The recursive thrill of a game within a game was alive at E3 with the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy – an advanced model which incorporates atomic-age clones of Donkey Kong and Missile Command.
Well, now hell truly is a circle: it’s possible to play Doom inside Doom.
Classic Arcade is an attempt to recreate games on arcade machines within Doom. It currently offers semi-complete versions of id’s first two shooters.
In a clip captured on YouTube by creatorTheZombieKiller, Doomguy stands at a terminal to begin playing the same level he’s situated in – fighting past zombiemen and crossing toxic green pools to reach another version of the same terminal, where he finds a familiar green-helmeted figure.
Another important existential question answered through modding: shoot yourself, and both yous die. Be careful out there, marines.
Did the new Doom map editor shown at E3 inspire any cyberdemonic roars of approval among you lot?