There's a documentary about the 'duct-taped gamer' coming out

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Since 2003 the infamous photo of a Counter-Strike player duct-taped into a cocoon—hanging from the ceiling but still scoring frags or whatever we called them back in the day—has been going around the internet. In 2017 a Kotaku article (opens in new tab) told the story of the LAN game where it happened, unearthing the identity of the duct-taped gamer himself: Drew Purvis. 

But apparently there's more to the story left to be told, because as the trailer above shows, there's an entire documentary about this duct-taped phenomenon. Accompanied by a monologue lifted from Star Wars, the trailer promises to tell "the true story behind one of the internet’s most famous photos". 

It's called Internet Legends: Duct-Taped Gamer (opens in new tab), and it's made by the same crew of nerds responsible for the original photo. No release date has been announced.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.