Video Wednesdays: PAC-MAC, The Movie?

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This trailer is perfectly executed, highly produced trailer of what could be a PAC-MAC based movie. Part of me loves how perfectly this video is done. Part of me laments for the bankruptcy of my culture that some might actually think that there’s a feature-length story here that needs to be told. It’s a perfect trailer… anything more might be one of the signs of the coming apocalypse. It’s almost as bad as imaging “Angry Birds: The Movie.” Arrrgh… er… I mean, enjoy.

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The Oregon Trail: Official Movie Trailer

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The more you know about the nascent computer education game the funnier this trailer is. I can’t tell you how many times I watched fourth graders lose everyone in their travel party because they shot more bison than they could eat or carry (or like the guy in the trailer, they spent all of their money on bullets and no other previsions). Good times in the computer lab.

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Portal: No Escape (Live Action Short Film by Dan Trachtenberg) [video]

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I stopped watching network TV some time ago and haven’t been impressed with what hollywood has been pushing for a long time. They call them re-boots but, except for Battlestar Galactica, they’ve felt more like retreads, showing no respect for the source material. Or once they have a hit they ride that property until whatever was interesting about the story is buried in special effects or poor writing. Then I saw short clips like Trachtenberg’s short (live) action piece based on the “Portal” video game… why the hell can’t the big budget boys give Trachtenberg a chance to fill out this story. Who says that a video game property can’t be interesting and compelling? Enjoy.

Remember District 9 several years ago started as a short…

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Rock Band 3: This Time You Learn to Play Music

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Rhythm game inches ever closer to ruining the game by making all your hours of playing result in the practical skill of actually learning how to play the musical instruments… First they made fans look silly playing miniature plastic instruments and now all of this might result in actually learning how to play music. Talk about accidental education.