John Romero is auctioning off original Doom 2 floppy disks
Jun 28 2017 by Johnny Bowman
John Romero, the cofounder of id Software and co-creator of Doom, is auctioning his original Doom 2 stiffies on eBay.
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These will make your bank balance his bitch, though: the bidding now sits at $3,050.00 for them on eBay.
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There's no word yet on whether the buyer wants Romero to sign the diskettes, but given the selling price I'd say it's the least he could do. Romero writes, "The version is 1.7 (the first DOOM 2 version.) No box included". The auction drew 84 bids from 31 distinct bidders over three days, ending this morning with a winning bid of $3,150.
The condition of the set is "very good", with no defects other than natural wear of the glue that holds the labels to the disks. The disks also won't include the original box. But 60 bids later, it has hit the $900 mark, with the auction scheduled to end at 6:13 a.m. PT / 9:13 a.m. ET tomorrow. Swoop in and neglect to pay your mortgage for a couple of months and you could be lucky enough to own a bit of gaming history.