Friends, today is a very important day in gaming. You see today, a game called Doom is 20 years old. And that's something we need to celebrate. Because Doom, quite arguably, is the most important game ever made. Whatever you might think about Half-Life, Super Mario 64, or Big Rigs, whatever important innovations those games brought to the table, all of them, in turn, owe a debt to Doom. Because iD's Satanic FPS masterpiece set the scene for everything that came after it.
Whether seen from a gameplay, tech, or even a cultural perspective, Doom is the foundation of all of modern gaming. There's barely a single key element of the modern industry or community for which Doom didn't set the wheels turning. So sit back, click on, and open a can of Robo Cola in tribute, as I take you through the most fundamental ways that an angry, lone marine and a pump-action shotgun shaped the way you play games today.