ATM Cash Machine Hacked To Run id Software's Doom

doom-atmWe’ve all heard about hacked cash machines awaiting to steal your credentials, but how about one that’s modified to run retro games? Believe it or not but a bunch of Australian hardware hackers have brought id Software's classic first-person shooter Doom to ATM machines.

While it’s highly unlikely that you’d ever insert your bank card into an ATM to play Doom, the concept itself proves that video games can exist anywhere. Using a NCR Personas ATM (containing an OEM PC and display), this quirky hack has rewired the cash machine’s keypad and side buttons to respond to Doom’s in-game keys.

Needless to say, and as you’d expect, this hack works perfectly well and presents id Software’s timeless FPS in yet another unusual light. If anything, Doom could soon become the default test for hacked hardware - especially given it can be run from classic iPods and calculators too.

Doom running on an ATM Cash Machine



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+1 (Link to this comment) DerZocker 2014-07-31 13:30
doesn't make me wonder too much. I have seen several which were hanging in a Windows Bootscreen. Still pretty cool. There really shouldn't be a platform left without Doom^^
(Link to this comment) Aegelis 2014-08-01 12:00
It would be no surprise to me to go to a bank machine, log in and see the word, "Doom"
(Link to this comment) DarakuTenshi 2014-08-01 15:28
Yeah I'm with DerZocker. When Microsoft announced they were dropping support for Windows XP people began to freakout over the use of ATMs because many of them are run off of Windows XP. All they would need to hack would be the use of touch screen controls for this PC.
(Link to this comment) RetroFox 2014-08-03 22:01
Haha nice one, This gave me a laugh!

If your machine dont do doom then it dont do sh** lol
(Link to this comment) Deazul 2014-08-05 20:06
ATM already has "Machine" in it


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