Monday, April 7, 2008

184 - THE DEVICE HAS BEEN MODIFIED





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Victims of Science - The Device Has Been Modified
(song download, mp3)



Background story

Before watching or reading forward: if you have not played the Portal game (I haven't either, yet) - read this. It contains a lot of spoilers - this was a warning.

Short version:
What happens when you install GLaDOS on a mechanostrider? Watch this video and find out.

Long version:

Once upon a time, there was the gnome kingdom of Gnomeregan. Lots of gnomes lived there, some of them vibrated. One day in the year 1985, the gnome kingdom did a company merger with Aperture Science.

In the same time, an instacast shadow nova spell was added to the warlock class.

In 1986, the development starts on GLaDOS (Generic Lifeform and Disk Operating System). The Aperture Science Pirate Hats (tm) are sold out almost immediately in every store.


In 1987, the most stupid fucking idea in the history of stupid fucking ideas takes place. GLaDOS is installed into a mechanostrider.

But.. some idiot had copied the entire discographies of Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance and Bullet For My Valentine on that 5.25" floppy disc.

As these bands and their music causes vomiting, diarrhea and irresistable desire to cut oneself with dull plastic knives on a human being.. well, you can guess what it does for a machine.

Rick Astley releases "Never Gonna Give You Up". The song becomes an instant success.

In 1989, the mechanostrider goes crazy and kills 99.98% of the gnomeregan population. With laserbeams and radiation.

Swish, swoooshh - oh my!

How To Paladin IX wins 12 Oscars. They include the best movie, the best direction, the best male actor (Shepiwot), the best music and the best spinning scene.

In 2029, the remaining survivors of Gnomeregan are turned into mindless cyborg slaves. Some are forcefully mutated into MechaMurlocs.

But, one gnome managed to survive. She just slept through the entire incident.

The Weighted Companion Cube is not in this movie - it demanded a too big salary.

Making of + SCANDAL
It took exactly one day, Saturday to make this machinima. Oh come on.. there is no better way to spend a saturday than to sit in front of your computer making machinima!

This whole thing got started when Vesta pasted a YouTube link to the song by Victims of Science.

I downloaded the song.

I listened it on repeat during a Karazhan raid.

I had to machinimate it.

Let's jump to the scandal part: the Portal Gun you see originated from MMOwned. Yes, MMOwned.

I barely can look myself in the mirror now.. feel so dirty! (To my defence, the original .mpq from that site did not work so I repacked it and saved the day).


BONUS VIDEO! I made this short clip very quickly. It just shows how to install GLaDOS into a mechanostrider :)

24 Comments:

At April 7, 2008 at 5:38 PM , Blogger Ash said...

That gun.. It reminds me of some game. I just cant remember the name.
By the way. This movie are just..
Awesome :)

 
At April 7, 2008 at 6:05 PM , Blogger Snobaste said...

Loved it a lot! That song is sooooo made of win.

Btw, you didn't have to stoop to MMOwned to get the Portal gun, you could have asked me. It's the same process that I used to import the Counter-Strike guns. I would have even made a Companion Cube model!

 
At April 7, 2008 at 6:21 PM , Anonymous Norswap said...

Yeah, the song has been in my favorite since I first heard it a month ago. It really deserved a nice video :)

 
At April 7, 2008 at 6:29 PM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

Sno: Ok then! +REP FOR J00!111!!1++ :D

One cube ordered.

 
At April 8, 2008 at 3:12 PM , Blogger mecmep said...

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At April 8, 2008 at 3:14 PM , Blogger mecmep said...

Thanks a lot for this awesome work.

 
At April 8, 2008 at 7:21 PM , Anonymous Obergrot said...

Dam You!
I now can´t stop listening to this song and i have an exam on thursday.
nice job ;)
really love it.

 
At April 8, 2008 at 8:25 PM , Blogger Vilaeryn said...

I have to agree the video and the song is totally addicting!! I have it on repeat here in my office atm.
Damn you Baron and your bloody good music videos!! They are like chocolate to a girl, you just have to have it and when it's all done, you need MORE! >.>
The text and the camera angles were great. It was worked in well and meshed nicely with the song.
I have to admit, being Horde primarily, I hated the mecho chickens. After that video, I am rethinking my hatred. Shhh don't tell the other cows, they will anger and stampede.

^^*hugs*

 
At April 8, 2008 at 10:33 PM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

Vilaeryn: Damn, that was a very good description of the song.

I had to buy The Orange Box because of it!

..though at the moment I have no time to play Portal (or TF2) at all.

As I've always been horde by heart, I always wanted to have a mechachicken.

Now that I have one, the white cock that drops in MgT would be the next goal :P

 
At April 9, 2008 at 8:26 PM , Anonymous Daiji said...

Keep doing what you do coz it's really great ! Thanks to make me have dreams with all your videos :)

 
At April 9, 2008 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Gurkie said...

I made a little news post about it, actually no news (text) at all, because your video + song speaks for itself

Greetz Gurkie from the dutch wow community wow netherlands (www.wow-nl.com)

 
At April 10, 2008 at 6:38 AM , Blogger BigBearButt said...

You are a god.

Screw Joss Whedon, Baron Soosdon is my Master.

Kick ass.

 
At April 10, 2008 at 6:47 AM , Blogger Billy said...

AWESOME video! I can't believe you made that in one day. Great work with the effects/text.

 
At April 10, 2008 at 12:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the song at the end credits credited correctly? I can't find that song *anywhere* :-(

 
At April 10, 2008 at 5:39 PM , Blogger Raf said...

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At April 10, 2008 at 5:39 PM , Blogger Raf said...

I totally loved the video. ^__^
Awesome work.

Btw, I've been wondering if you can link me to the full version of the song thats playing during the credits. The one with the bass and piano kicking it.

I've already got the song in my computer. Thanks for the links.

PS I really wanna get my hands on the song during the credits.

Please PM me or post here, I'll be checking regularly. Thanks for your time. ^__^

 
At April 10, 2008 at 5:56 PM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

@ Raf (+ everyone else): You can find the Gianna Sisters remix from this address: http://klubitus.org/musiikki.php?id=1888

Click the "Listen" (or "Kuuntele", if the page is in Finnish) button to download it.

 
At April 10, 2008 at 7:56 PM , Anonymous Tim-GameTube said...

aaaaaah this just rocked :P
& I LOVED the Portal game gun, great idea to use it here!

Congrats Baron, once more ^^
We (GameTube) love you <3

 
At April 10, 2008 at 9:45 PM , Blogger Raf said...

Thanks for the link. Now I've got two trippy songs to listen too. ^__^

 
At April 11, 2008 at 10:10 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Possible download link of portal gun to import into my own game? Would love to be wielding that thing lol.

 
At April 12, 2008 at 8:56 AM , Blogger John said...

WOW.
Awesome work. Seriously.

 
At April 13, 2008 at 4:43 AM , Anonymous Livinki said...

Can't stop listening to the mp3!
Huge succes indeed!

Lisää persettä! Jatka samaan malliin.

 
At April 13, 2008 at 5:50 PM , Blogger Anna said...

This video is absolutely incredible. I found it through wegame. Definitely gonna check out your stuff!

 
At April 14, 2008 at 6:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Tune! goes really well with this video... I would like more videos to highlight tunes that are so kewl!! GREAT WORK BARON!!!

 

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