Posts Tagged ‘live action’

Weird: Life Is Strange Live-Action Series Announced

The fab time-travelling teen drama Life Is Strange [official site] is to become a live-action television series, Square Enix announced today. Or whatever it is we’re supposed to call television shows made for cybernet screens. A “digital series”, they say. Netflix or something, perhaps? We don’t know who what where when – or why, really – but we do know Squeenix have partnered with Legendary’s Digital Studios arm for it.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided And This Mess We’re In

A new live-action trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [official site] tells a little story of how the futureworld goes from the “Huzzah hooray, cyborgs are the future!” optimism in Human Revolution to “Cyborgs want to eat my baby, please lock them away” panic. I think I just enjoyed a live-action trailer…? Not only because of swish cybertech and dark megacities either. What times we live in!

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By Jingo! AssCreed III Trailer Takes Itself Seriously

Sorry mister, you're not old enough to watch us playing this.

Live action trailers are, by default, dumb. We all know it, they all keep making them anyway. But it’s hard to imagine a dumber one that today’s jingoistic bullshitapocalypse for Assassin’s Creed III. It seems to be trying to pitch the game as a brutal look at the oppression of a people, rather than running around inside your own DNA, jumping off trees and murdering people. But to celebrate America’s overwhelming envy for our shiny red coats, surviving Brits can look at the game itself in some GAME stores today. If there are any left.

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Real Life Dragon: Skyrim Live Action Trailer

Now I wish it were a film instead of a game.

At RPS we absolutely cannot fathom the purpose of live action videos. It’s like a new movie advertising itself as a theatre performance, or BBC 1 trailing the new series of Strictly Dr Who Lottery as a book. Games are made of game, not film. But, still the nonsense continues, and the latest is an incredibly high-value production for Skyrim, featuring live-action dragons.

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Augmentation Bad? Deus Ex: HR Trailer

Buy our game!

We’re not always enormous fans of live action trailers at RPS. Unless the game is somehow going to be live action, it seems a touch irrelevant. And then I stop and think, actually, how is that any different from a CGI trailer? Then I realise it isn’t, and I say sorry to everyone. However, there’s really no justification for snarling at Square Enix for releasing such a trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. They’ve released so many in-game trailers for the game that I swear we must have seen it from beginning to end now. Also, this latest is a canny response to their previous live-action faux adverts for Sarif Industries. And this one’s a touch bleak.

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