‘Nerdcore’ is that thing where people make rap songs but they’re bad at rapping and their songs are bad but the lyrics are about video games and movies from when you were young so it must be cool, yeah? If Kieron were still around, he might drop some musical science from a great height here, by which I mean make such a brazen declaration and take disagreement as proof that he’s right. Instead, it falls to me to post the launch trailer for Just Cause 3 [official site], which features some bad rapping about a video game (out tomorrow!) and its explosions.
The launch trailer for Avalanche’s explode-o-parachute simulator actually comes from a contest held by publishers Square Enix, which drew over 1,200 entries made from editing gameplay snippets and trailers. This here overall winner by ‘CoolTwinSkittles’ was also declared the winner of Best Humour, while this got Best Music and your Best Action winner is this-a-way. Anyway, the launch trailer:
Had I noticed this contest, I would surely have entered a trailer showing Rico’s leisurely stroll from the shores of the ocean up the banks of a river and to the foothills of a mighty mountain, where he stood awestruck by the unknowable power of the peak. For audio accompaniment, I’d probably myself read extracts from my pond poetry over field recordings.
Don’t get me started on ‘chap hop’.