Ever want to know how much a culture is impacted by a hobby? Just look at its prominence on today's television cablewaves. Video Games are enjoying a huge presence right now as Microsoft's 360 has just launched and Nintendo prepares to launch its Wii console. I myself love some Halo and whatnot, when the little lady doesn't have me hauling stuff around. Below is a current & minor sampling of how video games are living in pop culture today. The building above is from Madrid and architect Blanca Lleo. The Pong ad is one of my current favorites. Kudos to the agency for creating that (ogilvy?). All hail Youtube and streaming video.