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Watch 'DOOM' Running On A Sack Of Old Potatoes

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Watch 'DOOM' Running On A Sack Of Old Potatoes

DOOM, the classic gory FPS game has had a second life as technology has advanced. Of course the original is an amazing piece of gaming history, and still a favourite title for many, however, it wouldn't be wrong to say that games have moved on from its older style to more ray-traced pastures.

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The way that DOOM has had a second life, comes through fans using unusual methods to play the game. Recently we've seen people use items from pregnancy tests to a McDonald's cash registers to play, and things haven't stopped there.

The most recent challenge a YouTuber thought of was using a potato battery to play DOOM, and we can't say it looks easy. The content creator Equalo had an intense trail to get the experiment to work, but he pulled through and made the most organic version of DOOM yet.

If you don't know how a potato battery works, the YouTuber has a handy little explanation at the beginning of the video. Basically, potatoes contain phosphoric acid which reacts to the element Zinc. Putting a galvanized nail (which will have zinc within it) into a potato causes a chemical reaction which equals energy. Although it's a very small amount of energy, adding enough potatoes to any equation should eventually add up to powering a video game - namely DOOM.

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One of the disadvantages of using potatoes to power things, as Equalo found out, is that the veg will decompose and become very gross very quickly. When Equalo finally does get the calculator to run Doom, the potatoes are looking pretty green, but the power is still just enough to get DOOM to run.

At the very end of the video, we see the first-person shooter finally come to life as the YouTuber struggles to breathe in the dead potato room, but it looks just as you'd expect DOOM on a calculator to look.

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As a sign-off, Equalo recommends you never try this yourself, "it's not worth it" as he says. After looking at the number of potatoes used to make this creation, we somewhat agree - however it is nothing short of entertaining to see a YouTuber do it for all of us instead.

Featured Image Credit: Equalo / Bethesda

Topics: DOOM

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