Trophy of the week : Far Cry 3 - Say hi to the internet
- Posted September 7th, 2013 at 15:17 EDT by Richard Archer
The story of how the head came to be can be found in the Machinima Far Cry 3 prequel videos starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse here. They are a darkly funny tale about how TV programs can go horribly wrong, and shows Christopher's capture and torture by Far Cry 3 villain Vass who buries him in the sand. Vass then posts an online video where people could vote on whether Christopher should live or die, which is where the trophy gets it internet-connected name from. The videos and trophy got me thinking; has anything as bad as the fate of Mr Mintz-Plasse ever been on TV and inspired this trophy ?
The first thing that struck me was that the fake nature of Christopher's Far Cry reality show draws a parallel with reality survival star Bear Grylls. He admitted for his show Born Survivor he had not camped in the wilderness each night, but instead stayed in a hotel. OK, so Grylls was a bit of a faker but Christopher's Far Cry documentary also places him in danger, and I was curious to discover if there were any TV shows that were similar. Well, it seems people have died filming the show Survivor and nature presenter Steve Irwin died from a stingray attack while filming his nature show.
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