Doom was released by id Software in 1993, and it cleverly combined hugely innovative gameplay features with a storyline crammed with controversial satanic imagery… so its success was assured. Playing the part of a lone soldier up against the hordes of Hell, the player had to navigate his way through the maze-like levels, blasting the enemies with a range of destructive weapons. Multiplayer mode and the ability to design your own level mods gave the game longevity. It laid the foundations on which gaming’s most popular genre would be built.
As you may or may not know, Quake Live is making its debut for the Mac today. And, as a Mac user with a sweet tooth for PC gaming, I thought I’d take it upon myself to show you the ropes before you get thrown into the cutthroat world of Quake Live. But worry not, with a little bit of know-how and a steady hand, you’ll be fragging from your browser window before you know it.