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You can now play Doom on a lawnmower (and it’s totally serious)

At the recent Dreamhack held in Sweden, a group of engineers managed to run Doom on an expensive lawnmower.

You can now play Doom on a lawnmower (and it’s totally serious)
Nacho Requena Molina

Nacho Requena Molina

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There’s a lovely tradition that’s been going on for a few years now, involving running Doom in the most unlikely places in the world. We’ve seen it run on a calculator and even on a pregnancy test, so it’s only a matter of time before engineers come up with more ways to play Doom in impossible locations. What’s the latest one? None other than a lawnmower.

During the last edition of Dreamhack in Sweden, a group of engineers managed to run the legendary first-person shooter on a Husqvarna robotic lawnmower. This Swedish company specializes in gardening tools, from chainsaws to the aforementioned lawnmower, which is why those in charge of this “port” chose them.

The uniqueness of this version of Doom is that it can be played without any issues. It is seen in great detail on the actual display of the lawnmower, meaning there’s no typical pixelation found in Doom games run on various platforms.

Continuing with the peculiarities, this version of Doom also features multiplayer. Yes, we’re not kidding. You can connect another lawnmower and enable a 1 vs 1 online mode. The matches run smoothly without any issues, another sign of how well-executed this version is.

How can you try it? Well, the catch is that these machines are not exactly cheap. Each one costs a whopping nearly $4,000, a figure not suitable for everyone’s budget. In fact, we’d say you could build an incredible PC for that price…

You can check out all the details of this lawnmower from here.

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Nacho Requena Molina

Nacho Requena Molina

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