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   Undertoad  Thursday Oct 20 01:20 PM

10/20/2005: Real-life Duck Hunt model



Half of you will look at this with confusion; the other half will look at it with a warm feeling of happiness...

The confused might not realize that the duck seen there is the Duck Hunt duck, as it was rendered on the original Nintendo game system. The Nintendo was the most popular game console in the mid-80s - in fact, its popularity revived the whole industry - and Duck Hunt came with it. So millions upon millions of kids grew up killing that duck over and over. For those who enjoyed the original Duck Hunt game, the above model is a happy cultural icon, a note of fun of days gone by. (It appears here in a Shockwave version.)

The Duck Hunt game had the feature of a real plastic gun (the guy is holding one) which you could "shoot" at the TV. Nintendo's system was able to recognize the shot and its location, which made the game very interesting at the time. Cool new technology! But this was the mid-1980s, and graphics were all low-resolution... so the duck is as accurate as a duck can be, when you are at 320x200 resolution, or whatever that original Nintendo system had.

The guy above explains, and shows off, his project to recreate the Duck Hunt duck on his Livejournal page. It's a nice project and shows what a "real life pixellation" might produce.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Oct 20 01:41 PM

That quacks me up.



Undertoad  Thursday Oct 20 01:49 PM

Turns out the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) had a typical resolution of 256x224 with 256 colors.



Elspode  Thursday Oct 20 01:53 PM

Two comments: (1) creative, motivated people like this depress me (2) resolution is *not* the primary factor in determining the play value of a video game. I have a freaking Nintendo emulator on my computer just so I can play RC Madness without having to hook up the ancient console and clean the cartridge contacts first.



wolf  Thursday Oct 20 02:08 PM

I don't think (1) really applies.

He's a semi-adult Lego geek. He copied someone else's "artwork." The man's wearing a Marilyn Manson teeshirt at his age, and has a Japanime poster in his living room. The only thing that he has going for him is that since the poster is in the living room, we can posit that he's not still living in his parents house.*

* Unless that's really the basement.



Vegeta  Thursday Oct 20 02:10 PM

Why do I get the impression that guy thinks he's much, much cooler than pretty much everyone else thinks he is? Edit: Ah, must be because his default user pic is an animation of him holding up a dildo with a bashful grin, and the caption "wtf mate?"

I wonder when he'll tackle the laughing hound dog in the bushes.



wolf  Thursday Oct 20 02:23 PM

That would appear to be a banana, you sicko. Spending too much time in the Sex Thread again, aren't you!



Elspode  Thursday Oct 20 04:08 PM

I still say that's some creative Lego work, even if he plundered it from videogame, prepixellated artwork.

No one complained about the Lego Escher stuff...



Happy Monkey  Thursday Oct 20 04:17 PM

Note - It's not Lego. It's made of wooden cubes.



Lizsun  Thursday Oct 20 05:33 PM

I think I'd keep the guy for a pet and let the duck go free.



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barefoot serpent  Thursday Oct 20 06:14 PM

anybody seen my duckcall?



wah  Thursday Oct 20 08:31 PM

I'll tell you what, there's nothing like duck hunting...<a href="http://doom3.filefront.com/file/Duck_DOOM;46598">with the chaingun</a>



Vegeta  Thursday Oct 20 10:59 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
That would appear to be a banana, you sicko. Spending too much time in the Sex Thread again, aren't you!
Right you are. >_< I didn't see the yellow before, and in my defense, once I saw it loop a couple times, I had no desire to look any closer.

Although, now that I realize it is only a banana, that somehow makes it even creepier.


xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 21 01:12 AM

Quote:
Unless that's really the basement.
Looks like a student apartment, to me.


Nothing But Net  Friday Oct 21 02:21 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by barefoot serpent
anybody seen my duckcall?
Ducks suck.

We are hunting mammals!


mlandman  Friday Oct 21 08:06 AM

his eyes seem.... 'off'

Look at his right eye, obscured by his glasses. Looks like it's not aligned with the other eye. Or, the obstruction of the glasses could be just screwing it up.



Trilby  Friday Oct 21 09:12 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
He's a semi-adult Lego geek. He copied someone else's "artwork." The man's wearing a Marilyn Manson teeshirt at his age, and has a Japanime poster in his living room. The only thing that he has going for him is that since the poster is in the living room, we can posit that he's not still living in his parents house.*

* Unless that's really the basement.
Quit insulting my boyfriend!


wolf  Saturday Oct 22 03:04 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happy Monkey
Note - It's not Lego. It's made of wooden cubes.
Understood, but the cube stacking and layer building is still prime Lego Geek Behavior.


Happy Monkey  Saturday Oct 22 11:21 AM

Don't I know it.



bargalunan  Monday Oct 31 05:58 PM

Seeing this photo (#1) I don't know if the world is getting safer ?

Should Darwin study his theory again ?



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