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Siskel and Ebert Play a Sega Boxing Game

Chris Higgins

Roger Ebert made waves a while back when he claimed that video games can never be art. While I'm not touching that argument with a ten-foot pole, I thought you might enjoy the video below -- shot in 1993, it shows Ebert and his pal Gene Siskel playing Greatest Heavyweights of the Ring on a Sega Genesis, using the Sega Activator™ "Full Body Controller." This video game, and the resulting clip of the Siskel/Ebert bout, is certainly not art. Though it is brought to you by Jelly Belly, Lady Remington, and some other awesome stuff.

Here's an amazing "training video" about the Sega Activator™. Sounds like you can get this thing running in only three thousand easy steps.