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.

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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.

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1 Comment on Holy Shift, Someone Reverse Engineered Wipeout


On August 5, 2010 at 3:51 pm

I like the term Byte-Punk. I am going to start using the term and take all the credit for having coined it.