Friday Nonsense: Reload Press Play

Cutting edge graphics. As in, they were cut out with a rough edge.

Obviously you’re a fan of You Have To Burn The Rope, and thus it follows you enormously admired the closing credits music. Good news, fans of extremely silly songs about videogames, Henrik Nåmark’s next song and video is finished, and it’s below.

Oddly there’s no HD or HQ version available, but perhaps that matches the lo-fi nature of the song, which is all about a man whose life is a videogame. Now in HD! There’s more details on Nåmark’s blog. Please to enjoy.


  1. Gap Gen says:


  2. Stupoider says:

    Haha, that was great!

  3. Smee says:

    Shoddy collision detection, what what

    The Syke advert Paul Robertson animated is on a similar theme. Come to think of it, so’s the Cadbury one.
    link to

  4. Wurzel says:

    Heh, only noticed near the end how the lives couner is actually his head singing the song

  5. Patrick says:

    I can remember someone, it might have been leigh on GDC, reporting about a guy giving a presentation about getting to the conference as though it was an adventure game. Anyone remember?

  6. Dominic White says:

    And now would be a good time to tell more folks about a useful little youtube tweak – even if a video doesn’t have the ‘HQ’ button, you can force High Quality mode (much better audio, less compression artifacts) by adding ‘&fmt=18’ to the end of the URL after the video code.

    Like so!

  7. sbs says:

    Very sweet.

  8. Wisq says:


    Yeah, usually I run a utility called “clive” ( that selects the high-quality version and downloads it straight to disk for offline viewing.

    I’m not sure how that translates to a Windows world, since I don’t know which Windows media players can play the Flash / MP4 video format, if any. Or maybe they all can, I don’t know.

    It’s certainly no problem for Linux “mplayer” — and of course, I get it with true fullscreen and full video acceleration rather than the not-so-great Linux Flash plugin’s limited rendering speed. (Bleh Adobe.)

  9. ...hmm... says:

    linkage such as this is very appreciated, its good. also probably appreciated by the artist too, perhaps if you were cynical you could start posting about other music for a small fee or something. god im paranoid

  10. Magnus says:

    Surely nothing beats this…

  11. Tei says:

    @guys: Firefox also have a extension to download videos like this one direct to disk.

    link to
    I don’t know if is any good, I use chrome, like all the cool kids.

  12. Kaneda says:

    On the topic id like to point everyone to this wonderful piece about one mans video gaming career from the U.K.:

  13. TooNu says:

    That was fun :)

  14. Paul B says:

    @Tei – I use Firefox and can confirm that extension is an excellent way to download movies off web-sites.

    As to the video above, it’s like the movie Groundhog Day, redone in electric format, compressed into 3.22 minutes of goodness. I can also see the song getting stuck in my head all day.

  15. Chis says:

    You know, I intensely dislike hiphop. But I’m very very tempted to buy Dan Bull’s album.. o.O Generation Gaming is superb!

  16. Kanamit says:

    Meh. I prefer “Now You’re a Hero.”

  17. CannedLizard says:

    The chords at the beginning remind me of Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (track, not album). Anyone else agree? Anyone?

  18. Overwatch_UA says:

    Really witty, like it a lot!

  19. Miss Gingerbeard Lovefoot says:

    CannedLizard: Huh, now that you mention it… sort of, actually.
    Charming song.
    Also: Mc Frontalot <3
    Hadn’t heard Dan Bull before- pretty fly. Word!

  20. Optimaximal says:

    That was drivel… Sorry, I didn’t like it :)

  21. Duke says:

    Norwegian band Rektor

  22. Squiffy says:


    You MONSTER.

  23. Smurfy says:

    It’ll be cool in twenty years when, instead of Mario, the standard “video game graphics look like this” will be Crysis.

  24. Dolphan says:

    Patrick – Tim Schafer made an actual (brief) adventure game about him hosting at GDC, if that’s what you’re thinking of?

  25. unique_identifier says:

    no one will remember crysis

  26. gryffinp says:

    Comment on the end of the video: After playing Eversion and Braid, I can never trust another game where you have to save a princess.

  27. drygear says:

    I like the song but the video pisses me off. It looks like a very frustrating game.

  28. h4plo says:

    Jesus Christ I love the Internet.

  29. djomg says:

    I was almost expecting … “The Princess is in another video”.