Posts Tagged ‘treyarch’

Spider-Man: S.H.I.E.L.D. Survival Guide

By Jim Rossignol on October 10th, 2008.


A new Spider-Man game, Web of Shadows, is inbound on the 21st of this month, and Activision have coughed up this moderately entertaining “public-information” trailer to explain just what the plot of the latest web-slinging game has in store for us. Venom, that pesky symbiote, is up to no good…
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Ex-plo-sion! Call Of Duty Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on October 7th, 2008.


A new trailer for World At War has arrived, and it’s brief but ever-so-explody. This latest transmission from developers Treyarch shows off the flamethrowers, the bombs, the tanks, and the destructible scenery. And there’s quite a lot of all of those things. It’s all in-engine, but only a teensy bit appears to be “in-game”, if you see what I mean. Mmm, perhaps we shouldn’t start the day’s posting with explosions, it can only be downhill from there.

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We’ve Been Expecting You, Mr Bond…

By Kieron Gillen on October 6th, 2008.

Yeah, this is an amazing shot to release as a press image. This looks like the sort of brilliant game everyone would love to play.
To release a demo. Well, we weren’t, but it’s a nice surprise to wander in to discover that Treyarch have released a just-shy of 700Mb demo of their new Call of Duty 4-engine Quantum of Solace electronicshootygame. You can get it from here, via what we call a hyperlink. Having not actually played the demo, I can only go on the press notes – of which, only the fact it includes the voice of Dame Judy Dench sticks out (An Official RPS Inappropriate Lust Object, for the record (Are you Sure? -Ed)). Frankly, I’m not likely to actually download it to play either – I share Alec’s initial luke-to-cold response to what I’ve seen. Has anyone played it? Should I overcome my prejudices? Should the Lion lay down with the lamb? TELL ME.

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Quantum Of Solace “Uses COD4 Tech”

By Jim Rossignol on September 16th, 2008.


This latest trailer for the videogame of the new bond movie, Quantum of Solace, looks at how the game is a reworking of the rather solid tech we saw in Call Of Duty 4. Of course that doesn’t mean that this game will be anything like as intense or interesting, not least because it’s making my nose tingle in that way that movie licenses generally do. Or maybe that’s just a nasal flashback to Nightfire. Eugh.

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Call of Co-Op: World Of Duty. Trailer War.

By Jim Rossignol on August 9th, 2008.


The next Call Of Duty game, World At War, is all co-operative. This means that you can play along with your friends and relatives and never be alone again. To illustrate its chummy nature there is now a trailer, which shows two folks doing war in the Pacific theatre. It looks pretty good, with excellent jungle and some splendid bazooka action. You can see this trailer beyond the jump. Go!
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007: Quantum of Solace / Meer: Shedload of Griping

By Alec Meer on July 21st, 2008.

Preview wot I wrote about the upcoming Bond game is up over on Eurogamer. It’s not, suffice to say, one of those ‘lalalalalala everything is shiny wooo’ previews:

It might end up feeling like Bond skins taped over a hasty Any-FPS skeleton. While we’ve only seen two levels so far, the bizarre presence in those of exploding fuel tanks (“mousetraps”, according to Treyarch) inside a posh hotel lobby suggests this an action game that very much plays by the rules.

While I’m actually fairly gentle to it, I’ll add the qualifier I did over there – there’s still a few months of work left to go on the game, so it could yet be more Goldfinger than Die Another Day. Oh – beware of the Angry Internet Man in the piece’s comments thread, loudly crying foul at the partially pessimistic tone. Whadda ya think – are not entirely positive previews of upcoming games welcome journo-honesty, or miserabilist, unprofessional presumption?

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E3: The Trailers – Call of Duty 5

By Alec Meer on July 16th, 2008.

As there’s doubtless a legion of Nazi-jaded folk queuing up to loudly lament COD’s return to WW2, now seems an opportune moment to observe that hey, some of you seem really angry this week. Is it pre-release tension about all these games? Are you okay? Do you need a hug? A biscuit, maybe? Please be happier. Please.

COD: World At War, then. A taste of co-op here, and what I’m now informed is in fact an old trailer beneath the cut. Unfortunately neither spend much time on the survival horror element Treyarch claim is central to the Pacific campaign, but that may be because E3 is so terribly focused on bombast. Hence, ‘splodes!

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Eurogamer: Call of Duty 5

By Alec Meer on June 23rd, 2008.

I love the smell of razed hedgrerows in the morning

…as I shall insist on calling it, even though it’s officialy ‘COD: World at War.’ Anyway, here words here, which I wrote for Britain’s Most Influential Games Journalist Tom Bramwell over at Eurogamer after getting eyes-on with COD5 a little while back.

Things said include the likes of this:

“You get the sense all the secrecy is at least partly because World at War is a huge deal for Treyarch. This is its chance to earn its own vaunted reputation. World At War might have ‘Call of Duty’ in the name, but for once it really does feel like Treyarch’s making its own game, not simply carrying someone else’s luggage. That the team’s chuffed to bits about this was plain to see.”

Your task for the day – predict how many people in EG’s comments will say something like “World War 2? Not interested”.

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Hey, It’s A Call of Duty Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on June 21st, 2008.


I know! Who’d have thought that there would be another Call Of Duty game. And that they would advertise its existence with miniaturised motion pictures on the internet! Well, dowse your incredulity and set course for hyperbole island, because below the jump is a trailer for the fifth Call of Duty game. World At War, for that is its entirely generic subtitle, is a World War II game, and it’s being developed by Treyarch, who did Call Of Duty 3. And it actually got announced last month or something, but we were busy looking out of the window to bother mentioning it. The details that have emerged so far is that there will be four-player co-op and “swimming elements”. It should be out later this year. For Christmas, probably.

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