written By: yelimsexa on 05/05/15 at 6:41 am

Based on moral codes (and being one of the first games to receive an "M" rating for its later releases), being only eight-nine years old at the time meant that it was WAY too violent for my tastes at that age. I do remember it being popular, seeing it in gaming magazines, and seeing that the first-person shooter is the latest innovator in gaming, something that still has an important influence today. It felt like the end of the innoence that characterized the '80s/early '90s "family friendly" era of gaming. Basically if you rated every game that came out prior to Doom, they would probably get a "T" rating at worst, and the vast majority (Beat 'em ups were perhaps the most violent genre prior to Doom and Street Fighter/Mortal Combat) with just receive E or E10 ratings.

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