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Embrace The Holiday Spirit With This Live-Action Gauntlet

| 19 Dec 2011 23:30

What makes a Holiday party even more fun than friends, food, and presents? How about fighting off hordes of retro monsters?

The Gauntlet videogame franchise has been dormant since 2005's Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows came out for the last generation of consoles. As a result, the classic series is largely forgotten by the general gaming populace. That's why it's a bit surprising to see the video series Co-Op Life feature the game in its new Christmas-themed video, though the end result is full of holiday charm.

The video tells the story of four friends who meet up for a small holiday party, only to find themselves under siege by various monsters who populated the Atari classic. In turn, the group ends up adopting the weapons of the different character classes and proceed to battle these holiday hordes. On top of this, the video features what sounds like narration from the original game.

Overall, the video is pretty adorable. I'm a particular fan of the 3D models used to represent the old-school monsters and the heroic weaponry. Co-Op Life doesn't have a lot of videos online yet, but between this and the other two on the group's YouTube channel, they've certainly put out some quality productions. Keep an eye on these people: They seem destined for great things.

Source: Geeks Are Sexy

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