You Can Now Buy an Original Copy of Doom 2 From Its Creator

You Can Now Buy an Original Copy of Doom 2 From Its Creator

If you’re a retro-enthusiast with cash to spare, you can now buy signed, original copies of Doom 2 from one of its creators: John Romero.

Romero announced via Twitter that he was auctioning the discs off on eBay.

As IGN reports, the starting bid was at $10 USD.  At time of reporting, that has jumped up to $850 USD – approximately $1163.43 NZD. There’s still over 15 hours left on the auction, so you can expect that number to increase further.

According to Romero, the 23-year-old discs don’t have any defects, but the glue on the labels has begun to wear off. They won’t be included in their original box, either.

Do you have any collector’s items or gaming memorabilia? Let us know in the comments below!


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Comments Comments (8)

Posted by Ryzlin
On Wednesday 28 Jun 2017 10:06 AM
I've still got my dad's old copy of doom 2, and the shareware of doom. Aside from that all my rare stuff is in Pokémon cards or pop vinyls. Oh, and the Until Dawn media kit, but I love that too much to even think of selling.
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Wednesday 28 Jun 2017 10:35 AM
Not even boxed. Worthless.
Posted by emetic
On Wednesday 28 Jun 2017 11:49 AM
No thanks, I'm a freeloading geek.
Posted by MadCant
On Wednesday 28 Jun 2017 1:31 PM
People still have 3.5" FDD's..?
Posted by arkwright
On Wednesday 28 Jun 2017 6:48 PM
My Doom II is on CD-ROM so is worth zip but I do have Return to Zork on a modest 12 floppies. Oh the masochism.
Posted by piratemonkey
On Wednesday 28 Jun 2017 7:34 PM
I guess you could make a nice Framed display piece if that was your kind of thing
a bit of a niche market
Posted by sakuraba
On Thursday 29 Jun 2017 9:53 AM
Most of the retro stuff is junk haha
Posted by NOLLUVDI
On Thursday 29 Jun 2017 8:14 PM
Yeah I've got a copy of Beneath The Steel Sky with the box signed by Dave Gibbons.

TBH I just thought they were all like that with a printed signature til my son noticed it recently and said hey cool and it's a real signature.