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Mega64 Launches The Funny 26

GameSetWatch has a post up discussing the hilarious Mega64 group and their recent activities. Some previews for their second season were displayed during the Game Developer's Choice Awards, and they impressed a very cynical crowd with their nonsensical real-life interpretations of classic videogames. From the article: "Finally, on the newly released Mega64 front - Xbox 360 Live has these for download, but YouTube also has them - the Mega64 guys' Crosscom promotional trailers, in two parts, for Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter. More great stuff, and as far as we're concerned, these people still need to be given a cable TV show, like, yesterday."
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Mega64 Launches The Funny

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  • by HoneyBunchesOfGoats ( 619017 ) on Monday March 27, 2006 @07:51PM (#15007624)
    ...would link to the group's website.

    http://www.mega64.com/ [mega64.com]
  • These guys need some torrents...

    4.1kb/sec download for the trailer... ugh.... oh well, I'll wait like I did in the modem days....

    *twitch*
  • Tetris (Score:5, Interesting)

    by The Snowman ( 116231 ) * on Monday March 27, 2006 @08:20PM (#15007775)

    Nothing they [mega64.com] do will ever top their Tetris video [somethingawful.com]. Imagine a guy dressed up like the "L" block, running around, finding the perfect spot next to a mailbox, and falling into place. Meanwhile, people wandering around the street wondering what the hell this guy dressed up as a block with a cameraman is doing. All set to a techno rendition of the Tetris theme. Good times, good times.

    • Re:Tetris (Score:2, Interesting)

      by ClamIAm ( 926466 )

      Yes, this was incredible. I think you can see a few younger people during the video that might actually "get it"; however, I loved the part where the block stalks an old lady through a window.

      Also, I'm pretty sure the sound is a direct rip from an old version of Tetris (maybe Gameboy or NES?).

      • The melody sounds like it came directly from the Gameboy version of Tetris, but I'm fairly certain the bass line was added. Which is fine; the Gameboy didn't have the capability of playing a melody and a bass line at the same time, and the catchy song could definitely use one.
    • google video link (Score:1, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward
    • Re:Tetris (Score:1, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward
      Sir, Mega64 is the group responsible for said Tetris video, their DVDs are in fact distributed by SomethingAwful. Just giving credit where it's due.
  • I have no idea who these people are, so I'm glad it made Slashdot tonight. As opposed to tomorrow, when instead of my one crappy post saying "who are they, why should I care, and why aren't they funny", there'd be dozens, maybe even more, saying the same thing.

    So I watched 3 clips of theirs - none of them were actually funny.

    I don't get it.
  • by __aailob1448 ( 541069 ) on Monday March 27, 2006 @11:37PM (#15008587) Journal
    Well, those people are not really funny...They sure as heck don't need a tv show.
    • Well, those people are not really funny...They sure as heck don't need a tv show.

      Thanks for the info - I've cancelled my downloads, as I believe that random people on the Internet must share my sense of humour.

      Some people might complain that your post contained nothing but a few words of opinion and entirely lacked any context or explanation. I however am happy to take the word of complete strangers.
  • ...but I prefer PurePwnage to Mega64.
  • by Tronster ( 25566 ) on Monday March 27, 2006 @11:56PM (#15008642) Homepage
    I had a brief run-in with Mega64 in San Jose last week.

    This was my second year I worked the GDC as a Conference Associate (CA). When not seeking out parties, many of the CAs will just hang around the "CA Lounge" and play games like "Witch Hunt" (aka: "Mafia") or "Spoons". A few of us were about to kick off a game when we see these 4 or 5 guys just hanging out in the hallway between the conference center and Mariott Hotel. I go over to them and invite them to play a game. The whole time one of these guys has a mini-DV recorder and is shooting everything around him. A bit odd, but hey... I'm the same way sometimes with taking photos on my Canon A80.

    After some brief introductions, they tell me they are part of a group "Mega64" and that they are showing their videos the next night at the awards show. I had seen one or two of there sketches, but didn't realize how big they were in the game scene until we had started playing spoons and another CA walks by, looks confused and says, "What are you guys doing playing spoons with Mega64?"

    Throughout the conference I ran into them one or two other times. Their videos were successful, as the shorts were the highlight for many (me included) during the awards show Wednesday night.

    I hope they are hired again next year.
    • I saw them a few times myself during the conference after playing spoon. Its amazing what people can do when they put their mind to something and are recognized for it. Too bad they weren't paid for their efforts.

      Enjoying that IGDA shirt? :P

      -Hanson or Reed depending on how you remember me at GDC
  • We are not a cynical crowd! Most of us are big kids!
  • tv shows (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Jfarro ( 219817 )
    I think the suggestion of 'they deserve a cable tv show' misses the potential of these vidcast/iptv/webcast/vlog/etc type shows. If they're on cable, then I have to pay for cable. I dont get to pay per show, so I get a bunch of channels I really could care less about, plus commercials. And in exchange the show gets executives and loses creative focus, going for the LCD of the public, and eventually gets buried becomse some show with smaller budget and less creativity makes more money cause the LCD would r
  • I've been beaten WebSenseless by a proxy.

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