This week on Extra Punctuation, Yahtzee explores the appeal of the so-called “boomer shooter” style of FPS and its ongoing renaissance.

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The term “boomer shooter” refers to retro first person shooters, such as those that were coming out during the era of first generation 3D graphics in the mid to late 90s. The genre is currently enjoying a nostalgic revival on Steam marked by the release of a small handful of retro styled indie FPSes such as Dusk, Ion Fury, and Amid Evil. And Ultrakill, Project Warlock, Nightmare Reaper, WRATH: Aeon of Ruin, Prodeus, and Hedon. And HROT, Blood West, Dread Templar, Viscerafest, Forgive me Father, Golden Light, Postal Brain Damaged, Superhot, Berserk Mode, and Turbo Overkill. And Selaco, Extraneum, Beyond Sunset, Graven and Strafe. Oh wait, should we be counting the remasters, as well? Blood: Fresh Supply, Powerslave Exhumed, Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary – oh you get the point. There’s a lot of it about, madam.


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