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What It Is: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken

Why did the chicken strap on a jetpack? Brad and Patrick seek answers.

Sep. 23 2011

Posted by: Drew

90 Comments

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What is it?

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Some sort of a game I presume?

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@superjop said:

What is it?

Its it.

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Absolutely loving the art and the way things move in this.

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?_? 'nuff said.

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I'm glad to know what it is, but what if I want to ask you anything?!

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To get to the other side?

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PS3 only? Awwww..

E: Mind control? Abe's Oddyssee with chickens?

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What It Is is a good new name for Ask Me Anything. :)

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"We need a name for this."

People usually call this kind of game a cinematic platformer.

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They should have a new name for this feature every time they do one of these.

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Attention Fight Fans: I have it on good authority that Rampage Jackson will demolish Jon Jones tomorrow night. Place bets accordingly.

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Is Brad on top in this one too?

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You know what it is.

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This looks amazing.

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I see somebody played Abe's Odysee.

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@TwoLines: Exactly what I thought when I watched this.

Looks awesome.

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This looks great. Nice, smooth animations.

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Great video. I'd like to see more of these in the future. I feel like they fulfill the desires of those members that aren't happy with the lack of formality and research being done before a lot of the Quick Looks, without replacing that first time play experience which is also great to watch (at least, to me).

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Rolling Thunder with chickens huh.

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@sirdesmond said:

Great video. I'd like to see more of these in the future. I feel like they fulfill the desires of those members that aren't happy with the lack of formality and research being done before a lot of the Quick Looks, without replacing that first time play experience which is also great to watch (at least, to me).

This is just Ask Me Anything

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What a great looking game.

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Ugh... Brad.

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@Anthony said:

@sirdesmond said:

Great video. I'd like to see more of these in the future. I feel like they fulfill the desires of those members that aren't happy with the lack of formality and research being done before a lot of the Quick Looks, without replacing that first time play experience which is also great to watch (at least, to me).

This is just Ask Me Anything

Yea, I get that. I always wanted to see more Ask Me Anythings as well. I was just saying I like them and why, not trying to act like they were something all that new or anything.

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Looks interesting, seems to take quite a few elements from Flashback (rolling, elevators, doors, etc.), except with Chicken.

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Seems quite similar to Abe's oddysee and exodus. Especially the mind control mechanic.

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@Anthony: Ask Me Anything usually had to do with pre-recorded gameplay footage while a developer/publisher was either in-house or someone had been sent out on assignment to preview a game. What It Is seems like it's not either of those things.

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FLASHBACK

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So this is basically the same as "Ask Me Anything" just with a new name?

I'm not complaining though as I always enjoy to see more content.

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Whoa this looks just like Black Thorne.

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Kind of a trip. I wasn't very interested at first, but hey....

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I was really excited about this game watching the video and thinking hmm i have live points right now….oh PSN only :(

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The Anti-Quick Look

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If you watch the Cargo QL, you know that penguins are sinister.

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Wow that game is pretty awesome!

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@Grumbel: I agree - and the pistol pick up cutscene is a definite homage to Out Of This World

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Game looks pretty cool. I might pick this up! (I'd like it to be $10.)

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These games are momentum platformers.

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Didn't this exist already? Ask Me Anything is What It Is.

I'm confused.

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NIce video and cool looking game. I almost passed up the video because I didn't recognize the title as an original feature.

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I like the segment, reminds of TotalBiscuit's "WTF is..." series 

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seems a bit like a cross between Ask Me Anything and Quick Looks.

edit: maybe they're related to the penguins from Cargo.

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Looks great.

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Why isn't this called a Quick Look or an Ask Me Anything? I don't get the exception.

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I'm confused as to how this isn't an "Ask Me Anything" but I don't really care.

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ps3 huh.

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This is mega similar to Abe's Oddysee gameplay.

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Yes to Jetpaction.