MythBusters And Video Games

Do you watch MythBusters? If not, I hope you have a damn good reason because that is one of my favorite shows of all time. For everyone else, however, you’ll be familiar with the myths that they’ve covered (and busted) over the course of their 8 seasons. They’ve busted duct tape myths, viral video myths, and, my personal favorite, Hollywood myths. You’ll notice, however, that there’s one particular subject they’ve yet to broach specifically: video games.

What luck, though, that they would be announcing a change in that very same vein at Comic Con this year! All right, so this news is technically somewhat old, but not everyone gets to go to Comic Con, all right? Geeze…

During the MythBusters panel, Adam Savage, one of the lead MythBusters, answered a fan’s question regarding Ubisoft‘s Assassin’s Creed‘s “leap of faith” mechanic with resounding confirmation. In fact, fellow MythBuster Grant Imahara stated that an Ubisoft employee actually bumped into him at the airport and questioned him about the very thing, which resulted in contact information being exchanged.  Unfortunately, any Assassin’s Creed-related myths were not discussed, but Adam Savage did name one of the other segments from the upcoming-ish episode, which is chock full of stories that have “been on the list for a long time:”  Nintendo vs. Pro.

The rundown of that particular segment is they will take a kid who just got his drivers license and seeing how he does in an actual race with a Formula 3 car on the Sears Point Raceway (now known as the Infineon Raceway) after training with a video game. Sounds intriguing, right?

Watch the video and here it from the Savage man himself.

Source from Kotaku.

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  • UltimateSin

    Sweet, can’t miss that episode!

  • ElisabethinCA

    That isn’t a show…Now take same kid, let him play CODMW2, then drop him off in the middle of Afghanistan and see how he does…now THAT would be a show!