What’s better than one Assassin’s Creed 3 trailer? Two Assassin’s Creed 3 trailers of course!
Developer and publisher of the franchise, Ubisoft, really know how to to warm our hearts, offering up two instances of HD freedom sequences to give us an added ‘kick’ to your 4th of July highs.
If anyone tells you that you can have enough Assassin’s Creed 3, tell them that they are wrong and then show them these two ace videos which celebrate the hard work and brutal firefights that had to take place in order for the recent American holiday to take place.
Happy (belated) Independence Day everyone.
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Yes, I know that it’s been a month since E3 (as well as the subsequent release of the E3 Dishonored gameplay trailer) but in my defence, it has taken me that long to get through the awesomeness that is the Dishonored gameplay footage that Bethesda offered up at the convention (which, is a valid excuse if there ever was one).
If you haven’t seen it, then after your first viewing (of many, no doubt) you’ll have to take a while to get through it too – don’t worry if the entire 3 and a half minute trailer gets a bit confusing, the E3 Dishonored gameplay trailer can be summarised with the following – singing choir children are never not creepy and the plague will forever be the grossest thing to ever happen to society. The amount of claret on show would put Sweeney Todd to shame. Also, something about rats.
Now that you have the general gist of Dishonored, scroll below to watch the gameplay footage so that you too can be impressed/baffled/generally awestruck by Bethesda’s upcoming assassin sandbox title.
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Usually when we partake in the almost mandatory discussions of ‘who won E3?’, the talk is more often than note pared down to the E3 pressers of the big 3 (also known as ‘the big cheeses’) – Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. And while the latter left us underwhelmed with their less than enthralling new console, the Wii U, and the former two had little to show (okay, Sony had some interesting exclusives – more on those later in the week), it was actually a 3rd party pub/dev who caused the most E3 chatter at the LA electronics convention.
Ubisoft have now formally announced a game called ‘Watch Dogs’, in a high-tech third person sandbox game that riffs from Grand Theft Auto and has distinct hints of both Deus Ex Human Revolution, and more recently, Syndicate.
From what we can tell from the 9+ minutes worth of footage on offer, the protagonist of Watch Dogs is some sort of hitman/tech expert who is assigned targets. To eliminate them he can employ a range of electronic hacking – from crashing cars by changing traffic lights to gaining access to locations by disabling phones and causing distractions – two things we see happen in the Watch Dogs E3 trailer.
The graphics look slick and well put together (which is an understatement if you watch the Watch Dogs E3 gameplay trailer in 1080p in the YT player below), the gameplay looks stylish as ever and the story is as intriguing as you’ll ever get. Perhaps most surprising of all of this is that developer Ubisoft Montreal managed to keep the game under wraps until now.
Watch Dogs looks like a truly exciting game so we’ll be keeping you updated during the run up to the game’s release date next year.
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Far Cry 3 prides itself on its insanity, we know this by now and the open-world paradise-cum-living nightmare based game seems unlikely to step off of this crazy train any time soon.
Quite the opposite actually, as developer and publisher of the game, Ubisoft, is wielding the madness as the biggest selling point of Far Cry 3 – a smart idea considering that very few games can boast such a roaster of characters in which the majority are clinically insane.
The nutso bananas inner workings of these characters will be on show at behemoth tech conference E3 next week where Ubisoft will be partaking in a showcase of their games – Far Cry 3 included. For now, Ubisoft are only giving us a small taste of the largely deluded with a Far Cry 3 E3 teaser trailer.
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In the last Sleeping Dogs trailer, we saw main man Wei Shen break approximately a 7 gazillion faces within the 1 and a half minute trailer of Sleeping Dogs gameplay highlight, and it turns out that he’s really good at it, so we’re in good hands with the combat.
In another one of the game’s earlier trailers we saw the beautifully done driving gameplay, which resembled Grand Theft Auto 4 more than previous iterations of the GTA series has. All good stuff.
Today we have a new trailer for you (along with some Sleeping Dogs screenshots) that shows off more of these things, with an extra side of alleyway thuggery and angry Chinese shouting. You can watch it (and view those new screenshots) after the break.
