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Hell-blazers: Doom Eternal Speedrunning Q&A — The Spud Hunter

This Q&A series, playfully titled "Hell-blazers," interviews Twitch streamers, speedrunners and Doom fans about Doom Eternal (2020); it asks them, based on their own experiences, to compare the game to the rest of the franchise, and what effect it will have on speedrunning and gaming at large.

General information about the Q&A can be found, here; a compendium of the interviews as they are published can be found here (which also includes interesting videos, break-downs and other articles).

Nick: My name is Nicholas van der Waard; I have my MA in Gothic literature and wrote my thesis on Metroidvania.

The Spud Hunter is a Twitch streamer and arena combat specialist. What follows is my full interview with him.

The Runner
Nick: What got you into Doom? Do you remember the first game you played?

Spud: I was three at the time and my father had me on his lap pressing the shoot key. Ever since it's been with me the whole way through all iterations.


Nick: Pre-Doom Eternal, what is…

Hell-blazers: Doom Eternal Speedrunning Q&A — Byte Me

This Q&A series, playfully titled "Hell-blazers," interviews Twitch streamers, speedrunners and Doom fans about Doom Eternal (2020); it asks them, based on their own experiences, to compare the game to the rest of the franchise, and what effect it will have on speedrunning and gaming at large.

General information about the Q&A can be found, here; a compendium of the interviews as they are published can be found here (which also includes interesting videos, break-downs and other articles).

Nick: My name is Nicholas van der Waard; I have my MA in Gothic literature and wrote my thesis on Metroidvania. What follows is my interview with Twitch streamer Byte Me.

Byte: My name is Byte. I'm a simple guy who plays games—mostly arena first-person shooters.


The Runner
Nick: What got you into Doom? Do you remember the first game you played?

Byte: I first played the original Doom (1993) on a computer my dad had set up in the living room.  I remember not being very good at the game…

Hell-blazers: Speedrunning Doom Eternal Q & A—Under the Mayo

This Q&A series, playfully titled "Hell-blazers," interviews Twitch streamers, speedrunners and Doom fans about Doom Eternal (2020); it asks them, based on their own experiences, to compare the game to the rest of the franchise, and what effect it will have on speedrunning and gaming at large.

General information about the Q&A can be found, here; a compendium of the interviews as they are published can be found here (which also includes interesting videos, break-downs and other articles).

Nick: My name is Nicholas van der Waard; I have my MA in Gothic literature and wrote my thesis on Metroidvania.

Under the Mayo makes content on YouTube. What follows is my full interview with him about Doom Eternal.


The Runner
Nick: What got you into Doom? Do you remember the first Doom game you played?

Mayo:Doom was always that mysterious game that I saw/played a couple times on other people's computers back in the early/mid '90s. I never actually asked my parents for the game,…