On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Google unveils new Pixel, Nest and Stadia products, Facebook launches its cryptocurrency without some major players, Apple and Hong Kong, Fortnite gets sucked into a black hole, …and much, much more.
On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Apple gets educational, what will Facebook do after Cambridge Analytica, gas-powered cars feel the threat from electric, a possible cure for blindness … and much, much more.
Before Epic Games’ wonderfully brutal Gears of War was released in 2006, becoming a smash hit and spawning two equally excellent sequels and a not quite as popular spinoff, it was a simple trailer that really caught the attention of gamers everywhere.
Considered to be one of the all-time best video game trailers ever, it was only a cinematic, featuring no gameplay, but it showed what looked like an intense science fiction adventure set to Gary Jules’ cover of the Tears For Fears song “Mad World.” And, as you might have figure out, it was the song that really stood out and made the game stick in viewers’ minds. The cover was actually recorded for the 2001 film Donnie Darko, but the usage in the Gears trailer saw it propelled to the number one spot on iTunes five years after it was made.
Now, with the upcoming release of Gears of War Ultimate Edition later this month fast approaching, a new trailer has been made smartly using “Mad World” once again to try to re-ignite some of that original excitement.