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1. Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (Atari/PS2/Xbox)

People laughed at the idea of a streetwear designer creating a video game. Well, Marc Ecko proved the haters wrong by putting together a project that garnered respect not for its actual gameplay, but for its authentic representation of the art form. Getting Up pays homage to the culture in numerous ways, from the Orwellian-centric lead character to its vastly popular hip-hop soundtrack. Using the PS2 controls to spray graffiti outlines seemed ingenious for the time, especially when considering some of the other games Getting Up resembled. Adding to its credibility was the contributions of signature tags and art from 65 legendary graffiti artists.

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