A REVENANT ON MY BACK

EXPLORING THE DUBIOUS--AND ADDICTIVE--PLEASURES OF DOOM

I HAVE A PROBLEM. I'M STUCK AT Level 6. I've been playing the computer game Doom II for, what, a week? Two weeks? Does time even matter anymore? I've blasted my way up to Level 6, and I can't figure how to get out. Two dozen higher levels await me. I've slaughtered "hell knights" and revenants and blubbery pink things that resemble bulls on tiptoe. I've armed myself with shotguns, rocket launchers and plasma guns that can kill a zombie faster than you can say Hasta la vista, baby, but still won't get me out of Level 6.

I have finally...

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