John Romero, one of the creators of the iconic video game “Doom,” just dropped a serious “Doom 2” collectible on Ebay.
— John Romero (@romero) June 25, 2017
One of the OG creators of “Doom,” John Romero, recently put up an original set of 3.5-inch floppy discs from “Doom 2,” which was released back in 1994. The bidding started at 10 bucks, IGN reports, but has since increased to nearly $1,000, with almost a day of bidding to go. Check it out here.
“Doom 2” was released in 1994 and was one of the defining games in the first person genre.
Even more than 20 years later, fans are still playing, modding (Brutal Doom anyone?), and hacking the original Doom games to live out their sick fantasies. Just last year, John Romero released an entirely new level for fans of the game to try out their skills. He showed it off in this video.
A reboot of “Doom” was released in 2016, and the VR version of the game was given a 2017 release.
Produced by Bethesda, the latest “Doom” experience, titled “Doom VFR,” puts players directly into the world of Doom, making it a truly first person experience.
Romero has offered to autograph the discs for the person with the winning bid.
Romero wrote on his “Doom 2” Ebay listing, “I will sign these disks if you like.”
Romero also cautioned buyers that the discs may have aged just a little since 1994.
Romero wrote: “These disks look great – no defects other than they are 23 years old so the glue from the label is slowly coming through (as they all do over time).”
So buyer beware!
Fans of Doom can check out John Romero’s commentary on the original game here:
All these years later, still the best!