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Bob Ross will live on in video game form

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 11th 2006 11:06AM

bob rossIt makes perfect sense when you think about it. What is the one element missing from video games these days? Yes, exactly, it's oil painting. Do you know how much more popular Tomb Raider would have been if instead of Lara Croft you just spent the whole time painting mountains? Well, AGFRAG Entertainment is taking video games to the next level with a new game based on the paintings of Bob Ross, the poofy-haired, avuncular gentleman who lulled us all into contentment with his soothing voice and gentle instruction on the long-running PBS series The Joy of Painting. The new game will utilize the new Nintendo Revolution controller, a remote control-like controller which can be used just like a paintbrush. Gamers can also hear Ross' voice, as the developers have the rights to the audio files from the series. Alas, the game has no publisher yet, but you can submit ideas for the game to the developers here.

[via Jeff Pidgeon]

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Jennifer

Oh dear god. I first saw that on April Fool's Day. You're saying it's NOT a joke?

April 11 2006 at 6:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Adam Finley

Changed it. Thanks, Regina.

April 11 2006 at 4:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ERIN-MARIE

I THINK PAINTING SHOULD BE TAUGHT BY HAND BUT OBSERVED ON THE SCREEN. WILL THIS PROGRAM BE EDUCATIONAL OR WILL IT BE FOR MOCKING???

PAINTING IN OIL SHOULD BE TAUGHT HANDS ON, THE GESTURAL QUALITY OF PAINTING WILL NEVER BE APPLICABLE LEARNING PAINTING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY.

I BELIEVE IT IS A COOL IDEA FOR EDUCATONAL USE ONLY. HOW CAN THIS BE EDUCATIONAL IF YOUR NOT ACTUALLY PARTAKING IN THE ACTION????

April 11 2006 at 3:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bex

Happy Little Trees! Woo hoo!

April 11 2006 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Regina

It's oil-painting not acrylics.

April 11 2006 at 11:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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