Instead of identifying traffic signals or deciphering zalgo-text, the next captcha you encounter online may have you playing Doom—or at least shooting a few zombiemen in a box while listening to At Doom's Gate. It was made by Miquel Camps Orteza: "Don't take this too seriously."
UPDATE: The creator removed the video and article from the internet: "Sorry I had a request to remove this post and all public material :(" [Reddit] The controller inside Ikea's $35 Trådfri lighting controller is good enough to run a hacked-to-fit Doom. Just crack it open, tear out the board, attach a $10 display —… READ THE REST
I've argued that the video-game "Doom" is a sort of cultural version of Turing Completeness. Given that we're jamming computers and screens into just about any device these days, inevitably (and delightfully) someone gets it to run Doom: Watches, digital cameras, ATMs, pregnancy sticks. But you know what's even cooler? Creating your own new, original… READ THE REST
I have fond memories of hacking my TI-83+ graphing calculator in high school to play Wolfenstein 3D and other games (because killing Nazis > paying attention in algebra). In the video above, YouTuber Equalo takes it a step further by running DOOM on his TI-84 … but instead of using batteries, he figures out how… READ THE REST
We all know the chaos that ensues when your home is suffering through Wi-Fi problems. In this day and age, you might as well just turn off the electricity. Your home basically becomes Frontier House, with everyone plunging back into a pre-internet age that feels more and more alien by the day. For homes dealing… READ THE REST
Who says you have to worry about creating a compelling narrative or realistic dialogue or any of those other storytelling conceits. Instead, people love watching other people play video games, which have all that other stuff already built right in. In case you thought that was just a fad, well, you haven't been paying attention… READ THE REST
While prohibition was originally undertaken to reduce crime and corruption among other social problems, clearly it had what could almost be viewed as an opposite effect. During the 13 "dry" years from 1920 to 1933, unlawful production and sales of liquor through bootlegging and speakeasies were rampant. Thankfully those days are long behind us and… READ THE REST