By Tim Stone on September 14th, 2008 at 1:16 pm.
This one appeared in PC Gamer UK round about Guy Fawkes Night last year.
24 Comments »
14/09/2008 at 13:22
14/09/2008 at 13:28
Haha! I remember this one. It doesn’t seem that long ago, to be honest.
14/09/2008 at 13:55
Good ol’ Sparky.
14/09/2008 at 13:57
Just be glad there wasn’t two arch viles in that box. What a nightmare.
14/09/2008 at 14:42
Anyone who can kill an archvile with an axe is pretty much totally hardcore.
14/09/2008 at 14:57
wow, for the first time in a very long time I feel like a total non-nerd. Would anyone care to explain the joke to me?
14/09/2008 at 15:09
Google has the answers, non-nerd.
14/09/2008 at 15:10
it’s from doom i believe…
14/09/2008 at 15:14
google sez “Sparky the Fire Dog teaches about fire safety”. Ahh. Thanks, Theory.
14/09/2008 at 15:27
Strafe Left is genius. That is all.
14/09/2008 at 15:32
The bad british weather is expressionist symbolism for the lagging sales of PC games. “Arch-Vile” is the barely concealed sparking idea to promote a monopolized download&drm system, supposedly beating the rain. The gamers who came to party.. you see what happened to them.
14/09/2008 at 15:35
now we’re getting somewhere. so it’s a spore creature alright.
14/09/2008 at 16:17
I haven’t a clue what you’re all on about (Spore!?), but the Archvile is a Doom II enemy. A badass one.
14/09/2008 at 17:51
the archivile was a really vile monster, with his ability to burn you withouth the need to actually shot, just have line of sight.
14/09/2008 at 20:10
Don’t forget resurrecting fallen enemies as well! His sound files and those of the spiders really used to scare me when playing!
14/09/2008 at 20:14
picture of Arch-Vile
14/09/2008 at 22:58
antonymous wins this one.
15/09/2008 at 04:34
Free Xbox 360 says:
Haha. This was a good one.
15/09/2008 at 08:54
Awesome :) (at first I’ve missed that bubble with ‘bonfire’, so it was a bit confusing – but maybe even funnier).
15/09/2008 at 12:17
Brilliant – never saw that one before.
15/09/2008 at 14:32
Look how down & depressed Pile looks… Is it because they killed Sparky? Or is it just the multiple life sentences he faces in the years ahead for mass manslaughter charges?
Also: Hedgefund-on-Sea? Is that near Bagshot-on-the-Wirrel?
15/09/2008 at 15:33
Looks like you guys got a bit of blog comment-spam from someone offering “free” “Xbox 360s”. On a PC gaming blog… *facepalm*
15/09/2008 at 17:06
Resurrecting bit was the worst. I remember some map, where after wading through hundreds of monsters and killing all of them four archies were released in most distant places. From this point whole thing turned into frantic run in search of the bastards and trying to kill them before they ressurect everything laying on the floor. This has to be one of the most pain-in-the-ass baddies in history of gaming.
20/07/2009 at 08:28
Free iPhone 3G says:
Nice one, showing it to my friends now.
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