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Wub Wub Otherland Wub Wub

I suppose it's a bit of a cultural death knell for an alternative dance music genre when middle-class geeks start ritually making vaguely inaccurate gags about it, and indeed when it suddenly finds its way onto every other game trailer. Dubstep - increasingly better known as Wub Wub - appears to be the go-to games marketing of 2012. Far Cry 3 and Borderlands 2 have already staked their wubby claim, and now it's the turn of Unreal 3-powered MMO Otherland. Spectacular environments, light-trees, big fat men, big fat women and ladyvoice-ehanced wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub await.

Gamingo's title is based on a series of virtual reality-related novels by Tad Williams, and it looks - and hopefully sounds - a little bit like this:

Here's a making of promo feature too, apparently made before the 2012 Wubolution:


Reminds me visually of Anachranox to some degree, though presumably it's 31983.17% less batshit crazy than Ion Storm's overlooked odyssey of strangeness.

I'm not sure I've got a clear sense of how Otherland works day-to-day just yet - it seems to be falling somewhere between tried and test monster-bothering and the posing/designing of Second Life. The character customisation is impressive stuff, though. Any game where you can make a fattie is alright by me.

Otherland will be a microtransaction-funded free title, and it's due later this year. More infonuggets lurk here.

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