Computer-Enhanced Babies Are Not A Good Marketing Tool

Can Ubisoft's upcoming game Rocksmith teach a baby how to play guitar? Of course not, but through the magic of computer-aided video manipulation, it can use a real baby to creep us the f—k out.

There's a limit to how much video magic can be applied to a baby before it stops being a joyous little creature filled with potential and slowly transforms into the sort of impish monster from which nightmares spring. The E-Trade baby commercials, for instance, skirt the very edge of the line, saved by the fact that the baby, while uncharacteristically talkative, is still doing baby things.

Playing guitar riffs and throwing up horns is not a very baby thing to do. I'm pretty sure babies only poop, pee, eat, and cry, but then I've only had mine for a few weeks, not nearly long enough to break them in. Hell, I've barely taken the protective plastic off.

Rocksmith comes out in October for the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3. I'll be in hiding, just in case.


Comments

    That will haunt my nightmares forever

    That was awesome
    Welcome back mr fahey!

    Ha! I thought it was a little weird until he threw up the horns. Hilarious!
    Rock on lil digital dude \m/

    Terrifying. Couldn't even watch the whole thing.

    It really wasn't that bad... surprisingly good, actually.

    Didn't one of those morning tv shows try to pass this of as real a few weeks ago?

    You guys all have a ridiculously low creepy tolerance threshold.

    If you think that's creepy, you need to go outdoors a little more.

    Oh my god that was wonderful.
    Also, yay for PC release :D

    haha that was actually quite amusing.

    as for this new Rocksmith game...i already play guitar IRL so meh.

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