The MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar has been officially co-opted by video game fanatics, with a port of id Software’s classic first-person shooter Doom now playable within the tiny confines of Apple’s miniature touchscreen display.
Even when running at an ultra-widescreen resolution of 2170 x 60, Doom should be fully playable for fans familiar with the classic game’s initial selection of maps, though later levels and higher difficulty settings will prove to be a challenge even for veterans with decades of experience.
Porting Doom to unconventional and impractical hardware has become a tradition among longtime series fans, and over the past several years, enterprising hobbyist developers have gotten ports up and running on everything from inkjet printers to truck-mounted billboards to ATMs.
Gaming consoles are another point of focus for the Doom hacking community, and odds are good that if you own any piece of technology with a screen, it can probably run Doom. The iconic game has appeared on platforms as recent as the Nintendo 3DS, and even Commodore 64 fans can get a taste of the action with a scaled-back 8-bit port.
Other recent Doom sightings are downright bizarre, if not entirely inappropriate. The kid-friendly Leapfrog educational handheld can transform into id’s bloody first-person shooter with a simple hack, and if you’ve ever wanted to play Doom while on a cross-country flight, certain forms of in-flight entertainment may have you covered.
A comprehensive list of all hardware and technology that has been modified to run Doom is chronicled at the fan-curated Tumblr It Runs Doom.
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