Original Doom 2 3.5-inch Floppies on Sale From John Romero

In a variation of "What Would You Do For a Klondike Bar," the question here is "What would you pay for original 3.5-inch floppies of Doom 2?" If your answer is $900, then you are in the ball park of an auction currently on eBay. Why so high? They are being sold by id co-founder John Romero, one of the masterminds behind the game and the franchise.

The auction is indeed legit, as Romero has even promoted it on his official Twitter account. He may not have been expecting much interest, as he started bidding at $10. But 60 bids later, it has hit the $900 mark, with the auction scheduled to end at 6:13 a.m. PT / 9:13 a.m. ET tomorrow.

Romero lists the disks in "very good" condition. These disks look great - no defects other than they are 23 years old so the glue from the label is slowly coming through (as they all do over time)." the listing reads. There is no box, just the five disks, and they are the original v1.7 version of the game.  

Now, 3.5-inch floppy drives have gone the way of the dodo, but you can own a piece of history even if you don't intend to boot it up. And Romero will even sign them if you like, so make a bid sometime before tomorrow morning. 

Visit Chatty to Join The Conversation