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Playing DOOM with toasters would be a lot of fun

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When someone sent me this video with the subject line "some guy plays DOOM with toasters" I thought to myself, yeah, that could happen. You can play DOOM on a printer, you can play DOOM on an ATM, and I wouldn't be surprised if someone got DOOM running on an LED roadsign. One day DOOM will be playable on everything, and to me, that's a true utopian vision.

It doesn't take long to realise the video above by YouTuber vexal is a parody, but it's funny because it seems totally feasible. All household appliances will be on to the internet eventually, and the toaster seems a likely candidate for that kind of connectivity. You could trigger a toasted sandwich on your way home from work, or you could play DOOM with it. I think we all know which is the better use case here.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.