25 years ago, 10 December 1993, a major time sink for me at university was released: Doom. It replaced Wolfenstein 3D, which had proven a very effective time sink in the year before it. I don’t think Doom’s teleportation experiments swallowed Deimos, they swallowed Chronos, time itself. I have a creeping suspicion my muscle memory would still guide me through the levels even after 25 years.

[Update, a quick test on a flash based online version of Doom confirms the suspicion, but let’s not dive into that particular rabbit hole……….did I say rabbit?

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(images screenshots from the game, artwork (c) Id Software)

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