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I played that ancient game everyone always talks about

It's 2 years older than me, for christ's sake

I think I'm supposed to turn with the arrow keys, but strafe with WASD. The game begins to stutter and break if I touch the mouse, as if the 90’s themselves are punishing my modern sensibilities. It feels like I’m playing a strange experiment, a weird offshoot in FPS design. It strikes me that original DOOM is both exactly that and exactly the opposite.

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Matt Cox: Once the leader of Rock Paper Shotgun's Youth Contingent, Matt is an expert in multiplayer games, deckbuilders and battle royales. He occasionally pops back into the Treehouse to write some news for us from time to time, but he mostly spends his days teaching small children how to speak different languages in warmer climates.
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