E3 2012: The show's 5 most explodingest explosions reviewed and rated

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

A Call of Duty demo without explosions would be like a Tomb Raider demo without tombs. Oh... wait... Well, suffice to say explosions fans will not be disappointed with their haul from the Black Ops 2 demo at the end of Microsoft's press conference. At least not in terms of quantity. It was akin to a visual recreation of the harrowing poem 'The German Guns' by Baldrick from Blackadder Goes Forth.

                                                       Boom boom boom boom,
                                                      Boom boom, boom boom.
                                                      Boom boom, boom boom,
                                                           Boom boom boom.

Epic literature aside, let's have at this explosion, shall we?

Above: An enemy drone swoops in and fires a missile at the ground just in front of the AV

Above: It's exploded! Just like missiles do, so we probably shouldn't be surprised

Above: And it's making a right mess of that tarmac. Who's going to sweep all that up?

Above: Erm... we're still moving towards this thing. Shouldn't we think about stopping before...

Above: And that's what happens when you're too busy looking at explosions when you should be concentrating on the road. Tsk


Stuff thrown around: Gravel and a van
Size of explosion:
A couple of seconds
Effect on surroundings: A small hole
If it was a song: Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)
Verdict: Madam President was never in real danger


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  • Viron - June 8, 2012 10:20 a.m.

    Good lord, imagine an explosion that does last forever. Oh gawd too awesome for brain shutting down
  • mattdark - June 7, 2012 11:41 p.m.

    What are the chances there will be an 'important' character caught in that big-ass explosion in Resi 6, yet they will appear a couple of chapters later without a scratch? I mean, Resi does enjoy its surprisingly unkillable characters!
  • bass88 - June 7, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    Did Super not have Ellen Page and explosives? And nice one with the Jesus Takes The Wheel. Very funny.
  • MasterBhater - June 7, 2012 1:18 p.m.

    "Press X to Juno" had me rolling
  • alex-roy-bristol - June 7, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    On the what different poke'mon would taste like artical, an MLP:FIM reference... And here a Limp Bizkit/DMX one... God I love you guys. Great article! :D
  • xMagnumMGx - June 7, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    Am I the only one that is having a serious issue with the physics in Beyond: Two Souls? The game looks fantastic and I'm excited to play the game, but the unrealistic physics on the explosions and vehicles is really taking me away from feeling a real impact. It's really bugging me. I hope they address this or tweak it just enough for it to be believable.
  • TheHowetzer - June 7, 2012 9:50 a.m.

    If this article was a song: Jesus take the wheel LOL. Seriously though, this WAS entertaining, well done.
  • kiing8kong6 - June 7, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    Awesome article! Good job this was very entertaining.
  • pr0tostar - June 7, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    Resi's is the sickest explosion I've seen since the MGS2 "bomb detonated" game over screen. Freakin hardcore.
  • oliver-hux - June 7, 2012 9:28 a.m.

    Duration: Forever <3