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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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People rooted for Fred Savage and his brother, but everyone really wanted to be Lucas. Though I believe he's a registered sex offender now, so it appears we were all wrong.
There were a lot of crappy peripherals for the NES. That's why when Wii came along and we started seeing all these cruddy pieces of plastic you just drop the wii remote into, I was thinking to myself some things never change. How much has Nintendo changed their playbook since he 80's? Probably not that much.
The trailer got me hooked
Aw, I thought it was going to be a tribute to Glover. This is quite disappointing.