Holy Shift, Someone Reverse Engineered Wipeout
Meet Malte Jehmlich, your new Teutonic overlord. Malte had a dream. A dream in which the craziest thing he could come up with was real. A dream that he would one day take a classic sci fi racing game and make a playable, live action version using remote control cars. So he did it.
Malte built a live action recreation of Wipeout using cardboard and plastic, and an RC car with a digicam mounted on top. What did you do this year? No, seriously, look at this. The camera feeds to a TV, the RC is a steering wheel, and both are mounted into a fairly good approximation of a wooden, sit-down arcade cabinet. Yes, that is crazy awesome, and yes, you can watch more footage here if you aren’t suitably convinced.
In the meantime, let me be the first to coin the term Byte-Punk to describe this phenomenon. There. You’re welcome.