(TMU) — All over the world, governments have ordered people to stay inside as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe. And as a result, people have come up with a variety of different creative ways to keep themselves occupied during the lockdown.
A gamer living in an apartment in Toronto is keeping himself and others occupied by projecting his video games onto the side of a neighboring apartment. He played classic games like Mario Kart and Bubble Bobble for his whole neighborhood to see.
The gamer, Dax Martin, shared photos and videos of his accomplishment to the Reddit page for the city of Toronto.
Martin spoke with Narcity about how he set everything up.
“I’ve always wanted to project something on the building across from us. Its the perfect distance and there are no windows, so we’re not disturbing anyone. Right now, we’re playing 1 – 2 different retro games every night around 9,” Martin said.
He also said that he didn’t get any complaints from the neighbors.
“So far, everyone is enjoying it as it’s not hurting anyone, besides what the heck else are we going to do with our nights when everything is closed?”
Martin explained that he just used an old projector that doesn’t work very well and that he doesn’t plan to do this every night.
“I’m not sure how much longer we will do this. We thought about playing a movie that people in the building can watch from there balconies, but it’s still a bit too cold for that. For now, we’re just having fun with it,” he said.
In Italy, it was common for residents to sing and play instruments from their balconies. In one case, a dance music DJ took out his mixer and some speakers and gave a performance for his community from the balcony. Other people across the country are engaging in collective howls, sighs and sing-a-alongs at specific times every night.
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