Tech toys from the 1990s

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Shooting Up the Pre-Millennial World



Long before hyper-realistic video games were the norm and monster lines to purchase Wii consoles topped the headlines, id Software unleashed Doom and inspired a cult following. Still popular in 1998 (it was released in 1993), the game launched the burgeoning first-person shooter genre into the stratosphere with its immersive 3-D graphics, colorful levels and deadly enemies. Considered one of the most important video game series of all time, Doom also popularized the ability to play against friends over a modem.

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