For all those who don't know, Doom 3 BFG Edition released this week. For forty bucks, you can pick up Doom, Doom 2 and Doom 3 along with the expansion Resurrection of Evil. If that doesn't seal the deal, ID also created some new levels for Doom 3. I have put a decent amount of time into the collection and I can safely say that I would recommend this to anyone new to the series or long time fans. While playing Doom 2 however, a childhood memory sprang fourth. I have played something similar to this before playing this collection... Chex Quest.
Yes, a FPS using the Doom engine to help promote the Chex cereal. Back in 1996, General Mills was trying to find a way to make Chex seem more "modern" and "fun". So, they hired a developer named Digital Cafe to make a non violent game on a $500,000 budget. A little later, Chex Quest was born and used as a promotion. At least five million copies were made and packaged into the cereal boxes. Surprisingly, the game was well received by gamers and boosted the sales of the cereal through the roof. Hell, the game won a couple awards in advertising.
I remember playing this game when I was younger... however, I actually don't remember being able to get past the second level without any cheat codes activated. I did a little digging around and found out that there were two sequels released for this game through Digital Cafe's website. That is, before they were shutdown in 2008. Apparently, this game has such a cult following that there is a forum that people still post in today. Just... seems weird for a game that was just a cereal advertisement to still get interest today.
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The planning for FNF starts in the forums, where community members volunteer to host matches and post their pertinent details (game, time, Gamertag, etc.). Then, every Friday, reminder posts go up here in the cblogs followed by a recap post on the front page on the front page for last-minute planning.
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About XBOX FNF
Welcome to Dtoid's Friday Night Fights for Xbox 360!
FNF is a weekly, community-run event where Dtoiders get together to play videogames online! Planning starts in the forums, followed by posts here in the cblogs and on the front page on Fridays. It's easy to get involved, so why not start today?!
<-- You can read the blog for more info, but here are the basics:
How to FNF
To Play • Leave a comment in the blog or forum post with your Gamertag and which games from the schedule you want to play. More people will show up if they know other people are playing, so speak up!
• Send an Xbox LIVE friend request to the person hosting the game and let them know you're from Dtoid and you're ready to FNF!
To Host • Leave a comment in this blog or the week's forum post listing game you want to play, the time you want to play it, and your Xbox LIVE Gamertag.
• Don't worry about hosting the same game or hosting a game at the same time as someone else. Instead, think of it like a movie theater; more than one game can run at the same time!
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