It would seem that technology is finally beginning to offer RPS players a more advanced self-training method than playing in front of the mirror. Steve at Grathio.com has released the full specs and instructions on building a playing glove that learns and adapts to your playing style and hand mannerisms. Although there has not been an official ruling from the World RPS Society on the item (likely because our techies don't have the chops to build one), there is no doubt this item will likely be on every serious player's wish list.
RPS The Doc: The Trailer
At long last the trailer for Rock Paper Scissors: The Documentary is available for viewing. Four years in the making, the feature documentary is a very in-depth behind the scenes look at the growth of Rock Paper Scissors as a competitive sport. It will be having its World premiere on Tuesday September 25th at the Calgary International Film Festival.
To keep up with the latest developments on the film check out the film's website at rpsfilm.com
World RPS Championship Promo Video
RPS Doc Short
A lot of people are wondeing what has ever become of the RPS documentary that began filming 4 years ago. Well, we hope to an update soon, but in the meantime, a group of Humber College students created a great short a few years back that is a great profile of the World RPS Championships and includes some of the greats of sport including, Team Smoot, DC Gambit, Mr. C. Urbanus, Rob Krueger, Pete Lovering, and custardchuk. The father's of the modern age of the sport, Graham and Douglas Walker, are also interviewed.
It starts out a little, how will we say, cheesy, but once you get past the initial intro, it is a great fun to watch and really well executed. We trust they received a A grade for their effort.
A particularly heartfelt moment occurs later on as the camera captures Urbanus's reaction to his hurtful 2004 season ending match.
G4TV Ninja RPS Battle
So, we think we know RPS pretty well here at the Think Three blog. But we got wind of this ad for Ninja Warrior (which looks like another great Japanese crazy game show program) and none of us here can make heads or tails of the RPS storyline. Basically , Ninja Dudes play RPS, Ninja B loses and cuts off Ninja A's arm, then they both bow to each other. At least if the Ninja Dude B had won (instead of lost) using those scissors it might make more sense.
Are we missing something obvious here? And another thing, why must all TV commercials (for example crappy Bud ad ) use the idea of 'winning when losing' when it comes to RPS?