Trailer Trash 6

Dead to Rights: Retribution

More AWOL gameplay in Dead to Rights: Retribution’s “fly-by” video. Granted, fly-by videos don’t usually contain a ton of action but this one is unusually drab. The lonely siren wailing softly in the background only reinforces the emptiness of the set pieces. Likely, these rainy gray and brown environs will feel more exciting when they’re riddled with bullet holes and splashed with chunks of organ meat. Unfortunately, all the stuff we’re looking forward to in D2R:R - the savage criminals, the gore-spewing take-downs and the dog – are nowhere to be seen.

NCAA Football 10

C-c-c-combo breaker! This trailer avoids the pitfall of not showing any gameplay, but it still has a couple foibles to point out. Like the relentless, shameless product placement. Or the fact that it’s encouraging college kids to pursue meaningless “credits” for their school’s virtual football team instead of working on the real academic credits they’ll need to graduate. Wait, why are we complaining? Someone’s gotta drag that curve down. We recant. Please, spend all your time earning “extra credit” in NCAA Football 10 instead of going to class. Your parents are good for a few extra semesters, right?

Brutal Legend

One last footage-free trailer to call out, but this time we’re not really complaining because it is a star vehicle for Mr Jack Black, and features a cameo by game god Tim Schaefer. Oh, and there’s nifty special effects in the form of fake vomit, so we didn’t even really notice that the game is nowhere to be seen.


  • sundaysupreme - May 25, 2009 7:20 p.m.

    why did an ad popup when watching that wiiware title asking me if I would like to find Gay Muscly men in y area?
  • Analogic - May 25, 2009 12:33 p.m.

    Way to go EA, putting Danko Jones into your NFS Nitro trailer!
  • RedOutlive10 - May 23, 2009 2:24 p.m.

    I hope that new Alien versus Predator game won't be a flop. Monolith did a freaking awesome job with AvP2, the marine campaign was a blast.
  • iKOemos - May 23, 2009 1:17 a.m.

    Brutal Legend is gonna kick all kinds of ass.
  • Corsair89 - May 22, 2009 11:29 p.m.

    @ fregfighter: actually, Cho Aniki was the first.
  • PinkLenny - May 21, 2009 9:41 p.m.

    wow that last one looks sick time to hit up ebay
  • adrenaguy - May 24, 2009 12:26 a.m.

    that nuscle one looks freaking awesome, where do i get an english text translated one?
  • Blackbird - May 23, 2009 10:57 p.m.

    Gotta love the muscle kings wanking...
  • oryandymackie - May 22, 2009 7:46 p.m.

    Come on, that Japanese WiiWare ad must be a spoof!! And in the UK, for Heidi Klum, we get her just in her robe, yours is an extended version. Oh, how I hate Guitar Hero
  • fergfighter - May 22, 2009 5:34 p.m.

    wow, the first game ever made for homosexual men, i guess dreams can come true! =D joke. i like the look of brutal legend tho (Y)
  • Cyberninja - May 22, 2009 11:22 a.m.

    what were they somking when they made the last one from japan
  • NipplesTheSuperHippo - May 22, 2009 4:52 a.m.

    I kinda feel bad for Heidi Klum. I wonder if she knows that the people who made that commercial were just like "Hey we need something to help our game sell; what do gamers like? Um they like women and they like boobs! Yes we need more boobs. I've got it, giggle them around a bit. Wait, we still need our game in there somewhere; we can add a g-tar somewhere later, but man, let’s have her take off everything she is wearing! Crap, America doesn’t do the nude T.V. stuff do they? Well, her panties are good enough." Not that I’m complaining though, Heidi is somk’n hot. Also, the Jack Black thing would have been funnier if he hadn’t come on the Spike Game awards stage with a giant flamethrower yelling "F'n Tim Shafer!" and how Brutal Legends was going to be the best GAME ever!
  • Spybreak8 - May 22, 2009 3:04 a.m.

    That anime one was pretty cool but needed subtitles. Dude your mom!!!! Fire all lasers!
  • kubes - May 21, 2009 9:59 p.m.

    lol at jack black

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