Doom looks perfectly pixelated in Lego form

We've seen everything from an ATM to a printer run Doom, but Ochre Jelly recently took a much more analog approach. The brickmaster built several scenes from the game out of Lego bricks. The medium does a great job of simulating those early-'90s graphics, we love so much. » 9/29/14 6:21pm 9/29/14 6:21pm

A Hacker Turned This Printer Into a Doom Machine

No one really likes them, but printers are actually more sophisticated than you might give them credit for. Given the right circumstances, hackers can take advantage of those guts. One recently did just that with a classic hack that never gets old: Make it run Doom. » 9/15/14 11:30am 9/15/14 11:30am

My Weekend Hanging Out With PC Gaming's Most Hardcore Players


Face-to-face LAN parties—local game gatherings, usually PC-focused—just aren't what they used to be in this modern, always connected age. Not even one of the biggest in the world can escape time. But the thousands of PC gamers who gather in Texas every summer are pushing off the inevitable as heroically as they can. » 7/30/14 5:48pm 7/30/14 5:48pm

This ATM That Plays Doom Would Make Trips to the Bank So Much Better

Imagine walking up to the ATMs at your local bank and being able to do more than just cash checks and make withdrawals. What if you could also play Doom? It's a bizarre alternate universe this pair of Australian hackers is exploring, and it's kind of awesome. » 7/27/14 9:00am 7/27/14 9:00am

NASA-Backed Study Says Humanity Is Pretty Much Screwed (Updated)

Hope you've enjoyed civilized life, folks. Because a new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center says the world's industrial societies are poised to collapse under the weight of their own unsustainable appetites for resources. There goes the weekend . . . and everything after it for the rest of our lives. » 3/15/14 7:00pm 3/15/14 7:00pm

Memories Of Doom, By John Romero & John Carmack

Twenty years ago, on December 10, 1993, John Carmack, John Romero and the rest of the team at upstart id Software unleashed a game called Doom upon the world. Twenty years later, both men have written about their favorite memories of the game for you and all fans of Doom to read. Here they are, in their own words... » 12/10/13 4:17pm 12/10/13 4:17pm

Newly discovered asteroid could hit Earth in 2032

Shutdown, Obamacare, Syria... who cares—while Humanity wastes time in political shitslinging and unnecessary wars, a team of Ukranian astronomers have discovered a massive asteroid that has a real chance of hitting Earth in 2032 with apocalyptical consequences. It's the second time in history that an asteroid makes it… » 10/17/13 1:34pm 10/17/13 1:34pm

Crazy Guy Remasters 320x240 Doom Screenshot Into Stunning…

This. Is. MADNESS. Watch Deviant Art user Elemental79 converting a 320 x 240 pixel screenshot from Doom—the legendary 1993 game that made first person shooters popular—into a stunning 9,600 x 7,211 image complete with textures, lighting and 3D effects using Photoshop. It's absolutely nuts. » 2/17/13 11:27pm 2/17/13 11:27pm

Track North Korea's Terror Death Satellite Live in Space

North Korea's satellite is wobbling out of control, and might rain down fiery death debris at any moment. Want to make sure you're not underneath when the sky falls? Track the thing in realtime right here. » 12/12/12 6:44pm 12/12/12 6:44pm

Shooting Your Sleeping Kid with a Super Soaker While Singing the Doom…

Filed in things I'm going to do when I'm a dad: when my lazy punk of a son refuses to get out of bed, he's going to get shot with a super soaker. With no mom in sight, he's dead meat. » 8/22/11 10:45am 8/22/11 10:45am

Inventing the Death Ray

We're pretty obsessed with the idea of a death ray. After all, we constantly see these weapons of mass annihilation in movies, read about them in books, and run from them in nightmares. But why haven't we invented one yet? » 2/02/11 10:40pm 2/02/11 10:40pm

BlackBerry on Verizon: Getting Smoked By Android

A little over a year ago, BlackBerry made up 90% of smartphone sales at Verizon. Now? They've dropped down to less than 20% with Android taking over the rest. It's crazy. » 12/10/10 1:39pm 12/10/10 1:39pm

Nokia's Problems Just Got Even Bigger

Indian newspaper The Economic Times is reporting that Nokia's market share is in free fall in India. According to research firm IDC, they have lost almost 20%. This is very bad news for Nokia, who is disputing IDC's data. » 10/12/10 7:19pm 10/12/10 7:19pm

Analyst: Blockbuster's Last Gasp to Occur in 2011

Blockbuster? We knew it was dying, courtesy Redbox, Netflix and the changing ways people consume their entertainment, but when will it finally expire? Probably next year, according to one analyst and the company's own balance sheet. Updated. » 7/11/10 1:00pm 7/11/10 1:00pm

But Does It Play Doom II RPG? (Yes, Yes It Does)

A skeptic might see the Doom II RPG ($4, iPhone/iPod touch) as a lame reboot of the Wolfenstein 3D RPG which was a lame reboot of the original Doom RPG. And...wait...that's kinda true. How absolutely soul-crushing. [iTunes via Kotaku] » 2/10/10 6:40pm 2/10/10 6:40pm

WebOS Getting Doom, Quake, OpenGL, and Native SDK

With some elbow grease, we've been able to play Doom on our WebOS devices for a while, but now we can do so without any messy terminal commands. Oh, and there's a playable version of Quake, too. » 1/04/10 12:31pm 1/04/10 12:31pm

Google Maps Shows You the Way to Your Swine Flu Vaccine

The Pandemic That Was Going to Kill Us All But Didn't is still alive, lurking to take you in a one-way trip across the Styx. Or a two-way trip to Snotland. Google Maps points the way to the nearest vaccine. » 11/10/09 1:54pm 11/10/09 1:54pm

The iPhone Now Officially Runs Doom

id's classic shooter has finally been (officially) ported to the iPhone. And thanks to oversight from John Carmack himself, there are a number of improvements that make it worth a purchase even for Jailbreakers. » 10/31/09 6:00pm 10/31/09 6:00pm

Doom Resurrection for iPhone Hits the App Store, Costs $10

Doom Resurrection, the first properly new title in the Doom franchise since Doom III, has finally landed in the App Store, and it's not cheap. But is it sufficiently Doom-y? Dark? Graphically lush? Good? » 6/30/09 4:30am 6/30/09 4:30am