Parkour Team Invades Paris to Recreate ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’

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We've seen LED-powered parkour and even cat parkour (a.k.a. " purr-kour "), but now, a new video takes viewers to the streets of Paris to show us how Assassin's Creed would look in real life Emulating the four-man team shown in the latest version of the game, Assassin's Creed Unity , convincingly costumed freerunners chase two 18th-century French soldiers through the city in almost exactly the same way they would in the game See also: 5 Free Android Apps for Tethering Traversing Paris by scaling walls, hopping barriers and slithering through narrow alleyways, the traceurs really do look like real-life versions of the game's relentless assassins. Read more... More about France , Ubisoft , Paris , 4k , and Assassin S Creed Read more »

Amazon’s Video Shorts Site Turns Casual Viewing Into a Shopping Opportunity

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Imagine if every video on YouTube were accompanied by items related to the video that you could buy instantly — sort of like YouTube meets the Home Shopping Network . Or, more accurately, YouTube meets Amazon That appears to be the general idea behind a new part of Amazon's Instant Video website called Video Shorts . See also: Amazon Fire: The Phone That Makes You a Star Pointed out in a recent report from Techcrunch , which claims that the site launched without much fanfare just a couple of weeks ago, the site features short video clips framed by various for sale items related to the content in the video Read more... More about Video , Media , Youtube , Amazon , and Marketing Read more »

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Cast Announced at Comic-Con

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Blood, betrayal and a few more Martells to stir up trouble — Game of Thrones Season 5 promises more drama than a Lannister wedding. HBO announced the new cast members at Comic-Con on Friday afternoon (along with some Season 4 bloopers ), matching the announcement with a YouTube video featuring the fresh faces talking about their excitement to join the hit show. See also: Why 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Is Worth Getting Excited Over New members include Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell; Enzo Cilenti as Yezzan; Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell; Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Tyene Sand; Nell Tiger Free as Myrcella Baratheon; DeObia Oparei as Areo Hotah; Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow; Jessica Henwick as Nymeria (“Nym”) Sand and Keisha Castle-Hughes as Obara Sand. Read more... More about Viral Videos , Comic Con , Entertainment , Tv , and Game Of Thrones Read more »

Remember Mr. Sketch Scented Markers? They’re Back, With a Sketchy Ad

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Have you seen the new commercial for Mr. Sketch scented markers? It’s a total gas. No, really, it stars a gaseous piece of fruit. See also: Ewwwvertising: Why Advertisers Want to Creep You Out The CGI-enhanced ad, running on cable TV channels and online, shows how one of those fruit-scented coloring pens got its smell. (Hint: a flatulent blueberry.) It’s a twist you may not see coming, considering the spot’s highbrow and vaguely British voiceover, but one you might not soon forget, given the high-pitched sound effect at just the right moment. The 30-second spot is the first advertising for Newell Rubbermaid’s classic drawing pens, Mr. Sketch, in nearly two decades.Ad agency BBH New York, now working with a variety of brands under that corporate banner like Sharpie, Paper Mate, Rubbermaid and Calphalon, is leading the reintroduction of the aromatic markers for the key back-to-school buying season Read more »

Viral Video Recap: Purr-kour, Planet of the Pugs and More

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Cats are back on top this week in our round-up of viral videos, thanks largely to their unlikely Purr-kour skills Sure, felines are known for their incredible jumping skills, but coupled with some clever editing and pumped-up theme music, one YouTube user takes it to a whole another level . But cats aren't the only pets that captured the Internet's attention this week. Cute, squishy-faced dogs took a dark turn in the parody trailer for a fictional film called Dawn of the Planet of the Pugs . The premise: how one man's rescuing of a lone puppy signaled a pug invasion See also: 16 Totally True Facts About Pugs Read more... More about Cats , Social Media , Youtube , Videos , and Viral Video Recap Read more »

Shark Dies After Large Australian Sea Lion Gets Stuck in Its Throat

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A shark that died at a Western Australian beach had a sea lion stuck in its throat. A video posted on YouTube on July 12 showed a great white shark in the shallows at Coronation Beach thrashing around, before swimming out 50m and repeating the weird sequence The post was edited two days later to say the shark's carcass had washed up on the beach. See also: Panic, Then Tears, as Humans Save Beached Whale As the video garnered shares on YouTube, at last count 18,000, the Department of Fisheries investigated the strange death. Scientists travelled to the nearby town of Geraldton to try and find out what happened to the four-metre beast. Read more... More about Us World , Shark , Australia , Great White Shark , and Sea Lion Read more »

Russian Dashboard Cam Catches Driver Running Over a Man and Fleeing

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Editor's Note: The video above contains very graphic content that could be upsetting to some viewers. A shocking video showing a driver in Russia running over an elderly man after a short dispute has surfaced on YouTube . In the video above, taken from a dashboard cam of a third vehicle, an elderly man steps out of his car, a green Nissan Almera, and says something to a person in a white BMW 116 behind him. That person reacts by running over the man before he had a chance to enter his car. The driver then he stops, gets out of his car (apparently checking it for damage) and drives away. According to RT, which has confirmed with the local police that the video is real , the incident takes place in Moscow. The date stamp on the video shows that the incident took place on July 14, at 7:54 p.m. local time Read more »

Report Pegs YouTube’s 2013 Revenue at $3.5 Billion, Below Estimates

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YouTube brought in $3.5 billion in 2013, according to a report published on Monday, a number that comes in below many analysts' estimates. The user-generated video site is profitable, but its overall income isn't quite as high as the $5 billion number that had been widely floated, according to a story by The Information , which cited two anonymous sources. See also: 30 Funny YouTube Videos Shorter Than Your Attention Span Google does not publicly release YouTube's financials. YouTube declined to comment. The report comes just a few months after Susan Wojcicki was named CEO of YouTube after having run AdWords and AdSense, Google's advertising and analytics offerings. Her appointment was widely regarded as a move to increase focus on monetization of YouTube amid increased competition from other entrants into the online video market including Facebook and AOL. Read more... More about Google , Youtube , Online Advertising , Business , and Media Read more »

Leaked ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Set Footage Is Fake, But Still a Must-See

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Sometimes fake leaked footage is convincing, and other times it's so unconvincing that it's only good for a laugh. But it's rare that fake leaked footage is both unconvincing and absolutely amazing at the same Such is the case with a new video claiming to be leaked footage from the set of Star Wars Episode VII See also: The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast Photo Is Even Better in Lego Posted by German YouTube user Frank Wunderlich, the video shows what it might look like if all those Star Wars air vehicles were real and waiting to be deployed from a present-day airport Merging footage from the very real Frankfurt Airport in Germany with an imagined "Imperial Starport Frankfurt," the video shows off an AT-AT Walker trudging down a runway while a van drives underfoot and an Imperial Destroyer sits in the background Read more... More about Star Wars , Entertainment , Film , Video , and Youtube Read more »