Friday Video Black Hole: The Division, My Little Pony, Deadpool, DOOM, And A Gummy DIY


By: Mandy J Watson
Posted: 11 March 2016
Category: News
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This week I had time to do some reading and catch some of the new videos doing the rounds on the Internet so I thought, hey, "why not assemble them in a news story?" and here we are. May your Friday afternoon be entertainingly unproductive!

Friday Video Black Hole: The Division, My Little Pony, Deadpool, DOOM, And A Gummy DIY



How Deadpool Should Have Ended

It's no secret that I didn't enjoy Deadpool at all but this short, by the How It Should Have Ended team, which makes great alternative endings to movies using very skilled animation and voice work, is a great mix of funny, off the wall, and tasteless (without being juvenile) and closer to what I would have liked to have experienced from the movie. I'm not quite sure that it is how it should have ended but it definitely is a better ending than we one we got from the original film-makers.


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[ Via Laughing Squid ]



The New Trailer For DOOM Is Bloody And Brutal

Bethesda Softworks released a new trailer for DOOM to show off the multiplayer aspects of the game. It features a lot of blood and gore plus intense, fast-paced action.


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You can only really appreciate just how excessive it is by watching it in slow motion (an unintended consequence I experienced while taking screenshots to use in this article's lead-in graphic) and it actually reminds me of STRAFE but, while that is a parody, DOOM is deadly serious.


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The game releases on Xbox One Friday, 13 May 2016, and can be pre-ordered for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows on Amazon.com for the US or Amazon.co.uk if you're in the UK or South Africa.

[ Via Laughing Squid ]



"Tom Clancy's Queue Simulator 2016"

Meanwhile, in Tom Clancy's The Division, a third-person shooter that was released on Tuesday, a curious politeness has emerged among gamers who need to speak to a quest giving non-playing character in a safe house. The developers, Ubisoft, have, for some unfathomable reason, designed it so that only one gamer can talk to the character at a time.


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The gamers have solved the problem by queuing - with the result that everyone is now calling the game "Queue Simulator 2016" (there's already fan art). Consequently, with nothing for them to do while they wait, a slew of "in the queue" videos have been posted on YouTube by gamers stuck in the queue. (Some of the comments are quite funny, which is also rare for YouTube.) Even more amazing is that in most of the videos players step out of the line to run around (or film their YouTube videos) and the rest of the queuers (queuees?) keep their spots open for them.

[ Via MWEB GameZone ]

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Stuck In The Middle With You

Remember how I said - five seconds ago - that people were being surprisingly polite. Well, er, not always. A body-collision issue in the game allows assholes to box gamers in to a corner and prevent them from moving.


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There's a bypass though - holding down the button to run forward forces your character to move through any characters in the way after about three seconds.

GameSpot via Tauriq Moosa ]



Friendship Is Magic And Also Deadly, Apparently

The new My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic season 6 teaser trailer tips its hoof* to Game Of Thrones by paying homage to the title sequence with a makeover that features map zoom ins, building popups, and sword close ups.


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Here's the opening-credits sequence for season 1 of Game Of Thrones, for comparison:


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*(Is that a thing?)



And Finally...

I don't know why I watched this but I watched this. It was in the sidebar. I clicked. I regretted it. I couldn't look away. The more I watched, the more I couldn't look away. I regretted it some more. I contemplated where my life is going.


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It's had 750 000 views in a day. It's a combination of creative (for most) and weird internal sociology research (for me) so I can almost understand why but still...

I feel sick.

Nevertheless I learnt about a bunch of different craft supplies I didn't know existed.

Bloody Millennials.


Tags: #games, #horror, #screen, #speculative_fiction





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