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Trailer Trash #3

PDC World Championship Darts 2009 - Trailer

When did professional darts players attain to the status of WWE stars, playing to stadiums full of screaming fans and strutting into the place with an effing intro?



 Check out the swagger on this schlub:


Above: You know he was just hitting that up in his room

Bluster aside, there is no way that holding a Wii remote like a dart is “realistic.” That’s just bad ergonomics. An actual dartboard takes up less space than your TV and Wii, plus it is more fun to play. Even more worrisome: there’s a year in the title, which can only mean that annual installments are planned. Gaaaaaaah!


EA Sports Active - Journal 



Push button make thing better. Getting mainstream America into gaming means tapping into the body image obsession (and inevitable self loathing) prevalent in our culture. Enter EA Sports Active, with its cloyingly motivational “Journal” feature to dole out shiny medals when you meet its boilerplate nutrition and exercise goals.


Free Realms - Launch trailer



You know what would appeal to everybody? Everything! Free Realms is Sony’s unweildy amalgamation of fantasy MMO, card battler and casual games portal. We think the opening shot of the trailer, where we’re treated to a face full of flying squirrel ass, sums up the whole thing rather nicely. They should have just stopped there.

 

26 comments

  • riodoku79 - April 30, 2009 8:58 p.m.

    ugh...Free Realms nearly made me vomit.
  • crabbo - April 30, 2009 10:57 p.m.

    Nice article, the trailers are all quite horrible. Personally i'm anticipating battlefield 1943 though, as its appearing on XBLA and PSN for only $15. The trailer is really cliche though, and does nothing to make me want to buy the game.
  • SunshineHobo - April 30, 2009 11:13 p.m.

    Lets Tap- So good stars will shoot out your face!!! Seriously...No complicated controls? AHH OMG ITS GOT AN A AND B BUTTON!!! WHAT DO I DO?!
  • EatShorts8 - May 1, 2009 12:12 a.m.

    that infamous trailer looked good cant wait till it comes out.
  • Baconator96 - May 1, 2009 5:29 a.m.

    im going to buy infamous, but i wonder how itll stand up to Prototype
  • sentinelprime - May 1, 2009 5:50 a.m.

    Gary Busey should record a commentary track for Saints Row, like tracks Valve games have. But no one should tell Gary Busey he's recording a game commentary. They could just plant a mic on him and record the random things he says as he goes about his day sorting his collection of shrunken heads, snorting coke off skeezy trannies, and burying his cellphone in the backyard to make the voices go away.
  • Howetzer - May 1, 2009 1:09 p.m.

    Man, I can't wait for InFamous! I don't know how you guys can't be anything but completely psyched about InFamous! That trailer is just like all the other InFamous trailers, friggen Awesome! As for prototype, good luck to all of you who buy it, but sorry looks like complete junk to me, if you have a PS3 I think you should at least do yourselves the favor of getting InFamous, the game is 10 times what protocrap is....see what I did there kids? lol Anyways nice article, but I personally don't see InFamous fitting in to the trailer trash section myself.
  • wolfwing187 - May 1, 2009 5:24 p.m.

    i play free realms.....i think its cool.
  • Jedipimp0712 - May 1, 2009 9:25 p.m.

    what the fuck is the point of the Kamikazi game? i dont know if its just me, but does that seem REALLY un-patriotic or what? and when you do run into an American boat, what the fuck is that accomplishing? also, that Infamous trailer does look amazing, is there something that games radar is holding out on us for what the gameplay is like? cuz i thought it looked bad ass
  • nadrewod999 - May 2, 2009 3:57 p.m.

    GamesRadar, I look forward to seeing how you review a game while eating your hat (hint: read end of last page of article).
  • noobmasteroftehworld - May 2, 2009 6:42 p.m.

    is the battle stations:pacific just about being a kamikaze pilot? if thats it then i am not sold
  • atomicred - May 3, 2009 5:35 a.m.

    Sherlock Holms vs Jack the Ripper side effects: schizophrenia.
  • Teh_Ty - May 3, 2009 3:06 p.m.

    InFamous looks kinda cool, but I'm looking forward to prototype more.
  • kubes - April 30, 2009 8:48 p.m.

    FIRST I LOVE TRASHY TRAILERS
  • Cyberninja - April 30, 2009 9:28 p.m.

    the infamous one looked bad ass
  • Cyberninja - April 30, 2009 9:29 p.m.

    the infamous one looked bad ass
  • crabbo - May 1, 2009 1:28 a.m.

    Speaking as somebody who owns a PS3, I think the inFamous trailer looks pretty bland. The combat looks really uninspired. Other trailers showcase the urban explorer aspect, which makes the game look much more appealing. Face it.. The combat isn't going to be inFamous' strong point.
  • MissingLink101 - May 1, 2009 2:02 a.m.

    They've really made an awesome trailer for infamous but if I'm gonna get the new version of the (last succesful incarnation) Crackdown idea, I'll be heading for Prototype.
  • iKOemos - May 1, 2009 4:12 a.m.

    Hey gmilf17, u gonna throw a spaz again? These trailers suck. These games are doomed to die.
  • Yossarian - May 1, 2009 6:11 p.m.

    Battlestations confuses me. Isn't the point of most games to stay ALIVE? Historical accuracy is good and all, but I don't see flying a kamikaze mission as a good selling point. I can kill myself in plenty of other, and most likely better, games.

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