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Titanfall intro sequence from Spov

On Monday, the NY Times quoted Yusef Mehdi, Microsoft’s chief marketing and strategy officer as saying, “It’s hard to understate how incredibly important Titanfall is for Xbox.” The critically acclaimed game from Respawn/EA will be bundled with the Xbox One and only available on Microsoft platforms including Xbox [Watch]

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Michael Fragstein: “Happiness Has A Hole”

Austere, enigmatic and whimsical, this new animated CG music video by Michael Fragstein (director/architect and co-founder of the Büro Achter April studio in Stuttgart) reads like a dreamscape full of strange juxtapositions and unexpected constructs. “Happiness Has A Hole – Solo Piano Version” is included [Watch]

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The Darkly Dark Darkness of Dark Souls II

Packing enough hardcore tropes to anchor four video game trailers, this full CG film from Tokyo-based director Alessandro Pacciani and VFX house From Software for Namco Bandai’s Dark Souls II holds together with artful rendering, believable mocap and ambitious scope. File under Guilty Pleasure. [Watch]

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Franck Dion “Monsieur COK”

Almost seven years after it first stormed onto the festival circuit, French director/illustrator Franck Dion‘s inventive and stylish animated short “Monsieur COK” still brings smiles despite its melancholy subject and palette. The film keeps your attention for almost 10 minutes with snappy pacing, intriguing character [Watch]

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Job, Joris & Marieke March to “The Daily Drumbeat”

Inventive and minimalist character work keeps Utrecht studio Job, Joris & Marieke on our must-watch list. Like this music video for instance: a monochrome romp with dark undercurrents for fellow Dutchman Job Roggeveen and his collaborative musical project called Happy Camper. “The Daily Drumbeat is a sunny song [Watch]

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Supamonks Wreak Havoc for “Holypop”

Parisian character masters Supamonks bust free from their commercial work to unleash a wave of medieval mayhem in this manic and blood-soaked animated comedy produced at the request of real monks in the south of France (Les Frères de la Sainte Famille) to promote their new soda called Holypop. Seriously. [Watch]