Why Play Half-Life on Your Smartwatch When You Can Play Doom?

There's a story going around today about a new hack for Android Wear smartwatches, but it has me less than impressed.

Kotaku reported earlier today that an industrious hacker had gotten Half-life, that venerable almost-twenty-year-old game, to run on the LG G Watch.

It's not very playable, but it does work:

That's cool, but as an old school gamer I think it would be better to use the old standby to judge the hacking of a platform: Will it run Doom?

And as a hacker showed us last October, yes, you can run Doom on a Samsung Gear Live:

Now tell me that's not cooler than Half-life, I dare you.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

4 Comments on Why Play Half-Life on Your Smartwatch When You Can Play Doom?

  1. While Doom is a more important game overall, I think having a smartwatch run Half-Life is cooler because is a more modern game than Doom.

  2. Aren’t watches great? It’s the dumbphone experience all over again.

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