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    Where did the bfg come from?

    Yeah, I remember playing a game were the BFG was a big blue ball that when u shot it it had 4 lines or so scatter out of it and spread shot. Someone told me it was duke nukem but i never had that game so it couln't be it...
    i dont remember it being in quake or quake 2....
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    Its first appearance was in the original Doom, as the BFG9000.
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    great gun, great game - wasted far too much time playing that in uni...
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    It literally means big f*^&*&% gun i think
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    Yep in the original Doom back in 1994.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justintime
    It literally means big f*^&*&% gun i think
    That's always been popular opinion, although I don't think I've ever seen it officially confirmed. "Big fraggin' gun" is the version rolled out in polite company. The name's been warped slightly in various places too. My ISP has a couple of proxies named bfc9000 and mfc9000. The C is for cache, and the M shouldn't take too much imagination...
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    Actually it was in Quake II, I remember it well, lol. Big F**cin Gun, man that think rocked. Than they took it out of Q3 and of course Q4 doesn't have it either. Man I miss my BFG.

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    Someone once told me that BFG actually stood for "Built for Girls." Rumor has it that the ID guys created the gun so their girlfriends could play them in multi-player. Without the BFG, the ID guys would easily win and their GFs wouldn't play. So they invented the gun to make everyone happy! Not sure how much truth there is to that story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The CandyMan
    Actually it was in Quake II, I remember it well, lol. Big F**cin Gun, man that think rocked. Than they took it out of Q3 and of course Q4 doesn't have it either. Man I miss my BFG.
    Yeah, it was brought back in Quake II as the BFG10K.
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    BFG found its way into Q3 also. It is just too hard to get to in some arenas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeOnTheTree
    Someone once told me that BFG actually stood for "Built for Girls." Rumor has it that the ID guys created the gun so their girlfriends could play them in multi-player. Without the BFG, the ID guys would easily win and their GFs wouldn't play. So they invented the gun to make everyone happy! Not sure how much truth there is to that story.
    Great story
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    Quote Originally Posted by The CandyMan
    Actually it was in Quake II, I remember it well, lol. Big F**cin Gun, man that think rocked. Than they took it out of Q3 and of course Q4 doesn't have it either. Man I miss my BFG.
    Its in Quake 3, dunno about 4 as i haven't seen it. Quick place i can remember is the last single player arena in q3, the very end of you, when you fight the monk guy, forgot his name, despero? its on one or both of the platforms on either side that you have to go on the jump platforms to get to, you have to get it and get off quick as something crushes you if you stick around too long.
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    hrmm...so i was probably playing one of them custom maps so thats why i dont remember the game...ah well just trying to relive my past..
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    Q4 has some sort of anti-physics gun instead of a BFG. Doom3 has a BFG, I hear.
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    Dark matter gun? That things hellla powerful
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