Hace ya unos meses publiqué por aquí una canción sobre Civilization de Dan Bull que era de un nivel brutal. Pues bien, hace unos días Dan publicaba la canción “40 years of gaming“, dedicada a los gamers.

Probablemente sea la mejor canción “amateur” sobre videojuegos que se ha creado hasta la fecha mezclada con una producción audiovisual a nivel profesional, o al menos mi memoria no me trae a la cabeza ninguna otra tan bien traída.

La letra (en inglés) publicada en el hilo de comentarios de Youtube:

When gamers came along

The planet laughed at us

But this is gaming in the future

And you havent heard The Last of Us

Dismissing this

Is just an enormous fallacy

So open your mind

And let it alter your reality

Hey Geeks!

I bring a message from the future

Theres a new revolution heading to computers

Its ’73

But it wont be too long

’til we can get the tv, to play a game of PONG

But its time to breakout of the house

The crazy days of Space Invaders await us

Arcade potatoes

Swap the shooting range

For computer games

Arcade renaissance

Pre-8-bit’s booming days.

A new decade

Welcome to the ’80s

Pac-Man‘s the latest new craze

Q*bert’s the rage

The first personal computers let loose

As Manic Miner grabs your time

And to fight is truly useless

Elite gave Legions

Of Wee Little Boys

A Deep Space region

And freedom of choice

Now here comes the console

The first one sold

Portended an industry

Of dimensions untold

The birth of franchise

Mario Brothers

Donkey Kong

Monty mole

I’d tell you the others

But the list would go on and on

Longer than i can tell

Until the ’90s

When the game became hand-held

Meanwhile i brought stories

Of another time

And point-and-click arrived

From shores of Monkey Island

Ever want to see your chums beat right up?

Then daniel-san

You need to try Street Fighter

A tournament with all your buddies

In your front room

Is all good until you fight obline on Doom

Hijack your mind

Your momma can’t abide this

Night trap might lack morals

It’s a moral crisis

What are we doing to our youth?

They’re shooting people

Glued to screens with superglue

Computers need to be banned

When the law’s broke

Ban Manhunt

Ban Grand Theft Auto

Try something musical

But if you’ve a sore throat

I have what you’re after

Parappa the Rapper

Tomb Raider

The tune invades your brain

Get in her way

And she’ll make you taste the pain

A sport’s a game always

And it’s hard fact

Then a game became a sport

And its name was Starcraft

Kids used to play with dolls in a house

The Sims is the same

But controlled with a mouse

Open worlds abound

But rarely 3d

Hey!

Until The Elder Scrolls

And GTA

Wait ’til you see the scale

Of the monsters and bosses

That you face in Shadow of the Colossus

Things are getting bigger

More decision

More maps

Millions of simultaneous players

In Warcraft

All the people

So many people

See, your whole family

Can get involved in WII Sports

And more people means more money

More flair

For big blockbusters

COD: Modern Warfare

Even more people

More freedom

More indie games

Limbo

Fez

Super Meat Boy

Braid

Revolutionising gameplay

A mind blast

Constructing infinite distructible worlds

Minecraft

Gaming on the telephone

Yes i know it sounds absurd

Fruit Ninja

Farmville

Angry Birds

When gamers came along

The planet laughed at us

But this is gaming in the future

And you havent heard The Last of Us

Dismissing this

Is just an enormous fallacy

So open your mind

And let it alter your reality

x4

 

gamers

the world is ours

now where

shall we take it?