Spraying the Rays

The Alternative Radiographer

13 November 2006

Grey Gamers Zone: Doom 3

Doom 3 is the long awaited sequel to ground-breaking 1993 computer game Doom (Doom 2 being more of a continuation of the original rather than a sequel) and was released to critical acclaim in 2004. The original Doom was lauded by many as the original FPS (First Person Shooter) and spawned clones such as Duke Nukem, Quake and Half-life. Expectations were high for Doom 3, but could it deliver the impact of its predecessor?

Required Specs: Unfortunately you need a PC with the specifications of Deep Thought to run it. Or was it Deep Throat? I forget. However after one or two upgrades to the old Babbage machine involving elastic bands and paperclips I decided to give it a go. But be warned: this game is not for the faint hearted!

Plot: The action takes place in an underground military installation on Planet Mars. Something has gone horribly wrong in one of the experimental labs resulting in a portal to Hell itself having been opened. As the sole surving marine, your aim is simple; to reach safety.

Action: I was plunged into a hellish world of dark gloomy surroundings where, with no warning, nightmarish disease-ridden beings lurched out at me from all quarters. Danger lurked round every corner. I found myself constantly struggling with failing equipment and lack of communication from my superiors. I quickly become aware of a constant sense of impending disaster and icy fingers of fear and panic clutched at my very soul...a voice inside my head seemed to repeat over and over again; THERE IS NO WAY OUT OF HERE!

Yes readers, just another working day at the NHS. After that I went home and played Doom 3 until my tea was ready. It was quite good but a bit scarey. (The game I mean, not my tea.)

Doom 3 available at Amazon UK for £8.99

A PC that will play it at a reasonable frame rate: probably about £699

Tour of the Nuclear Medicine department; 37p (students £40)

Next week: have we found any more pictures of Gabrielle Drake yet?


At 9:38 pm, November 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha you are very funny.

Are you obsessed with pregnancy in Nuclear Medicine too? I went to x-ray this morning and I tell you the staff there are obsessed with it. I was there about an hour and I'm sure in that time at least 945 people asked me if there were any chance I might be pregnant. In the end I took one of their bloody stickers and wrote "I am not pregnant" on it. Then they just kept asking "Are you sure?"

Sorry that had nothing to do with Doom - well other than the absence in my life of a "first person shooter" I suppose.

And yes where are the photos of the lovely Gabrielle. That's why I keep coming back.

At 10:17 pm, November 15, 2006, Blogger Stray Photon said...

Obsessed? No. Interested? Well we don't want to irradiate Junior so he/she comes out glowing do we? It's all to do with the risk-benefit equation blah blah blah droning on and on..zzz

You were lucky to find a hospital with 945 staff in it what with the current financial cutbacks...redundancies...zzz...sorry, dropped off again.

Where's your blog anyway, Tess Tennison, or you just a lurker?

At 8:07 pm, November 16, 2006, Blogger Istvanski said...

Will we be able to download pics of Ms Drake on the PS3 or will we be restricted to dodgy Anime porn?

At 11:36 pm, November 16, 2006, Blogger Stray Photon said...

I only learned yesterday that Gabrielle is actually the older sister of Nick Drake; folk singer.

Now there's a thing.


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