YouTube right now! “The Brief History of Video Games”

This video game mashup and music video is a veritable work of art.


David Holmes


Published Jun 5, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 4:12 pm CDT

In YouTube Right Now, the Daily Dot looks at videos that catch our eyes, push our buttons, and move our dials—and that you’ve just got to watch. Right now!

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Video games have come a long way since Pong debuted in 1972.

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Now the folks at Reverse Enginears, a creative firm specializing in remixes, have found a way to condense the artform’s storied history into three minutes using only sounds and video from classic games (well, and a few non-classics. Luigi’s Mansion? Really, guys?)

Produced for the Verge’s video game site Polygon, the result is nothing short of spectacular, as the sounds are edited to create a song worthy of the most serious electronic artists.

That laughing dog from Duck Hunt still haunts me to this day.

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*First Published: Jun 5, 2012, 3:36 pm CDT