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Think back to the last time we spoke about Risen 2 : Dark Waters, I was sceptical about the pirate RPG due to the astonishing rate at which the gaming community has been let down by the role-playing genre as of late. But I want you to imagine a new sort of RPG – an RPG where DLC isn’t needed to fix the ending (because the developer got it right the first time round), an RPG where you don’t need to redo whole, entire quests because you picked the wrong dialogue option that followed it, an RPG where the developer knows exactly what it has to do to get it right and points a a sharp stick at the problems that could cause them to fail.
Imagined it yet?
That’s what Risen 2 : Dark Waters could be. Given its nature, and the usual traps that RPGs are snared by, that cannot be guaranteed, but as we’ve seen in previous trailers and as you can witness after the break, in the sixth edition of their making of Risen 2 : Dark Waters trailers, the game’s developer, Piranha Bytes, have built their game from the ground up in such a way that previously seen issues can’t even get close to their game, let alone get in it.
I’ll let them explain for themselves how Risen 2 : Dark Waters will achieve all of this, the video is after the break.
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Now this one’s not for the faint-hearted and in hindsight, I maybe should have posted this before the lunchtime food rush with your stomach full and your body in no state to watch a minute long trailer of some of the most brutal combat that you will probably ever see in a video game.
Nonetheless, here we are and Sleeping Dogs is that game with the combat that packs a punch, a sawblade (to the face) and an grizzly impalement. More bloody than a back alley brawl and slicker than the gel-styled hair of an Italian mobster, the combat shown off in this new Sleeping Dogs trailer seems to be more fluid (and most importantly, more fun) than that of its closest rival, Grand Theft Auto, or even that of the insanely brilliant Uncharted 3.
We’ll have to wait a bit later in the year to actually get to play it for ourselves but right now, this new Sleeping Dogs trailer is more than enough to keep us hungry for the full game.
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What a lovely break yesterday was as America celebrated Mother’s Day and me, a Brit, took full advantage of it. Well, welcome back today where we can now celebrate the fact that shooting people in the face and serving justice is really awesome.
This hefty slice of justice and the epic gunfights are, of course, thanks to none other than one Max Payne, whose third video game outing, Max Payne 3, is released on Friday.
In this Max Payne 3 launch trailer, Max talks about the two kinds of people who inhabit the world, those who “build a future” and those who try and “rebuild the past”. He says that he has always hovered in the middle but now plans on fixing this in Max Payne 3, but that won’t stop him from relegating you from his social circle should you fall into the latter category.
Best stay out of his way should you cross paths with him then…
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Maybe it’s because I’m British. Maybe it’s because I’m a huge fan of the FIFA games. Maybe it’s because I can appreciate the realism that EA’s football sim offers, allowing me to win championships, become captain of my national team and take on the world’s best players ; all from the comfort of my own sofa as I inhale a less-than healthy pizza.
It’s probably an amalgamation of all of those reasons that makes me so giddy for the FIFA 12 UEFA EURO 2012 DLC, the downloadable content that allows FIFA 12 players to build squads from scratch to take on 53 of Europe’s best football teams, travelling the globe, trading players and forming legacies as you go.
EA have really pulled out all of the stops for the UEFA EURO 2012 DLC so if you’re going to make any effort to take over the world, one goal at a time, this is the best place to start.
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Back in 2010, when I reviewed the PlayStation Move launch bundle, most of us expected it to be this grand, ground-breaking piece of tech that we would need rather than want for our PS3s.
It’s plain for anyone to see that that never really happened. For all of the protesting that PlayStation brand’s official hype man, Kevin Butler, did about ‘GAMING NEEDS BUTTONS!!!’, it never flourished and rather floundered into an embarrassing piece of really good gadgetry that few wanted and even fewer cared about.
Sorcery, is the PlayStation move game that is set to change all that. As the young male sorcerer, Finn, you are enticed by your sneaky feline nemesis and friend entices you into unleashing a world of mythical baddies upon the magical society that you live in. Your job, as the protagonist of Sorcery, is to fling about powerful spells to uncover ancient knowledge, save the townspeople and take on a range of exciting and adventurous quests.
Unlike most games that use PlayStation Move as a wedged in, back-of-the-box gimmick, Sorcery is made for PlayStation Move, meaning that if there ever was a time to get in on the motion control madness, that time is now.
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