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Tropico 5 funny trailers

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Not only am I looking forward to thsi game because of the very interesting simulations and humor of the last 2 but also I happened to have recently seen the Charlie Chaplin movie so had to post this.

Oh, and with all the Pirates of the Caribbean stuff (and now playing AC4) this one is also particularly funny imo:

Puppeteer – artwork aplenty

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Started playing this yesterday evening and was quite impressed by the amount of art content. I’m not generally into “kids” games, but not only is this of the more mature Brothers Grimm type, but an excellent example of what I consider good content games: there’s always some dialogue and new visual artworks going on, with a great soundtrack and very interesting sound effects (the sounds of the crowd I found particularly moving). I wish more serious games would have this density of art content, be they first person shooters or open world realistic style games.

PS: Playstation Plus members get the game for free this month on the PS3

PS2: the paintings on the walls that you run by are quite beautiful art pieces in themselves

Outlast – trailer

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To be honest I don’t have such high art expectations from this one as say the first hours of the Call of Ctulhu game, however this particular trailer managed to scare me for a moment, if unfortunately in the “BOOO!” type of horror… still, thought I’d share.

The Elder Scrolls Online Trailer

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Thank you to Radu for pointing this one out to me! It’s great to see the imperial city (though I hope it’s also gonna be sunny sometimes).

I have very mixed feelings about this game. On the one hand I have a strong suspicion it’s MMO-ing will make it waste player time and ruin the gameplay, but then again what if it’s going to be like Dead Island, and if you’re stubborn you could play it “offline”. On the super scary side I head it might not even have first person and might have WoW type childish art direction… but then on the other man, what if it’s still an elder scrolls game? I’m currently replaying Skyrim, that’s how much I miss one :P Contrary emotions.

Uncharted 3 museum

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I quite liked the surprise musem section and it’s explorative feel.

Dead Island Riptide Trailer

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A bit more depressive but still nice melancholic trailer in the vein of the original Dead Island trailer.

Trine 2

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Even if you haven’t played Trine, Trine 2 is even more worth recommending as an amazingly beautiful world to explore with great atmosphere. It’s even more fun if you’ve got a friend to play it with. I’ve been playing it with my wife for a while now and it’s been amazing fun each time. The visuals are often simply breathtaking and the teamwork gameplay ideas and puzzles are quite brilliant.

X Rebirth : space trading simulation and exporation is back

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I can’t say enough how excited I am about this game. I had long longed to return to the X universe, and now it’s just around the corner. I really appreciated the depth of the simulation in the previous games, where the game world economy was real, where you could make the game a trading simulation or a fighting game or about exploring. And from what it seems like they’ve really worked on the size and scale of things:

Exciiiitiiing!!!!!!!!!!!

Thief reborn

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One of the most anticipated games to be reborn, Thief is at the horizons. I find it funny though with all these great worlds when they’re reborn without a number or more words so as somebody funnily said future historians are going to have to work hard to differentiate between the new Thief/Tomb Raider/… and the old ones :)) Still, it’s very exciting to have Garrett back.

Skyrim live action commercial/fan edit

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I never knew about this one. Pretty nicely done… for a live action scene. Btw, I can’t help but say how disappointed I was seeing the latest Lord of The Rings/Hobbit movie… it reconfirmed my conviction that games are the future, as game scenes, and even game edits and fan movies feel to me at times better done than that high profile movie.

Ezio Auditore Tribute

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A quite well built character over a series of games.

Tribute to Playstation players

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Sony did a quite nice one for those who’ve grown up with some of these Playstation masterpieces and the enduring characters they’ve created.

 

 

Dishonored Trailer

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We wrote santa a letter, and hopefully this is what he’s bringing this Christmas! :D

PS: hope the story and gameplay choices will be as good as the artwork looks to be.

Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative

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Very funny :D and more importantly… the expenses all payed for a corner cutting machine…

Kara – Quantic Dream

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Another great production from the team behind Omikron and Fahrenheit. I don’t know if I’m particularly visually impressed that this is running ┬árealtime on the PS3 but I am very happy to see so much focus from them, as opposed to technology focus. Capturing this studio was a smart move by Sony, imho… though the sales haven’t been that impressive for Heavy Rain if I’m guessing right.

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