Dorky and very long (but just about worth it) video of the week: A YouTube called user Nerd³ has made a 42-minute video of him playing a game that simulates being a driver of a London Underground tube train. There are three noteworthy things about this:
- There is a YouTube user named ‘Nerd³’.
- Nerd³ makes documentary-length videos of himself playing video games, and nearly HALF A MILLION people watch them.
- There is a game that simulates being a driver of a London Underground tube train and PEOPLE PAY TO PLAY IT.
If you have a very short attention span skip the preamble and go straight to 4:00, when the real action begins! (Disclaimer: your idea of ‘real action’ may differ wildly from ours.)
Sure, running the London Underground past midnight seems like a good idea. Commuters get to work even later into the weekend, while the young and unemployed can get drunk, slabber over each other’s faces, then go home to their mums. But who will use actually use the service? We asked more than two Londoners.
[Originally recorded with Vine, but something went terribly, terribly wrong]
Slightly dorky but none-the-less impressive video of the week: Visiting every single London tube station probably isn’t the top of every tourist’s ‘to-do’ list, but one intrepid New Zealander has done it – better still, he filmed it, so it almost feels like we’ve done it too. Yes, it is three minutes of pictures of a guy next to tube station signs – but it’s also three minutes of pictures of a guy next to tube station signs in alphabetical order.
Here, we tell you in our own words why: