Following a massive online leak earlier this month which revealed pretty much every detail about the third installment of the Modern Warfare franchise comes the first official trailer for the game.
You know when a company really want to hype up a project when they include a sinister klaxon as part of the soundtrack.
This game appears to take place around the globe with inner-city warfare being fought on the streets of New York, London, Paris and Berlin in what appears to be an attempt to make the game bigger than before. So much so that the scenes in what appears to be the Hudson River, crowded with submarines and warships, looks like the bath tub of an 8 year-old with ADHD.
That’s not exactly true this is just some
sad lonely character who has never kissed a girl on the lips before gamer using a Samuel L. Jackson soundboard while playing Call Of Duty: Black Ops. Can’t wait to see and hear the Graham Norton Black Ops soundboard in action.
(via I Heart Chaos)
Following the monumental breakdown Sony has suffered in recent days with their Playstation Network, every news website, paper and channel have been featuring special reports on this story as legions of people, who are incapable of amusing themselves without the use of electronic gadgetry, are throwing party bags of Doritos around their living rooms in fits of rage.
But Channel 4 News have to be applauded for their coverage of the story, simply due to a moment of genius which you can watch at the 3.00 minute mark in the video above.
Games developer Treyarch have released the first official trailer and gameplay videos for Escalation, the second map pack in yet a further continuation of downloadable content for their blockbusting title Call Of Duty: Black Ops.
As well as the standard four new maps it’s the additional zombie content which looks a little special, this time around. Presented in a Grindhouse style, the trailer above showcases gameplay and elements of the Call Of The Dead as four protagonists, Danny Trejo (Machete), Sarah Michelle Gellar, (Buffy), Robert Englund, (Freddy Kruger), and Michael Rooker, (Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer), go head to head with the zombie horde aboard an ice bound ship in a frozen wasteland.
Now word yet on whether you’ll be able to play as each of these characters in a Left 4 Dead style co-op match, but once again Activision are tempting even more money from our wallets with this line-up.
N.B: Why didn’t they give Bruce Campbell a gig in this game?
Do you remember this arcade classic from the late 80s where you played as chef Peter Pepper in a delicious little platform game called Burger Time?
If you do then look out your gaming napkin as the title is back and it’s been redeveloped into what looks like a glorious 3D experience for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PS3. The original title had you scrambling up and down ladders and platforms avoiding hot dogs, pickles and eggs along the way:
‘When Peter Pepper walks the length of an ingredient (bun, meat patty, tomato, etc.), it falls one level. If it lands atop another ingredient, the latter in turn falls one level. A burger is completed when all vertically aligned ingredients have been dropped out of the maze and onto a waiting plate. Once all burgers are completed, the level is finished.’
The new and much improved Burger Time HD, which will be released in the summer, remains faithful to the original premise but puts a much needed 3D spin on the game. Apparently players will be able to play as The King from Burger King in a special DLC add-on feature, as seen below.
Right we’ve danced the Hempen jig enough over Rockstar’s latest game La Noire but in their very latest trailer for the 1940s themed, sandbox detective game, entitled Investigation & Interrogation, we couldn’t help but notice a few familiar faces.
The technology used to realistically recreate the faces of those actors and actresses used in the game is known as MotionScan, a new system for 3D motion capture, and as you can see from the video above the results are breathtaking. Long gone are the days of trying to figure out the actor who voices your favourite in-game character as you can easily determine who it is from their almost identical CGI doppelgangers.
Michael Gladis who plays Paul Kinsey in the hit series of Mad Men and apparently appeared in that Liam Nesson and Harrison Ford submarine Russkie flick K-19 The Widowmaker.
Greg Grunberg the cop from Heroes.
Brain Krause who played Leo Wyatt in Charmed and also popped up in an episode of Mad Men.
Patrick Fischler who played obnoxious comedian Jimmey Barret in Mad Men, Phil in Lost and Detective Kenny ‘no-gun’ in Southland
We’re going out on a limb with this one but we’re pretty sure that’s Courtney Gains, famous for his role as Hans Klopek in The Burbs and Sgt Eugene McVey in Memphis Belle.
Did you spot any more?
It was only a matter of time before somebody put together a live action fan film for Infinity Ward’s first person shooter Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare and it looks nothing short of amazing.
Find Makarov was made by Toronto based marketing firm We Can Pretend to emphasise that a film version of the highly successful gaming franchise is actually achievable. In fact a first person POV movie of this nature could have massive potential by drawing in millions of gaming fans while staying faithful to the original property. If you want to know more about Find Makarov then chart a course for the short film’s Facebook Page.
Modern Warfare 3 comes with realistic salute inertia.