Nerdery, Video Games

A Hunt of Ducks

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What if noted playwright Harold Pinter did a play based on the NES classic Duck Hunt? I think it would go a little something… like this.

This is part of a brilliant collection of short, videogame-inspired plays being put on by the Piper McKenzie theater company in (where else) Brooklyn. It’s titled “Theater of the Arcade,” and features plays based on Pac-Man, Donkey King and more, and is so wonderful I can barely stand it. Please note you don’t have to know the works of Pinter to enjoy the above video; all you have to do is be open to the idea of Duck Hunt as an incredibly serious, morose play and you should enjoy it just fine. I sure did. (Via Gamma Squad)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.