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"If I concentrate really hard, then at the back of my peripheral vision I can just about make out the swish of a ponytail as Todd Hollenshead, CEO of id Software, shakes his head in dismay. 'No, your other right. Over there. The red armour,' he sighs, as I nervously jab the WASD of Quake 4 deathmatch, walking into walls, falling off ledges, and getting hurled into walls through faulty jump-pad use. I've been marked out as a player of remedial standards and Hollenshead is doing his utmost to make me less of a loser. It's horrible, and hard as I push myself I just can't concentrate. It's truly the stuff of nightmares. I'm playing Quake in front of the men from id — and the men from id think that I'm a noob. Freud would have a field day."
"Doom-induced Motion Sickness: Many people have been discussing Doom-induced motion sickness on the net since the game came out. There is no real cure for some except to stop playing (obviously out of the question!). Here are some helpful hints: Take breaks. Most people get sick after long periods. Playing on a plane, train, or in a car on a laptop will cause both you and the person sitting next to you to hurl. Get up slowly after playing. Turn your monitor off, sit for 5 minutes after playing and then get up. Change the screen size (using the plus and minus keys) from time to time. Try adjusting your distance from the monitor (usually further away is better). Try an alternate control. Most people find the mouse is the best way to control your speed. Destroy your computer, erase all copies of Doom in your possession and move to a desert island."
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"Robotron... is the closest classic arcade game to the first-person action game genre. That embodies the spirit of the shooter cos it's all constant action, non-stop action, and it's just damn fun. It's amazing that I remember playing that back when I was a kid and thinking how hard it was, as far as eye-to-hand co-ordination. And nowadays, it's funny, I guess because of the mouse-playing in Quake and Doom and stuff, that kind of configuration just seems totally natural."