Hunter Thompson's The Luigi Raceway is Decadent and Depraved. Tom Wolfe's The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Big Daddy. Philip Roth's Solid Snake's Complaint. Whether you enjoyed punching virtual welfare recipients in the face with your Nintendo Power Glove in Ayn Rand's Leisure Suit Larry Shrugged or giggling at Truman Capote's Chase the Chuck Wagon, Then Insult the Driver with Cutting Bon Mots about not Being Able to Get into Studio 54, you're well aware of the profound influence American literature has had on so many popular video games.
But one such game fell through the cracks - George Plimpton's Video Falconry. Barely advertised, more challenging than Gravity's Rainbow, like John Kennedy Toole it was snuffed out before its time. The game had passed into the realm of legend - the Polybius of the Colecovision gaming system. Most people thought they'd see the release of The Last Dangerous Visions before they saw any sign of George Plimpton's Video Falconry.
But they didn't count on Newgrounds resurrecting the game and finally bringing it to the people. This limited edition shirt commemorating the rerelease of the game will impress your book club, literary society, or anyone with a subscription to McSweeney's. George Plimpton may be gone, but his love of virtual falconry lives on. So it goes.
A portion of the proceeds will go to support "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself." Learn more about this documentary at: http://www.plimptonmovie.com/
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