DOOM easter eggs / references / injokes

Here is a thread for posting all the references to older Doom games (or other id games, or whatever else) that you come across while playing.

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I'll start out with some of the achievements:

E1M1 - received for beating the first level. Named after the first level of Doom, obviously.

Knee-Deep in the Dead - received for beating the game. Named after the first episode of Doom.

IDKFA - received for earning the masteries for all weapon mods. Named after the cheat code in Doom / Doom 2 that gave you all weapons / ammo / keys.

Rip and Tear - received for performing a glory kill on all common enemy types in the campaign. Named after a catchphrase from the Doom comic book.

IDDQD - received for upgrading all runes. Named after the Doom / Doom 2 cheat code for god mode.

IPXSETUP.EXE - received for winning a multiplayer match. Named after one of the programs used to set up a multiplayer game in Doom / Doom 2.

Shareware - received for making your own SnapMap level. Named after the shareware model of software distribution, of which id software was a big proponent back in the 90s.

No Rest for the Living - received for playing 5 snapmap levels. Named after the expansion WAD of the same name that was developed for Doom 2 XBLA.

Entryway - received for completing the snapmap tutorials. Named after the title of Map01 in Doom 2.

Shoot it Until it Dies - received for killing the Cyberdemon. Named after a fake protip image made by yours truly.

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The BFG seems to share a little bit of DNA with the *cough* Bio Force Gun from the much-maligned Doom movie.


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Getting gibbed while playing a classic recreation level will show a familiar face inside the helmet:

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I just want to know who's head is on a spike this time around, since Marty said there will definitely be one.

Whoever finds it first will be king.

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The Civ said:

I just want to know who's head is on a spike this time around, since Marty said there will definitely be one.

Whoever finds it first will be king.



Probably Daisy.

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From the "DOOM Single-player Preview" while looking at the codex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txmv2qFRuxI&list=PLB60F5590E713F60F&index=8

At 9:25 "If you have any new suggestions to improve the work environment while working your tenure in Res Ops, please submit suggestion form WAD-E1M4 to your Command Controller..."

At 9:40 "For access to these locations, new advocates must submit a Delta-Q Delta form to the Departmental Enforcer."

So referencey, so easter-eggy, so perfection.

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Phobos Anomaly said:

please submit suggestion form WAD-E1M4 to your Command Controller

Just to make it a little more clear: E1M4 of Doom is titled "Command Control."

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I believe there are a ton of goofy references and "lore" on the module descriptions in Snapmap

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sponge said:

I believe there are a ton of goofy references and "lore" on the module descriptions in Snapmap

The yellow lighting's description says something about it creating a dramatic effect.

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Why is the doom guy smiling if he's dead? Why wouldn't they give you the bloody death face? My mind is beyond boggled. Nice little nod to the classic there; but I'm still lost. Or is he not dead there?

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In Hell, there is a skeleton with a Skyrim helmet, who has taken an arrow to the knee.

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Linguica said:

In Hell, there is a skeleton with a Skyrim helmet, who has taken an arrow to the knee.

http://i.imgur.com/T1z07KIh.png

I did not expect to see something like that in Doom. Why the Skyrim reference? :)

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Shredder said:

I did not expect to see something like that in Doom. Why the Skyrim reference? :)

Because Bethesda and they probably don't mind them referencing their IP. Either way, hilarious easter egg, as someone who's played plenty of Skyrim. I appreciate these guys have such a good sense of humor.

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Job said:

Either way, hilarious easter egg, as someone who's played plenty of Skyrim. I appreciate these guys have such a good sense of humor.

But it's a literal meme that's been overused, spammed, and was honestly never funny in the first place.
It's so fucking old too. It was cringworthy even in games 4 years ago.
I just don't see the need beat the dead horse by putting a really, really stale joke in your game, especially 5 years after the fact.

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The Civ said:

But it's a literal meme that's been overused, spammed, and was honestly never funny in the first place.
It's so fucking old too. It was cringworthy even in games 4 years ago.
I just don't see the need beat the dead horse by putting a really, really stale joke in your game, especially 5 years after the fact.

Well based on the pic, the horse is already past dead and into the sleeping draugr stage of sorts.

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Codex entry for the BFG:



Doom comic upon finding the BFG:

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LittleBurger said:

Well based on the pic, the horse is already past dead and into the sleeping draugr stage of sorts.

Looks like the horse's owner didn't pony up for the add-on armor.

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mistercow said:

This game has a match 3 mini game in it with classic doom sprites

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNXW6efelKU



IdMOM_DJ: Donna Jackson, long time office manager and "id mom"
Olivia P.: Olivia Pierce, the game's main antagonist
K-C10UD: Kevin Cloud, id artist and sole remaining member of original Doom team
RPADuffy: Presumably Robert Duffy, an programmer at id
ShaleVomit: apparently someone at id with no real internet footprint.
Tenacious_Diaz: Programmer at id, I'm guessing the guy who coded this.

Scores:

12101993: The original Doom release date (Dec 10 1993)
9261983: I'm gonna guess the birthday of Mr. Diaz
5132016: Doom 2016's release date
2014630: Not sure - the original teaser trailer was released around June 10 2014, not June 30. A baby's birthday maybe?
832004: Doom 3's release date
666666: duh
592014: Maybe the day Mark Diaz was hired?

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Linguica said:

In Hell, there is a skeleton with a Skyrim helmet, who has taken an arrow to the knee.

http://i.imgur.com/T1z07KIh.png

RIP, Nord who didnt suvive an arrow to the knee. May your adventure never end in sovengarde. And no lolligagging.

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The head on a stick has been found.

Someone didn't blaze through this one...


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Not sure if it's an easter egg or not but tracks E1M2 and E1M5 are remade for the game. I really liked E1M5.

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MIDIocrites said:

The head on a stick has been found.


Still, no signs of the developer's head on a spike yet? :( I'm wondering that what's inside the head of final boss this time, by the way.

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There are various animations for picking up Doomguy bobblehead collectibles. This one:



the post-brofist finger-wiggle retreat might be a reference to a recurring joke in Big Hero 6.

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In a corner of Olivia Pierce's office, you can find the Soulcube from Doom 3.

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