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In this video a man plays a video game, passes out, then wakes up within the game itself. Fun exploration of the boundaries of games. It's from British mentalist Derren Brown.
(via Alan Levine via Twitter)
January 21, 2008 at 13:45 in Gothic, Haunted Spaces: Cyberspace Gothic | Permalink
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Nice find! I watched this one and then Googled the guy for more. Spent a good part of last night watching various clips. A lot of it is quite impressive, although some of it seems faked.
My big question in this particular clip is about the reaction of the guy's friends. If your friend suddenly fainted while playing a game and then a bunch of strangers came out and carted him off, would you just let them or would you raise a bit of a fuss?
Some of the people peripherally connected with this particular stunt seem to be hinting on line that it was an elaborate hoax staged for television.
Some of the others--the "Russian Scam," for instance--are based on known psych principles, even though to watch the video you'd think it impossible for a normal person to react like the man in the clip does (Google "Derren Brown" "Russian scam" to find it on YouTube)
Regardless, Brown seems to be a very talented performer.
January 22, 2008 at 15:45
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