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The Power Glove for the Nintendo Entertainment System might not have worked nearly as well as advertised, but that doesn't mean it hasn't become a cultural phenomenon. Film makers Adam Ward, Andrew Austin, and Paula Kosowski wanted to document the legacy of one of Nintendo's strangest peripherals with a film.
You can check out the trailer for the film below which features interviews with the controller's creators, as well as artists and musicians who have spent the years since its release creating elaborate art projects and instruments using the device.
You can find out more about the movie at the film's official website.
Our TakeThe Power Glove is a fascinating object. It is mostly considered a failure as a consumer product, but it has generated a bizarre cult following. That's something that happens with media like films and video games often, but it doesn't often happen with products. It's definitely an interesting topic for a documentary.
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I'd watch this
ahahaha, of course triforce is in it. empire for life!
This looks interesting. I've seen two other documentaries where video game culture was the centerpiece, and they were both good.
I've always wanted one and just never got around to it. After this reminder, I just might have to start looking for one soon lol.
Lucas from the Wizard is my Hero screw you Fred Savage!!!!
It's rather odd that the glove didn't take off like it should have. They had a lot of good ideas in it, and it had very similar ideas that were used in the Wii remote.
Oh nice, this seems like it could be pretty good. I always found failed peripherals to be interesting, lol.
I'd wear that.
This is without a doubt the best concept for a documentary since Best/Worst Movie. I need to get my hands on this. And that Lucas clip at the end was just.... So BAAAAAAADDDD!!!!!
I actually had a power glove when I was a kid. Wow, what an amazing piece of crap. It NEVER worked. I used it more as a toy than an actual gaming device. It's good to see at least some people got some modicum of enjoyment out of it, lord knows I didn't.
I'll always remember Abobo's Big Adventure when I see the Power Glove.
i love video games. i love documentaries. and i really want to see this.
...and obligatory reference to The Wizard at the end.
I will totally watch this!!!
This sounds like a very entertaining documentary. I look forward to seeing it.
I gotta watch this. My other favorite documentary is King of Kong. Everyone I know who watched it calls it boring as hell, but hey...they're not gamers. They just don't understand :P.