Posts Tagged ‘trailer’

Monster Revan Looting Party: New SW:TOR Expansion

To my eye, Star Wars The Old Republic was an awkward marriage of BioWare’s singleplayer storytelling and World of Warcraft-derived MMO mechanics. It’s a marriage which seemed to satisfy no one, dooming SWTOR to a brief honeymoon and a slowly diminishing life of quiet desperation. A sad, science fiction Revolutionary Road.

Nice of BioWare to throw the game and its players a little lovin’ then, in a new expansion called Shadow of Revan. It’s raises the level cap to 60, adds a couple of new worlds like Yavin 4, offers new high-level raids, and introduces a new “discipline system” which will affect everyone, including those who don’t buy this $20 add-on. There’s an announcement trailer below.

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You’re Going To Kill So Many Men In Far Cry 4

I’m trying to decide which of the murders displayed in the latest Far Cry 4 trailer is the most inglorious to be on the receiving end of. Not bear attack, or mortar fire from across a ravine, or the automatic weapons. I think it might be the crossbow. Ignorant to the sound of your friends slumping to the ground til the headache hits you.

This Far Cry 4 weapons trailer will help you select your own least desired demise.

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Cosmochoria In Early Access: Nakedly Terraform Planets

I’ve been in love with 2D games set upon small planets since Edmund McMillen’s Aether, and Cosmochoria, released on Steam Early Access just a couple of days ago, covers similar ground. As a little naked man with a space helmet on, you bound across miniature planets, terraform them by planting flowers, and use a jetpack to launch into space to fight aliens and find new worlds to explore. Check the early access trailer below for a little taste of each.

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Watch Metrocide’s Cyberpunk Assassinations In Action

What’s your favourite -cide word? If you answered giganticide, the killing of giants, then you answered correctly. If you answered Metrocide, then you are correct in some sense. It might not be a real word, but Metrocide is a top-down stealth assassination game set in a cyberpunk dystopia and inspired by Grand Theft Auto 1 and Syndicate. There’s no way that can be wrong, and the five-minute video walkthrough below left me hurrying to commit further linguicide by writing this post.

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FYI, Master Spy Demo And Trailer Offer Impossible Mission

A platform game! What’s this one about – controlling characters across dimensions simultaneously, cloning yourself infinite times to navigate metaphorical gloomspaces, or time travelling to work co-operatively with future and past versions of yourself? Waitaminute– Master Spy is platform game that’s actually about jumping!

And with considerable style, in both its conspiracy-laden pixel art cutscenes and its stealthy, obstacle-dodging platform hopping. The latest trailer represents both in ways that make me excited, and the demo backs it up.

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Far Cry 4 Trailer Has A Wingsuit Grenade Plane Attack OK

This new Far Cry 4 trailer is nominally designed to re-introduce Pagan Min, the game’s antagonist, but there’s a moment midway through in which the player drives a dirt bike off a cliff in pursuit of a plane, let’s go and wingsuits through the air, and then blows up said plane with a tossed grenade. That’s exactly the sort of action silliness I liked about Far Cry 3, so take a look below.

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Prison Architect Alpha 25 Adds New Ways To Fail

All strategy games strive to reach a certain balance; the point at which the player feels responsible for their successes and failures, but where the simulation is so complex and alive that a perfect, static system can never be built. That’s apparently what motivates Prison Architect‘s 25th alpha, “one of the biggest updates” Introversion say they’ve ever done. The main new addition is prisoner reputations, a system of personality types that will make creating a perfectly functioning, forever peaceful prison practically impossible.

As ever, there’s a video talkthrough and some more detail of the changes below.

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Is Very Serious And Cross

Call of Duty games aren’t any more stupid than most action games, but there’s an adopted seriousness to its bombast that makes me want to prick its balloon at every opportunity. In this latest Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer for example, they throw up the quote “TRANSCENDS THE LINE BETWEEN GAME AND FILM”, then a few seconds later cut to Kevin Spacey’s uncanny, screaming, plastic eyes.

Yet then there’s guns and exo-suits and double-jumping and ooh, I do like a bit of an action romp sometimes and the multiplayer’s always worth a spin. The back half of this trailer even introduces a new mode, Exo Survival, which is four-player co-op.

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Diablo 1 HD Mod Adds Support For Modern Machines

Diablo games become like obsessions, and like any obsessive-compulsive knows, slight changes to routine can cause you to lose your shit. That means that you might like or loathe Diablo 3, but if the first game was your first love, you’ll likely long to return. The Diablo 1 HD mod makes that much easier by increasing the game’s resolution, introducing support for widescreen displays, improving the interface and making it work better on modern copies of Windows.

It also goes a step further – for better or worse, I’m not sure – by adding extra content to the game alongside the graphical upgrade, including Barbarian and Assassin classes, new items and crafting recipes, and new locations, bosses, spells, skills and more. There’s a trailer below showing the destructive scale of the thing.

