This is really weird -- but for being SO unexpected, mainly because of the source. Which is Microsoft, not known for its humor, let alone self-effacing humor. And boy, does this define self-effacing humor.
Last year, Microsoft released a new video game for the Xbox, called "The Outer Worlds." It was very popular, so they went into making a sequel. And this is the teaser trailer the company released to announce the upcoming release, only a year after the original game it the market. The teaser is wonderful. (And all the more so to me for having written my share of movie trailers and teaser trailers.) And it's gotten a great reaction online..
As a bonus, here's the same teaser trailer, but embedded with podcaster/influencer reaction watching it blind -- not knowing what it was for -- when it was shown online to them exclusively during the "virtual" E3 gamer expo. There is a whole series of these "reaction" videos for the game, all of which have a similar response (especially fun since these are people who have seen SO many teaser trailers trying to sell them and who know every cliché about them that's been written and after all this time are a bit jaded from it), but this reaction video is one of my favorites.
And this one is fun, too.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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