I don’t want to like Star Wars 1313. Despite loving the Universe, the original trilogy, and pretending I can open automatic doors with the Force, my bitterness for Uncle George runs deep. Somehow the gameplay trailer for this newly-announced title has managed to pierce my scabby heart. reigniting my Star Wars loins. I wouldn’t bet on the game being good, for far too many titles in the Universe have aroused my interest only to let me down. I’m looking at you, SWTOR, KOTOR 2, and The Force Unleashed. For now though, I dream. Of dopeness.
This ain’t safe for work. When the first big reveal trailer for this game today was dubbed ‘Step into Insanity’, Ubisoft wasn’t kidding. This shit occasionally gets wild. Hit the jump for the gameplay footage from today. Naw, I don’t know what’s happening in most of this vid either, but it’s gorgeous.
MS opened up their media briefing and all of E3 with this vid, the first look at the Halo 4 campaign. Feels like more than just a little nod to Metroid Prime, aesthetically.
Hit the jump for the vid, and links to more vids, including B-Roll campaign footage and some multiplayer from the new Spartan Ops mode.
How gorgeous is this shit? Just watch the vid. No word if this is exclusive to the Wii-U yet, but damn if the touch mechanic doesn’t look fun to play with.
Hit the jump for the vid!
Big-hitters Microsoft and EA really threatened to sabotage expectations for the rest of the show with their media briefings today. Brown-grey shooters nearly impossible to discriminate from one another, QTE gameplay that privileges the spectacle of a cutscene over freedom of gameplay, and gimmick bullshit that flexes a tech muscle over a truly practical one; it was all over the place.
Enter Ubisoft, with a history of terrible press events. Who expected them to steal all the thunder, with not only a stable of solid and exciting games but a new IP to boot!
Click more for a quick summary and a vid of the whole damned, gorgeous thing.