Hedone Getsone New Trailer

By John Walker on December 21st, 2011 at 3:43 pm.

Bad posture.

Hey you? Yes, you – the one with the face. Would you like to watch a trailer for Hedone? You would! Awesome… I’ve put it down somewhere.

Oh, here it is!

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  1. Lewie Procter says:

    Who doesn’t love all that destruction?

  2. Mr_Initials says:

    Not talking to me, because I have no face. But I would like to see a hedone trailer…

  3. menderslan says:

    Looks pretty fun and sounds like an interesting premise, although I’m kind of put off by the CoD like guns and interface (GIANT NUMBERS).

  4. Ricc says:

    The narrator sounds like he is doing a coffee machine commercial or something. :)

  5. Alexander Norris says:

    How hard is it to pronounce “coup de grâce” properly, Americans? The answer is: not very hard. Why can’t you?

    • Maldomel says:

      That is probably the only thing that struck me in this trailer. As a french guy, I didn’t heard ‘coup de grâce’ but ‘coup de gras’, and that is not the same! At all!

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      Jackablade says:

      Who’s to say he didn’t mean “Strike of fat?”

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      yhancik says:

      Sounded like “Coup de Grail” to me, which makes even less sense

    • Skabooga says:

      Pretty damn hard, actually, especially when we aren’t in the habit of speaking or hearing French. At this point, we don’t use it so much like a French word but rather an English word with French roots.

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      yhancik says:

      “koo the grass” would be close enough

    • Muzman says:

      Hang on, what? Coup de gras is definitely a borrowed expression that’s fairly common in english. And it is pronounced ‘coo de gra’ isn’t it? (that’s what my mum always said anyway, and she did French for her leaving certificate, used to put it on her resume, that sort of thing).
      So what’s the problem?

    • archimandrite says:

      @Muzman: I’m not sure if you’re serious or not!

      As others have already said, it’s coup de grâce, not coup de gras. The soft ‘c’ noise is pronounced, because there’s an ‘e’ at the end.

      ‘grâce’ = ‘grace’ whereas ‘gras’ = ‘fat’

      Americans know that you skip letters at the end of French words; they’re just skipping too many letters, and consequently sounding insane.

    • Muzman says:

      I’m completely serious. The expression we have bastardised, one way or the other is ‘coup de gras’,
      It’s possible both are going around, I guess. But there’s usually no “grace” necessarily involved or implied. It is used to mean a decisive and often harsh/excessive maneuver, frequently political in nature.

      I mean Mardi Gras is rarely held on a Tuesday, but is often “fat” in its way.

      It’s quite possible someone’s faux French witticism (“My Lord, his tactic was less a coup de grace and more a coup de gras. Ahaha aha haha”) caught on and gets used wrongly and so on. But it’s definitely an expression.

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      Jackablade says:

      I think you might be thinking of coup d’etat. coup de grâce is about mercy killing. Which, come to think of it, isn’t really what they wanted to say in the trailer in the first place.

    • CptSqweky says:

      It’s called “anglicizing foreign words”. You Brits do it too. Or do you pronounce “fillet” as fil-eh? and “Quixote” as ki-ho-tay? (Americans do, but Brits I’ve talked to don’t.) So, please, instead of trying to act superior, try celebrating the diversity of different variations of English dialects.

    • archimandrite says:

      In this case, it’s over-francophying a word by dropping out too many letters. But yes, the British are very good at butchering foreign words. After all, pronouncing foreigners’ words correctly would only encourage them.

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      Kong says:

      The French are well known for their excellent pronounciation of English words…
      “Uhze-Deze”

      I recall trying to teach a French hardcore fan to say AC/DC. Impossible mission.

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      Jackablade says:

      I think you might be thinking of coup d’etat. coup de grâce is about mercy killing. Which, come to think of it, isn’t really what they wanted to say in the trailer in the first place.

      I’m not. Which isn’t to say that’s not how it became a thing. It’s amazing how little evidence for this there is on the net, so you’ll have to take my word for it. People say coup de gras, they mean to say coup de gras not coup detat or coup de grace. They might be wrong or confusing their expressions a lot of the time, but there’s even people who know it means the fat blow or whatever (although I always took that as synonymous with ‘big’). It is used intentionally quite a bit. I’d bet good money the script had coup de gras on it and the actor knew how to pronounce it and it troubled no one in the chain of edit because they’ve all heard it before and possibly even used it.
      It’s quite possible it grew and persists in error, but it’s still a real bastardised expression.

  6. killmachine says:

    maps look nice. weapons and animation could use some work though.

  7. MadTinkerer says:

    So basically they’ve taken a standard arena FPS and created a fiction around it that actually justifies it. Or rather, borrowed the fiction from classic sci fi. And yet I’m intrigued.

    Can’t see choosing this over CS:GO though.

    • Faxmachinen says:

      I signed up for the beta, and it made me realize I just wanted to play CS all along :/

  8. DigitalSignalX says:

    People should be able to download the client and watch others play for free.

    • Ricc says:

      That’s the thing with the whole FPS spectator concept, though… Unless there is a really strong competitive scene for this game (which I doubt), why would I ever want to do that instead of playing myself?

  9. kikito says:

    Looks like a Counter Strike mod.

