In a testament to how advanced our technology has gotten over the years, coupled with students’ desire to waste time in school, someone has been able to install and play Doom on the Texas Instruments graphing calculator Nspire.
I remember back in high school when the students in advanced math and science classes would need graphing calculators. More often than not, they would mostly just be used to waste time because you could install really simple games onto them. It was like the school was allowing kids to bring in handheld gaming consoles, disguised as beneficial tools for our education.
Now, we are looking for even more complex and old-school favorites to show up on these calculators; brilliant minds do not disappoint. On the coding forum Omnimaga, an admin named DJ_O posted a clip of himself playing Doom on his calculator. Unfortunately, the calculator crashes about thirty seconds into actually playing the game, but it is undeniable that it’s the real game and can be played.
Check out the video below:
Image courtesy of SlashGamer and Texas Instruments