Posts Tagged ‘trailer’

Elite Dangerous Launch Video More Dangerous Than Game

By Graham Smith on December 11th, 2014.

Oh, the casual disregard for meaning that forms the backbone of marketing. This Elite: Dangerous launch trailer doesn’t mark the launch of the game, because that happens next week on December 16th. It’s game-like footage doesn’t actually show the game, since it’s all pre-rendered. And it’s not representative of the activities you’ll perform in the game because you can’t walk about on foot and while it’s certainly capable of spinning frantic space battles, it’s mostly a game about being an intergalactic courier.

Don’t get me wrong. I like the game that way and I don’t mind a bit of a light show for its own sake, so watch the trailer below.

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New No Man’s Sky Trailers Show Space Stations, Portals

By Graham Smith on December 8th, 2014.

The imminent release of other, exciting space games has done nothing to dull my interest in No Man’s Sky. I can think of three good reasons for that: it’s the only space game with a colour palette taken from a ’70s paperback book cover; it looks an awful lot like a procedural walking simulator on a universal scale; I have little clue as to what it’s really about and I am easily manipulated by the withholding of information.

Aren’t we all! There’s two new trailers of the game inside.

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Into The Unknown: Interstellaria Gets Beta Trailer

By Laura Kate Dale on November 29th, 2014.

When I was growing up, I dreamt of going to space for the isolation. I was one of those weird kids who thought the idea of being somewhere quiet, undisturbed and far away from the world was quite appealing. Then I played Mass Effect and realised space is much cooler when you and a group of friends grab a ship and head off into the unknown together, exploring unexpected worlds and changing lives as a big happy space family. With that in mind, this beta trailer for Interstellaria really made me stop and take notice. My life definitely needs a more avenues for building a cool team of space buddies to kill stuff and explore worlds with.

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Late To The Party Is A Spy RPG From Makers Of Unrest

By Graham Smith on November 17th, 2014.

Now, the party don’t start ’til I walk in, but Late to the Party has started its Kickstarter campaign. I’ll break it down, it’s a Cold War espionage RPG from the makers of Unrest, with a similarly flexible story. Tick tock, on the clock there’s 18 days to go for the Kickstarter. But the party don’t stop no, there’s a trailer and pitch video below.

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The Marvellous Miss Take Sneaks Onto Steam Next Week

By Laura Kate Dale on November 17th, 2014.

It’s a bright and sunny day in London, which should be your first clue that something is amiss. You come home to find your home has been ransacked and a lifetime of collecting priceless works of art is now reduced to nothing but a memory. The only solution? Don a large and fabulous hat, walk confidently into your artwork’s new home and effortlessly grab armfuls of your belongings to a bouncy jazz soundtrack.

Welcome to The Marvellous Miss Take, which sees the stylish Sophia Take trying to reclaim her collection of magnificent artwork from a number of central London art collectors. It’s clear it’s a game about thieves, as its November 20th release date has popped up out of the shadows and caught me completely by surprise.

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Read Only Memories: Cyberpunk Adventure Gets A Demo

By Graham Smith on November 17th, 2014.

Read Only Memories is a cyberpunk adventure in which you’re bidden to talk-look-use your way through Neo San Francisco in search of a kidnapped friend by a robot who may be sentient or may only be self-improving. As someone who may be neither, I can tell you that the Kickstarted game now has a demo, a new trailer and a release date, and all are worth venturing below to learn more about.

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Lost Ark Is A Very Pretty, Over The Top Diablo Competitor

By Graham Smith on November 17th, 2014.

Play and complete Diablo 3 multiple times and you’ll eventually reach difficulty levels in which the mob count balloons and combat is enjoyable for frequency of popping, bursting, exploding enemies. This eight minute Lost Ark trailer begins with dozens of enemies being fought and dismembered and only becomes more ridiculous from there, with increasingly wild attacks and scenery-dwarfing boss monsters. It’s an Unreal Engine 3-powered, South Korean-developed MMO hack-and-slasher and it’s not clear if it’s coming westward, but you should watch this trailer anyway.

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Totally Fantasy War: Empyrean Rule Announced

By Laura Kate Dale on November 15th, 2014.

I started watching trailer the announcing the existence of Empyrean Rule – Rise of the Ancients without a huge amount of excitement. “I get the idea, this is going to be an indie Total War” I thought to myself. Then, I saw a troll stroll into a human army’s battle formation and stopped to take notice. It’s slightly rough-looking early alpha footage, but Empyrean Rule knows how to press my buttons. That’s some cool-looking enemy armour designs right there for those undead and that wizard-looking guy has some eye-catching style.

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Distance Learning: A Mini Documentary For Future Racer

By Graham Smith on November 13th, 2014.

I eye all videogame documentaries with suspicion, because most of them are made by the developers themselves, or at least with their necessary involvement, which means that the likes of Free to Play, Looking For Group and the Football Manager Documentary all have marketing intent. That doesn’t meant that they can’t also be entertaining of course, which is what this Distance mini-documentary manages. It’s the first part of a video series looking at the creation of the futuristic racing game and its free predecessor Nitronic Rush, and it offers enough detail and footage from early prototypes to offers some insight into the game creation process.

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In Case You Missed All Those Other Far Cry 4 Trailers

By Graham Smith on November 13th, 2014.

Perhaps you’ve missed Far Cry 4‘s hundreds of previous trailers, and want one single trailer which explains everything – the plot, the world, the characters, the weapons. Then I’ve got good news! Maybe you’d enjoy all of this information being delivered to you by an in-game radio host, for some reason. Then, oh wow, this eight-minute trailer was specifically made for you. That’s weird.

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Looking For Group: World of Warcraft Documentary

By Philippa Warr on November 6th, 2014.

Azeroth's finest

This weekend’s BlizzCon will see the premiere of Blizzard’s World of Warcraft documentary, Looking For Group. According to the blurb:

“Celebrate 10 years of adventure, camaraderie, and /dancing on mailboxes all around Azeroth. Explore the history of WoW with its creators, and journey into corners of Blizzard and the WoW community you’ve never seen before.”

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Attack Of The Clones & Drones: New Democracy 3 DLC Out

By Graham Smith on October 28th, 2014.

Democracy 3 is a political simulator that works best when treated as a toy rather than a strategy game. Put aside your instinctive desire to win and instead just tinker with its societal web and play out different what-if scenarios. “What happens if the welfare state is dismantled,” you ask. And in the game.

The last expansion let you push those what-ifs into extremism, and the just-released Clones & Drones DLC seems to exist on a similar knife-edge between timely, politically-charged issues and ‘ooh won’t that be fun to make people do.’ Check the trailer below.

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The Marvellous Miss Take Is Stylish, Make No Mistake

By Graham Smith on October 27th, 2014.

I experimented with crime once, attempting to take a free leaflet out of a magazine in a WH Smith without first buying the magazine. I got nervous and shaky and put the leaflet back before I could complete the crime, prompting a lifelong fascination with cons, capers, heists and the detectives that solve them. The Marvellous Miss Take pushes all those buttons formed by a childhood wasted in safe, law-abiding conformity, by being about a woman in a fabulous hat dodging guards, cameras and snuffling hounds to steal a museum’s-worth of art. Steal a glance at the trailer below.

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