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Doing a shark video game seems like a no brainer, but for whatever reason shark games never really caught on. It’s also odd that Spielberg didn’t help develop a shark game because he’s been a big gamer since way back in the 70’s. While making Jaws, Spielberg had arcade games nearby to play on location, as well as in the post-production studios.
 
As the site Classicgames.about.com tells us, Sega put out Killer Shark in the arcades in 1972, a year after coin-operated games first debuted in arcades. I had completely forgotten this myself, but the game was even shown briefly in Jaws.
Doing a shark video game seems like a no brainer, but for whatever reason shark games never really caught on. It’s also odd that Spielberg didn’t help develop a shark game because he’s been a big gamer since way back in the 70’s. While making Jaws, Spielberg had arcade games nearby to play on location, as well as in the post-production studios.
 
As the site Classicgames.about.com tells us, Sega put out Killer Shark in the arcades in 1972, a year after coin-operated games first debuted in arcades. I had completely forgotten this myself, but the game was even shown briefly in Jaws.

SYDNEY—Ron Taylor, a beloved Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the terrifying underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller “Jaws,” has died after a long battle with cancer, a close family friend said Monday. He was 78.

SYDNEY—Ron Taylor, a beloved Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the terrifying underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller “Jaws,” has died after a long battle with cancer, a close family friend said Monday. He was 78.

DVD Extra: 'Jaws' in HD

Review of the Jaws re-release:

The new set comes with more than four hours of bonus material, including the new documentary The Shark Is Still Working: The Legacy & Impact of Jaws, which features never-before-seen footage and interviews with Spielberg, Dreyfuss and Scheider. There are also features on both the making and restoration of the film, deleted scenes and outtakes, storyboards and the original theatrical trailer.

It may not be safe, but could be fun, to go back into the water again.