- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The new blockbuster video game ‘Doom’ has pentagrams and ‘666’ embedded into its soundtrack.

Customers who purchased id Software’s and Bethesda Softworks‘ first-person shooter game ran a song called “Cyberdemon” through a spectrogram to find the hidden symbols.

“That’s why I love developers and the creative team behind video games. They put some serious time and effort into even the slightest and smallest of details,” a Reddit user responded Sunday after word of the soundtrack’s secret spread.

“The devil IS in the details,” another commented.

YouTube accounts on the subject garnered tens-of-thousands of views and users assured viewers the claims were true. The story was then picked up by the gaming website Kotaku.

“Back when the original Doom first struck fear into the hearts of ‘90s parents, this kind of thing might’ve been scandalous. Now it’s a campy throwback and a clear sign that the people making this game really went the extra mile,” the website said Tuesday.

The new game, which fans of the 1993 original have anticipated for years, is set on a future version of Mars that humans have colonized. A U.S. Marine must battle demonic entities that were unleashed by the Union Aerospace Corporation.

“Doom” was released May 13 and has dominated video game sales charts. It is expected to sell millions of units and has already sold more than 500,000 copies for PCs.


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