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 is currently underway over in Los Angeles where the latest games and software for consoles and PCs are showcased to
a throbbing crowd of sweaty virgins gaming enthusiasts.
Our good friend Grahame over at Past The Pixels gave us the heads up on this trailer for Electronic Arts latest game Overstrike, a first person shooter from developer Insomniac Games, (Ratchet & Clank, Resistance), which, as Grahame as already hinted, looks like a Quentin Tarantinoesque version of Pixar’s The Incredibles.