With the release of the PlayStation 4 and XBox One consoles a week apart, the few undecided gamers who haven’t thrown their support behind one console or the other may have given rise to Machinima’s newest mini-movie, “The Console War.”
The piece starts off with Master Chief, a popular character from XBox’s “Halo” franchise, taking out Kratos, a popular character from PlayStation’s “God of War” series. It’s a battle that parallels consumer console wars that are sure to erupt during this holiday season when the new generation of consoles — including 2012’s WiiU — will be pitted against one another.
The video only focuses on PS4 and XBox though, and follows Machinima’s narrative productions of “Halo Reach,” “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” (and the sequel), as well as live-action fan pieces like the Skyrim project and the “Dead Island” video game trailer.
Just published Tuesday, the video already has over 130,000 views. The 2-minute-and-45-second video is mostly a promo for the company’s robo-animation skills, but it’s nevertheless one more thing polarized console supporters can debate. Some early comments from YouTube users:
Lorenzo Miguel Chan: I think the title is wrong. It isn’t a console war, it’s a fanboy war.
Nicholas van Huyssteen: Laughed so hard when the WiiU showed up and just got swatted aside
srJune: stop the console war, gamers must unite and stop the hating. i got both the 360 and ps3 siting side-by-side and they both make me happy! chill out yo! seriously! lol
Slan Evengod: It’s not the console that matters.. I cant play my ps4 or my xbox one, I can however play the games that are released, Thus its the games that really make the difference.
Don’t worry, Wii U fans. Despite some rough treatment in the video, there was a small amount of support from commenters.
— Jevon Phillips
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