It’s been a little quiet on the viral video front the last few days, in terms creative content anyway. However, the big winners that have been taking over the charts have been the promo videos for some of the hottest game releases this year.
Grand Theft Auto is one of the most popular game franchises out there today, and the hype that surrounded the trailer for GTA V, showed that it’s only increasing in popularity. Personally, I was underwhelmed by the video, however I was obviously in the minority as it spread across the internet like wildfire.
Skyrim is one of the more impressive ads to be released. The video is shot entirely as live action, and with no hint of the game-play experience, but quite frankly who cares? There’s a giant frickin’ dragon!
Lastly, Modern Warfare 3 delivers an impressive and humorous advert, with spectacular action and effects to boot. For such a serious game it’s great to see they can promote themselves with a little nod to their fans and the personal journey they must all take from n00b to Vet.
As I mentioned, there’s a couple of other excellent video game promos out there at the moment so please let me know in the comments if there’s a good’un that i’ve missed, or even your response to some of these videos and your expectations for the games.