The season finale is upon us.  The last episode of GameChangers is out in the world, ironically where we tackle the first type of gaming there is: Platforming!

You see this type of gaming in everything from Donkey Kong to Super Mario Brothers to Assassin’s Creed.   And since we were focusing so much on the games influenced by platforming, OF COURSE we wanted to dress up a little.

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Michele Boyd as Faith from Mirror’s Edge, Lee Rehereman as Himself (Hawk), Ryan Welsh as Altair from Assassin’s Creed

 

Rawr. I would happily dress like this every day.

Rawr. I would happily dress like this every day

While Parkour/Freerunning is an insane workout under any circumstances, what the video isn’t showing you is that we were shooting overnight from 8pm to 6am.  The energy drinks were free flowing almost as much as the sleep-deprivation-induced profanity. “Fuck you, Bear!” became somewhat of a mantra on the day, as we frail GameChanging humans couldn’t compete with the amazingness of the Tempest Academy team.  The Tempest Academy parkour gym is where just about every parkour training video in LA has been filmed, and was painted in the ultimate awesome style of the Mario Brothers by the fantabulous friend of Team Unicorn: Greg Aronowitz (is there NOTHING that man can’t do?)

As you’ll see above, I couldn’t outrun the main guy even when he was hampered by a bear suit!  But what makes me EXTREMELY sad is when I was caught on the obstacle course, the cameras somehow missed my punching that bear in the fucking face.  I would happily wake up to that .gif every morning.

Fuck you Bear!