  10. NYMinuteMan says:

    Looks like a generic tune up your weapons and look like a freak shooter. I absolutely hate the pffff-Sniperr ifle. Like there’s more need for easy to use camp on a spot one hit kill wonder-weapons in games like this.

  11. dE says:

    Is it me, or does the Screenshot look a lot like “Rico ignoring explosions” again?

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      jezcentral says:

      Except something horrible seems to have happened to her ankle…..

  12. tentaclesex says:

    Oh no Hedidn’t

  13. Innovacious says:

    Why did they make it so brown? it doesn’t look that brown/washed out in the closed beta.

    This trailer really does not do the game justice from what ive seen in the closed beta. They made it seem really generic.

    EDIT: ugh, I’m actually really angry about this. The game actually has some character, they then ripped that character out to make this trailer. Its like they are trying to appeal to genericfps4:part3 players. But i know it wont appeal to them.

  14. SketchyGalore says:

    Brink-looking game alert! Everyone keep your hopes down and run! Go, go, go!

    Also… isn’t kinda a bad sign when your trailer has framerate issues?

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    yhancik says:

    Every single writer who ever used that bloody trope should be put on a island where they will have to fight for their life under the eyes of hundreds of television camera. Only one can survive, and he will be the only writer ever allowed to use that tired cliché over again. Until he eventually dies and we’re finally done with it. Goddamnit!

    Also, the drones design is pretty much borrowed from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_W-tPmk19g

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      yhancik says:

      Also their logo really look like one for a pop song contest program in the early 00s (which would have looked old-fashioned by early 00s standards, but it’s a pop song contest, what do you expect?)

    • Innovacious says:

      Nobody dies though, so it doesn’t even have that suspense. The idea behind the show is, they make “synths” (clones) of themselves to play in the games. The guy who owns the tv show made millions from social media and bought loads smaller organisations, including a failing clone lab.

      In the actual game, there are commentators who talk like any other type sports commentator, and its very light hearted. Being killed isn’t a big deal.

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      yhancik says:

      Yes.. that doesn’t really set it apart from the rest, does it?

  16. the.celt says:

    I tried it for a half hour or so last week and quickly uninstalled. The only thing inspired about the game is the superiour way in which they’re going to monetize you. It has similarities to Brink in that you can configure many aspects of appearance and weapons, except here they’ll be using real life money. The shooting itself is quite dull. The announcer is annoying (“Ho! I bet he didn’t see *that* coming!”).

    These games coming out lately, wherein the monetization (that word again) plan delays or even destroys the fun, have got to go. I’m looking at you, Tribes: Ascend. A key part of your money model requires that the player never have access to configureability, like, ever. I understand that you have to make money somehow but… that. is. nuts. Configureability was a central feature of Tribes in the past.

    • Faxmachinen says:

      In this one you can’t even get your way with money, since all the items require you to be level twenty-exty-six to buy. Also, you can’t see mods for weapons you haven’t bought, so you don’t even have anything to aspire to.

  17. Skabooga says:

    Credit where credit is due, the trailer did use a visual pun about pipes about three-fourths of the way through.

  18. Skusey says:

    I can’t help but feel that if I invented technology for raising the dead I’d do something more worthwhile with it than start up a snuff TV channel. Or at the very least something more lucrative.

  19. Hmm-Hmm. says:

    Later on, Hedone corp would grow and rename itself Liandri corp.

  20. Synesthesia says:

    Ugh, the character design… i never thought i said that, but brink actually did that well.

  21. nubbuka says:

    I’m at the bottom of the comment list, but I can’t find the trailer… Where is it!?

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    maninahat says:

    It’s an ugly looking game, and the gameshow premise doesn’t seem to have any influence on the generic, brown, modern warfare setting. If you’re going to have such a goofy (uninspired) premise, give it a goofy setting!

    Also, that sniper fired with the force of a hamster’s fart. Even the guns aren’t interesting.

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    Ham Solo says:

    Looks like…
    Brown generic shooter with “Gamer”-stiled theme.

  24. Messiah Complex says:

    I expect that an increasing number games are going to have these sorts of “premium” content systems. That’s not an original thought. But, I also expect that gamers are going to hit their saturation point much more quickly than all the metrics-driven design people have anticipated. I can see where a person would be silly enough to invest lots of cash in *one* game’s premium content, but who plays just *one* game?

    Right now, there’s not much to stop you from playing both BF3 and MW3. Fast forward a few years, though, and consider whether that will be true if the majority of games sport “freemium” monetization models. It could easily get to the point where a “sale” for Company A is a lost sale for Company B. I wouldn’t mind watching the dominant members of the industry screw each other into oblivion, but at the same time, I worry about the viability of my hobby.

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  26. porps says:

    this game is crap. I see absolutely no reason why anyone would want to play this crap when there are things like quakelive around.

  27. max pain says:

    Nice aimbot at 0:42.
    Also, what’s up with that bored guy casually firing a minigun at 1:18?

  28. rocketman71 says:

    Meh, another P2W online-only me-too FPS.

    Even if it wasn’t that, nothing in that trailer looks remotely interesting. It looks like “Brink light” played in Borderlands. And we know how Brink turned out.

  29. shaytan says:

    So this is entirely new idea for a FPS, great! Wait, what? Unreal Tournament, you say?