THE UNDERGROUND — ISSUE #84
Everything you need to know about in this weekly: All the best trailers that came out of SDCC 2016, watch the first South Park game like a movie, a mysterious purple orb is found underwater off the California coast, and No Man’s Sky shows gamers how to survive in one of the biggest games ever released.
At Social Underground we go beyond the mainstream stuff and see what’s underneath the surface. What should we get into, listen to, read, eat or watch? If there is something in our culture that needs attention that’s our job: Show you the underground things that you need to know about: Books, music, television, movies, comedians, art, and whatever else we can find to get you into something you never knew about. That’s The Underground.
1. Here are the best trailers from SDCC 2016.
Comic-Con has given us a lot of good stuff this year. Surprisingly, it didn’t really give us anything from the Star Wars Universe in terms of live-action movie stuff. We expected another trailer for Rogue One, but that never actually happened. Either way, we got some great stuff from DC, Marvel, and the other companies that also happen to make films. Also, there were comics there. But SDCC doesn’t really care about comics and more, do they? Hell no. In any case, here are the best movies trailers to come out of SDCC in no particular order:
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD
KONG: SKULL ISLAND
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
2. Watch the entire game of South Park: The Stick of Truth in movie form. South Park: The Fractured But Whole was recently announced, but the first game must be mentioned since it was the first South Park game that wasn’t awful. Why? Trey Parker and Matt stone wrote it and helped make it. It’s insane how exact the game looks like the TV show.
Since many of us are lazy, don’t have enough time, or are just cheap and won’t buy the first game, someone cut up all the scenes and made a short movie out of it. You don’t really need to play the game to understand the plot. It’s typical South Park genius in this one. If you love the Lord of the Rings and all things fantasy, then you will love how this game makes fun of all of it… from a place of love.
Watch the movie below, and then pre-order the new game. You get this for free if you do. How sweet is that?
3. Scientists find a purple orb of mystery at the bottom of the ocean. Have I mentioned that I hate all things water, but have a fascination with stuff that is found in the ocean at the deepest of depths? Yeah, I don’t know what that means either. Let’s just hope my fear of getting murdered doesn’t translate into me hoping to get murdered. That made no sense.
The unmanned sea rover Nautilus discovered this thing on the ocean floor off the coast of California. What the hell is it? Seriously, the thing is purple and glowing at its center. It’s not even in extremely deep water. Even the crab in the video hits it a few times wondering what it is — or because crabs are dicks. The Nautilus eventually sucked it up so that scientists could study it, but don’t be surprised that it opens up some multidimensional gateway that will let scary monsters in like in The Mist or Half-Life.
Have a look at this weird purple orb that will end all life on this planet below. That or just lead to another cool discovery. I’m hoping for the former. Have you watched cable news the past few months? Bring on the apocalypse, baby.
4. The new No Man’s Sky trailer shows us how to survive.
I just bought PS4 and Xbox One this year because it was time to stop living in the dark ages. One of the only reasons I bought PS4 was because of No Man’s Sky. We’re talking an obsession over a game where I would watch 1-2 hour videos of the developer talking about it with interviewers while playing it. Hell, it was even on Colbert where he looked on in wonder. That’s because it looks amazing.
In this latest trailer, the game shows you what it will take to survive as you travel the galaxy facing unknown creatures, pirates, planets, and so on. It comes out on August 9th (it better not be delayed again), so if you have a PS4 or PC, you should go ahead and pre-order this game asap. I’m pretty sure you get set-up with a badass ship that is already capable of hyperdrive from the start. This game, by the way, has 18 quintillion stars you can visit, and it would take 585 billion years to reach all of them even if you only stopped at one of a second. So if you want to know how long it takes to beat the entire game, get yourself a comfy chair. The sun will burn out by then, but you can at least try.
Check out the survival video of No Man’s Sky below.
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