New Year is off with a flash and a bang and not just on Capitol Hill as Ben and Tao get down to some rigorous rib-ripping, head-lopping and eye-popping demon slaying to save Earth from the ravages of Hell in first person shooter, Doom Eternal. Tao flexes his thumb muscle dominance, Ben finally uses the platform to bang on about time-to-kill (TTK), and the duo disagree over the innocence or not of the phrase ‘Mortally Challenged’.
No serious spoilers. Things die.
Content Warning: PEGI 16. Gruesome animations, generally violent delights and swearing. Lots of swearing. We’ll do better...
All Doom Eternal music is by Mick Gordon.
The opening music is Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’ which caused a riot on its debut in Paris in 1913. It seemed appropriate...
The original Doom was out for MS-DOS in December 1993.
The weapon Ben refers to in Dead Space is the Plasma Cutter.
The four demon types are: ambient, fodder, heavy, super-heavy
Doom Eternal OST
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle perform Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’
The Revenant feat. Leonardo DiCaprio
Elon Musk talks to Joe Rogan on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast about his flame throwers.
Parks and Recreation S05E16 - Bailout - “She’s the worst”
Cupa Soup advert c. 2002
Halo Grunt Birthday Party Skull
God of War ‘Ragnarok’ theme by Bear McCreary
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End by Henry Jackman
Handsome Jack, Borderlands 2
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, S03E05, Dennis Reynolds peaks.
Dead Space 2
Rollercoaster Tycoon theme
Desperados 3 OST main theme