Tag Archive for Trailers

War Thunder Really Emphasizes the Importance of Faces In Their Airplane Game

Why?  When have you ever thought “This airplane game is nice, but it would be so much better if I could spend the whole time starring at my pilot?”  Sure, your airplane is being shot to shreds around you, but that’s alright, because Wow, can you believe how nice these faces look?  It’s almost like they suddenly realized that an airplane game on the PS4 looks pretty much like an airplane game on PS3, and jammed some unnecessary “improvements” in there at the last minute, just to sell the next gen-iness.  “We can render faces so well!  Please ignore the fact that that’s pretty much a pointless feature in this game.”

Hercules: The Legend Begins Trailer – No, Not That Hercules, the Other Hercules

Not to be confused with the Hercules starring Dwayne Johnson, this is the Hercules starring Twilight’s Kellan Lutz.  And what it loses in not starring The Rock, it makes up for in occasionally acknowledging that he’s the son of a god.

Occasionally.  They’re not going overboard with this.  Sure, the whole selling point of Hercules is that he’s the son of Zeus, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to be make a big deal about it.  Mostly it’s just Spartacus with a bit of 300 and a lot of Troy jammed in there.  Herc’s in love with a princess, but she’s gonna marry another dude, so Hercules is sold as a slave (because, as part god, why would he fight back?) and then he has to gather an army (because, again, as part god, he really needs an army) to take back his princess.  Then, oh yeah, he’s part god, so he gets some super powers.  But mostly it’s just slow motion 300 fighting.  Cause that’s something we needed more of.

The Friends List on Xbox One Is About As Exciting As You’d Expect

It’s a friends list.  It will collect all your friends’ GamerTags into one place where you can see what they’re doing.  Super exciting.  The only new info is that you can follow people who might not be in following you.  Hooray.  Definitely worth all the excitement that Major Nelson is exuding for this.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Trailer – Yeah, You’re Gonna Need a 3DS

Because, duh, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is happening, collecting another bunch of Kingdom Hearts games into one place for your convenience. Unfortunately, they’ve made some odd decisions about what games are included.

Kingdom Hearts 2, obviously. It’s called Kingdom Hearts 2.5, they can’t skip the 2. And it’s obviously the most important. No one wants to play a game with 3 on the end without first playing number 2. Then, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. Also great. The PSP is kinda terrible for long time gaming, and Squeenix for Adobe reason didn’t make the game available digitally, so you couldn’t play the game on PSVita. Finally it’s available on a system that won’t give you a headache trying to play. But then, the final bit it’s the video portions of Kingdom Hearts: Re:coded? Okay, what? Re:coded is kind of terrible, and doesn’t really matter, because it almost all takes place in a computer simulation (but not, like, a computer simulation you care about, like Tron). But Dream Drop Distance is important. It says stuff. It builds up to the third game. And while I can appreciate the difficulty in adapting it for a system that isn’t a DS, the fact that they’re okay with just giving us the video sequences to two other games in the series leaves an obvious solution to this issue. Guess they’re just still hoping to sell that game. Better pick up a 3DS if you want to be completely prepared for Kingdom Hearts 3. Sorry.

Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Is Pretty Much The Most Exciting Zelda In a Decade

I don’t want to be the “Older is better” guy.  I like new things.  But since Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask (which are, admittedly, just the best) I’ve not been feeling it with the Zeldas.  Wind Waker is beautiful, but that’s about it.  Twilight Princess is just… sometimes you’re a dog.  And that last one… I can’t even remember what it’s called.  It wasn’t great.  Stupid motion controls.  Ruining everything.

But this.  Old school Zelda.  Nearly the oldest school Zelda.  Link to the Past is probably the most beloved of the Zeldas.  And it’s back, and it’s so much that game.  Everything we love about Link to the Past is recreated and it’s just wonderful to see.  Just watching this video fills me with happy.  I just wish it wasn’t so far away.  Well, whatever, got Pokemon to kill the time until then.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s Director’s Cut is Meeting You Halfway

So, you saw that trailer for the Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut, and thought that you’d really like that.  But, unfortunately, you made the mistake of buying the game when it was first released, because that’s how buying things works, right?  And now you’re being punished, with the enhanced version being kept from you unless you’re willing to buy the game a second time?  Lame.

Except maybe not.  If you own the game on PC, they’re gonna work with you.  For only ten bucks you can upgrade the basic game up to the director’s cut version, providing the DLC, commentary and updated boss fights.  Sweet deal.  Even better, if you already purchased the DLC, they’re going to knock that down to five bucks.  That’s a sweet deal.  We’re slowly but surely moving towards a future where digital updates can improve our experience, instead of just being grumpy about them.  Hooray!

From Squeenix

Zen Studios Advertises Their Darth Vader Table With the Absolute Worst Darth Vader Moment

Wow.  I can’t even begin to explain this one.  Even people who enjoy Revenge of the Sith (which… how?) agree that Darth Vader’s ridiculous “Noooooooo!” at the end of that movie was an enormous embarrassment for everyone involved.  So why exactly did Zen Studios choose that scene to spend, like, a third of their trailer for a Darth Vader table on?  He could have been force choking Admiral Motti.  He could have been sensing a presence  he hadn’t felt since…  He could be just looking at the Death Star and being sad.  Anything is better than “Nooooo!”

The hell?

Call of Duty: Ghosts Explains It’s Clans Features By Saying “Clans” a Lot

Will Call of Duty: Ghosts have Clans? Oh, it’s gonna have so much Clans! There will be cross platform Clans. Clans will fight other Clans. Being in a Clan will give you special Clans experience and bonuses. There’s so much Clans that they can’t even be contained by the game, as your Clans will spill over into your cell phone or tablet device. Clans! Has the word stopped having any sort of meaning yet? Because we can’t keep talking about Clans if it hasn’t. What else do Clans do? Oh, you’re going to be able to get in special Clans meta games, where your Clans compete with over Clans for control of map points by winning matches. And there’s also… actually, that might be all the Clans info. Still, that’s plenty of Clans information, isn’t it?

Clans!

Apparently Dragon Commanders Can Be Kinda Jerks

Dragon Commander had a whole mess of political decisions that needed to be made, because apparently this is a world where “Ability to Stab a Dragon in the Face” is the most important factor in your ability to rule.  Obviously.  So the developers have collected those decisions into this handy video that gives you an idea of what you’re Dragon Commanders are choosing.  Turns out Dragon Commanders Can be kind of jerks.  What’s wrong with unions, guys?  Unions are alright.

Computer Chess Trailer – A Movie About Computer Chess

The computer chess market of the 70s (?) was as niche as it is today. As popular as chess was, we needed to constantly test against computers. I think they were doing that until the early 2000s. It’s been hitting film festivals and been getting a lot of praise. I like the concept here and I hope I’m able to remind myself to look for it when it makes it to places I can watch it. My dad’s into chess too, maybe I’ll watch with him.