“Heroic Doom Mod Adds 37 Instagram Filters And A Selfie Stick” by Mike Fahey, 2/15/15
After almost 22 years Doom is finally finished thanks mod-maker Linguica’s “InstaDoom”, which adds 37 InstaGram filters to the game and swaps out the fabled BFG with a selfie stick.
Once the filter is applied, players can rush through the first level to the location that once held a chainsaw but now holds the legendary Selfie Stick. Linguica swapped out chainsaw and BFG locations throughout the game, and replaced the powerful projectile weapon with a stick with a pixel rendition of Doomguy on the end.
In the late 1980s I was making paintings about computer games. In January 1991 I bought an Amiga computer and made a series of fictional videogame stills using Deluxe Paint II. I photographed them straight from the screen as there was no other way to output them that I knew of apart from through a very primitive daisy wheel printer where they appeared as washed out dots.
The effect of the photographs perfectly reproduced the highly pixellated, raised needlepoint effect of the Amiga screen image. Conceptually this means of presentation was also appropriate in that it made it seem like I had gone into a videogame arcade and photographed the games there, lending authenticity to the fiction.