Boy band sings about indie games, is full of win
Boy bands and indie games—oh my! But that’s what’s happening in New Zealand: Viva La Dirt League, a boy-band parody group, has released an excellent music video extolling the virtues of buying indie games. It’s funny, awesome, and ultimately too cool for the Internet.
Also, fursuits. Enough said. Enjoy.
Awesomeness overload: Blood Dragon movie trailer and BioShock student film teaser
There’s this truly awesome guy called Mike Diva out there who has gone and whipped up a trailer for a Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon: The Movie. We’re all blessed for this amazing creation.
The ‘trailer’ stars Detective Rex “Power” Colt, who is ridding the streets of “cyber shit”. The video is filled with ‘80s gaudiness. There’s nudity, gratuitous violence, insane dialog (“This isn’t part of the prophecy.” “I AM prophecy!”), and a flying cyber shark, of all things.
Meanwhile, The Brothers Rapture is a more serious, somber affair from a group of Vancouver film students. They’ve released a teaser that shows off Plasmids, audio diaries, and the eternal ‘rapture’ between competing schools of thought. The group promises to release the full film on May 13, but if this teaser is any indication, it’s going to be good.
The Forest looks good, creepy, and scary
Plane crash. Jungle. Find shelter. Forage food. Survive mutants.
If that sounds enticing, then The Forest is right up your alley. The new open-world action adventure from indie developer SKS Games now has a shiny new trailer showing (naked?) mutant cannibals and some open-world gameplay. It is also now live on Steam Greenlight, and I don’t think it’s going to have too much trouble going through to Steam.
The game will take a simulation approach to gameplay. It’ll have a day-night cycle, weather, plants that grow and die, and more. You can roam around the island during day and huddle by the fire at night and survive aforementioned cannibals. You can also build and fortify camps and make weapons to kick some mutant ass.
It’s being made for PC and will support Oculus Rift when released. Check out the trailer below.
Behead yourself with this cool Oculus Rift experiment
Oculus Rift technology is quite amazing, and it’s only going to get better in the future. It’s currently the best way to immerse a player into a game, which is something that’s been taken to a new level by an experiment.
Disunion is a guillotine simulator that was created over two days as part of the Exile Game Jam. As you can see in the video below, players kneel down with their head over a block and are “beheaded” with spectators watching.
It’s a very cool use of Oculus Rift technology, giving gamers an idea of just what can be done with it. Check out the Exile Game Jam website for more information.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 teaser announces July release
Well, it’s about goddamn time!
Resident Evil monsters are scary because they’re related to real life viruses
I’ve always found Resident Evil’s monster designs to be fascinatingly repulsive and frightening. Apparently, that’s because they can be related to viruses we see in action in the real world. This comes from director Kazuhisu Inoue, who says so in this developer diary for Resident Evil Revelations.
Previously a 3DS-exclusive title, the game is now set for release on May 21 for PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360.
Working replica of Plasma Cutter from Dead Space is all sorts of cool
Ever wondered just how cool the Plasma Cutter from Dead Space would be in real life? Patrick Priebe thought so too, and he went on to create a scarily realistic working replica of the weapon.
He spent about 200 hours making the weapon. It shoots five laser beams—three green lasers for aiming, and two blue, 1500 milliwatt beams for burning stuff. The replica can change between horizontal and vertical orientations similar to the game; it also ejects energy packs after every round.
Although it’s not exactly suitable for killing Necromorphs, or anything else for that matter, it’s still powerful enough to cut through wood or plastic. He hasn’t released any instructions or videos regarding the building process. However, you can buy yourself a copy by ordering through his website.
Watch Dogs video talks about making games for PS4
Over on PlayStation Blog is the first of a series of developer videos that focus on making games for the PS4. The first video is all about Watch_Dogs, and we get to listen to senior producer and creative director, Dominic and Jonathan, respectively, talk about how they feel making the game for the next-gen console.
It’s an interesting diary, really, as they talk about details from the get go and just how much they can exploit the PS4 to do it. The game is being billed as being “hyper-connected” both online and offline.
The game is due out later this year on PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360. The PS4 version is said to feature 60 minutes of exclusive content.