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Godfather Of Classic Video Game ‘Doom’ Putting These Collectibles Up For Auction

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John Romero, one of the creators of the iconic video game “Doom,” just dropped a serious “Doom 2” collectible on Ebay.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Fans of Doom can check out John Romero’s commentary on the original game here:

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All these years later, still the best!

MORE: YOU CAN NOW BUY THE DOOM 2 CREATOR’S ORIGINAL COPY OF DOOM 2

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“Gunman Taco Truck” Video Game Is The Brainchild Of This Child

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“Gunman Taco Truck” Video Game Is The Brainchild Of This Child

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“You are the last surviving Mexican and must save the family business.”

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So begins “Gunman Taco Truck,” a game set in the U.S. after several nuclear weapons have nearly wiped out the entire population. Thankfully, one Mexican survived the apocalypse, and now he’s on a mission to fight off hordes of creatures while feeding the other remaining survivors “one taco at a time.”

Oh yeah, the twisted world of “Gunman Taco Truck” came straight from the mind Donovan Brathwaite-Romero, who was only 9 years old when he pitched it to his mom.

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This should really come as no surprise. If you’ve ever spent time with a child, you know just how twisted and amazing their imaginations are.

So you’re probably wondering how it looks in action.

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Uh, yes please.

The game’s graphics are a great nod to arcade games of the past.

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Like many independent game developers, the art in “Gunman Taco Truck” is all about the nostalgia. This game wouldn’t look out of place on the Sega Genesis, the SNES, or even an arcade circa 1994.

Thankfully, Donovan’s parents, John and Brenda Romero, have experience developing games, so they decided to turn his idea into a full-fledged game.

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Brenda once worked on the popular RPG series, “Wizardry.”

Once upon a time, John Romero worked on a little game known as “DOOM.”

Wow. Check out @n0wco and their sealed copy of the #DOOM #Shareware release #retrogaming

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YEAH, THAT “DOOM.”

With his parents’ experience, Donovan was given the direction he needed to flesh out his ideas, like these variations of the taco truck.

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This early artwork shows the amazing transformation from Donovan’s sketches to the polished, finished product.

And here are a few ideas Donovan had for various tacos that will appear in the game.

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No matter how hungry I get, I would think twice about accepting a taco from the Romero family.

John and Brenda have also helped Donovan work out the finer points of programming.

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According to the game’s website, Donovan’s credited with programming, as well as game designing and writing. Not a bad resume.

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When I was Don’s age, my resume involved picking up dog sh*t.

No official release date has been set for the game, but a tweet from Oct 2nd reveals that we might see it soon.

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As of now, “Gunman Taco Truck” will be available on iOS, OSX and Windows. Be sure to keep up with the game’s progress at Gunman Taco Truck’s official website.

Oh, and to stimulate your appetite, here’s a taste of the game’s soundtrack.

CREDIT: DREN MCDONALD / SOUNDCLOUD

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