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Doom 2 mod allows players NFT shoot

There appears to be no end in sight to individuals producing mods for the original Doom games, and this one stinks of zeitgeist parody.
Doom 2 mod allows players to shoot NFTs
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The Doom 2 mod allows players to 'shoot' NFTs.

Outside of large corporations, it would be difficult to find anyone who supports these attempts to combine video games with non-fungible tokens. Almost any mention of it generates a massive backlash. This backlash frequently leads to companies doing a 180-degree turn, such as when STALKER 2 recently reversed its NFT decision. As despised as this practice is, there is an argument to be made that it is ripe for parody. With that, one person has done just that by creating a Doom 2 mod that mocks NFTs.

Since their release on PC screens in the mid-1990s, the original Doom games have been ripe for modding. NFT Doom by Ultra.Boi does exactly what it says, combining the high-speed action of one of the most influential first-person shooters with the much-maligned practice that publishers are attempting to push the industry towards. The mod lets players fire a sequence of cartoon monkey NFTs that replace the usual adversaries but do not necessitate the use of a gun. Instead, they film them with a camera, and each successful hit earns money for the gamer.

The main point appears to be to parody the idea of turning easily copied information into commodities held by a single person. The description page of the mod explicitly mentions it, writing "This mod packs a punch! Take a screenshot while you can." It is unlikely that it will deter large corporations from using this technique, but it will provide players with a means of mocking the entire situation. Only with the latest NFT controversy involving the Dead by Daylight studio, it appears that more and more franchises are in danger of getting taken up by this approach.

For those who are unaware, NFTs are being implemented in the gaming business, which is generating considerable consternation among the community. non-fungible tokens enable users to "own" digital content. Much of the criticism stems from their membership in the cryptocurrency league, which is well-known for creating issues thanks to the environmental impact of ongoing mining using GPU farms. Some people think it absurd that a digital icon may be solely owned by one person while others can easily copy+paste them for free.

It only goes to show how much life there is remaining in this nearly 30-year-old franchise based on Doom concepts. More satire appears to be just what the world needs right now, with scientists teaching rats to play Doom and John Romero himself still working on new content for the sequel. For a while, perhaps another game will make fun of NFTs.

Doom was first launched in 1993 on a variety of systems, and it has since been ported to newer consoles. 

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