DOOM speedrunning is a complicated, frustrating sport

Now, here’s a blast from the past. Remember DOOM? I’m talking about the one from 1993. For a lot of people – myself included – Carmack and Romero’s first-person shooter was a formative cultural experience, a bit like how LARPing Wolfenstein was for people born in the 1920’s. It may come as a surprise, but for a game that’s now old enough to have a pension plan and a couple of kids, there’s still a thriving ecosystem of DOOM speedrunners that continue to break records, almost 26 years later. Most recently, competitive DOOM player 4ShockBlast completed the iconic Hangar level…

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