What with the recent events in the Grand Theft Auto scene going a bit, um, under the weather at the moment, it’s nice to kick back once in a while and take a break from that hectic game we call life. If you’re bored and at a loss for things to do, take a gander at PEDS. (Sorry about the run-on sentence.)
This appropriately titled series follows the day-to-day meanderings of pedestrians in the sleazy and corrupt world of Vice City. Folks who have seen Rooster Teeth’s cult classic Red vs. Blue may find Peds to be strikingly familiar, mainly because both series are done with machinima (animation through the use of videogame technology). The movements of the characters in Peds aren’t as free as Red vs Blue, but considering the limited range of motions that a single pedestrian can do in Vice (run, scream, die) it’s certainly impressive.
There are only four episodes out at the moment, along with a couple of trailers, but more are constantly being pumped out.
Be sure to check out both the official website and the GTAForums PEDS topic. Low-res downloads are available from the official website as well, and if you’re willing to register, you can get your hands on the high-res versions.
Major thanks to ceedj and his cohorts for putting so much time and effort into this hilarious tribute to a classic game!