For those gamers who have lived under a rock for the past few days, one of the most anticipated games of 2010 for the XBox 360 hit stores earlier this week – Halo: Reach, a prequel to the original XBox smash-hit, Halo: Combat Evolved.
One of the most appealing elements for Halo is the multiplayer mode, which allows you to kill your friends in all sorts of brutal ways with all matter of Earth-based and alien weaponry.
But no matter how sick your moves are, or how bad you trash talk, your Halo parties are no match for that of LL Cool J vs. Snoop Dogg vs. Chuck (AKA Zachary Levi), as shown in the video below from FunnyOrDie.com.
You just wish you could trash talk as well as Snoop.
Thanks to this video, I now know what I have to say when I tea bag someone and hopefully you do as well or else deez nuts gonna be all over ya face. IGN created another original with a special guest, Snoop Dogg. The original is basically a what-if Snoop D O Double Gizzle was in every video game. We get to see him in the world of Call of Duty, Halo, God of War, Bioshock, and Super Mario (64 to be exact). The video is short and full of laughable one liners and that’s probably why I enjoyed it. So check the video out if ya want to give yourself a laugh. Now excuse me, I gotta go drink some purple drink.
To promote the Adidas Star Wars Originals Collection and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, LucasFilm created a special two minute commercial which inserts David Beckham, Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Franz Beckenbauer, Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown, Ciara, Jay Baruchel, and DJ Neil Armstrong into the famous Cantina Scene from Star Wars.
It’s kind of a butt video but the intergration of Daft Punk and the rest was impressivly seemless. Plus Snoop Dogg with a light sabre makes it worth a watch.
Here’s what Lucasfilm shared with the video:
“To seamlessly integrate new shots of David Beckham, Snoop Dogg and company into original Star Wars footage, a set was created to replicate the original dimensions of that bar featured in the film. This enabled the performers to work realistically with the props, make the correct eye-lines and so on. Where they were required to interact with Star Wars characters, stand-ins were used to ensure a realistic performance. The color palettes and lighting conditions of the new shots were also carefully chosen so they could be easily blended with the original footage. To bring the new ad up to date, television screens featuring a football match together with various pieces of football memorabilia were also created and added to the bar scene.
Software called Flame was used to composite (superimpose) the old and new shots together and remove old characters from the footage – taking care to blend the edges and make the joins seamless. Finally, the film was graded by The Mill’s colorists using a grading system called Baselight to ensure that both the original cinematic footage and newly shot HD footage matched and the overall effect was flawless.”
In November, we brought you news that adidas and Star Wars were teaming up for a line of Force-inspired clothing and shoes. Today, you can experience the power of the dark side. Um, I mean the commercial.
adidas (I HATE lowercasing adidas. It feels so wrong.) is scheduled to launch its adidas Originals Star Wars line this spring, and though we’ve already seen images of the sneakers and apparel, I think this is the first time we’ve gotten a commercial.
The video is filled with cameos galore, from Daft Punk to David Beckham. Why? They apparently “live in the neighborhood,” where “originality comes to life as artists, athletes, and celebs celebrate their style.” I wish I could be the girl who got paid to write that.
The most iconic moments and beloved figures from the Star Wars saga are translated to the streets, telling their creative story across a forceful collection of adidas Originals footwear and apparel.
Celebrate this powerful alliance to the beat of a new and improved remix of the Imperial March, as Vader and the stormtroopers land on our street corner greeted by Snoop Dogg, David Beckham, Calle 13, DJ Neil Armstrong and Daft Punk representing their originality. No matter which side of the Force you’re on, believe the hype, this year is going to be massive.
Weird, no? Still, the commercial is entertaining, if not unsettling. There’s even a point where the swing of a baseball bat sounds like a lightsaber — which I’ve always thought was appropriate. Take a look: