'Doom' running on MacBook Pro's is so pointless yet so awesome

'Doom' running on MacBook Pro's is so pointless yet so awesomE


It's too early to determine if the Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro is a gimmick or truly innovative. But there's one thing we do know: It can run the original friggin' Doom. 

That's right, developer Adam Bell crammed the 1993 classic in all of its glory to run on the the narrow 2,160 x 60 pixel OLED touchscreen. Is it pretty? Hell no. Is it pointless? Absolutely — just look at how smushed the graphics are! But is it stupid awesome? You bet it is.

If the entire game running on the Touch Bar is too ugly for you, Bell's also made it so the Touch Bar acts as the game's HUD, which is, admittedly, a little more useful. But looking at the Touch Bar means you're taking your eyes off the screen. Ugh.




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