From Far Cry 3 To It's A Wonderful Life, Dubstep Makes Everything Better

Far Cry fans the world over have gotten a fresh taste of Ubisoft's coming open-world shooter via a trailer that was released yesterday.

It looks… well, as a known Far Cry 2 obsessive, I'm not quite ready to say how it looks. But I can talk about how it sounds, and it sure sounds dubsteppy to me.

Before we saw the full trailer, we got a short teaser which was called the "Stranded Teaser."

In it, we hear that crazy guy from past trailers daring someone to shoot him. Then, someone gets shot! Was it him? Was it someone else? A guys eyes open and then


Here's the teaser trailer.

Ubisoft has, of course, become quite enamoured of dubstep, using the distinctive music in several of their other game trailers. Fans of Far Cry 2 may have been a bit put off by the extreme drop at the end of this trailer — after all, that game had a distinctive, compelling soundtrack made up mostly of African chanting and string instruments.

Vox Games' Justin McElroy, on the other hand, appears to have fallen in love with the idea, and has hilariously cut together a series of videos that… well… I'm not going to spoil them. Just watch (and listen) for yourself.

"The Princess Bride"

"You keep calling things dubstep. I do not think that word means what you think it means."

"Little Rascals"

"I've got a drop, I've got a drop, I've got a drop, hey hey hey hey."

"It's a Wonderful Life"

"Every time a drop drops, a dubstep fan gets his wings."

"Jerry Maguire"

Easily my favourite one.


    Dubstep makes nothing better. Stop dubstepping everything ffs...

      agreed dubstep as a genre has been ruined by the likes of skrillex, nero and rusko and now they feel the need to ruin the video game industry with their filthy crap music.

        True. If you listen to Burial, Kode 9, Lorn and Vivek it's nothing like this shit.
        Dubstep was around for years before that Corey Feldman lookalike sreamo motherfucker Skrillex came along and cashed in on it so bogans would like it.
        Saying Skrillex and Rusko are representative of dubstep, is like saying Nickelback and Matchbox 20 are representative of rock.

          Oh noes, Skrillex makes music that a lot of people enjoy!

          Yeah, he must be a jerk.

            A lot of people like Justin Beiber, would you be defending him? *shrug* If we were going to argue the difference between good and bad music we'd be here for the rest of eternity because what people consider "good" is subject to their own tastes and views anyway...

              I completely agree with you on the 'taste in music' thing - it's totally subjective. What I take exception to is people claiming Skrillex and others have 'ruined' dubstep.

              From what I can tell, Skrillex doesn't even categorise himself as a dubstep artist (most of his stuff is electro house anyways), but the media latched onto it and that was that.

              Anyways, I'm a huge fan of electronic music and I'm quite happy that Skrillex (and Nero and others) have opened peoples eyes and ears to a relatively underground music scene. It's cool that my non-electronic-music-listening friends are into it too. All this talk of him ruining dubstep is nonsense. Burial, Holy Other and all the dubstep pioneers will still continue to make music.

              Oblig pic:

                Haha, I have that shirt. ;)
                I think the issue a lot of people have is that dub-step meant a lot to them, and then Skrillex over-simplified it and turned it into something people who wear Ed Hardy get fucked up and dance around to at music festivals. But then the same thing has happened to every single form of music. As I said below, all art eventually gets appropriated and turned into a money-making vehicle, you see the same thing with fandom and gaming as well. It's a part of life - best just not to invest too much of your identity in something that can be so easily exploitable.

                  Yeah, I get what you're saying, especially about the dance festivals. I guess I just get annoyed that people bag Skrillex when he's just making music. It's not his fault that muscle heads ruin Perth festivals. He may eventually sell out (Bangarang sounds like he may have started to), but if he makes crap music I won't listen to him.

                  And yeah, there's no point trying to put yourself in a category. Just listen to what you like. ^_^

                  It was rusko who was first with sound, skrillex was 6 years later. When skrillex started that sound was already old, Its just become mainstream now.

        I believe you are confusing brostep with dubstep like the rest of the world.

    I... don't get it. I must be getting old :(

      No mate, you're not the only one. I can't wait for FarCry3 and I have no flipping idea what why or how any of these clips relate to it.


    I love Dubstep!!! Just not in my game trailers....

    @ 1st i was like :| with the Farcry Teaser,
    But then i lol'd 4 times.

    Noisia Machine Gun (16 Bit Remix) I used to play this tune out all the time when it first got released, can make a crowd go wild

      Yup, and i think its entirely appropriate to the context of the video. If it was assasin's creed or Rayman i'd have a pretty big issue with it.

      The same barbs could have been slung at trance at the height of its popularity or drum and bass 10 years ago. Its common music now peeps, its going to be used in marketing material and i think the above use is pretty great.

      to all: gitoverit

      ps Justin Mcelroy is hilarious and i love him.

        well, i actually mean the tune is pretty great in the context of the ACTUAL trailer, the teaser is just the last snippet of the tune. It works well with the visuals.

        I am a dnb Dj, and if someone was slinging shit at DnB 10 years ago they'd get hit, cause they were true rudebwoys back then :P

    Dubstep sucks ass. Give me guitars & drums anyday

    Man these videos are silly. Trailer was cool though. As Sam said Noisia-Machine Gun (16 Bit Remix) is an epic track

    Dubstep is for cretins and ignorami and I would argue that it in fact makes everything worse.

    I'm afraid I don't follow.

