It's really hard to believe, but it's been 20 years since the first version of Wolfenstein 3D was introduced, the game that devoured untold hours of my free time, plus countless hours when I should have been working or sleeping.
To celebrate the anniversary, there's a free online version of Wolfenstein 3D that you can play to your heart's content, plus a 25 minute interview with John Carmack, the id Software co-founder, Technical Director and lead programer for the popular game.
Arthur C. Clarke once said that "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." In today's world, he might have been tempted to add that "Any sufficiently advanced computer simulation is indistinguishable from reality."
For example, is the "Controlled Quantum Levitation on a Wipe'Out Track" video below real and was it actually posted by the "Japan Institute of Science and Technology"? Or, is it a carefully designed viral video marketing ploy by Sony to promote the Wipeout 2048 release of the popular game on the PlayStation Vita in 2012?