Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Xbox and YouTube Stars Celebrate Launch with “Week of Explosions”
Have you ever seen a crazy explosion in a video game and thought, “wouldn’t it be cool to see that in real life?”
Well, Xbox and Insomniac Games fans, daydream no longer. The team drank a little too much Overcharge Delirium XT, and are working with Discovery Digital Networks’SourceFed, SourceFedNERD, RatedRRand The Vloggity to launch “Week of Explosions”: a series of videos featuring your favorite YouTube stars exploding a variety of real-life objects inspired by Sunset Overdrive, from cans of Overcharge to TNTeddies to a massive Fizzie parade balloon or a full-size Mutant Transportation Vehicle filled with terrifying mutants. Check out the first one here: www.youtube.com/embed/BHdCBnuVwQA.
The best part? You get to choose what you’d like to see blown up for the grand finale of “Week of Explosions” on Oct. 28. Just go to www.xbox.com/sunsetoverdrive and tell us your pick (#BlowUpFizzie or #BlowUpMutants). The first 100,000 fans who vote will receive a limited edition in-game outfit:
- Granny’s Revenge outfit: What’s in the basket, Red Riding Hood? Oh, a fire-spewing shotgun? I think you’ll make it to Granny’s just fine. This ain’t no fairy tale – this is Sunset Overdrive. So, slap on this outfit and trek into those woods.
Follow along all week as we make stuff go “boom” with regular video updates on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0il2l-B_Wwb7po4-Sd30ZNMTtHlortNM.
Here’s the full schedule for “Week of Explosions”:
- Tuesday, Oct. 21: "SourceFedPLAYS… with Explosions!” – a special target practice competition with exploding cans of Overcharge, featuring RatedRR’s Richard Ryan and SourceFed hosts Sam, Matt and Joe.
- Wednesday, Oct. 22: “Boom Cloud” – Richard and the top two finalists from the shoot-off rig up some Det Cord to create a real-life mushroom cloud explosion that spells “BOOM,” just like the game.
- Sunday, Oct. 26: “Teddy Bear Rain” – the remaining two hosts face off in a head-to-head shoot-off, this time targeting explosive TNTeddies. The first person to hit all five targets will trigger the explosion of a giant pile of TNTeddies – and give a whole new meaning to “make it rain.”
- Tuesday, Oct. 28: “Grand Finale Explosion” – which unfortunate object will meet its spectacularly explosive demise – the Fizzie parade balloon or the Mutant Transportation Vehicle? Tune in to RatedRR to find out…
For more information on the game, check out the official Sunset Overdrive website.