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April 1st, 2008, 21:20
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The latest Too Human (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/tag/too-human) developer diary from Silicon Knights is something of ... a departure. After a few minutes discussing the game's RPG elements (hint: it's like Diablo), the video veers far, far away from Too Human and instead offers an excerpt from a "documentary" entitled The Goblin Man of Norway. The excerpt discusses a mechanical humanoid "goblin" that was discovered in a glacier in Norway. The crux of the film is that the goblin is thousands of years old and yet it appears to be more technologically advanced than even modern technology.

The video also mentions the Norwegian Film Committee, whose website showcases the same excerpt (while two other excerpts are conveniently broken). We have to admit, the documentary took us in at first (it really is well done), but a quick bit of research reveals that the website (http://norwegianfilmcommittee.org/en/home.html) for the Norwegian Film Committee is registered in Vancouver, British Columbia. That's quite a long distance from Norway, although not nearly as far from Silicon Knights' home base in Ontario. Of course, the real clue comes from a quote from the film itself: "I want this to be true. I sure do, but let's wait for some evidence." Remove the context of the film and replace it with the development saga of Too Human, and the quote makes perfect sense.

Lord knows that Microsoft likes its viral campaigns. The only question now is whether or not this documentary will also come with an alternate reality game (ARG) similar to the Iris (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/tag/iris) ARG that preceded Halo 3 (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/tag/halo-3). Let's hope so, because ARGs make for a fun way to avoid working.
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April 1st, 2008, 21:36
I really hope they know that Silicon Knights made it more then obvious that was fake. The media would have gone ballistic if it were real. Its made to show a part of Too Human. An odd way, but effective.