Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Saw a great documentary last night called "High Score." It follows a kind gentleman by the name of Bill Carlton who is determined to beat the current high score of 80 million points on the classic upright console video game "Missile Command." To take out this 20-year-old record he's going to need to play the game for over 72 hours non-stop. There are no pause buttons on these classic 25-year-old games. What's fascinating is how after playing for 16 hours straight on one session, and then having the console itself shut-down from exhaustion, he just takes it in zen-like stride. No big deal. "I'm too good for the machine."

You can see the trailer here or go to the official doc website here.

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