Look down. Look up. Look down. Look up. Yeah, I don’t get how the Touch Bar is supposed to be useful either. But Facebook engineer Adam Bell understands what the Touch Bar is meant for. DOOM.

Why? Why not? Every new piece of hardware with a screen goes through the same trial by fire. Will it run DOOM? From graphing calculators to Apple Watch. Old-school DOOM is a fixture on new hardware. At this point, it should be a prerequisite test for hardware. Who cares what the specs are. Does it run DOOM?

Here it is on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.

Well, at least you’re looking down the whole time. That’s already a step better than most apps. Plus, who doesn’t love a little E1M1 to get their morning going? And it gives me a reason to post Mick Gordon’s take on the classic E1M1 from this year’s DOOM.

Take advantage of the Black Friday sales and pick up DOOM. You’re missing out on one of the best single player shooters in recent memory. Mick Gordon’s fantastic soundtrack combines with fluid gameplay for eight hours of demon slaying badassness.

DOOM running on absurd devices

DOOM on a graphing calculator is nothing.

It runs on a printer.

How about an ATM?

This isn’t DOOM, but it’s still crazy. Here’s Quake running on an oscilloscope.

Is the Touch Bar any good?

I’m asking you. Because I look at it and just don’t get how looking down and up is supposed to make you work more efficient. If you bought the new MacBook Pro, let me know what you think about it.


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