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

Beyond: Two Souls

Ellen Page is no stranger to playing characters who are used to explosions. Inception, right? Well, actually just inception. Here's David Cage's latest game exploding a helicopter in style on PS3. In real-time, of course. As if it would be anything else, David. As if it would be anything else.

Above: That's a helicopter crashing into the ground. Probably hit a stray balloon...

Above: And... something's exploded behind it. Sorry, I mean 'inside it'. My bad

Above: Ooooh! Aaaah! Don't you just love Nov 5/July 4?

Above: To get a sense of scale, Cage switches to a different camera. That's direction

Above: Forget the future, this helicopter's present is orange. Also, bouncing sparks

Above: "On your feet, soldier. ON YOUR FEET! Oh, and press X to Juno


Stuff thrown around: Pretty sparks
Size of explosion:
Surprisingly big
Effect on surroundings: None
If it was a song: Anyone Else But You (from Juno)
Verdict: Questionably interactive. But nice


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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