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April 15, 2009 12:02 PM   Subscribe

Real-Life Mirror's Edge. (SLYT)
posted by Cool Papa Bell (41 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Neat video. But I've played Mirror's Edge, and I don't remember stacking dice with a can, throwing cards, or skateboarding.

EA, Hire this man, he just made your sequel.
posted by Chan at 12:07 PM on April 15, 2009


So "Mirror's Edge" must be what the kids are calling "car sickness" these days?
posted by DU at 12:07 PM on April 15, 2009


One-handed? Jesus.
posted by jbickers at 12:10 PM on April 15, 2009


I would no doubt be very impressed by many of those moves if I could at all see what he was doing.
posted by echo target at 12:10 PM on April 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


VOMIT!

but still, you know, very cool
posted by Lacking Subtlety at 12:14 PM on April 15, 2009


I'm tempted to do a parody of this - a very shaky camera shows me reading a book and sipping tea for 15 minutes. With gloves on my hands.
posted by naju at 12:19 PM on April 15, 2009 [8 favorites]


The video was alright, I guess.

Quick guys, let's turn this into a "Mirror's Edge is awesome" thread!
posted by archagon at 12:21 PM on April 15, 2009


echo target: check out one of his show reels in the related videos.
posted by utsutsu at 12:22 PM on April 15, 2009 [5 favorites]


Is someone chasing him?

I sure hope he gets away!
posted by orme at 12:27 PM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Thanks, utsutsu, I was very impressed (as promised).
posted by echo target at 12:28 PM on April 15, 2009


Is there footage of him misjudging a jump and falling off a side of the building? I seemed to do that a lot while playing the game.
posted by aGee at 12:32 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


The show reel was 1e9x better than the original link.
posted by DU at 12:32 PM on April 15, 2009


Hey that's Gas Works Park!
posted by arcanecrowbar at 12:35 PM on April 15, 2009


Parkour is loads of fun to watch, but only when you can actually see what's going on. This is very difficut.
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:35 PM on April 15, 2009


No 5m wall run to pipe catch? pssh, amateur.

although my experience of the game more closely resembles aGee's, as well as Ben Croshaw's.
posted by Popular Ethics at 12:40 PM on April 15, 2009


Neat. That video led me to his great entry for American Parkour's "Practical Parkour" contest.
posted by googly at 12:51 PM on April 15, 2009


Oh, I get it. Laugh at the poor kid because he put his snorricam on backwards.

You people are mean.
posted by rokusan at 12:51 PM on April 15, 2009


Can't help but think it would have been more interesting if a helicopter gunship and a steadycam were involved...
posted by nonliteral at 12:55 PM on April 15, 2009


I thought the show reel would give this guy's skills a breather from the cheesy soundtrack......not a chance.
posted by doobiedoo at 1:04 PM on April 15, 2009


This man's physical capabilities far exceed my own.

Also, Mirror's Edge was tough, frustratingly so at times, but still a pretty fun playthrough.
posted by owtytrof at 1:05 PM on April 15, 2009


In fact I'm pretty sure he's trying to escape from a relentless, ruthless maelstrom of cheese.
posted by doobiedoo at 1:06 PM on April 15, 2009


utsutsu: "echo target: check out one of his show reels in the related videos."

Pffft... he puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us... *watches video*

...

I stand corrected.

In some way I'm glad I'm an out-of-shape 30+ year old guy; if I could do the stuff that guy can I would basically never stop. "Hmmm... I feel a bit tired!" *flip* *flip* *somersault* *grab coffee* *flip* *wallrun* *do a rad inverse 720 Shyamalan twist* *drop from a handstand back onto the chair* "Now I'm ready to continue coding!" *sip*
posted by PontifexPrimus at 1:27 PM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yay! Gasworks park!

*sigh*

I miss Seattle.
posted by papercake at 1:40 PM on April 15, 2009


MetaFilter: a relentless, ruthless maelstrom of cheese.
posted by mkb at 1:51 PM on April 15, 2009


My kid has wanted to get into parkour for a little while. Borrowing Mirror's Edge from a friend only bolstered his desire to do this. I will be such a proud father when I watch him jump from building to building OH JEEBUS WHAT AM I SAYING! Please kids, stop all this madness!!!!

But it is quite fun to watch.
posted by not_on_display at 2:04 PM on April 15, 2009


*vomit* <- In a good way.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 2:05 PM on April 15, 2009


I thought this was going to be about The Razor's Edge. I appear to have been mistaken, and made slightly quesy and confused.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:14 PM on April 15, 2009



echo target: check out one of his show reels in the related videos.


Okay. That was awesome. Perfect combination of ridiculously over-the-top soundtrack and amazing physical skill.
posted by odinsdream at 2:51 PM on April 15, 2009


Now I feel ill.
posted by Artw at 3:02 PM on April 15, 2009


I sort of like his nerdy, obsessive, DIY approach to 'extreme'—somehow, the cheese-factor makes this guy seem like even more of a badass. In the FPP video, I was particularly impressed by the ghost-ride bike move; not just the physicality and timing but the shot too.
posted by defenestration at 3:50 PM on April 15, 2009


Mirror's Edge PC is on sale at GoGamer today, FWIW.

I only played a demo at NVision, which was kinda fun but I haven't convinced myself I need to buy it.
posted by Foosnark at 4:01 PM on April 15, 2009


... and after you watch the show reel, watch the outtakes.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 4:19 PM on April 15, 2009


Holy shit that kid nearly ran through my old yard.
posted by tkchrist at 4:42 PM on April 15, 2009


This guys camera work is awesome given all the stuff his other limbs are doing.
posted by fistynuts at 5:20 PM on April 15, 2009


I'm more impressed by his ability to completely fuck up a backflip without breaking his neck.
posted by empath at 5:49 PM on April 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


It's a pity I don't have any mushrooms in the house, or my pet turtle and I would show you our 'real-life Mario Brothers.'

It's probably just as well. My pet turtle doesn't like it very much.
posted by koeselitz at 6:13 PM on April 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Dear lord, that's dizzying.

But awesome.
posted by gchucky at 7:51 PM on April 15, 2009


Let's see how badass he is when he's got five guys shooting at him with assault rifles. I'll even give him a controller to throw across the room in anger when he dies for the fiftieth time. i'mnotbitteri'mnotbitteri'mnotbitteri'mnotbitter
posted by chrominance at 8:02 PM on April 15, 2009


Now that I've filled in the blanks a little, and know it has nothing to do with W. Somerset Maugham, the outtakes are terrific and what denenfestration said.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:47 AM on April 16, 2009


All I kept thinking was "AUGHH, MY KNEES!"
posted by P.o.B. at 12:49 AM on April 16, 2009


utsutsu, those show reels are a lot of fun! Thanks for the link.
posted by straight at 11:56 AM on April 16, 2009


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