An Inkjet Printer? Of Course It Runs Doom

An Inkjet Printer? Of Course, It Runs Doom.

Another device, Canon's Pixma printer, has joined the endless list of things that can run Doom. We might still have to wait for the "police radar gun" but security researcher Michael Jordon's mod is just as good.

The mod, which took months to create, was made to demonstrate certain security issues. You can read about these in detail here (according to them, Canon responded they're planning to fix these issues on future printers), but it's much more interesting to see what Doom looks like on a printer display:

An Inkjet Printer? Of Course, It Runs Doom.
An Inkjet Printer? Of Course, It Runs Doom.
An Inkjet Printer? Of Course, It Runs Doom.
An Inkjet Printer? Of Course, It Runs Doom.
An Inkjet Printer? Of Course, It Runs Doom.

It's blocky. But you can still recognise the walls, the pistol and the monsters.

Doomed Encryption [Context, via BBC Technology]


Comments

    I look forward to the day when most things have displays, so I can launch a website called "willitdoom"

    For the love of god...

    *Shoves photographer out of the way, mashes 'OK' button.*

    Why is the title screen nice and colourful yet the game looks like shiet?

      Title screen would likely be a splash art screen and therefore not rendered and easy enough for the printer to display correctly, whereas the game itself is being rendered, albeit poorly, by the onboard processor which was never designed to actually render anything outside of colourful text and static images.

      It probably has trouble rendering 3D but not static images.

        Doom isn't 3D, just faux 3D.

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now