Saturday, October 17, 2009

More Like Orbital DORK Shock Troopers

We were watching something on Hulu not too long ago and got the option to watch a long-form commercial for Halo 3: ODST in lieu of the normal commercial breaks. This long-form commercial took the form of a Zune/ODST party where minor celebrities (e.g., Ryan Phillipe or the DJ from Incubus) sit around playing Halo 3: ODST and talking about the experience.

You can watch the entire video here (it's about three minutes long).

Also, ODST stands for "Orbital Drop Shock Troopers", if you're trying to figure out the joke in the title.

What I find so absurd about this is the set up. Four XBox's. Four TV's. Four couches. And all of these people are playing together but leaning back to shout at each other. It's like, they get some added enjoyment from being in the same room.

Remind me again, why have we abandoned local multi-player? It was games like Goldeneye with their 4-player death match that turned shooters from nerd pastime to social gathering. Maybe we could take a few steps back that direction.

'Sall I'm sayin'.