Yes, we went to PAX Prime, and yes, we’ll be podcasting about it (very soon). But until then, you can check out this video that Kent and I made on the show floor. Born out of a crazy long wait to watch someone play The Last of Us, came an idea way too good to pass up. It features cosplay, video games, guest appearances, and much slapping of the hand. Check it out!
We’ve known Marvel wanted to do an MMO for a while now and that it was going to be free to play. Looks like the game is less like WoW and more like Diablo. Choosing to go over head, point and click action rather than the macro centric giant world with millions of players that we’ve known from so many MMOs in the past. Even the game’s levels will be randomly designed like Diablo and it can be played solo or with friends. With free to play of course will come the options to pay for content we’re sure. We also know that the game will you playing as well known Marvel characters rather than creating your own like DC Universe Online. This can be hit or miss for fans as it becomes more about branding with the already established characters rather than letting players explore the Marvel world along side known characters. It could attract more players because of that, but could also stunt it’s growth as players won’t feel unique. Keep reading for mor details and a trailer with in game footage.
Blizzard is making their last big marketing push before Diablo III launches next Tuesday, May 15th. The trailer explains Diablo III’s play structure, the random level structure, the addictiveness of it’s play style and it’s classes. Also showcasing a second of PvP (which we have not heard good things about) and more, Diablo III is positioned to be one of the biggest games of the year. Get ready to get that loot! Click to watch the epic new trailer.
DOTA is just plain strange. A mod made by some gamers was getting two fully fledged sequels from the two biggest studios in PC gaming and then they caught wind of eachother and the lawyers got their claws out. Valve’s DOTA 2 which is currently in closed beta testing was up against Blizzard’s Blizzard DOTA which features and all star cast of their characters. Fitting since the game is now being retitled Blizzard All-Stars. Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve said “We’re pleased that we could come to an agreement with Blizzard without drawing things out in a way that would benefit no one. We both want to focus on the things our fans care about, creating and shipping great games for our communities.”
It’s actually rather smart to not use the title DOTA in Blizzard’s game as it removes confusion and since DOTA stands for Defense of the Ancients and therefore has absolutely nothing to do with Blizzard characters going to battle with each other. To leave a comment or for Blizzard All-Stars and DOTA 2 trailers click here.
Battlefield, Call of Duty, TF2, Halo, Mass Effect, James Bond, Half-Life 2, Mario Kart… Have those ever been in a video together before? No? Well why not?! This video highlights the brilliant instakills through modern gaming history. I absolutely love this video for it’s simplicity and awesomeness. Huge props to Corridor Digital for making yet another great video. Click to watch.
In this short film created by YouTuber RockyPlanetesimal, we see many of our favorite platforming characters doing the one thing they’re all designed to do… go right. It’s really that simple but the music, the way it’s filmed and edited, the showcasing of the small pixels blown up to massive proportions. It’s all beautiful and it might even say something about gaming and life. Or I could be looking into it too much. Click to watch.
Freddie Wong has created Harry Potter fro the gamer generation. VGHS is a new feature length web series where e-sports are the biggest thing in the world. The basic plot follows BrianD a young gamer takes out The LAW, the best FPS player in the world he’s accepted into VGHS, Video Game High School. Take all the classic ideas you know and love from sports films, high school comedies and add in the action from a FreddieW video and you have VGHS. Available every week on RocketJump.com and then the next week on YouTube, this is sure to change the way people view online shows. Click to watch the trailer.
I love Portal. I love everything about the franchise and I wear, on a daily basis a band that states I’m an Aperture Test Subject. I’ve seen mock ups of the turrets from Portal in the past but never one that actually makes sounds, tracks your movement and fires. This student has rigged up MATLAB and an Arduino processor to a couple servo mounted USB rocket launchers and a webcam that tracks a pink shirt and fires on it when it’s stationary. It even has the red laser. Pretty cool stuff. Sure it’s not as fluid and right now the frame is lacking, but for an early start it’s pretty great. Click to watch the video of this awesome project.
There’s no denying that Assassin’s Creed was finding it tough to stay fresh. While AC II brought new ideas to the franchise, the gameplay was relatively untouched and with each additional game it became harder and harder to tell them apart. Now for the first time in years the game has a numbered sequel that is worthy of taking notice. ACIII puts you in the moccasins of a young warrior named Conner Kenway, who is half English and half Native American. The game takes place over 30 years of Connor’s life and features large historical figures from the time of the revolutionary war. And now finally we get gameplay that shows just how different ACIII is from the previous four games. ACIII hits on October 31st, 2012. Click to watch trailer.