Back at E3 in 2009, Sony unveiled the third title from Japanese developer Team Ico. It featured a small child with his giant feathered companion, which resembled a griffin. This game was called The Last Guardian. The unveiling was nothing more than a trailer, but it embedded an emotional connection that many gamers already felt between the young boy, and his pet. It ended up winning many E3 awards that year, but once the show ended, it went dark. The game disappeared from existence. Later, Sony would break the dreadful news that it was canceled.
A few young hopefuls every year, around this time during the expo, would hope Sony would once again reveal the title to the world. Eventually it would be forgotten, and many of us just accepted its cruel fate. (more…)
During Star Wars Celebration, EA gave us a quick tease of Star Wars: Battlefront. It was more or less a visual representation that the game graphically looks fantastic. And what felt like a crashing halt; we never got to watch actual gameplay. Thankfully EA has delivered a five minute preview of the game in action. And oh boy, does it have game of the year potential written all over it.
EA confirmed some features. Battles can range anywhere from as 8-40 people in a single room. They promise to have authentic Star Wars characters, including Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, along with various other famous SW stars, which you’ll easily recognize in the video above.
Some characters were even include special abilities. For instance, if you unlock Darth Vader during the battle playing as the Empire, he has the ability to use the Force and choke out his enemies, as evident in the video. Although I assume In order to play as him, you’ll have to unlock various goals throughout the battle.
The video also example of how you’ll be able to control X-Wings, AT-AT’s and other various Star Wars vehicles, which truly make it feel like a real Star Wars battle unfolding.
Since EA first announced Star Wars battlefront was coming over a year ago, I have been waiting in anticipation to finally see gameplay. I had confidence the Dice would be able to develop an authentic Star Wars title, and today they have confirmed my thoughts. This has the potential to be one of EA’s biggest titles they’ve ever released. And I’m excited that they’re not half-assing it, like many assumed they would.
Ever wanted to hear a mashup of J. Lo (Booty), Shakira (She Wolf) and with the Super Mario Bros.theme thrown in? If you answered yes, than the super talented one band girl Kawehi has your back.
If you’re unfamiliar with the musician, she’s had a slew of internet videos that have gone viral. Her most successful ended up being mashups of songs, or her take on an individual song where she records all the samples in real time. It’s pretty incredible multitasking on her part. I have a hard time eating a sandwich and talking to the person next to me. Yet somehow she can record a Nirvana song with all the rifts, drum beats, chorus and vocals at the same time. So Kudos to her and stuff.
Recently she’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her EP. She was only asking for a mere $3,000 but the Internet has surprised her with almost $40,000, with four days to go, at this writing. The video above is a gift to her backers. And I say thank you, I just might have to donate! But first, I need to finish a sandwich.
Here we go again. Another year has gone by, which means another Call of Duty. But unlike the last 2,000 sequels that have been released, this one is being built on next generation hardware. If that doesn’t get you pumped, you’re probably a normal person.
Today, Activision has revealed a new trailer, and we have it after the jump, which focuses mostly on the campaign, and with a quick tease of multiplayer. And in all seriousness, this game is shaping up like it could be fun. Sure… it’s probably been “inspired” by Titianfall, but that’s a good thing. It’s getting fans of the franchise a breath of fresh air, and it might possibly introduce some new ones. And maybe…just maybe…ex-fans might return. But maybe that’s also just wishful thinking. (more…)
The hype of Star Wars has never gone down towards up obscurity since the original film was released in 1975. And with the announcement of Disney purchasing Lucasfilm, and the next Star Wars movie will be released in 2015 with J.J. Abrams directing it, Star Wars is about to be as big as ever, which is perfect timing for Zen Studios to release a digital pinball game based on the franchise for mobile platforms, Xbox Live and PSN.
When the game is released digitally, there will be a few pinball tables to select from, which are inspired by “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
Watch the trailer for Star Wars Pinball after the jump. (more…)
James Farr mashed-up Ghostbusters and Super Mario Brothers and what you get is something that all ADHD children will love, along with fans of both franchises. The story loosely follows the original Ghostbusters but obviously replaces Bill Murray and company with Luigi, Mario, Princess Peach and the always worthless Toad.
I do love some of the easter-eggs Mr. Farr used in his animation, which include Mario and Luigi using the Super Nintendo Super Scope zapper; instead of the Proton Pack, the Yoshi eggs bursting out of the package, the NES Advantage controller as the shift stick in the Ecto-1 and the ‘dogs’ of Ghostbusters were represented by the Chain Chomps.
Here is a clear indication that Sony wants something different with their PlayStation marketing campaigns, or so it seems.
The hardware manufacturer announced they are releasing the marketing company Deutsch Inc. of their advertising duties and have hired the firm Bartle, Bogle, Hegarty New York (BBH New York), to take over the home console’s creative marketing assignment.
BBH New York is best known for it’s emotional television advertisement for the Chrome web browser, along with working with other corporations such as, Axe Body Spray, Coke-a-Cola and Baileys. (more…)
The quick scene that shows New York City being bombarded by missiles, wasn’t from the country’s special-effects department (I’m sure they have one, right?) — no — it was stolen from the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Apparently someone within the country forgot to DVR a disaster film like Independence Day. I think that would’ve looked more realistic, so that’s my conclusion why they used footage from the 2011 video game
If you watch the bizarre propaganda video, that we have embedded up top, it will be a tad confusing to understand, so we’ll explain it for you. (more…)
The big technological leap that Rockstar was touting for L.A. Noire was the state-of-the-art facial technology the game provided. The complex feature was to give players a glimpse of how each character was reacting to detectives questions they were providing to non-playable characters. The idea of implementing that element was for a better understanding of if character was lying to you. It was a pretty remarkable to see in person, and it definitely added a different type of value to the game. And it’s something that we hope we see in future Rockstar titles.
If you don’t know, the entire game was motion capture, and because actors were present to represent the characters, there’s a blooper reel. And above is that very clip of the actors screwing up their lines. These bloopers are entertaining, but it’s nothing that you haven’t seen before on a DVD special feature. What is incredible is how the motion capture and the facial technology picked up everything, from actors sticking out their tongue because of dialogue twisting, to their entire face shuttering because of a sneeze, you see everything. (more…)
Sony has just released that God of War: Ascension trailer that was being teased a few days ago. If you watch the entire two-minute trailer, you’ll see the softer side of the games protagonists Kratos. It looks like the game’s goal is to give insight on the emotion of Kratos, something that has been missed in the entire series. You’ll notice that Kratos is still haunted by the death of his child and wife, while the song “Hanging On” by Ellie Goulding plays. Their deaths looks like to have been from murder. So the spark for Kratos’ motive for for being so violent could just stem from vengeance.
The trailer, up top, will air this Sunday during the Super Bowl. However, the version that you’ll be watching during the commercials will only be about a one minute cut. Well it hasn’t been confirmed why Sony decided to edit the commercial in half, it’s a safe bet it probably has to do with money. According to Ad Age’s Brian Steinberg, the average ad which is about 30 seconds will roughly costs between 3.7 and $3.8 million. So while next installment of God of War is a huge title for the company, it’s probably not worth spending close to $8 million to show it off during the most-watched sporting event in the country.