Layer on the synth, awkward screen colors, distortion, tracking issues and 4:3 aspect ratio, and you’ve got a great recipe for 1980s television. Sci-fi television, especially.
YouTuber xViperLink put all of those things together with footage from all of the official shorts Blizzard released for their exceptionally popular game, Overwatch. The result is a beautiful blend of retro nostalgia and one of the hottest vidoe games going today.
Here’s the clip.
It’s not perfect, of course. The clip runs without any credits, which all 80s intros absolutely need. Imagine this same video, only picture the names of Winston, Tracer, Widow Maker and more cycling along the bottom as they played. That would have made this creation perfect.
Otherwise? Yeah, it’s pretty cool.