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The Wire as a 16-bit game

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What’s better than spending over 50 hours watching all five series of The Wire? Easy, watching a précis of the show in five minutes. What’s more it’s a digested synopsis that uses retro arcade game graphics.

Pretty, pretty, pretty good, eh, to mix up our HBO references. This animated short was created by the sardonic folk at CollegeHumor, and utilises 16-bit RPG video game graphics to really bring the troubled exploits of Omar, McNulty, Daniels and co to life.

Watch, get envious, then kick back and watch again.

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