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If you are in any way a fan of the old school heavy pixel video games then I suggest you check out Code Monkeys on G4, the video game channel. The show is described as an 8-bit look at game developers trying to live the dream in the 80's. The developers are so funny and the situations that they become involved in are even funnier. Tonight I saw an episode about the ill-fated ET video game. The episode proclaimed that one night before the release of the movie Steven Spielberg was paid $20million dollars to give out the rights to create the game. That may explain how bad the game was and why lol.

According to wikipedia a code monkey generally refers to a computer programmer or other person who writes computer code for a living. More specifically, it refers to person only capable of grinding out code, but unable to perform the higher-primate tasks of software architecture, analysis, and design. In this sense, the term is considered to be mildly insulting, and is often applied to the most junior people on a programming team. Check out the Code Monkeys official homepage for more details on this awesome show.

The wikipedia entry about the show is also very informative.

Comments (2)

From what I've seen about this game, it almost makes me want to get cable. Almost.

Actually, the idea of animating a geek sitcom 8-bit retro graphics -- wow! Why didn't I think of that?

The premise reminds me of PICK UP AX (which I love because the characters play a text adventure game on stage). Did we read that in EL150 the year you took it, Leslie?

We did read that the year I was in the class. Back during my freshy year at SHU. I actually still have my copy of it.

Almost want to get cable? Haha. I bet in a few weeks it will be up on YouTube so you can check out a few episodes. It was the kind of humor that I think you would appreciate.

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