Man Tries to Play Real Life Frogger, Loses

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Man Tries to Play Real Life Frogger, Loses

When people try to act like videogame frogs, they only end up getting hit by cars.

We all knew it was going to happen eventually. Reports out of South Carolina are saying that a 23-year-old man tried to play a real life game of Frogger, and was hit by a car in the process.

Luckily, the man survived and was taken to the hospital where he is in stable condition. Frogger, developed by Konami and released in 1981, featured a virtual frog whose goal was to cross a crowded street and dangerous river to make it back to his froggy habitat. He had to contend with bulldozers, trucks, race cars, snakes, alligators, and submerging turtles along the way.

Police say the man was discussing Frogger with his friends and got the brainy idea to try it out for real. Police chief Jimmy Dixon revealed that the man yelled "go" and made his way into oncoming traffic on a four-lane highway.

George Costanza once from Seinfeld once attempted the same task to save his Frogger high score, and had his Frogger arcade machine destroyed by a truck in the process. The man was at least lucky enough to not be destroyed, but he was hit by an SUV instead. The driver of the vehicle does not face any charges.

This event proves one thing: Videogames can have a negative effect on people who associate with virtual frogs. Therefore, perhaps the menace of Frogger should be stricken from our history before it causes any more damage.

Source: AP

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Wow, hard to feel sorry for someone when they something that stupid.

I don't know what surprises me more:

1) It took almost 30 years for someone to do this.
2) Someone was inspired by Frogger and actually DID it.
3) Someone inspired by Frogger did it and it was on the NEWS.
4) That Darwin has somehow failed me.

That tears it. It's time to ban video games!

This is what video game violence does to people. It must be stopped.
Frogger must be banned throughout the world before more driving accidents occur.

I can't wait for someone to try to jump over a rolling barrel and wipe out.

If only they had been discussing Joust...

It could always be worse. Much, much worse.

The real losers in the equation is the video game fans as this issue of stupidity is going to be repeatedly cited as the negative influence in games.

Biggest fail though is that the guy driving the SUV who hit him DIDNT kill him. I mean how can you hit someone with an SUV and NOT kill?

$5 says the news media will use this as an excuse that videogames are bad for you.

Good lord that man a dumbass, hes lucky he survived this.

Chalk this up in the "man loses common sense and gets what's coming to him"

Zachary Amaranth:
That tears it. It's time to ban video games!

...

From the eighties! Unless they're made into fun little flash games. Those are nice.

I'd love to say I've never done this...

I don't feel sorry for him. At all.

Kind of hard to feel sympathy for someone when they do something so utterly stupid.

Glad the driver isn't getting charged though.

Heh, and parents were worried about games like GTA and Doom... It's those cute E for Everyone games that you gotta look out for...

Wouldn't have been better to use a real frog instead of a human? I mean what was this guy thinking?

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How long before our children are trying to copy Rampage?

lwm3398:

Zachary Amaranth:
That tears it. It's time to ban video games!

...

From the eighties! Unless they're made into fun little flash games. Those are nice.

I'd love to see other 80s game related injuries.

"Man suffers skull fraxcture trying to break bricks by jumping at them head first."

Yes, I know Mario has his hand up, but screw it.

"Construction worker maimed in rogue Z block incident."

I'm telling you, cranes aren't supposed to rotate that way.

"Man releases gorilla in barrel factory, girlfriend mauled."

Okay, that one's needlessly cruel.

On a related note, I've played in traffic before. Nothing to do with Frogger, though. Personally, I blame Saints Row 2. I tried jumping on the hood of a car and pressing "Y," but all I got was a limp, a cane, and a medical bill.

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hmm....

I'm afraid, sir, that you suffer a quite bad case of Derp

and I'm afraid there's no actual cure for that, just therapy

I feel sorry for the poor bastard who could have been shook up from hitting this tosser.

I don't understand this.

What was his though process at the time?
I mean, honestly...

Niagro:
I don't understand this.

What was his though process at the time?
I mean, honestly...

I can see why he did it. Probably a combination of bravado and wanting to do something original.

That doesn't stop it, and him, from being totally fucking stupid.

What was he thinking would happen? I really hope that this road was near a river and he was going to try to jump across alligators after he passed the road.

But seriously, no one was blaming video games for this. Why are you guys being upset with nothing? Everyone is making fun of people for blaming video games even though no one even blamed them in the first place.

Valkyrie101:

Niagro:
I don't understand this.

What was his though process at the time?
I mean, honestly...

I can see why he did it. Probably a combination of bravado and wanting to do something original.

That doesn't stop it, and him, from being totally fucking stupid.

And that in itself wouldn't have stopped his thought process from being somewhere along the lines of:

Originality? How? Frogger! In Life! Cars not a problem! I will succeed! Go! *splat*.

Salem_Wolf:
I don't know what surprises me more:

1) It took almost 30 years for someone to do this.
2) Someone was inspired by Frogger and actually DID it.
3) Someone inspired by Frogger did it and it was on the NEWS.
4) That Darwin has somehow failed me.

People have done this before and actually dressed the part.


Five bucks says he gets an honorable mention in the Darwin Awards.

Also, I feel slightly more embarrased to be human now.

Why does it say luckily? Darwin is crying because of that word.

I always joke at a busy intersection, "want to play some Frogger?" But no one actually GOES.

Salem_Wolf:
I don't know what surprises me more:
4) That Darwin has somehow failed me.

what're you talking about, he was an idiot and got hit by a car. that's darwin.

Wait, they sent him to the hospital?

They are interfering with natural selection!

The Red Spy:
I feel sorry for the poor bastard who could have been shook up from hitting this tosser.

Just what i was thinking.

Salem_Wolf:
I don't know what surprises me more:

1) It took almost 30 years for someone to do this.
2) Someone was inspired by Frogger and actually DID it.
3) Someone inspired by Frogger did it and it was on the NEWS.
4) That Darwin has somehow failed me.

Exact same thoughts.

Tom Goldman:
The driver of the vehicle does not face any charges.

He had damn well better not. It's not his fault some dipshit decided to go play in traffic. In fact he should be filing charges against the idiot for damages to his vehicle (no reason his insurance rates should have to go up over this), and to have him fixed so he cannot breed if he hasn't done so yet.

Of course, watch as Fox News, or maybe even Jack Thompson will crawl out of the woodwork, to blame Frogger for this instead of the guy just being a fucking idiot.

He had to be drunk right?

Because no one would do that sober. Atleast i think so.

What. An. Idiot.

I can't believe this much human stupidity exists.

Oh god you can't do something that stupid

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