Shoot deer, drink beer, subway home

If you haven't played

Playing Big Buck Hunter Pro at DigitalLife!
Attention urban barflies: If you haven't played "Big Buck Hunter Pro" yet, you're hanging out at the wrong bars. This summer, the deer-shooting video game attracted the attention of an unusual crowd: Manhattan hipsters. It's apparently soared past barroom staple "Golden Tee"--you know, the golf one--in popularity. And now "Buck Hunter" has expanded beyond its original New York and San Francisco locations. It's now found in places as widespread as South Sioux City, Neb.; Leesburg, Va.; and Stowe, Vt. It was quite the hit at DigitalLife last week (see above photo), with visitors lining up to shoot virtual deer, elk, and moose. Bonus rounds involve firing at windmills and moonshine jars. But remember, you can't just shoot: You have to pump the shotgun to reload, too.

Best enjoyed in dark establishments that serve Pabst Blue Ribbon and play Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" at least five times a night.

About the author

Caroline McCarthy, a CNET News staff writer, is a downtown Manhattanite happily addicted to social-media tools and restaurant blogs. Her pre-CNET resume includes interning at an IT security firm and brewing cappuccinos.

 

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