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The Heavy Rain Video That May Blow Your Mind

Lauren Winter, ring any bells?

I posted this on my (WARNING: SHAMELESS PROMOTION) Twitter account the other day--which just so happens to link to my profile on this here site (try it yourself!)--but if you didn't happen to see it either of those places, and you played through Heavy Rain, well, just watch it. Then tell me to what extent your mind has exploded.
 
 

   
 
Totally crazy, right? Though, it's certainly a bit less crazy when you realize that the gentleman in the video, Sam Douglas, was in fact cast in the role of Scott Shelby and the character was intentionally modeled after his likeness. So this wasn't just homage or, more bluntly, a shameless rip-off of a guy who already made for a pretty believable onscreen gumshoe. Some intrepid Giant Bomb users have since sent in other somewhat disturbing videos. If you want to see real-life Ethan Mars and Madison Paige, click on those links. And thanks to Beforet for sending this in.
 
When it comes to Heavy Rain-related videos on Youtube, however, you can't beat this one. The image of that wedge-headed 3D Morgan Freeman has been living behind my eyelids ever since I saw this. Gross.

 
    

Thoughts? The failed refrigerator door opening kills me every time. Brad Shoemaker on Google+
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Posted by Brad

I posted this on my (WARNING: SHAMELESS PROMOTION) Twitter account the other day--which just so happens to link to my profile on this here site (try it yourself!)--but if you didn't happen to see it either of those places, and you played through Heavy Rain, well, just watch it. Then tell me to what extent your mind has exploded.
 
 

   
 
Totally crazy, right? Though, it's certainly a bit less crazy when you realize that the gentleman in the video, Sam Douglas, was in fact cast in the role of Scott Shelby and the character was intentionally modeled after his likeness. So this wasn't just homage or, more bluntly, a shameless rip-off of a guy who already made for a pretty believable onscreen gumshoe. Some intrepid Giant Bomb users have since sent in other somewhat disturbing videos. If you want to see real-life Ethan Mars and Madison Paige, click on those links. And thanks to Beforet for sending this in.
 
When it comes to Heavy Rain-related videos on Youtube, however, you can't beat this one. The image of that wedge-headed 3D Morgan Freeman has been living behind my eyelids ever since I saw this. Gross.

 
    

Thoughts? The failed refrigerator door opening kills me every time.
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Posted by Wes899

Scott Shelby!

Posted by Swoxx

i totally got a WTF moment from the first video, the second one was meh

Edited by Trilogy

Pretty crazy.
 
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NOOO MORGAN FREEMAN... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by Chewii101

Woot se7en! (One of my favourite movies of all time)

Posted by Buscemi

swoxx, you're avatar is win.

Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite

OMG Scott Shelby, in the flesh!!!  Thats really cool though that Scott was modeled directly off of the actor Sam Douglas and that Sam has played detective roles before.

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

The Sam Douglas/Scott Shelby video is pretty damn crazy

Posted by foggel

That was hilarious. But man, seven is an awesome movie. Think I might see it again soon.

Posted by sixpin

Sam Douglas doesn't look as old as Scott Shelby imo. I don't know if they intended for him to look older in the game or not. Scott Shelby looks to be in his late 50s, but the game puts him closer to 40 in terms of narrative timeline... Bah! Just one of the little plot holes that bugged me in the game. Cool video though. Props to the dev team for capturing his likeness so well.

Posted by TonyBlue87

I love the Se7en spoof.  I only wish they had extended the ending a bit to include a "press X to box" for every time Brad Pitt asks "What's in the box?"

Posted by Aeterna

That first video.. dude! haha.

Posted by Xerxes8933A

Saw this on your twitter.  I got more uncanny valley from this then any game I've seen.  I know this is the real person, but my mind first saw him as a video game character and associates him as such.  He looks human because he is, but my mind tells me he is not.  Watching this the first time made me feel really uncomfortable, though it gets better each time I see it.

Posted by ZeroCast

The first video.That's pretty crazy.Seriously.

Posted by Evilsbane

WHOA! That first video honestly made me feel strange watching it.

