April 13, 2010, - 2:54 pm

COOOOL VIDEO of the Day

By Debbie Schlussel

Remember all of those cool video games from the ’80s–PacMan, Frogger, etc?  Well, what would happen if all of those old school games took over New York City?  It takes 2010 technology to see it . . .

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20 Responses

hahaha

Good one!

ebayer on April 13, 2010 at 3:42 pm

That was OUTSTANDING! What talent!

cirrus1701 on April 13, 2010 at 4:10 pm

This is pretty awesome. Had to share the video. Thanks for the great find!

PatsPFS on April 13, 2010 at 4:19 pm

If you like that, you should check out the video for “Happy Up Here” by Royksopp; it really brings space invaders to life!

eddie on April 13, 2010 at 5:24 pm

As cool as it looks, many of us here in NYC just sadly cannot “enjoy” it like the rest of you guys. I was here on 9/11 and almost lost my husband. Our livelihoods were nearly ruined and fighter jets flying low cover over our eerily quiet neighborhoods was something else. I guess it’s a little PTSD for me but I find nothing appealing anymore about ANYTHING attacking my city when it is a daily miracle that these Islamic demons have not done harn to us yet once again. Sorry folks. I know I am too sensitive but… please understand.

Zookeeper on April 13, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    @Zookeeper

    “Sorry folks. I know I am too sensitive but… please understand.”

    Yeah, that’s a point well taken, I think. While being a “cool” concept, in the abstract, the setting was a bit too “close to home,” even for some of us who aren’t from NYCity.

    yonason on April 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Zookeeper, I can sympathize with you.

    They should have set this clip in Chicago.

    Shy Guy on April 14, 2010 at 12:19 am

Bah! I still prefer the non-digital Paris version.

Shy Guy on April 14, 2010 at 12:18 am

    @Shy Guy (April 14, 2010 at 12:18 am)

    What?! You like that?! They are vandals. It was funny at first, until they started destroying other people’s property. They are NOT funny. They are seriously disturbed.

    yonason on April 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm

      Yonason, loosen up.

      I hope that they were made to pay back every grush for all the damage they cause and pay any civil fines for their mischief. And that golf club wallop to Pacman’s leg was well deserved.

      At ease.

      Shy Guy on April 14, 2010 at 12:35 pm

        @Shy Guy (April 14, 2010 at 12:35 pm)

        “At ease?” …. “AT EASE??!!”

        And by just what do you think you “outrank” my, bozo?!

        It isn’t JUST what they did that’s the problem, it’s the anarchic example they set for everyone who views their crap. IT WASN’T “FUNNY,” IT WAS CRIMINAL!

        What they did was very wrong on MANY levels, and anyone who approves of it is an idiot.

        At ease, yourself!

        yonason on April 14, 2010 at 5:28 pm

          I am at ease.

          Have a nice day.

          Shy Guy on April 15, 2010 at 12:14 am

Pretty cool concept, I agree, though as much as I enjoyed this for what it was, 9/11 did cross my mind too. Zookeeper, if half the population felt as strongly about the real thing as you do about this animation the country would be in much better shape. Sadly, like everything else that really matters, it already seems it’s been mostly forgotten.
I wonder if the intention of the producer was to maybe remind us of that day. Probably not, but just maybe…

On a side note, when my kids saw this video the first thing they said, even though they understood it was just computer generated, was that they felt bad for the people in the cars. I don’t think playing (age appropriate) video games distances normal healthy kids from reality, I think those that are influenced weren’t really taught right from wrong to begin with, and unfortunately there’s plenty of those around.

theShadow on April 14, 2010 at 12:44 am

“As cool as it looks, many of us here in NYC just sadly cannot “enjoy” it like the rest of you guys. I was here on 9/11 and almost lost my husband. Our livelihoods were nearly ruined and fighter jets flying low cover over our eerily quiet neighborhoods was something else. I guess it’s a little PTSD for me but I find nothing appealing anymore about ANYTHING attacking my city when it is a daily miracle that these Islamic demons have not done harn to us yet once again. Sorry folks. I know I am too sensitive but… please understand.

Zookeeper on April 13, 2010 at 7:47 pm”

Point taken. I live close to NYC. But you know I’m wondering if something like this could happen to say L-A, Chicago or even Washington, DC!

Bob Porrazzo on April 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm

For those of you offended by this video because it was in new york city and throwing 9/11 into it….tells me you completely missed the point of the video.

The point of that video was to tell the viewer that videogames wants to come out of the TV and turn the world into a digital place to live.

I got a big kick out of the pacman and donkey king apperances!!

Squirrel3D on April 14, 2010 at 9:22 pm

“For those of you offended by this video because it was in new york city and throwing 9/11 into it….tells me you completely missed the point of the video.”

Dear Squirrel3D, I am glad that you were spared the horror of that day but don’t dismiss what happened and the fact that many people were permanently impacted by it. FWIW, those Israelis are truly amazing for enduting jihad shite on a daily basis.

Homey on April 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Horney, while we Israelis had major security problems 8-10 years ago, things are very calm now.

    I have less concern letting our children out to play in the streets of Jerusalem than I would if we lived in NYC.

    That’s not to say there aren’t problems or problematic areas, but the overall picture is one of every day living.

    But when the time comes, and it will, I hope there’s Israeli political and military leadership that will knock the balls off of the Arabs and Jihadists that try to lay a finger on us.

    Later today, one of our sons has his IDF graduation ceremony from 1st stage basic training. Other than the lousy army boots they give him, he’s one happy soldier, ready and waiting to do what needs to be done when deemed necessary.

    Shy Guy on April 15, 2010 at 12:22 am

    But what the hell does 9/11 have to do with videogame characters turning the living world into a digitized world?

    Trying to compare the most horrible act ever commited on america to this when there’s no connection at all is completely absurd.

    Squirrel3D on April 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Of course this has nothing to do with 9/11, it’s just that certain scenes can trigger memories of other events, some not so pleasent. What came to mind the first time you saw Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers?…though I’m quite sure that one was intentional.
I thought this was an excellent video, very imaginative, the Tetris part being my favorite, but why is it the worst always happens to New York and Tokyo? ;)

theShadow on April 16, 2010 at 12:04 am

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