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8-bit trip video on the rise

Last posted Aug 27, 2009 at 01:37AM EDT. Added Aug 25, 2009 at 12:52PM EDT
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In only about 3 days, this video has close to 1 million views. It’s been spreading all over. I’m not going to call meme on it yet, but it’s definitely something worth watching. I’d be surprised if this doesn’t inspire a lot of imitations.

Then again, the sheer amount of effort involved in creating a video like this might intimidate some.

Aug 25, 2009 at 12:52PM EDT

8-bit trip on…





Laughing Squid


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And how did I come to find that this was popping up on so many different sites? How did it first catch my attention?
Because of Magma.

Full disclosure: even though I’m Rocketboom staff, and Magma was developed by Rocketboom, this is one of those projects that I’m honored to be listed as “Staff” on the page, but I’ve had nothing to do with it’s development. Magma is all Gleuch, Andrew, Jamie, Kenyatta and Todd. (and I think Ellie?)

Anyway, Magma has been under private beta for a while, but it just went public last night, so head over to and sign up to be able to find the most popular videos from all over the web. It’s pretty damned cool.

Aug 25, 2009 at 01:05PM EDT

That video has got to be one of the coolest videos I have ever seen in my life. That’s some pretty arduous work that “rymdreglage” did there. It would be awesome to seem more derivatives of this.

P.S. Chris, your links all link back to this page except for the Magma one.

Aug 25, 2009 at 02:02PM EDT

Oh yeah. I forgot that full URLS have to be posted to the forums in order for the links to work. I’ll edit the post now.

Aug 25, 2009 at 02:04PM EDT

Oh, Magma.

That’s a cool site indeed. I’d visit more often if I did more then look for Steven Wright stand-up comedy videos on video hosting sites.

Aug 25, 2009 at 02:13PM EDT

I love Steven Wright.
“I put tape on the mirrors in my house so I don’t accidentally walk through into another dimension.”
“I’ve been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it.”

Aug 25, 2009 at 02:21PM EDT

It is also featured on Youtube’s Spotlight

And it has broken 1 million views now.

Aug 25, 2009 at 02:40PM EDT

“Rymdreglage” is Swedish and means space lever/regulator.

Aug 26, 2009 at 10:53PM EDT

OMG! This earlier video is equally as awesome but for different reasons. Watch it all the way through.

Aug 27, 2009 at 01:15AM EDT

I lolled when the old guy was playing the electric guitar in front of a fake giant stereo in the snow with nothing but massive foot warmers, a fox skin scarf, and his underwear on! This is why I love the Swedes! They think up the craziest awesome stuff evar! I shall now go out and randomly dance the Caramelldansen with my friends. Excuse me…

Aug 27, 2009 at 01:37AM EDT

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