Archives for May 2008

New Resident Evil 5 Trailer

If you missed it last night, here’s a link to the HD version of the latest episode of Gametrailers TV, which has the world premier of the newest trailer for Resident Evil 5, aka the Buttonmasher’s most anticipated game EVER. You can jump right to the trailer

If you’d just like to see the RE5 trailer (in SD, for the moment) you can see that here.

Along with that, I grabbed a handful of screenshots from the trailer and threw them up on Flickr. You can see the whole set here.

RE5 Screen - 4

Right now, RE5 looks like a high-res version of RE4. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, as RE4 is superb. I just hoped to see something more. And not just a new femme fatale.

GamOvr

GamOvr is a collaborative effort to share video game pictures we find interesting.”

A lot of cool pix up there, including one of my favorite animated gifs of all time:

Wii All You Can Be?

Why the Military Needs the Gaming Industry

An interesting Popular Mechanics article about gaming (and gaming interfaces in particular) and how the military is using gaming technology.

“What an interesting evolution, I thought. For years, video games had been appropriating the controls of airplane yolks (Atari 2600 joystick) and guns (the famous “Duck Hunt” pistol)—interfaces common to military equipment—and now the military is using equipment that evolved in the gaming industry.”

Not sure about comparing the NES Zapper to the real thing, but whatever. The Super Scope, though…

“By now, the dual analog thumbsticks on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 controllers have turned the standard logic of the first-person shooter (FPS) into muscle memory for most red-blooded young American men”

and

“Some might say that all those teenagers “wasting time” on Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4 are actually the warfighters of tomorrow, training themselves at zero cost to the U.S. taxpayer. In fact, when offered the choice between the traditional airplane controls and gamepad controls, many younger soldiers pick the thumbsticks that are familiar to them.”

Ender’s Game, anyone?

As always, read the whole thing.

Oblivion’s secret best character

I started playing Oblivion a few months ago but then got distracted by shinier games, so I never made it very far. Certainly not far enough to try any of the expansions. But this story, Why I Love Thedret The Exaggerator, cracked me up. It’s worth the read, whether you’ve played Oblivion or not.

(via Rock, Paper, Shotgun)

GTA IV stunts

I’ve got plans for GTA tonight: motorcycle stunts:

More posts are on the way…