|Ghostbusters mod of Doom.|
Yesterday's trivia question:
What was the first FPS game to have competitive deathmatch over an ethernet network?
The answer: Doom by id Software.
Although Wolfenstein 3D (another one of id's games) may have made the first person shooter known, it was Doom that turned it into an obsession to the point that even Bill Gates used it to help sell Windows by having Microsoft port it to Windows 95. Doom allowed up to 4 players to compete against each other over an Ethernet network.
Article on the making of Doom.
Video of Doom's gameplay.
Doom can be credited for popularizing many things that are common in gaming today. It was one of the first games to have a large modding community, and it also was one of the first games to have an online community for speed runs.
|Bill Gates mod of Doom.|
A massive Civilization 5 patch has been released.
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit has been released on steam and is currently available to buy for $49.99
ATI has released their new enthusiast video cards, the Radeon 6970 and the Radeon 6950. They both come with 2 GigaBytes of memory. Neither have two GPU's.
Here are some reviews with benchmarks:
South Australian Attorney-General John Rau talks about wanting to remove the MA15+ rating if an R18+ rating is added.
IBM's Watson supercomputer is going to challenge Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter on Jeopardy!, in three episodes that will be broadcast Feb. 14-16, 2011.
Development on Ender's Game: Battle Room has been halted.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a ruling against the makers of Glider, a World of Warcraft leveling bot, saying that it violates the DMCA because it circumvents technology that protects access to copyrighted software.
Ridiculous patent story of the day: Google is granted the patent on the browser "highlight all" button.
Send your trivia contest entries to PCGamingisDead@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen to receive a game on Steam. Today's contest closes on December 16th at 6pm PT.