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I'm not much a fan of Destiny and the gameplay oftentimes puts me to sleep, but every once in a while there is something that pops up that's actually both funny and entertaining, no matter what you think about the game itself. In this case, there's a dance routine set to the Backstreet Boys and it's great.
The Daily Dot spotted the video over on the Husky Raid YouTube channel, and you can check it out for yourself below.
The video featuring the Backstreet Boys' “Everybody” was originally posted back in the fall of 2015 and has managed to garner more than 2 million views globally.
Even if you're not into Destiny it's hard to deny the entertainment values of the game when stuff like this pops up. The Husky Raid must have put a ton of time into turning this into a reality. There's a lot of logistics involved with creating a video like this, especially trying to keep the camera angles relevant and getting the special effects to go off on cue.
It's neat how they used special grenades and the Guardians' powers to put on a light show for audiences and managed to utilize the environment as a makeshift stage. Destiny machinima is usually of a fairly low quality but I really have to tip my hat off to the Husky Raid gang for being able to get inventive with the camera shots and special effects.
I think the ending sequence is definitely the most impressive part of it all, because the party had to venture around the Destiny world to capture footage of various maps. Some of the shots almost actually look like some kind of music video. If Bungie actually allowed users to enter spectator mode at any time then we could potentially see some even better machinima coming out of the Destiny community.
The Husky Raid group have been pumping out videos for a while, and the majority of them are miscellaneous clips and playthroughs, but it's the dance routines and their “Destiny Cops” series that get most of the views on the channel. However, the “Destiny Cops” series ran into a bit of a problem back in September 2015 when Bungie removed a glitch that allowed players to make their gun disappear. The Husky Raid crew used the glitch as a way to make “Destiny Cops” look like it was being filmed cinematically, but with the glitch gone they had to get creative, no different than what they did with the music video above.
I imagine it takes a lot of editing and timing to get the music videos done right, so it's not surprising that they don't come out often. Although, when they do appear it's usually an event that goes viral around the web... just like with the Destiny clip at the top of the article featuring a bunch of galactic heroes dancing to a song from a boy band that was popular back in the late 1990s.