Guerrilla Gamers ‘n Geeks Troupe Blew Up on Internet
When San Diego high school friends Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta and Shawn Chatfield started a local public-access TV show in 2003 to showcase their comedy skit videos about classic videogames, they also unwittingly became Internet video pioneers. “Public-access was our only outlet,” Acosta recalls. “There was no YouTube back then; we thought, ‘Let’s promote our TV show by putting our clips on the Internet.’” When those clips blew up, the trio quickly realized that the Internet was the way to go. Since then, Mega64 has released DVDs and created a wide range of podcasts, promos, faux-promos and commercials, all bearing its stylistically unique take on things.
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