This week features an eclectic mix of three videos that aren’t really news worthy, making them perfect for YouTube Tuesday. This week’s keyword is impressive as each of these videos are impressive in some way, though not always for the better. There’s some impressive Starcraft 2 cheese and two examples of some really great and really awful advertising. Without further ado, here are this week’s videos.
I’ve used videos from When Cheese Fails in the past, but this one may take the cake for one of the best Starcraft 2 cheeses of all time, both in imagination and execution. MeOrYou has taken advantage of glitch in the game which allows him get an SCV stuck inside of his enemy’s Vespene Geyser, preventing them from securing the resource and making his unit un-targetable. Once he’s ready he uses the SCVs to create bunkers, giving his units cover to destroy his opponent’s base without breaking a sweat. My explanation hardly does it justice, but it just goes to show that no matter how small the glitch, some will find a way to use it to their advantage.
Our second impressive video today is really only impressive because of how misleading the original Demo for Aliens Colonial Marines was. Apparently Gearbox released a beautiful demo for the game before it was released, a demo that left many thinking that this may finally be the game that brings the Aliens franchise to life as a legitimately good shooter. Unfortunately the final product looks nothing like the demo, leading many to believe it was hack-polished in order to drum up hype for the game. It’s so blatant that there’s a class action lawsuit in the works which sites false advertising as its primary complaint. Take a look at the video to see the comparison side-by-side.
Today’s final video is impressive because it uses Source Filmmaker in a way I didn’t think of prior to this; as a way to advertise. I didn’t even really know that I was watching an ad until the end and by then I thought it was so well done that I wasn’t even mad. Xsolla.com, a company that specializes in giving players more options when buying digital goods managed to put together one of the best films I’ve ever seen using Source Filmmaker. I’m not sure if I’ll use their product, but it’s definitely an impressive and savvy use of the technology.