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Frogger Synchronized To Real-Life Traffic 43

Posted by timothy
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Cerlyn writes "In order to celebrate 30 years of Frogger, Tyler DeAngelo and his friends created a version of Frogger synchronized to actual vehicles on 5th Avenue in New York City. Unlike a previous (dangerous) attempt at recreating the game, this version fits safely inside of a Frogger arcade cabinet, and pictures and videos of the construction of the game are available as well." (Just scroll down that first link to see the construction details.)
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Frogger Synchronized To Real-Life Traffic

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 21, 2012 @04:41PM (#39758461)

    The "real life" frogger story should make you all reflect on how nice we have it in the Western world in terms of pedestrian safety. Real life frogger is an every day reality in every third world country. Pedestrian fatalities are so common it's not even newsworthy. You tube "crossing the street in India" or insert your favorite third world country...

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    by dumuzi (1497471) on Saturday April 21, 2012 @05:39PM (#39758741) Journal
    Mario Kart synced to the Grand Prix. Eat my turtle Schumacher.
  • by ChatHuant (801522) on Saturday April 21, 2012 @07:25PM (#39759345)

    Real life frogger is an every day reality in every third world country.

    Hehe, yes. I went to see the Pyramids a number of years ago, and did a bit of solo sightseeing in Cairo too. Crossing streets was a real challenge - pedestrian crossings, street signs or red lights were completely ignored by locals. The best strategy I came up with was to either close my eyes or keep them firmly on the other side of the street while crossing, moving at a steady pace and making a point NOT to watch for incoming cars. The point was that incoming drivers estimated my speed and aimed their cars either in front or behind me (I honestly don't think any of them ever stopped or slowed down to let me pass). Keeping a constant speed helped their estimation, while sudden changes like slowing down (or jumping away in terror :) ) would probably have caused an accident.

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