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Thanks to the casual game asplosion, publishers are racing to put every possible leisure activity into Wii form. Our first page of Trailer Trash deals with a few egregious examples of activities that are more fun (and cheaper) in real life than on Wii.
What defunct game company or franchise are you most sorry to see go? The company may not even be out of business - it may have just strayed so far from its original vision that you consider it dead (likewise with franchises).
How this works: We randomly collected together 100 recent examples of video game box-art all completely unrelated with the exception of one common factor: they all featured a person or people as part of the design. We then looked long and hard at all the examples to find out what types of people are most commonly used on video game box-art. And by extension, we guess, in video games. This is what we discovered. Prepare to be partially amazed
Although most guys know Hollywood uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer for summer action flicks like Top Gun, The Rock, Con Air and Armageddon, Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music & Logo Group, would love for Bruckheimer to take MTV Games out of its comfort zone of rhythmic gaming like The Beatles: Rock Band and attract more females.
Rule 1: Over exuberant button bashing: it’s the law – As portrayed by Adam Sandler in Reign Over Me
If you want to really convince your audience you’re a hardcore gamer raised on the likes on Pong and…erm, that one with the aliens, you’ve got to hammer those buttons. Hard. Watch below as America’s least comedic comedy actor displays the technique admirably during Shadow of the
Take two steps into your local Chuck E Cheese funtropolis – which, for the record, would be three steps more than we’d actually recommend you take – and it’s obvious that the days when videogame arcades were a beeping, flashing fountainhead of innovation, style and even culture are long gone.
Every Fourth of July, Americans proudly celebrate the casting-off of British oppression by doing what we do best: staring at explosions.
Mandatory install. Red ring of death. Motion control. All terms that mean something in the current generation of gaming. But five years ago they meant a whole lot of nothing in the video game vernacular. Yes, things move at lightning-speed in gaming, and that includes the buzz-word obsessed language of gamer speak. The following collection are all forgotten words and phrases that have long-since slipped off the lips of gamers.
Ever since Wii launched we’ve been cringing at trailers of families swinging their arms around in front of the TV like a bunch of primates.
So first up, here are this week’s embarrassingly awkward trailers from the world of Nintendo.