Replay Couch 4: Intualgalactic War

by Nick Breckon, Nov 06, 2007 8:01pm PST
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Welcome to the Replay Couch, where we kick back and watch the best, and worst, of recorded video game history. Each week we'll be offering up a compilation of compelling captures from the world of insane speed-runs, chance kills, competitive moments, and hilarious happenings from the past and present. Be sure to check out last week's edition for more crazy digital stunts and creative stupidity. And now, on with the show. Video of the Week: Fight the Power (link to this video) Meet Old Logan. He has fish lips. Having nothing to lose, he gets involved in conflicts. Also having nothing to lose, developer Techland released this unique attempt at marketing for their 2003 FPS Chrome. One thing's for sure--somebody lost here.

Get the Flash Player to see this player. LMFAO! (link to this video) It seems like every week there's a new "Luckiest Halo 3 Kill of All Time" video making the rounds, despite the fact the game's only been out for a little over a month. This was the most recent, and though I'm sure we'll see something even more improbable in the future, it's definitely a title contender in the meantime.

Get the Flash Player to see this player. Bugs and Insects (link to this video) This video is fucking terrifying. After a triumphant victory over a giant enemy crab, NobleStabbings continues merrily on his way--completely oblivious to his impending doom. By the second half, this Halo 3 clip looks more like a Metal Gear Solid 4 trailer than footage from the Microsoft flagship.

Get the Flash Player to see this player. Sudden Death (link to this video) Crustashio over at Goonskate posts another abrupt end to the life of a noble skater. As one commentator put it: "This reminds me of Spider-man 3 for some reason."

Get the Flash Player to see this player. Turn the page for a mellow B-side from three promising young replay directors. _PAGE_BREAK_ Le Crysis: Freres in D Major (link to this video) This inspiring Crysis clip is brought to you from the mind of SomethingAwful's numeric artiste 3363. In the director's own words: "I see my latest film as an interpretation of the brotherhood which is seen leading the struggle to reunify the Koreas. I focused on visual themes such as embrace to capture the physicality of emotional intimacy among these two men. The brutal contradiction of their lives is the parallel that, I believe, will break through the perpendicular barriers of parasitic Western ideology and bridge the two halves as one, no matter the cost, for that is the destructive nature of humanity."

Get the Flash Player to see this player. The Funnel of Love (link to this video) ABadFeeling brings us scenes of tranquil vortex-spawning, a chaotic dichotomy of image and sound. It's a melancholic spiral into mayhem, with an ending that proves love really doesn't exist in the twisted world of Crysis.

Get the Flash Player to see this player. The Bird and the Zombies (link to this video) This short film comes from Wolf7040 over at the Garry's Mod forums. It's a tale of bird and beast, with a less vomit-inducing twist. Music by the brilliant Thomas Newman (American Beauty, Jumpin' Jack Flash).

Get the Flash Player to see this player. SK vs. NIP (link to this video) See what decent music can do for a user-made video? Now please make sure to turn your speakers back down for the beginning of this next one--but don't worry, it's worth it. From the competitive CPL gaming circuit comes this Counter-Strike match, with Sweden's SK.swe facing off against NIP. Any CS player can relate to the situation that this fellow is faced with, and the look on his face in the final seconds--provided by the convenient picture-in-picture cam--is priceless.

Get the Flash Player to see this player. Impossible Video of the Week: NHL 94 (link to this video) Those who have played EA's NHL 94 will remember it as one of the best in the series. Those same people also might know that this video doesn't quite qualify as impossible, considering the rampant five-holing that went on back in the day. Still, this end-to-end shot by a pixelated Eddie Belfour is a pretty hilarious fluke. Don't miss the vintage sound effects of old-time NHL checking, like a Doom musical on ice.

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