I've recently watched a few shows on TV about parkour and some of the athletes' moves reminded me of Assassins' Creed. Since it is a relatively new sport, do you think parkour has benefited from added limelight due to games like AC, Mirror's Edge, Prince of Persia, Infamous or other games that have free running? Or have platforming video games in the 3D era increasingly based their gameplay on parkour?
parkour has been around at least since the 80's.
it was never used in games till semi-recently due to technical limits.
but yeah, it being featured so prominently in games probably gave rise to its popularity. probably also caused a bunch of dumb teenagers to think they can do it too and smashing their balls on hand rails, which well. thats great.