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50 Cent: Blood on the Sand new screens and video

Posted by: Randy at 11/25/2008 10:56 PM
Despite 50 Cent's precipitous fall into rap irrelevance, he's still got his name gracing a videogame.  To wit, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand.  And while it's easy to be dismissive of anything with his name on the box -- 50 Cent: Bulletproof was a critical disaster yet still a commercial success -- Chuck is sounding like he wants to give this one a fair shake, saying that the game is actually better than the license would let on.


To Chuck's credit, the video above looks like it's got some things down on paper that should work well.  Third-person over-the-shoulder cam.  Close-quarters combat.  Functional cover system.  Blind fire around corners.  Army of Two-styled help-your-buddy-up-to-the-next-floor co-op.  The "relevant" Middle Eastern setting.  A rap soundtrack that would only otherwise be found in a Rockstar game.  Strippers.

The following screenshots will slow down the action enough for you to focus on 50 Cent's vein-rippled biceps, the maps filled with sand-colored mazes, the bullet-riddled architecture, and eye-in-the-sky minigun action.