Your eyes are not deceiving you. That is indeed a picture of a man with a Wii Remote in his pants being spanked by a woman as their friends look on and cheer. It isn’t just four friends being kinky with video game controllers, however. It’s a new game from Ubisoft called “We Dare.” Dare to what? Push the boundaries of decency? Judging by the trailer, that may be the case.
“Dead Space 2″ is young, much like the baby necromorphs players cut apart during protagonist Isaac Clarke’s desperate fight for survival in a space city gone to hell. The game released just last month - January 25th for PlayStation 3 and Xbox360. That isn’t stopping publisher EA – whose base if brilliant marketing campaign for the action-horror title informed gamers that their mothers would hate it – from releasing additional content for players to download.
Keep reading for details on the “Severed” DLC, a trailer featuring more gory mayhem and some thoughts on the upcoming content.
I was reading through my Facebook updates, and I noticed a couple about new “Uncharted 3″ videos. Well, to be honest, I noticed similar puns in both headlines based on the fact that the gameplay on display occurs in a mansion engulfed in flames. Not to be undone, I’ve decided to supply some of my own forced and obvious wordplay about the new clips that could double as headlines.
The heat is on Drake in these new videos.
Light your fire with new Uncharted 3 videos.
Nathan Drake falls into a ring of fire in Uncharted 3.
Can Drake kiss this firehouse goodbye?
Drake didn’t start the fire, but he has to fight it.
But you didn’t come here to listen to smarmy commentary and easy puns, did you? Click the jump for a new “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” video.
They say movie trailers only show you the best parts of a film, but the opposite is true for video games.
The latest batch of big-budget game trailers, on display during Spike’s Video Game Awards, don’t show you the best parts of the game — the ones you can play — but instead rely on beautiful cutscenes that may not even be part of the finished product. Of the 10 trailers that aired during the VGAs, only four of them showed any in-game action, and you could probably boil all of it down to a 30-second clip.
Unbeknownst to me, Telltale Games has been developing an episodic video game based on Back to the Future. The story takes place six months after the conclusion of Back to the Future 3, and begins with Doc Brown’s house on the brink of being sold by the bank, due to his absence. Meanwhile, Doc’s in 1931, where he previously settled down with his sweetheart, Clara, but he appears to be in jail.
Yep, Activision’s launch trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops makes the game look awesome. I remember thinking the same thing about the Modern Warfare 2 reveal trailer last year, and then seeing the game and realizing it was, well, more Call of Duty. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just that those big-budget action movie moments are fewer and farther between than you might expect. Black Ops launches on November 9. In the meantime, feel free to imagine that every moment in the game is going to melt your face. [via YouTube]
How much Battlestar Galactica is too much Battlestar Galactica? Bigpoint and NBC are hoping the answer to that question is ‘there’s no such thing.’ The pair just released a trailer for the upcoming MMO Battlestar Galactica Online, which can be seen at Pixelated Geek. It’s certainly impressive, delivering the same shaky camera work and orchestral chanting the series is known for. But if you’re looking for gameplay, you’re in for a disappointment.
Excitement for a Rock Band keyboard aside, the music game genre is getting a little played out, so it’s nice to see a fresh idea coming from Shadegrown Games in Planck v.1. We’ve seen the Planck concept before, in the form of an early prototype, but now the game sports a 3D look with the whole lasers-burning-through-black-background aesthetic.
It’s not often that video game trailers hit me with that schoolkid-like “must play now” stupor, which is why I don’t post many here, but the debut trailer for LittleBigPlanet 2 is the exception. Maybe it has something to do with the music — Passion Pit’s “Sleepyhead,” Shazam informs me — but it’s probably because of Sony’s grand promises of creating entire games within LittleBigPlanet 2′s level creator. The game will be out for Playstation 3 in Winter 2010.