From Dan Saelinger:
I was recently brought on by Armin Harris for a job with Fortune Magazine. The story was about console gaming's demise. We came up with a concept to incorporate still and video footage of exploding consoles and controllers, particularly Xbox 360′s, for the story. The shoot took place at a pyrotechnics studio in Brooklyn called J and M Special Effects. The location was great because they have a permanent NYC explosives permit as well as a pyrotechnician on staff. Below is a behind the scenes video of the initial set up.
CONSOLE GAMING WILL NEVER DIE! aside, I love how the hard drive doesn't really go anywhere, it just kinda hovers in space for a second before SPOILER ALERT: aliens come and tractor-beam it aboard their ship and make off with all your saved-game data. Okay, so maybe that didn't happen. Would've been a lot cooler if it did though!
Watch and be amazed. Oooooooor pissed people are blowing up X-Boxes when you don't eve have one.
Thanks to mikey, who once blew up a Tonka truck full of army men but forget to hit record before lighting the fuse. Real smooth, buddy.