Games developer Capcom launched a rather clever PR stunt over the weekend to promote the release of Resident Evil 6 by setting up a human butcher’s shop in Smithfield Meat Market, East London.
Entitled Wesker & Son the fake business premises played host to human hands, feet, arms, torsos, legs and even a full cadaver all made out of actual meat for people to buy. If you wanted a human hand it would’ve cost you £5.99, while feet were £6.00 and thigh steaks were £2.99. All the money made from the faux human meat sales went to the Limbless Association, a UK charity which helps those with limb loss, and assist their families and carers.
Of course not everyone managed to appreciate the wit or the ambition of this PR stunt and as usual the readers of the Daily Mail online took to their keyboards. Here’s a few examples of the best comments which were posted, complete with original spelling mistakes:
‘I despair of this country. How was this allowed? By the way I love the way saddos have given themselves the title ‘Gamers’ as if it is a valuable activity – You are adults wasting your time PLAYING games.’
‘Yay a practical use for chavs and trade unionists is found at last, Turn em into soylent green its the only time they will be useful in their lives.’
‘Why was the ‘body female? Why not male. The word ‘depraved’ comes to mind. I wonder how many already damaged minds will think this appropriate and even fun. And how many small animals will suffer as the sickos get in some practice.’
‘No wonder the world is a sick as it is and that people turn into monsters seeing this sort of rubbish to promote what is a sickening game,these sort of games should be banned, it gives the young of today crazy ideas……’
‘I can not believe how low people are becoming , and why should we accept this kind of behavior this is not funny and surely one nut is enough to go do some stupid act of copying this and then suddenly we will be having an apademic .’
‘Discussing. How would you explain that to a terrified child!!’
(via Picky Glutton)
Here’s a 14 minute demo of the lush looking Far Cry 3 from this year’s PAX, (Penny Arcade Expo). Is it me or does this new Far Cry game have a lot in common with Rockstar’s 2010 Western based game Red Dead Redemption? Skinning animals, collecting fauna, wild dogs, bears, Wanted side missions, they all seem rather familiar.
Here’s a trailer for the Multiplayer section of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2. Yes it’s more of the same in fact the engine hasn’t changed at all. Visually it looks like exactly the same game but developers Treyarch have stated that it will run at 60 frames per second, as for additional content there seems to be some at least with the introduction of futuristic weaponry but apart from that it’s pretty much more of the same but with a brighter sheen.
Black Ops 2 will be released on November 13th.
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.
When games developer Bethesda officially announced this week that their smash hit RPG game franchise The Elder Scrolls was to finally get a massive multiplayer online treatment our excitement bubbled over and we collectively made this delightful sound.
Hardly any details are yet known about what this exciting prospect will provide fans with, except that it’ll be imaginatively called The Elder Scrolls Online, will be launched in 2013 and is set one thousand years prior to the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Game director Matt Firor, of Zenimax Online Studios, who are developing the game said:
We have been working hard to create an online world in which players will be able to experience the epic Elder Scrolls universe with their friends, something fans have long said they wanted. It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years. The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.
It’s also known that Elder Scrolls Online will encompass the entire continent of Tamriel which will give gamers a unique opportunity to explore and interact with a gigantic world, (see map above). It’s not yet known at this stage if there are any plans to bring this game to the PS3 and Xbox 360. We can only hope.
(via Geeks Of Doom & Games Radar)
If you’ve spent many hundreds of hours cutting a swathe through the land of Skyrim you’ll recognise these eye catching canvas prints of all five Dragonborn destinations.
The man responsible for this collection of gaming fanboy eye candy is Dean Walton and you can find more of his excellent artistic pop cultre based work HERE. As for the prints they’re currently available to buy from website Gamer Print for the modest price of £37.50 for the entire collection in either A3, A2 or A1 sizes.
(via Gamer Print & Mr Shabba)
Chart a course for HERE to see the entire collection of screenshots.
Just to confirm all the wild rumours over Ubisoft’s next installment of the highly successful Assassin’s Creed franchise, which were swirling about the Internet this week, the game will indeed be set in North America during the American Revolutionary War as these glorious screen shots demonstrate.
Other details have emerged which include the following:
- The new protagonist is called Connor Ratohnhaketon who is half English and Native American.
- He was raised by Mowhawks.
- You can climb and leap from trees and mountain cliffs.
- The game is set between the years 1753 – 1783 and is centred around the cities of Boston and New York.
- You can hunt and kill a variety of different animals.
- The English red coats are the enemy.
If you want to know a lot more about the game head over to Computer And Video Games who have a comprehensive list of all the finer details. Although this looks like a welcome change of pace for the game we can’t help but compare it to Red Dead Redemption.
Above is a feature video for the now cancelled gaming title Gotham By Gaslight, based upon the DC Comic of the same name.
Apparently the game was centred around the adventures of a Victorian styled Batman, battling crime on the cobbled streets of London town while attempting to track down Jack The Ripper and bring him to justice. Game developers Day 1 and THQ pitched the idea of Gotham By Gaslight with concept art and the prototype video above, but for reason they were unsuccessful, which is a great shame as the idea of a steam punk themed Batman game sounds amazing.
(via What Culture)
Any future machinima video, featuring the elements of Bethesda’s amazing Skyrim game, will have to be directed by Michael Bay if it wants to even come close to the epic cinematic experience that this seven minute video contains.
Put together by Tyrannicon using various mods and console commands this Great Battle Of Skyrim uses over one thousand characters and a dragon. This video is actually more engaging and entertaining than the last three movies we’ve watched.