Terry Crews talks about motion capture acting in Crackdown 3

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Though the multiplayer in Crackdown 3 doesn't sound like it's going to be anything special, the singleplayer campaign could be much more worthwhile (opens in new tab). It basically lets you be Terry Crews, aka Sgt. Terry Jeffords from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, if he was the hero of Saints Row 4. That sounds pretty OK to me.

Crews recently gave an interview to Australian website Pedestrian.tv (opens in new tab) about what it felt like playing a videogame character covered in motion-capture nodules. "What's really strange and different as an actor being on set, is that I'm used to using props," he said. "I'm used to grabbing props and grabbing things and, you know, sitting down here and moving over there and kinda seeing the world as it is, and it puts you in your place."

Crews also discussed building a PC with his son Isaiah (who the protagonist of Crackdown 3 is named after), and how they've bonded over games. "I was a professional football player, but he’s not really into football. This morning he didn't know who was in the Super Bowl, you know what I mean, and that's OK with me," Crews said. "I would much rather be a part of his world than he be a part of mine."

What a great dad. Anyway, Crackdown 3 comes out on February 15 along with too many other games (opens in new tab).

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.