The Trailer of the Week Goes Mad!

Real Talk by: StephO

This week’s Trailer of the Week is the Mad Max gameplay trailer! Mad Max was first revealed at E3, and this gameplay trailer gives us a closer look at the game’s emphasis on vehicular combat. Mad Max will be available for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on April 30, 2014.

Also, Earthbound is finally available on the Nintendo eShop- checkout the launch trailer!

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Trailer(s) of the Week

Real Talk by: StephO

This week’s Trailer of the Week has to be the Grand Theft Auto V gameplay trailer! Even though it clocks in at nearly five minutes long, there are so many new features to show off that the trailer is entertaining and fast paced throughout. GTA V launches September 17.

And if you’ve already checked out the GTA V trailer, be sure to take a look at the Rambo The Video Game reveal trailer! It looks like this game could be an it’s-so-bad-it’s-good type thing. Only time will tell!

Spring 2013 Box Art Report Card

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Real Talk by: StephO

Box art reviews for titles released between April and June of 2013 (Injustice: Gods Among Us, The Last of Us, Deadpool, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and Dead Island: Riptide).

Injustice_Gods_Among_Us_Cover_ArtInjustice: Gods Among Us- Including Batman AND Superman in the forefront is definitely eye catching! Featuring the Joker, Flash, and other characters helps reinforce that this is a fighting game. However the top half and bottom half meet in the center in a squashed and awkward way- there are too many things to focus on at first glance. Some visual hierarchy would help this cover artwork, but in the end it does get the point across and that’s what’s most important.

TheLastOfUsThe Last of Us- The look on Ellie’s face is what makes this cover artwork great. It would have been nice to see at least a silhouette of a menacing Infected in the background, but I suppose showing ONLY Joel and Ellie on the cover was kind of the point. The simple and understated design complements the game title.

Deadpool_video_game_coverDeadpool- There is not anything particularly wrong with this cover artwork, but with so many awesome trailers and a fun, creative website you would think the Deadpool cover would be a little more exciting. “This is what awesome looks like” is a nice touch though.

FC3_Blood_Dragon_CoverFar Cry 3: Blood Dragon- The amount of neon-cyborg-craziness crammed into this cover artwork is awesome. Almost every style choice- from layout to color palette to typeface -contributes to the retro 80’s fee. I want to see more laser-eyed blood dragons, but I suppose if the cover artwork leaves me wanting to see more then its doing its job right!

DeadIslandRiptideDead Island: Riptide- A gory yet painterly zombie head front and center with only the game title- made to look like it was stamped in blood -centered above. Wonderful! This game artwork is the winner of the Spring 2013 Box Art Report Card.

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Indie Shout Out: Guacamelee!- We are always excited to see fresh, vibrant game artwork so a shout out to Guacamelee! If you would like to see more than just the cover artwork for this 2D platformer, it is available for downloaded on PS3 or PS Vita.

Past box art report cards: Winter 2013, Fall/Holiday 2012Spring 2012, Summer 2012, Winter 2011

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y – Preview Gameplay Trailer

Real Talk by: StephO

This week’s Trailer of the Week is the Pokemon X & Y gameplay preview trailer! We get to see new battle types (sky battle, horde encounters), a new Pokemon type (fairy), and new friends that will accompany you on your journey. Another fun new feature is Pokémon-Amie, which allows players to scratch and pet their Pokemon and even give them treats using the Nintendo 3DS touch screen. Playing with Pokemon will even affect gameplay- the more you play with your Pokémon, they more likely they will be to avoid opponents’ attacks and land critical hits! Pokemon X and Pokemon Y will be available on Oct. 12 for Nintendo 3DS.

Trailer of the Week: Deadpool Launch Trailer

Real Talk by: StephO

This week’s Trailer of the Week is the Deadpool Launch Trailer! Every trailer in this advertising campaign has been great, and this one was exception! I mean, it could have won TOTW just based on this image alone…

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For more Deadpool, check out Cmack’s review, or incessantly check IMDB for updates on the movie

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Trailer of the Week: Top 3 Trailers from E3!

Real Talk by: StephO

E3 2013 has come and gone, and many trailers, teasers, and game play demos have come and gone with it. Here are a few trailers that are not to be missed (or are worth watching again!) Let us know what your favorite E3 trailer was in the comments below!

Top 3 Trailers from E3:

Trailer of the Week- Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time!

Real Talk by: StephO

This week’s Trailer of the Week is the Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time! trailer. A sequel to the 2009 hit Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time will be available free-to-play on July 18 exclusively on the iOS App Store. Players can look forward to new levels, new plants, and new zombies as they continue epic struggle of plants defending against zombies “through the vast reaches of time, both past and future”.

Last week’s Trailer of the Week: Sonic Lost World.