Installing the new Doom compendium Doom 3: BFG Edition on your Xbox 360 will make previous installations of Doom 1 & 2 unplayable, according to reports. So, um, don't.

As EuroGamer confirms, a bizarre technical hitch means that installing Doom 3 BFG to your Xbox 360 hard drive will make the previous Doom 1 & 2 games - available through Xbox LIVE - inaccessible through the dashboard. Why, Bethesda. Why.

Twitter user Wario64 originally captured the glitch, and publicised it so hard that the manufacturer was forced to explain exactly how fans of Doom could go about actually playing Doom.

"If you do install DOOM 3 BFG Edition to your Hard Drive, you will still be able to access both titles from the Xbox LIVE Dashboard under 'My Games'," a spokesperson for Bethesda explained, straightforwardly. "If you do not already own XBLA versions of Doom 1 and/or Doom 2, you will need to have the BFG game disc in the 360 to launch these titles from 'My Games'." Got that? Good.

What all this means of course is it might be easier and more fun to install Doom 3: BFG Edition on your gaming rig rather than your Xbox 360. As a Eurogamer review confirms, the latest PC edition is more than just a reissue of the standard first three Doom games on one convenient disc - there have also been a number of tweaks and modifications to the original content.

"This BFG edition incorporates a version of the popular and necessary 'duct tape' mod, the PC gamer's answer to the original's insistence on a clear line between torch and gun - you couldn't use both at the same time," said Rich Stanton. "Here you can, and it's a wonder
[id Software] ever released the game without this option." Well, now they have, Rich. Also included is a two-hour 'Lost Mission' not available with the original version, which sees our hero use every weapon to shoot every monster. Fun.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801473813-ADNFCR
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