Those growing up in the 80s and 90s probably remember this game: “Doom”. It was the first computer animated game that became a hit with users of the old 486 processor running on Windows 3.xx. I was still doing my degree at that time in KL and many of my course mates were hooked on the game so much that some even skipped classes to play the game on their PCs. During that time the government was encouraging students to buy PCs and even provided computer loans through agencies such as MARA. So, many of us had personal computers or laptops with Doom installed inside.
Though the graphic at that time was poor at 320 x 240 pixels on 8 bit colour monitor, we thoroughly enjoyed the game very much. For my generation – Doom is the legendary PC game of the 90s. What never crossed our mind at that time was how the game would look using future technology. Even if we did think, we probably still could not imagine how much more stunning the game would be if played at a higher resolution with today’s 3Ds and lighting effects. (more…)