The original DOOM trilogy is one of the biggest cultural icons in gaming and entertainment. Now, Nintendo Switch owners can relive or enjoy for the first time, these classic titles. But Bethesda has included a large handicap to play these games, an online connection.

Despite being retro titles, Bethesda made it a requirement to be online and connected to a account. The internet took notice instantly and stated posting memes, linking together classic games with requiring a Bethesda account requirement to play.

In addition, Xbox users who downloaded the games on Xbox 360 are finding that the Xbox Live store is removing the older version of the titles for the “updated” digital copies. According to a response to IGN, Bethesda stated this was an unintentional glitch and are working on a solution.

This adds to Bethesda’s deepening hole since the release of Fallout 76. A title so infamous that it caused the reputation of this one great company to plummet. Other missteps included the poor marketing for Rage 2 and the recent Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Not to mention all the cross-promotion products relating to Fallout 76.

Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 are available now across PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, with the first two games also being released on iOS and Android.

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Adam is a Senior Staff Writer for GAW with over 15 years of experience in writing and is completely obsessed with video games. He holds a BA from Brooklyn College and lives in NY.