Briefly: Holden Shuts Shop, Doom Retrospective, Gluten 101

Briefly: Holden Shuts Shop, Doom Retrospective, Gluten 101
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Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Holden to cease Australian manufacturing, the biggest gaming disappointments of 2013, why it might not be wise to remove gluten from your diet.

  • Holden has today confirmed that it will scale back its Australian manufacturing operations by 2017. 2900 jobs are to be affected over the next four years as the company ceases local vehicle and engine production, while simultaneously reducing engineering operations. You can read more about the announcement at Business Insider.
  • It seems everyone and their dog is adhering to a Gluten-Free diet these days — even our McDonald’s-loving publisher is on one. But are you actually doing your body any favours? This Gizmodo article explains why you might want to rethink going gluten-free.
  • Kotaku has assembled a list of the greatest gaming disappointments of 2013. Unsurprisingly, Australian pricing features heavily.
  • In this fascinating retrospective, Doom creators John Romero and John Carmack share their memories about one of the most iconic video games in history.