Modder replicates ‘No Man’s Sky’ in ‘Doom,’ and it’s truly a sight to behold

No Man’s Sky has been out for a little over a month, but if you haven’t had the chance to explore the nearly endless universe that Hello Games has created, you may have another option in the classic 1993 shooter Doom.

Though modder Robert Prest hasn’t even played No Man’s Sky yet, he took three weeks to replicate the game in Id Software’s shooter, based only on what he viewed in trailers. Using code from another one of his projects, “DoomZ,” Prest created a spacecraft that looks beautifully terrible, with dice hanging from the dashboard and “boldly go where no man has gone before” misspelled on the display in front of him.

But when the ship breaks through a planet’s atmosphere and lands on its surface, it’s clear that this is more than just a silly joke. Like the real No Man’s Sky, the planets are randomly generated and contain minerals, enemies, and foliage. Prest also included the mining tool and jump-pack from the original game, allowing players to quickly bounce around planets and collect resources. If you come across a space station, you can even exchange your resources for other items at vending machines or opt to purchase a faster spacecraft.

The game does have some … different features from those of either Doom or No Man’s Sky. Some aliens have Neil deGrasse Tyson and creative director Sean Murray’s head, but they still have their own alien languages that you have to decipher before you can interact with them. The “center of the universe” you can reach resembles a Silicon Valley town fair, and it gives you the option to reset individual elements of the center, including the alien species and even the topography.

If Robert Prest is able to put together something this complex and hilarious in just three weeks, we can only imagine what a few months would allow him to do. The mod isn’t currently available to the public, but he promises that you’ll be able to put your own face on aliens eventually.


Formula 1 is putting data in the driver’s seat, and not all racers are happy

After a single weekend of racing, a Formula 1 pit crew typically pulls around 2TB of data from the car. Everything, from tire pressure to the temperature of the track, is recorded and analyzed in the name of boosting performance -- and not…
Emerging Tech

Google’s Street View is mapping Earth’s most Mars-like terrain

Devon Island is a remote location in Canada's Arctic that's said to be the most Mars-like place on Earth. Street View recently visited the island to map the terrain and meet some of the scientists working there.
Movies & TV

Disney completes its $71.3 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox

Now that Walt Disney Company has closed its $71.3 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox's movie and television assets, what does this future hold for franchises like X-Men, the Fantastic Four, The Simpsons, and the rest?

Here’s all the news from the Google Stadia GDC presentation

Google announced its new game streaming service Stadia during GDC 2019. Here is all the news from the event, including news on YouTube streaming and quickly accessing your favorite new games.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild bug lets Link ignore temperature effects

A newly discovered bug in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild allows players to max out both hearts and stamina. The glitch also disables temperature effects such as the heat of Death Mountain and the cold of Hebra.

Report: Nintendo will release two new Switch models in 2019

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo will unveil two new Switch models at E3 and release them this year. One of the models will target hardcore gamers, while the other will be budget friendly.

Twitch streamer somehow beats Bloodborne, all the souls games without getting hit

A Twitch streamer named The Happy Hob has managed to play through all Dark Souls games, Demon's Souls, and Bloodborne in a row without getting hit a single time. He has been attempting the feat for months.

Here are the best items a Shinobi should buy in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a brutally challenging game that requires persistent focus and a lot close calls with death. You can make things a bit easier on yourself with by purchasing important items from vendors.

Here’s everything you need to know about MLB The Show 19

MLB The Show 19 launches on PlayStation 4 on March 26. If you're interested in finding out what's new in the latest iteration of the annual baseball sim, we've got all the details, from new gameplay mechanics to Road to the Show changes.

Newegg slashes prices on PS4 accessories and AAA games like Anthem

Newegg is currently offering big savings on a number of games for PS4 and Xbox One, including Anthem, Metro Exodus, The Division 2, and Kingdom Hearts 3. Accessories including headsets are also on sale.

Apple Arcade might be the new game subscription service worth signing up for

Apple Arcade will launch this fall bringing a new game-subscription service with cross-platform support for iOS, Mac, and Apple TV. At launch, the service will feature more than 100 exclusive games, with more added to the service regularly.

Fortnite World Cup kicks off April 13 with $1 million in weekly prizes

The Fortnite World Cup kicks off on April 13 with the start of Online Opens for solo play. $1 million in weekly prizes will be awarded during the Online Open Finals, so get practicing!

These are the must-have games that every Xbox One owner needs

More than four years into its life span, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From Cuphead to Halo 5, the best Xbox One games offer something for players of every type.

These Xbox One exclusives are the definition of quality over quantity

Xbox One has a prestigious collection of handpicked titles that you can't play on other consoles. Here are the latest and greatest Xbox One exclusives, including some that are also available on PC