Posted by Whisperkill

Awesome, both of them

Posted by OllyOxenFree

Mind has been blown.

Posted by Death_Burnout

i enojyed these from your twitter Brad, but the user posted link to the Pascal vid blew my mind because i know of 3 of 4 of the things in the video hes been in...but did not know he was in them! that was great.
 
I do hope Sean Bean kicked his ass though.

Posted by MetalGearSunny
@MarkWahlberg said:
" Please read the site rules regarding U-tube spam. Thank you.  "
fail
Posted by EVO
@Xerxes8933A said:
" Saw this on your twitter.  I got more uncanny valley from this then any game I've seen.  I know this is the real person, but my mind first saw him as a video game character and associates him as such.  He looks human because he is, but my mind tells me he is not.  Watching this the first time made me feel really uncomfortable, though it gets better each time I see it. "
Same here. For a moment I also thought someone had splice Shelby into that scene. Speaks volumes of the character models.
 
@MarkWahlberg said:
" Please read the site rules regarding U-tube spam. Thank you.  "
Haha, nice.
Posted by Xealot42

Awesome!

Posted by Slab64

I can't believe someone made that se7en spoof...so crazy/awesome

Posted by metalsnakezero
@OllyOxenFree said:
" Mind has been blown. "
Ditto, my friend.
Posted by roughplague

Thats weird, I saw that first video on a blog a few days ago O___o 
anyway, cool and freaky at the same time.

Posted by Lambert

The only person in the game that actually had good voice-acting. Everyone else was horrible.

Posted by Claude

Does this mean FMV games will make a comeback?

Posted by Elazul

Holy shit! Maybe that explains why I saw someone on the street about a week ago who looked EXACTLY like Scott Shelby?

Posted by PlasmaMachine

Is this in any way related with the potential project, "David Cage's Don't Shit Your Pants"?

Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror

mind = blown :O

Posted by gunslingerNZ

Somebody arrest that man! Also let Clive Owen know his boy is about to be kidnapped!!!

Posted by swamplord666

If isaw him in the street I'd be thinking "Shit... videogame characters are coming to life! Get me away from Kratos!"

Posted by dancinginfernal

Mind = Blown. 
 
I can't believe how similar they made him look to the actor in the game. Hooray, technology!

Posted by Spiritof

Clive Owen is the Origami Killer?

Posted by Crono

That Se7en / Heavy Rain spoof was awesome.

Posted by Winternet
@gunslingerNZ said:
" Somebody arrest that man! Also let Clive Owen know his boy is about to be kidnapped!!! "
SPOILERS!!!! Please. =D
Posted by Swoxx
@Titus said:
" swoxx, you're avatar is win. "
Why thank you, sir!
Posted by RobotHamster

My mind has been blown to bits.

Posted by DylanMMc

i wish I would of watched this vid on here because some asshole on youtube spoiled the killer which I had avoided knowing about.

Posted by onimonkii

yo i've seen that movie and i never even made the connection.

Posted by XenoNick

mind is blown O.o

Posted by gunslingerNZ
@Winternet said:
" @gunslingerNZ said:
" Somebody arrest that man! Also let Clive Owen know his boy is about to be kidnapped!!! "
SPOILERS!!!! Please. =D "
Oh nice catch, totally blew the lid on the story there! ;)
Edited by MisterBoss

The detective so looks like Shelby.

Posted by MrKlorox

No wonder the voice acting was bad. It's Europeans playing Americans. Bleh!

Posted by rjayb89

Hm, their faces do look noticeable stiff in the game.

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Posted by lihtster1

Sam Douglas is the guy in the first vid... if people wounder why he looks like Scot Shelby, its because he is Shelby and he also voices him in the game.

Posted by spankingaddict

this really did blow my mind!

Posted by NinjaHunter

Real life Madison Paige is WAY hotter than the polygonal one.

Posted by Milkman
@NinjaHunter said:
" Real life Madison Paige is WAY hotter than the polygonal one. "
Yeah, definitely.
Posted by Hector

AHHHH!!! I don't know what real and what isnt now! NO!

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