When you hear the term 'gamer' these days it's safe to assume that it refers to a person that regularly plays video games. Way back in 1985, however, "real gamers" carried leather dice bags, sat around paper-cluttered tables for hours on end and rarely possessed a pair of X chromosomes to rub together.
id Software's classic first-person shooter Doom is a part of gaming history, forever occupying a prominent place in the collective gaming consciousness. Let's travel back to 1993, as PC gamers faced impending Doom the only way they could: with funny top ten lists.
These days you can tell you play too much of Sony Online Entertainment's massively multiplayer online role-playing game EverQuest by the simple fact that you play it at all. Ten years ago, when hundreds of thousands of people played the game on a regular basis, there were different standards of measurement.