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May 16, 2006 6:33 PM   Subscribe

Colossal Reality Amusement Park.
posted by furtive at 6:38 PM on May 16, 2006

Paul Rogers was singing "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love" in the background when I opened that link and it's ensuing sounds.

It was hawt.
posted by Sk4n at 6:46 PM on May 16, 2006


posted by oxala at 6:48 PM on May 16, 2006

This is pure goodness
posted by Bighappyfunhouse at 6:50 PM on May 16, 2006

Note that if you're in NYC, you can be a beta tester.
posted by bingo at 6:52 PM on May 16, 2006

I'm all for All Things Mario, but I don't really get it. Strap into a bungee cord and jump around in the same place? How about putting that cord on a track and run through a big course, with the pipes and everything. Maybe that's what it actually is, but the video didn't show that.
posted by zardoz at 6:55 PM on May 16, 2006

My Mom told me that no one would ever see this video.
posted by hugecranium at 7:18 PM on May 16, 2006

Hmm, that seems a little too real for me.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 7:20 PM on May 16, 2006

I think they've mocked up a course in a bid to get investment, Zardoz. For the real thing, they're planning to use cutting edge mycotechnology to breed actual giant goombas for players to stomp on.
posted by RokkitNite at 7:22 PM on May 16, 2006

From Wired: "Venture capitol has gone to worse ideas."

I'm still deciding if I can agree with that statement.
posted by pokermonk at 7:25 PM on May 16, 2006

Uhm, yeah. Looks like they've collected enough magic mushrooms already.
posted by loquacious at 7:41 PM on May 16, 2006

I can't wait to get on the roller coaster at this amusement park and go "Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!"
posted by Effigy2000 at 7:44 PM on May 16, 2006

ok, was everyone else thinking "implants" when they read the post?
posted by heydanno at 7:47 PM on May 16, 2006

"Don't die!"
posted by JHarris at 7:52 PM on May 16, 2006

i think my boyfriend and i are going to go test the beta... at least we should get some funny photos out of it.
posted by trishthedish at 8:18 PM on May 16, 2006

Yey - intellectual property infringement.
posted by andreaazure at 8:26 PM on May 16, 2006

It would be much more entertaining if they'd let you play in a virtual Wario World. That Wario guy, he cracks me up.
posted by MrBadExample at 8:36 PM on May 16, 2006

I honestly get the impression that several someones made the terrible mistake of chewing on a few too many wild shrooms and watching "Super Mario Bros. - The Movie", when really they should have tangented right into the lovely Maximum eXtreme Challenge - which not only would have entertained the bejesus out of them and their mushroomy state of mind, but it would also have shown them the hilarious futility of average folks attempting to replicate video game acrobatics with or without augmentation.

That being said, if they ever get this park off the ground I really want to see video of it. Lots of video. Lots of video of people going splat.
posted by loquacious at 8:58 PM on May 16, 2006

Eh, I dunno, their use of "High profile intellectual property" is the reason this was posted here. They'll probably get lots of publicity before their shutdown notice.

That said, it took me a while to realize this wasn't legit. I mean, Nintendo has been known as the 'innovator' in the video game industry lately.
posted by delmoi at 9:38 PM on May 16, 2006

When I read "power assist harness" I thought "OMG, they put you in a robotic exoskeleton, this will be the coolest thing ever!". Then I saw pictures of guys jumping around with those bungee cords attached to them. THIS is your "power assist harness"??? The same damn thing that acrobats and gymnasts have been using for many many many years?

posted by antifuse at 1:52 AM on May 17, 2006

A little warning next time on the audio/video would be nice.
posted by blendor at 2:27 AM on May 17, 2006

Yeah, I read the blurb below while the video was loading, and I thought 'This is going to be brilliant!'.

It wasn't brilliant. But the idea deserves to be done properly! I like my augmented reality to be a wee bit more augmented, that's all.

Basing it on bungy cords is never going to work. A motors-and-sensors rig that senses that you've jumped, and *jumps* you. That's what you need.

The moustache was a nice touch.
posted by wilberforce at 3:41 AM on May 17, 2006

Not jumps you in a dirty sense, mind.
posted by wilberforce at 3:42 AM on May 17, 2006

They had more of a course to jump around, but the first fire flower test, well... it didn't go well.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:33 AM on May 17, 2006

Now, of course, the next step would be to put this rig in a multi-story building.


posted by InnocentBystander at 9:00 AM on May 17, 2006

was everyone else thinking "implants"

This may be due to a subconcious desire to see Mario with big projectile tits. Test subjects will be shown a series of images, including Bugs Bunny in drag, and their brain activity meaured in an otherwise neutral environment.
posted by CynicalKnight at 10:30 AM on May 17, 2006

This TOTALLY rules.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:57 AM on May 17, 2006 [1 favorite]

Basing it on bungy cords is never going to work. A motors-and-sensors rig that senses that you've jumped, and *jumps* you. That's what you need.

I'm as skeptical as the rest, but that's exactly what they're proposing.
posted by nobody at 12:02 PM on May 18, 2006

Ahh, see, now THAT is what I'm talkin about. Why would you have that totally lame video on your website? Better to have nothing at all, IMO.
posted by antifuse at 2:26 AM on May 19, 2006

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