Rudely Awakened By The Vortigaunts

OI! Because he didn't.

This is your late-night silly: Mike Rose, of the deliciously lovely IndieGames, spent the time he was supposed to be studying for exams last year making a Parklife spoof in the Half-Life 2 engine. He’s only just remembered he did it, and sent it our way That you haven’t done this is why you’ll never know the fame and glamour that inevitably awaits Mike Rose. It is, of course, below.

If I may venture one small criticism (other than how the singing makes my ears want to cry) it’s the complete absence of an “OI!” at the beginning. But apart from that, more of this sort of nonsense.

To compare and contrast, here with an almost frightening disregard for copyright, is Blur’s Parklife video:

59 Comments

  1. CannedLizard says:

    I don’t think Headcrabs have hands.

  2. sbs says:

    brilliaaaaant

  3. Mo says:

    hilarious! :)

  4. A-Scale says:

    Is this a British thing?

    “I put my HAYCH-EEE-VEE suit on”

    Must be.

  5. A-Scale says:

    I should have made that clearer: I’ve never heard of the song. It must be a Brit thing.

  6. nabeel says:

    Looool.

  7. Nick says:

    A-scale – my wife is American and had heard it before she moved here. Blur weren’t that big in the US ’till Song 2 mind you, it was early 90’s stuff. As for haych, I’m not sure why, but some people pronounce it that way rather than atech, not just British either, South of Ireland as well – but not everyone (I don’t, for example). You have heard of accents, different pronunciations and regional dialects I assume, they aren’t alone in being a “British thing”.

  8. jalf says:

    Haha, awesome!

    True about the missing OI! though. What’s the *point* in Parklife without the OI!?

  9. BritishTexan says:

    Best. Video. Ever. Rescued what was an utterly awful day in work, cheers lads.

  10. A-Scale says:

    You have heard of accents, different pronunciations and regional dialects I assume

    Tell me more about these accents

  11. Cunningbeef says:

    Utterly brilliant.

    He sounds pained yet sublimely cheerful trying to squeeze out the chorus.

  12. Al says:

    OW. Nice idea, but crikey, the singing, the akward lyrics, the lack of “Oi!”- painful.

  13. Joerdgs says:

    Don’t forget to say it’s been made with Garry’s Mod :P

  14. The Sombrero Kid says:

    youtube is under licence it’s cool

  15. Ginger Yellow says:

    Nick, true, but the British accents and photo of UK PCG are a bit of a giveaway.

  16. Alex McLarty says:

    BOOM! Headshot.

    Feel empty now.

  17. phuzz says:

    I had to watch this in 10 second bursts, just so I could let the hilarity subside and not make a complete tit out of myself at work.
    It didn’t work.

    bloody funny though.

  18. Catastrophe says:

    @A-Scale

    The lead singer of Blur is the lead singer of Gorrilaz.

    Surely they made it bigger than Blur in USA?

  19. Catastrophe says:

    (Sorry for double post but I had to correct it)

    Gorillaz*

  20. Ian says:

    I should have watched before after I’d finished work.

    The day can surely only go downhill after this.

  21. teo says:

    Heard a really similar thing recently

    Gaming remake of the “I kissed a girl…”-song

  22. PHeMoX says:

    Damn, they’re terrible as singing tho… someone should do it again, but better.

  23. Nick says:

    “Nick, true, but the British accents and photo of UK PCG are a bit of a giveaway.”

    I don’t understand what you mean in relation to what I posted.

    “tell me more of these accents”

    You were the one acting confused when it was blatantly obvious.

  24. Katsumoto (jvgp100) says:

    Great video, takes me back to the 90s and “ze good old days”!

    Always good to expose A-Scale to life outside his own corner of the world too ;P “Shit, it’s not American! Panic!” ;) Hehe. I hear Blur are getting back together, incidentally. I doubt it will ever get as good as this, though!

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    MonkeyMonster says:

    That is a glass of pure grin :D

  26. hydra9 says:

    Pretty damn awesome.

  27. Thelps says:

    That was EXACTLY what I needed to see first-thing out of bed. Truely excellent, I look forward to the rest of the day.

    Every day should begin with a machinima incorporating a Britpop song and an A-list title from gaming years past.

  28. Schmung says:

    Genius. Grinning like a loon now.

  29. Zephyrtron says:

    All the headcrabs!!

  30. Kitt Basch says:

    Head crabs do not have hands, silly nose.

    For some reason I imagine a Havok-powered rendition of Song 2 would be funny.

    When I actually think about it, it would probably be terrible.

  31. phuzz says:

    Blur are reforming for some (money grabbing) gigs this year.
    Also I have eaten some of Alex James’ cheese. so there.

  32. Ginger Yellow says:

    I wasn’t acting confused. My response to you was my first post on the thread. And it was in response to the “Haytch isn’t only British” thing. Lighten up, dude.

  33. cyrenic says:

    The awful singing was key to the whole experience.

  34. MetalCircus says:

    What’s the use of blogging this sort of garbage?

  35. clive dunn says:

    Damon Albarn’s dad taught me how to draw. I kid ye not!

  36. Ian says:

    @ MetalCircus: What’s the use in replying just to say it’s garbage?

  37. dhex says:

    “Surely they made it bigger than Blur in USA?”

    i’ve never figured out what their audience was supposed to be. people who grew up too late for the monkees?

    very odd.

  38. Phillipa Kettle says:

    @Metalcircus: Posting a humourous gaming-related video spoof of a well-loved Britpop classic on a gaming website noted (in society) for its wacky sense of fun and word-wit? Madness!! You’re right – this surely must be a sign of the End Times!!!

    Have a careful read through of the comments above yours and see what other people are getting from it that you, and your rudeness, obviously aren’t.

  39. Cooper says:

    This would be much, much better if the guy singing didn’t make me wince. Also
    Oi!

  40. lumpi says:

    Copyright abuse in its most violent form. The authors should go to jail – better: the electric chair. I am raged.

  41. Inferno says:

    well I found it hilarious personally :D

  42. Muzman says:

    That was genuinely funny for the most part, but did they have to do the bit with the crate? Really?

  43. A-Scale says:

    Always good to expose A-Scale to life outside his own corner of the world too ;P “Shit, it’s not American! Panic!” ;) Hehe. I hear Blur are getting back together, incidentally. I doubt it will ever get as good as this, though!

    More hilarious British reaction to no longer being the center of the world. Keep it up guys, the empire will return!

  44. Nick says:

    lolwut?

  45. cHeal says:

    Nick, stop being a cock. JAYSUS!

    ¬___¬

  46. Paul B says:

    I think you’ll find it already has – goes off to play Empire: Total War.

  47. Paul B says:

    More hilarious British reaction to no longer being the center of the world. Keep it up guys, the empire will return!
    I think you’ll find it already has – goes off to play Empire: Total War.
    (Now with added quotey goodness)

  48. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    You know, humming a spoken word portion of a song in public is bound to raise eyebrows.

    Which is what happened at work today thanks to these vids. And I don’t even like Blur.

  49. drewski says:

    I would happily give Blur all of my money to finally see them live, so I’m happy they’re going grabby.

    This was good. But listening to the song again was better.

  50. Katsumoto (jvgp100) says:

    “More hilarious British reaction to no longer being the center of the world. Keep it up guys, the empire will return!”

    That’s “centre”. Tsk. And it’s more hilarious reaction to American’s being stereotypically arrogant. Keep it up, you’re embarrassing your fellow countrymen!