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Video game news at its absolute finest

Pictured is either an impressionist painting or a random abstract image that is reported to be the first screenshot of the game that Respawn Entertainment is working on at EA. I believe it’s the latter. Respawn, as you’ll remember, is the landing pad for former Infinity Ward wardens and current defendants Vince Zampella and Jason West. In other words, the hot-s#!t guys that made Modern Warfare.

I’ve seen this news item turn up in the headlines at a couple of sites. Is this how far advance marketing has fallen, that a blurry screenshot of nothing is enough to pique interest and spark discussion? I bet these guys could take a picture of their post-chimichanga buffet dump and it’d make the news.

Go on, try to find the hidden pony or secret codes that may be there. Stare at it for four hours and chant “Soap McTavish” 150 times and maybe it will clear up and show an all-new military shooter. Are those bits of corn?

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Bill Abner

Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.

11 thoughts to “Video game news at its absolute finest”

  1. Clearly, it’s the Loch Ness Monster. You can see the neck and head in the center of the frame.

  2. … They can go f- themselves if they truly released this as anything other than a joke. And even then …

  3. Wow, these guys are really going out of their way to make me ignore any future media releases from developers and/or publishers.

    I can’t help but be reminded of the Arrested Development episode where the government sees a picture of Tobias’ balls and assumes it’s a desert landscape.

  4. Still not as bad as Hideo Kojima’s countdown to a countdown bullshit.

    In fact, I think I see grey skies and green grass, whic I’ve always though is a lovely aesthetic. Granted, it’s probably going to be a missile silo or a factory or something, but it’s nice to imagine that it’ll be something novel.

  5. I keep seeing different things…

    – Two heavily muscled fighting men alone in a womanless world, oiling their guns together in front of a row of tents. I think they must be in a camp.
    – Two guys in bandit masks sitting on top of a pile of money, laughing
    – The ghostly image of Bobby Kotick or a panda bear, I can’t quite tell
    – A mass grave of digital brown-skinned people
    – The cover to Suede’s singles collection “Sci-Fi Lullabies”
    – The phrase “Gabbo is coming”

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