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ATM machine turned into DOOM player


It is very common in today’s world that an ATM got hacked and people are not really excited about it. None of the news were as interesting as this where one Australian lad converts an ATM into legendary game Doom. This Australian guy popularly known as Aussie50 or Ed Jones posted a video on social media sharing his amazing work and gaming machine to the world. He also shared the credit with his partner in crime Julian who helped him sorting ‘the software, wiring and logic side’

When he posted the video on social media there were plenty of questions shouted on the creators and they were surrounded by questions like “Why does Aussie50 love screwing with everyday objects?”  “How does one come across an NCR Personas ATM lying around and waiting to be converted into a unconventional arcade game?”  “Will we soon be playing Doom as we wait for the ATM to slap us with a $2 fee?” For the moment, we are stuck with the simple pleasure of the Doom machine.

After being asked so many questions Ed chatted on his channel about creating a controller using the PIN pad and the side panel to select weapons. It is technically possible but people kept on posting questions about what was the inspiration etc. There has also been talk about getting the receipt printer to zip out your high score at the end of the game. When a viewer put it to Ed about using the machine for modern games such as Minecraft, he made it clear he wanted to stick with the original manufacturers hardware.

"I could upgrade the hell out of it and play modern games, but that defeats the purpose of using all of its OEM (original equipment manufacturer) hardware with minimal modification. It lacks aPCI-E slot, so a subtle video card and RAM upgrade is not possible," he responded. The entrepreneurial Ed is already thinking about how he can make a quick buck from his contraption, commenting: "I am thinking about getting a new coin mech to put below the card reader." With the interest in this brilliant re-invention, it is clear it would be a very smart move. 

Julian and Ed have a joint appreciation of playing Doom on ridiculous platforms. A video posted on Julian's account shows the game also being played on an LED billboard. This may be the beginning of something beautiful.

Source: mashable

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