You can now play Doom in the Tamagotchi-like hack device
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Earlier this month, a security researcher discovered he could kill this creepy robot dog that can carry a machine gun strapped to his back with just a small Tamagotchi type hacking device.
The device is called pinball zero, and it is designed to send and receive wireless signals for different technologies such as RFID, Bluetooth and NFC. The device’s creators say the Flipper Zero “likes to hack into digital stuff, like radio protocols, access control systems, hardware and more.”
And, of course, someone has now found a way to play Doom on it.
“As tradition dictates, Doom is ported to almost every possible in-vehicle electronic device. Therefore, I attempted to come up with something close to Doom and still compatible with Pinball Zero hardware,” the developer who was able to run Doom on Pinball Zero, which is called Xoreo, wrote on their Github project page.
Indeed, there is a long tradition of putting Zoom on almost everything: thermostats, McDonald’s Records, IKEA lampsearly 2000s digital camera, display trucksa old nokia phone, and a Zuneamong others.
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‘We all knew this was coming’, the people behind The official Flipper Zero Twitter account wrotereferring to Xoreo’s project.
Given the limitations of the Pinball Zero screen, this is not the original Doom, but a port made by another developer for the Arduino Nano. Still, it feels a bit like Doom and you can still have fun shooting monsters.
It’s the perfect way to fill your downtime while you search for the next killer robot dog to deactivate.
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