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Urban Planet Weird Wednesday: German Street Pong

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Weird Wednesdays on Urban Planet takes a look at obscure, absurd, and curious things about cities around the world.

Ever get those traffic lights that take forever to change in your favour (ahem… the ones in front of the Spacing office perhaps)? Two German students might have the solution for bored pedestrians.

The students, from HAWK University in Hildesheim, Germany have developed a concept for including touch screen videogames at intesections, which allows pedestrians on either side of the street play against each other. While Pong hasn’t actually hit the streets of Germany yet, rather the game itself was greenscreened in for the purpose of the video, it is quite a neat concept.

Thankfully, the designers didn’t choose to go with Frogger.

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