With the release of DOOM for Windows, PS4, and Xbox One over the weekend, Intel’s iQ looked at the history of this iconic 24-year-old game which is still being ported to various screens today, from printer displays to Apple Watches, and more.
Excitement over the release of Doom 2016 is proof the beloved 24-year-old game series is a pop-culture mainstay. Doom is much more than a big-name franchise about blasting demons in their ugly faces. It’s a rare phenomenon that inspired the DIY gaming movement and continues to spark unbridled creativity among its biggest fans.
Even today, the number of games made from Doom’s ingredients remains unprecedented. No one knows for sure how many Doom mods exist, but honest estimates sit at around fifty thousand unique pieces of user-created content.
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