Posted on Monday, November 9th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
The last Star Wars: Battlefront trailer was a masterpiece of emotional manipulation. It was the lion lurking in the tall grass, watching your helpless nostalgia sneak away from the pack for a drink at the watering hole. It saw the weak spots in your armor, it knew how to break through emotional malaise, it was well aware that your defenses were already down because Star Wars: The Force Awakens actually looks like it could be the movie you’ve been waiting for. And then it struck. Even if you were prepared to see through its emotionally manipulative tactics, it forced a lump into your throat and a tear into your eye. You must play this video game. It’s effective advertising.
The new trailer tries something, uh, a little different. Whereas the first trailer was all about the joys of Star Wars (the joys of childhood!) rescuing you from your adult responsibilities, this one seems to have a slightly darker tone. To be fair, that dark tone is probably unintentional, but it represents the exact wrong Star Wars iconography to borrow and the effect is really, really weird.
But hey, it also features Anna Kendrick. Watch the new Star Wars Battlefront trailer for yourself after the jump.
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Aside from the ability to live out some of the most iconic battles from the Star Wars saga, the forthcoming video game Star Wars Battlefront brings with it a taste of a fight that fans haven’t experienced before and know very little about: The Battle of Jakku.
We’ve known for months that this fight on a new planet would be a key playable part of the new video game as downloadable content from Electronic Arts. But we’re just now getting a real taste of what the battle will entail in a new Star Wars Battlefront trailer focusing specifically on the Battle of Jakku. Read More »
Spike Lee‘s Kickstarter film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, came out earlier this year. The director behind Do the Right Thing and The 25th Hour caused some controversy — not the first time in his career — when he started the campaign for his “vampire” movie, and the actual film itself was just as divisive. But it’s not the only movie we’ll see from Lee in 2015. There are three Spike Lee movies this year: Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, plus Livin’ Da Dream and Chi-raq.
Learn more after the jump.
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In just a few weeks, Electronic Arts will join the Star Wars hype train with the release of their first-person shooter video game Star Wars Battlefront. We’ve seen footage from the game previously, with new tidbits on gameplay surfacing over the past few months, but now the official launch trailer has arrived and it packs quite a punch.
The new Star Wars Battlefront trailer mixes gameplay footage with cinematics, showing off the huge battles that will take place between Rebel forces and the Empire on some very familiar planets and one previously unexplored territory. Watch! Read More »
Back in August, video gamer and expert mod creator JulioNIB spiced up Grand Theft Auto V by introducing an Iron Man suit, complete with flying capabilities and repulsor blasters to create chaos in Los Santos. And now he’s moved on to Tony Starks science bro for his latest mod.
The Incredible Hulk is the latest character that JulioNIB has decided to bring into GTAV, and he’s like a big green freight train just tearing through the city, knocking cars around like toys, destroying anything in his path. Someone is gonna have to call in Veronica to stop him.
Check out the Grand Theft Auto V Hulk mod below! Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
The message of this new Star Wars: Battlefront trailer seems to be “Your life sucks, but don’t worry, a new Star Wars video game is on the way!”, which is hilarious and strangely sweet in equal measure. Pulling hard enough at your heartstrings to trigger cardiac arrest, this trailer is less about selling a brand new video game and more about selling nostalgia… which will then convince you to go out and buy that brand new video game. To be fair, that game does look pretty, pretty cool.
Watch the new Star Wars: Battlefront trailer after the jump
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Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
MGM is playing a game, and it would like you, the viewer, to join it. The studio announced today that it’s reviving WarGames as a video game of sorts — or rather, an interactive digital short that “combines the narrative of a compelling movie with the responsiveness of a great game.”
That means viewers will get to determine the outcome, potentially making for a slightly different narrative every time you watch it. Get full details on the WarGames interactive short after the jump. Read More »
The Assassin’s Creed movie has only just started filming and it’s already in the running for the best video game movie of all time. Mainly because there hasn’t been a single genuinely good video game movie adaptation yet. When the high point of your genre is Paul W.S. Anderson’s Mortal Kombat, you have a problem. So by hiring an actor as interesting as Michael Fassbender and a director as promising as Justin Kurzel, Ubisoft has already given itself a huge leg up in this race. Even if the movie’s a stinker, it will undoubtedly be one of the best video game movies ever by default.
Now, Jean-Julien Baronnet, the CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, is comparing the film adaptation of their long-running franchise to Batman Begins and Blade Runner. Those are some big words right there.
Read the new Assassin’s Creed movie details after the jump.
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There has been a handful of video games based on the foul-mouthed animated series South Park from Comedy Central, and most of them are pretty terrible. There was a first-person shooter for the Nintendo 64 at the height of the show’s early controversial popularity, a racing game called South Park Rally and some mess of a game called South Park: Chef’s Luv Shack.
Thankfully, they’ve gotten better with the most recent release of South Park: The Stick of Truth; maybe that run will continue with the forthcoming sequel called South Park: The Fractured But Whole. (Get it?) But did you know there was another game in the works in the early 2000s that never saw the light of day? See footage from this unreleased South Park video game below! Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Before you go off to spend your weekend chilling like Chewbacca here, we’ve got everything you need to know about what’s new in the world of Star Wars. After the jump:
- Check out an awesome fanmade Holochess table with augmented reality
- Take a peek inside Chewbacca‘s upcoming solo comic series
- The Slave Leia costume and other Star Wars lots are up for auction
- See the Force Awakens pins on sale at Disney parks
- This Battlefront deluxe edition comes with a Han Solo mini-fridge
- The Star Wars Battlefront beta will be open to everyone
- Watch a preview of Star Wars Rebels Season 2
- What accent will Daisy Ridley have in The Force Awakens?
- General Hux actor Domhnall Gleeson defends the First Order
- Rian Johnson thanks the good people of County Kerry, Ireland
- Rest assured no Skellig Michael wildlife was harmed in the shoot
- Mark Hamill has been spotted pulling pints in Ireland
- Episode VIII might be shooting in Greenham Common now
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