This celebrity goo was created by player Dan Donovan.
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, category, and difficulty, wrote the clue, and wrote the explanation.
publication date: Monday, September 16, 2002 (part of Round XVII)
clue: It's fair to say that this heretic was the first person-shooter.
explanation: Romero was a computer game designer often credited with inventing the "first-person shooter" genre. He created or co-created Doom, Heretic, Hexen, Daikatana, Quake, Wolfenstein 3-D, and others. Heretic was directly mentioned in the clue, and the boxes for Doom II and Daikatana were visible on the shelf behind Romero in the photograph. He was the son of director George Romero. more…
trivia: Recognizing the box for Doom II and knowing that it was published by iD software, two players guessed virtually the entire main staff of the company, not knowing that Romero no longer worked there.