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Here's Doom running on some Minecraft sheep, sort of

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First, Trey Del Bonis created a Minecraft mod called rottenplayer (opens in new tab) that changes the colour of sheep to match video input. The first demonstration was a version of an old meme called Bad Apple!! (opens in new tab) As the description for that video explains, "Bad Apple!! is a song from the Touhou game series.  It's developed a culture of being played on things that normally aren't made to play videos, like sheep.  A lot like how people run Doom on things that weren't meant to run Doom, like printers."

So obviously the next step was to put a video of some actual Doom gameplay on those color-changing sheep, as you can see above. If the original footage wasn't being displayed alongside it you probably wouldn't recognize this herd of flickering rectangles as id's classic shooter, but it's still a feat worth acknowledging. Even if it's not quite as impressive as Doom running on a pregnancy test (opens in new tab), or Doom running on 100 pounds of moldy potatoes (opens in new tab).

If you've continued reading this far without pressing play on that video, congratulations, because I'm about to ruin the surprise for you. It's a rickroll, with most of its runtime devoted to the Never Gonna Give You Up video playing in sheep-o-vision. It's actually more impressive than Doom in its way, with Rick Astley's profile easily distinguishable even when it's made up of gray and orange rectangles.

Thanks, PCGamesN (opens in new tab).

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.