Longtime readers and TalkRadar listeners know Palette-Swap Ninja well - they're the musical duo who create video game-themed parodies of popular songs, sort of like an even geekier Weird Al Yankovic. Their latest, "Arcade Gaming Shrine," can be seen below, and was shot on location during the California Extreme arcade show with a little help from some friendly games journalists.
Above: Watch carefully for several GamesRadar (and former GamesRadar) editor cameos!
Above: Their "Halo (All I Play-oh)" song from last year blew up pretty big
“The road was more arduous than we expected. There are a few scenes shot where Jude lives, a few where I live, but most was shot at and around California Extreme 2010 — in our hotel rooms, at the strip mall down the street, and at the show itself. Most of it between 2AM and 5AM. And once we shot it, we found the lighting was weird, the colors were off, the files were huge…many technical hurdles delayed things. But with help, we overcame them and…well, hopefully you at least find it funny!”
"Arcade Gaming Shrine" is a riff on Bowling For Soup's "1985," which I'll admit I've still never heard to this day. But who needs the real version when there's one with Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter references?
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