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Reflex Is A Proper Arena FPS Revival, Not Like The Others

Just yesterday Adam wrote about Toxikk, a multiplayer arena FPS that aimed to take the genre back to its roots by invoking Unreal Tournament. Hey Adam! That’s not the root of the arena FPS!

Reflex, now on Kickstarter, has the right idea instead. It’s similarly “a competitive Arena FPS that combines modern tech with the speed, precision and freedom of a 90s shooter,” but the ’90s shooter its aping is Quake 3. The real root of arena shooters. And the best one.

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Roundabout Is Out And About A Revolving Limousine

Roundabout is out! It– No, it’s not a game based on the Ballard novel Concrete Island, though yes that would make a lovely setting for a walking simulator. It’s– No! It’s not an homage to early-’60s kids cartoon The Magic Roundabout replete with less-than-subtle drug references. Shut up a moment and I’ll tell you what it is.

It’s an open world puzzle game in which you drive a revolving limousine around a colourful pastiche of ’70s B-movies, complete with live action cutscenes which tell the story of Georgio Manos, “arguably the world’s most famous revolving chauffeur.” Yes yes, this would have been your third guess. It came out last night and there’s a launch trailer below.

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Rakuen: Paradise Found

Laura Shigihara’s Project Rakuen, now just Rakuen, has at last got a trailer to show. We first mentioned the combat-free RPG last year. Shigihara, brought to fame by her song for PopCap’s Plants Vs. Zombies, went on to work for the developer for a while, but is now fully indie once again. Alongside regularly recording songs for her popular YouTube channel, she has contributed to a number of other games, including Kan Gao’s To The Moon. And all the while has been working on Rakuen, about the fantasy world entered into by a young, hospitalised boy.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity Just Wants You To Co-operate

With a title like its own, it would be dreadfully inappropriate were Assassin’s Creed Unity not to have co-op. So fortunately, it does. And Ubisoft wants to prove this to you, via the motion picture excitement of a trailer. Featuring much man walking slowly away from camera.

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Iron Fisticle Drops

Iron Fisticlejust out on Steam – is simultaneously the best and worst game name I’ve seen in a long while. It makes me wince and grin at the same time. The game itself describes itself as somewhere between Gauntlet and Robotron, which sounds like a very arcadey place to be. It looks like it too, as you can see in the launch trailer, below.

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SteamWorld Heist: A Turn-Based Space Robot Roguelite

One of the most overlooked games of 2013 was Image & Form’s SteamWorld Dig. A total overhaul of the splendid 3DS original, it combined puzzling, exploration, a dash of Spelunky, and the all important mining, to create a Metroidvania that I merrily completed a second time over for its PC version. So it’s with a keen ear that I hear news of their next game: SteamWorld Heist. However, despite the shared title, this is a whole other game – a space-themed, turn-based, survival game, scavenging a dead world with a team of rusty robots. Many more details, and a brief teaser trailer below.

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Brigador Is Syndicate Crossed With Walker, And Very Cool

Brigador is cool. I’ve had a build for the isometric mech combat game for a week now, and I’ve spent that time playing it and considering it and this is the core of my thinking. Its hyper-detailed pixel art nightscapes are cool. Its electronic music by Makeup & Vanity Set is cool. Its mixture of all-out combat and tactical semi-stealth is cool. Its evocation of late-’80s/early-’90s scifi films and Amiga games is cool.

A fuller account of my thoughts and feelings will follow at a later date, but for now I thought you might like to watch the most recent trailer for the game. It’s cool.

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Boson X Gets On Y (Where Y = Steam)

The grubby secret of science is that most of it performed by pipetting liquid from one petri dish to another. That’s why so many trained biologists become videogame writers instead; games are more fun. Boson X knows this. You play a “maverick physicist conducting high-energy experiments,” but you perform those experiments by running and jumping around the inside of a particle collider. Ben liked and linked the (still available) free version last August, and now it’s getting a more robust Steam release tomorrow.

Details and a trailer are waiting for you below, in the testing chamber.

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Styx: Master Of Shadows Trailer: Maybe This Will Be Good?

Styx: Master of Shadows is a spin-off of Of Orcs & Men, but instead of mixing its action and stealth together, Styx is focused solely on the latter. As a magical goblin chap, you pad, leap and stab around an open-level shaped by spawling castles and vertical drops. It’s clearly designed to evoke yer Arkham Asylums, Dishonoreds and Dark Messiahs, but heck, it works. I watched the trailer below and those games were evoked all up in here. The video explains the game’s clone powers, whereby Styx can create variously powered doppelgängers of himself to distract or trap unwitting guards.

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Battle Brothers Is Like A Medieval Jagged Alliance

Battle Brothers is what we call Adam and John when they get into the crawl space together and start causing a ruckus. But it’s also the name of a turn-based strategy game which takes its cues from Jagged Alliance and XCOM. You lead a squad of mercenaries around a procedurally generated worldmap, get in fights for money, and level up your squad. It’s still in development, but there’s a new trailer and a demo linked below which give some idea of its potential boardgame-y charms.

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