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

I'm Nicholas van der Waard, host of "Hell-blazers." What follows is my interview with The Spud Hunter, a Twitch streamer and arena combat specialist. 
"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 "Hell-blazers" 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).


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 your favorite Doom game? Soundtrack? Individual track? Monster? …

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

I'm Nicholas van der Waard, host of "Hell-blazers." What follows is my interview with Twitch streamer Byte Me, who's (in his own words) "a simple guy who plays games—mostly arena first-person shooters." 
"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 "Hell-blazers" 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).


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, but really enjoying the challenge it presented back then.


N…

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

My name is Nicholas van der Waard, host of "Hell-blazers."  What follows is my interview with Under the Mayo, who makes content on YouTube. 
"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 "Hell-blazers" 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).


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, despite my dad keeping his work computer at home where I would use it to play the sharewar…