Far be it from me to point out the obvious when it comes to exhausted genres but the living dead as a plot mechanic in games and films has pretty much run it’s course. Or has it?
The trailer above for ZombiU which is a game exculsively for the Nintendo Wii U ingeniously adds an extra dimension to the first person zombie shooter as it incorporates the Wii U’s special gamepad, with embedded touchscreen, as a supplementary device when playing, so that the game is played on both the TV and controller screen, ramping up the tension, excitement and panic throughout.
A screenshot from the playable 2025 section of Black Ops 2.
The video below is from Treyarch’s latest addition to the Call Of Duty Gaming franchise. It’s a sequel to Black Ops, imaginatively entitled Black Ops 2 and will be the very first COD game to feature future warfare technology in a special section based in the year 2025.
Of course in the future a new cold war has broken out but this time it’s between America and China and Treyarch have confirmed that robotics, cyberwarfare, unmanned vehicles and other modern technology will be featured throughout this section of the game. The plot for which rattles along like so:
Pew, pew, pew, zooooom, baaabaaabooooomm, thwunk, bang, bang, bang clank, click, puh-puh-puh, gazooks, tch, tch, tch.
E3, the gigantic gaming nerdfest is currently underway in Los Angeles this week. So far Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have conducted their all important annual press conferences showcasing all the new exciting trinkets and whistles that they’ll be offering customers in the future.
One title, Watch Dogs, pretty much blew the audience of man-children away, in fact such was the excitement in the room during this demo that around fifty 5XL sized t-shirts actually shrank due to feverish perspiration.