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Programmer makes original Doom playable on pregnancy test – CNET

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Beloved shooter Doom is playable on pretty much everything. 


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The idea of running iconic 1993 first person shooter Doom on random electronic devices isn’t new, but California programmer Foone Turing got creative with it on Sunday: He got it playing on a pregnancy test. It looks pretty good on the 128×32 pixel monochrome display.

Yesterday I had a lot of retweets and reddit posts and such for playing Doom on a pregnancy test.

But as I explained then, it wasn’t really PLAYING on a pregnancy test, it was just a video being played back, not an interactive game.

Well, now it is. It’s Pregnancy Test Doom! pic.twitter.com/Nrjyq07EVv

— foone (@Foone) September 7, 2020

They had to replace the test’s original CPU and display, so it’s really only a shell. But it’s still an impressive feat — the game retains the original’s hypnotic movement and its iconic enemies are easy to make out.

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A fan also brought it to the attention of John Romero, one of the original game’s programmers, who commented on one of Turing’s early efforts.  

“Definitely incredible!” he tweeted Saturday.

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