    I guess I spend too much time listening to people who know how to play instruments and write lyrics.

      how terribly mature of you jellyarrow

      "Rock music sucks ass, I guess I spend too much time listening to people who can actually compose a symphony and write operas."

      Not my opinion, just something that comes to mind when people into rock diss electronic music.

        I never mentioned rock. Jazz musicians play instruments. People who play classical music use instruments. I do listen to rock, and hip-hop, classical, jazz etc.

        What can I say? I don't like music which is reminiscent of a car alarm.

          Synthesisers can be instruments too...

            So can consumer electronics, apparently. I might record 5 minutes of myself pushing buttons on my microwave and sell it with a cut of coke. It's not music, but hey, who's counting?

              Ooh, electronic music and drug taking. Edgy.

              You don't have to like any form of music you don't like. It doesn't stop being music to other people (and no, not all electronic music fans are into drugs).

              Hah! This conversation was probably happening six decades ago before the internet was even invented. Except then it was about how these new-fangled electric guitars and this rock and/or roll and how it could never be legit music and was the work of the devil, etc.

            I've said it before and I'll say it again. FUCK dubstep. I don't give a shit if people like to listen to that musically retarded garbage, but why the fuck is it EVERYWHERE? I can easily avoid what i think is bad music, but not goddamn dubstep. That's what pisses me off about this shit.

            Dubstep is like a penis. It's fine to have one. It's fine to be proud of it, but please don't whip it out in public and start waving it around.

    Just FYI... irrational hate of a new(ish) genre of music that people younger than you like, does mean you're getting old folks haha.

    I don't mind dubstep in trailers or movies (I think it suits the Far Cry trailer well), but I wouldn't spend money to see a DJ who plays it or buy a CD of itunes download of it.

      mate real Dubstep is fairly old now this new stuff is shit and has killed off the genre faster then a Zyrtec. It used to be good and now its about who can cram as manly samples of guns, children screaming and growling noises into a single bar of "music".

        "It was good until it became mainstream"


        I've heard this one before

          It's because most things in fact are good until they get appropriated by the mainstream. Every genre is eventually hunted down, neutered and declawed by record labels and made into a non-threatening simplified cliche of itself so that it's easily digestible for the masses of consumers who don't want to think too much about what they're listening to. Way of the world, man. Way of the motherfuckin' world...

          Well said CyK.

          Although to be fair, forum comments used to be much better 5 years ago before forums went mainstream. I've got some comments from back in the day that will make your head explode, man.

        I said new(ish), and more "new" as in the eyes of mainstream listeners. A music genre doesn't normally become a "genre" until it has already existed for a number of years anyway.

    here is the actual trailer that got released today btw guys

    ITT: Hipsters

    Dubstep is HORRID. Its like listening to laser beams and dinosaurs.

      confirmed for non-taker of recreational drugs. If you're in a wonderful enough state, it FEELS like lazer beams and dinosaurs too haha

      Please, I hate Jazz and Western but I don't decry people that listen to it. I think Dubstep like any genre can be great if used properly. The Far Cry 3 trailer was one step too many for me but I think it fits perfectly in the Syndicate trailers.

      BTW Dino Riders was freaking awesome

    Ubisoft should just rename themself to DUBisoft

    so much elitism from people who probably exclusively listen to triple j and therefore think they have the market cornered on 'good music'.

    And even worse, people saying, 'omg brostep ruined dubstep listen to old stuff urz da werst' - seriously, fucking get over yourselves.

    It works well in the trailers (assassins creed less so lol)

    Oh, and bangarang has some decent tracks - come at me, hipsters

      Triple J play dubstep, unfortunately.

        honestly, dubstep is favourable to the cookie cutter indie bands that have become the mainstay of triple j's programming since early 2010

        Dude I hate to break this to you but triple J is a commercial radio station without the ads. Next you're gonna say Pitchfork is underground.
        And hipsters don't listen to dubstep, they listen to pussy folk stuff like Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes.
        If you're gonna call people on their music tastes, at least get it right! :P So some people prefer stuff that isn't what the majority listen to - it doesn't make them elitist. I hate how now when anyone raises a contrary opinion to anything it's like "OMG HATERZ GONNA HATE UR ALL MUSIC SNOBS U FUCKING HIPSTERS!!!11!!" Jeez, anyone who doesn't listen to Celine Dion these days is an elitist hipster...

          You completely misread my post, I'm saying hipsters DON'T listen to dubstep, which is precisely where the issues from - they all complain that dubstep is all same noise / instrument / synths whatever, while listening to 25 identical indie bands.

          Also misread - I'm implying that triple j is commercial (duh ;o), but people believe that listening to that makes them 100% correct on anything music related.

          On the last point, I agree with you - again, what i was saying haha



    Is that was dubstep is (I had no idea!) sh!t back in my day I called it techno! And I still didn't listen to it!

    People have different tastes to mine and it makes me so mad!! >=[

    I love dub-step. Not every track, like every genre. There is tracks I love and tracks that I'd rather listen to something else.

    As someone who has produced both electronic music and performed in a rock band I can tell you this. Electronic music is alot more challenging and musically rich then rock music. Sure, you can spend 5 years learning the guitar or the drums... but try learning 50,000 instruments because believe me, every synthesizer is different. And then theres the whole mastering process which most rock heads just send off for "someone with computers" to handle. Thats what makes the difference between amateurish music and professional music and 50% of the work is just in that. Anyone can make a melody. And @Jellyfish Id like to see you create a song with microwave button noises and fax machines and make it sound good. Because if you can Id say you are a bloody epic musician.

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now