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Human Atari

Full size, low tech tennisy ping pong thing.
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Instead of a tv screen, imagine a football pitch. Instead of that little pink line, imagine six people dressed in pink lycra, strapped into a high tech modular frame. The object of the game is exactly the same as the computer game, except played out physically.

Each team member is strapped into his own pod which is coupled rigidly to the next pod, forming a pink line of players. They'd look like roller-coaster cars, except that the players legs would be sticking out of the bottom so that they could run.

High tech couplings mean that the pink players can only run in a straight line, until they come into contact with either the blockers or the pitch side, where the couplings loosen to allow the team to change direction.

At opposing ends of the pitch, teams of four blockers would be linked into yellow pods. They would be linked rigidly, and would run from side to side, making movement tricky, and comedy tumblings almost guaranteed. Obviously, they'd be wearing yellow lycra, too.

The first blockers to score win the match, as the pink players would be likely to keel over otherwise. Everyone buys the pink players a beer/milky stout/lemonade after the match for doing all the hard work.

Fishrat, Apr 12 2004

PONG http://www.bullseye...plepong/index.shtml
Imagine this in pink lycra. Wow! [Fishrat, Oct 04 2004]

Pacman http://www.pacmanhattan.com/
Humans re-enacting videogames does *too* work. [jutta, Oct 04 2004]

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       welcome back [fishrat] ... not seen you in a while. +
jonthegeologist, Apr 12 2004
  

       Thanks [jon]. I've been rebuilding my new house. Looks like I've missed a thing or two while I've been away. I hope everybody is OK.
Fishrat, Apr 12 2004
  

       Why did you rebuild a new house?
bristolz, Apr 12 2004
  

       this sounds like a great scenerio for MXC, on Spike tv. seen it? (corrected)
dentworth, Apr 12 2004
  

       Sounds more like a giant Foosball table.
DrCurry, Apr 12 2004
  

       [dentworth]: More popularly known as MXC...
ghillie, Apr 12 2004
  

       Well, [bris], I'd grown tired of screwing, unscrewing, and rescrewing my flatpack wardrobe, and I needed a new challenge. [DrC] I'm sure that's due to my wanting powers of description, but I can assure you it's entirely different, and MUCH cooler.
Fishrat, Apr 13 2004
  

       At a corporate morale-building exercise I've been velcroed into a giant, inflatable table-football game, where the plastic footballers are replaced with people strapped to into place on sliding bars.   

       So this kind of thing is both possible and baked, although I must admit that I'm unfamiliar with the exact Atari game you are refering to.
Aristotle, Apr 13 2004
  

       There must be a screen grab - I'll post something in a while.
Fishrat, Apr 13 2004
  

       I do believe the game you are alluding to is gloriously known as PONG.   

       While this game did exist on the Atari at some point, it was actually a precursor to this console and one of the first "Video Games" created.
evildman, Apr 13 2004
  

       Humans enacting video games wouldn't work. I'm up for the beer though.
Th3Lung, Apr 13 2004
  

       Humans re-enacting video games is not so far off when you consider that a lot of video games are already based on human activity and doing surreal stuff can be fun at times. Don't forget that these days cooking is re-enactment of the Sims ...
Aristotle, Apr 14 2004
  

       Is there a ball? How do the players affect it?
jutta, May 27 2004
  

       Jutta - think of it as a tennis match, where the two sets of opposing yellow players are the rackets, and the pink players are the ball.
Fishrat, May 28 2004
  
      
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