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.
Frank July 24, 2015 um 3:47 pm
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.
Nate Hoffelder July 24, 2015 um 5:04 pm
yes. But I’m a traditionalist.
jjj July 24, 2015 um 7:20 pm
Aren’t watches great? It’s the dumbphone experience all over again.
Eula July 25, 2015 um 6:38 pm