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Destiny Debuts and Jumpstarts a Hype Machine that Will Not Quit (VIDEO)

Hell. Yes.

This game will dominate. The pedigree of Activision (Call of Duty) and Bungie (Halo) is enough to instantly and forever put Destiny on the minds and in the hearts of gamers everywhere no matter what happens. That is, months from now, Destiny could be a steaming pile, but because of the history of the companies behind it, the franchise will still have a fighting chance and loyal apologists. That’s what the official release on the game says, anyway. Read more… »

Bioshock Infinite Will Put the Focus on the Mysterious Elizabeth as Hell Breaks Loose Around Her (VIDEO)

So much trouble is going to happen here

The damsel-in-distress thing has been such a staple of video games and movies for so long because the premise always works like gang busters. Heroic dudes need things to be heroic about and a chick that needs help always fits the bill. You think Luke Skywalker would’ve been swinging on ropes and shooting stormtrooper if he’d known Leia was his sister? Hate to say it, but probably not. Going to war over a girl you want to snog is a different kind of motivation than fighting for a blood relative that you’ve just met.

Anyway, Bioshock Infinite puts Elizabeth –not Betty, not Liz, not Beth– as the motivation for Booker’s adventures in Columbia. She’s got powers, somebody wants her and Booker will get paid for getting here. Simple. Or at least it should be. Check out Bioshock Infinite’s stylized action in this latest trailer and try to convince yourself this game won’t be awesome. You can’t do it.

Star Trek Video Game Boldly Stacks Up the Features (VIDEO)

This one might sneak up on everybody

So you can take control of the Enterprise like a kind of space flight combat game, play cooperatively with Spock and Kirk in third person shooter action and walk around the Enterprise as a game world environment. What else would you want from a Star Trek-based game? Check that, a rebooted Star Trek movie-based game. Exactly, the green chick. There’s got to be a chance to snog a green chick using Kirk’s swagger and charm. I’m not saying picking up alien lovelies isn’t in this game, but it’s not on the list of things revealed so far.

This trailer for Star Trek shows off a lot of action including a nice balance of campy-yet-authentic phaser combat action. They didn’t do enough of that on the original TV show and the new film franchise seems to have figured out that this is a good place to play with the audience. We love things that light up.

Crysis 3′s 7 Wonders Series Hits Penultimate Installment (VIDEO)

Pimp on, walking weapon platform

You know the drill: Crysis 3 has a pre-launch video series created by Albert Hughes who directed the pivotal documentary “American Pimp” once upon a time. In this clip you’ll be treated to some fine post-apocalyptic style visions of New York City where the left over bits of skyscrapers have been overgrown with weeds and thrown into darkness. That’s the kind of world that could use a hero in a badass nanosuit with cloaking ability setting things right. And that’s exactly what we’re getting in Crysis 3. Nanosuits, son. Read more… »

Injustice Gods Among Us Shows You a Real Hero in Aquaman (VIDEO)

Seafood dinners for everybody

Who in the bloody hell would challenge Aquaman to a fight underwater? We just have to start there in this discussion about the latest trailer for Injustice: Gods Among Us. Aquaman, the King of Atlantis, the Fishiest of the Fishy is a bad ass with his ability to control sea life with but a thought and all of his physical powers that come from living underwater. Let’s be clear about that. But if you’ve got a problem with Aquaman, why in the hell would you choose to rumble with that guy in an underwater lair? Get him up on a mountain or in the desert or in department store and you have an exponentially better chance of success. You don’t fight 50 Cent at a hip hop concert in Queens, NY and you don’t fight Donald Trump in a corporate boardroom or wig factory. Like the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center, those guys are a different challenge on their home turf.

Anyway, check out the intro trailer for Aquaman and absorb all the details you can about his and the larger game’s story. Most importantly, keep in mind he’s a bigger hero than Hillary Clinton.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Can’t Stop Showing Off Cool Stuff (VIDEO)

Many cop cars will be sliced

You’ve seen the mini bosses and cool weapons featured in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance in some splendid pre-release videos. Now that we’re down to the final pre-launch days, it’s time for all of the goods to come tumbling out of this game and today is a special one. Upgrading Raiden to make him an even more deadly cyborg-ninja with new hand-to-hand and defensive combat skills is a nice complement to all of the weapon upgrading we’ve already seen. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance comes with a lot of moves, combos and potential abilities but honestly this such a well designed combat game that you really can get by on just the basic skill and weapon set. Battles may take longer –knocking off 1% of a Mastiff’s health is worse than taking off 3%– but this game is old school in that regard; long fights aren’t a bad thing. Read more… »

Remember Me Reminds You of the Importance of Music (VIDEO)

So close, so easy to forget

Don’t forget that Capcom’s futuristic, mind-hijacking action game Remember Me is still coming and could very well sneak up on all of us. Music in a game like this is something that can only help if it’s done right. The key is going to be pacing, accessibility and variety of gameplay in Remember Me to where it feels like a fresh experience that lives up to the tremendous potential in the premise.

Have a look at this behind-the-scenes type video on the music of Remember Me and keep in mind that the best part of this game is going to be how well the mind-stealing, time-manipulating systems work. You should join me in helping that they pull this thing off because it’ll be like playing “Inception.”