The original Doom gets a ‘selfie support’ fan mod

InstaDoom adds the narcissism Doom always needed

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When Doom was first released, at least one person I knew was confused by it. “Where the heck am I? I don’t see anyone here at all!” they squawked. “You are the player.” 16-year-old me retorted brassily “You have to go around and kill the demons”. “No I’m not!” they’d protest, “I’m me! How can I be me and the player at the same time?!?!

If you’re still out there, 91-year-old Grandfather to my one friend with a computer in the 1993 that could run Doom, I’ve got good news for you. Thanks to the prowess of modern technology, now you can look right at Doom guy and play Doom at the same time. Your confusion about who is in the game and who you are can finally be put to rest, thanks to InstaDoom, an Instagram-inspired mod that allows you to stop and pose for the camera as you fight off various hellish monstrosities. 

If you look closely, you’ll see that Doom guy isn’t taking his selfies in the conventional way. He’s using something called a “selfie stick“, which is something I did not know existed until about five seconds ago. If a videogame where you are the player character was confusing to him, I have no idea how Grandpa is going to handle the news about the selfie stick.

Good luck, Grandpa. 

Even ‘Doom’ uses selfie sticks now [Huffington Post]


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