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PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son Seems to Have Heavily Inspired this Lexus Commercial

by on August 5, 2014 4:21 PM 15

Video games are becoming a more and more widespread and respected form of entertainment art, so it’s not unlikely or farfetched for them to inspire other artists and even filmmakers.

Lexus recently released a trailer titled Amazing in Motion – STROBE, directed by Adam Berg and using amazing strobe costumes created by Hollywood costume designer Vin Burnham and technical director Adam Wright.

While Lexus officially mentions that the trailer has been inspired by its cars, and specifically by the spindle grille and LED headlights, it’s hard for a gamer not to notice another very likely source of inspiration.

Below you can check out the trailer, and compare it with inFAMOUS: Second Son‘s Neon reveal trailer. If the Lexus’ video wasn’t directly inspired by the neon dash shown in slow motion, those that made them might just share the same brain.


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  • Abrar Auditore Jahin

    Lexus be like,”Oh crap! They found out!”

    • Averix

      More like the executives that approved it thought it was cool without knowing the context. The marketing firm obviously knew.

  • They Call Me Senpai

    Pretty obvious they were inspired by Second Son.

  • BlackestNight63

    That isn’t even inspiration at that point, it’s blatently ripping off Second Son.

    • Guest

      Probably sponsored by Microsoft

    • extermin8or2

      Before I watched it was expecting a car using neon like effects and thinking this article an over exaggeration then I watched it and the fact the persons figure is scaling building in an infamous like way and such it’s so clearly used the idea from the game. They might aswell have paid to use delsin’s character in the advert lol…

  • Belmor

    Wrecking Orchestra + Infamous Second Son Neon Effect

  • Raian K.

    “Amazing in motion” that hardly describes a Lexus LOL

  • Vrasku

    amazing in motion..and in photo mode :D

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/SkinnyAssGamer100 SkinnyAssGamer

    I wonder what the sequel to Infamous Second Son will hold for us? i don’t want to see a sequel to Infamous Second Son until at least 2017 or 2018. most likely. But still i wonder what will be waiting for us on Infamous Second Son 2?

  • Ice

    Someone get Phoenix Wright on this sh*t

  • tylerc23

    Exactly what I said!!!!

  • Skeeter49

    I thought they were exaggerating this. Watched the video, I realized I was wrong to think that 15 seconds in :(

  • Michael Norris

    Sony’s lawyers are going to give Lexus ”Toyota” a call I am sure.That is such a rip off and it makes no sense for a car commercial.

  • notcarolkaye

    It’s a little off topic, but I wish cancer on everybody who owns a luxury car. I mean, of course their ads are stupid, they’re selling a logo for an extra ten or twenty thousand dollars.

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