There are times when a trip to the cinema can often be a frustrating experience as you come away thinking 'I could make a better movie than that!'. Well, it just so happens that someone came up with a concept for a game where you can produce your own short films.
You can grab a copy of You're In The Movies on the Xbox for £1.99 from 365 Games, which'll save you almost £3 on the next best price of £4.85 coming in from ShopTo.
Sitting around your living room with a couple of friends starring into a camera whilst creating scenes for your own B-movie sounds like a great idea that'd be a lot of fun to be a part of, but believe me you'll need to be utterly inebriated to get any enjoyment out of this game whatsoever.
Not everybody's a fan of being put in front of the camera, and if you're one of those people then you can always settle into the director's chair for a marginally more enjoyable experience. As a director you'll get to choose what scenes go where, mix audio, and apply special effects until you're happy with the movie and want to save it to your hard drive.
If you've not got the camera to capture what you're doing then there's no point to picking up this game at all, and even if you do have the camera I'd keep the £2 in your pocket.
Thanks to taswir 1 @ HUKD
The Wii, and even the most avid Nintendo fanboy will probably testify to this, has a catalogue that is 70+ % crap shovelware, or rather games that have been rushed in and out of development to make a quick buck on an upwardly mobile trend. The Xbox 360 has less, mainly due to its more safe and conventional stylings, but the odd hardware release will still see a plethora of third-party poo being flung around. The LIVE Vision Camera, the 360's answer to Sony's Eye Toy, and You're In The Movies are the shifty looking culprits in question here.
You might wonder why we've stuck this one up. Well, look at it. It's a full game with 1000 Gamerpoints to be achieved going for less than the price of a London pint. There are Marks and Spencer sandwiches that cost more than this. You'll be making a saving too, with the nearest competitor more than £2 away (Gamestation - £4.98).
I could lie and tell you that this game is great, but I wouldn't be able to keep a straight face whilst typing. You basically have to fulfil a whole bunch of motion sensitive mini games to create a trailer for a B-movie in which you are the star such as steering a car to make a getaway, or miming running away from a whirlwind, or swimming whilst being chased by a shark. And it all requires the LIVE Vision camera, which isn't included with this deal.
However, if you do already have a camera, and you want some easy Achievement Points (and I know that there are some people out there who will occasionally buy a cheap game to boost their Gamerscore), then this is a no brainer. In fact, crack open a bottle of wine or a case of beer and invite some friends round, and this game actually becomes moderately passable and the pretty decent Director Mode will allow for some amateur video production that'll keep you laughing long after the hangover has gone. But basically, like most Adam Sandler movies, or anything starring the Wayans brothers, this is something best served when smashed. Unless you have a Wii. Or Rock Band.
Still, think of all those delicious Gamerpoints for under £3...
Thanks to Spies at HUKD
Ever fancied seeing yourself up on the silver screen along with the rest of your family, jumping around like a kangaroo that's just sat on a pin, striking ridiculous poses and generally making a tit of oneself? Well if you have, then this might just be the game for you, a self-styled 'family' title to show off Microsoft's little camera attachment for the Xbox, which comes included with this deal.
Unfortunately, you can't plug an iPhone camera into your Xbox, so if you do want to hook up your MicroMachine with a visual add-on then this might well be your best bet. You can currently pick up both the game and the camera together for just £9.99 at Argos, saving you a couple of quid on the nearest comeptitors, Amazon and Play - both at £11.99.
I'm pretty sure that by telling you this game isn't exactly a classic I haven't revealed anything that you couldn't have already worked out yourselves. But it's quite a fun little party piece, provided you've spent an hour or so beforehand working through the first couple of movies to unlock all of the content.
The game's premise is pretty simple: fulfil little motion capture mini-games to make a virtual trailer for a movie. You might end up flapping your arms manically to escape a tornado or steering a car as you chase down a criminal, although the mini-games and trailers are somewhat unrelated and the green screen final cut is often completely different to what you thought you were doing earlier. It's all very confusing and not helped much by lengthy setup times and dodgy hardware. Unlike the upcoming Natal, there's no way that the LIVE Vision Camera will follow enough movement to accurately depict swimming let alone help you groom a small boy named Milo.
I'm being a little harsh, to be honest there is some fun to be had here. Aside from the general mini-game japery, there's quite an entertaining Director Mode that basically allows you to splice videos together and record audio via a headset. A little bit of imagination can lead to some pretty funny results that the game will let you upload to LIVE and share online should you wish. You probably won't be able to see any of them though, as the camera experiences random little patches of faultiness - triggered often by the slightest change on the room's light.
That said, if you wanted to pick up a LIVE Vision Camera pretty cheaply to send pics of you mooning to your mates across LIVE then this might be the deal for you. The game also gives you some pretty easy Achievements, if you can leave the disc intact long enough to get them, that is.
Thanks to BladeY at HotUKDeals
Ever wanted to be the damsel in distress fleeing the giant monster? Or to just be the giant monster itself? Well, with Microsoft's You're In The Movies you can, and with Game's amazing price, you can pick it up for just £12.99, along with the Xbox Vision Camera, too!
According to a price-comparison, this is the best available deal for You're In The Movies, bundled with the Vision Camera, beaing out GameStation's £19.99 offer. You're In The Movies was an experimental gamble by Microsoft which didn't exactly pay off, averaging a poor 55/100 on MetaCritic. Critics praised the idea and initiative, but argued the execution was flawed.
You're In The Movies allows players to star in their very own B-Movie, and choose from a variety of roles and films to literally act out. The Vision Camera projects the player's image onto the screen and tracks their movement, with the virtual director rating your performance!
And you can share your home-made films with whoever you like. Record your performance, save it to a film via 360 link-up to a computer, include your own music, voice-over, and become the next Spielberg. Just don't go back and ruin your old franchises simply because your bored!