I wonder how the digital actors of Red Dead Redemption would log complaints against director John Hillcoat's thematic vision — crash the game, perhaps?

Video Blips:

• The denizens of New Austin star in a short film by John Hillcoat, director of The Road and The Proposition. With the amount of editing clearly evident, I wouldn't be surprised if this was a pilot episode for a shloky Western-themed TV series.

Continue after the break for a gadget highlight from Blacklight: Tango Down, a fierce action sequence from Vanquish, and the E3 debut trailer for Driver.


Pinpoint the locations of those pesky enemy soldiers with the nifty Hyper Reality Visor in Blacklight: Tango Down. Sadly, it seems largely unnecessary — said gunmen are acutely suffering from the Stormtrooper Effect.

• When San Francisco lies in rubble, only the highest degree of anime-influenced, future-tech warfare is appropriate, and Vanquish delivers in spades. While the leveling of my beloved home city is lamentable, I can't help but question the target of those pesky Russians. [GameTrailers]

• This trailer for Driver features stunts performed in previous versions of the series. On the other hand, it could simply be an overzealous frat boy taking advantage of an empty parking lot. [GameTrailers]