From Doom to Halo Reach, an Ode to BFGs

Wired: If you want to rack up a truly genocidal body count in a videogame — and who doesn’t? — you need a BFG. A BFG is a big fucking gun, a ludicrously oversized, overpowered weapon that reduces foes to giblets. The first use of the term was in id Software’s 1993 game, Doom, the granddaddy of first-person shooters, and the arms race continues to this day with Halo Reach. Destin Legarie, an expert in virtual ordnance, dissects the latest BFGs on his Web videoshow, the Armory. We asked him to describe five of his all-time favorite spleen-splitters.

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