Daily Archives: 10/22/2011

Oh, Hi there, “Modern Warfare 3” launch trailer…

"MW3" - A veritable license to print money...

Some posts just write themselves.  Activision have released the launch trailer for “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” and Joystiq have it for your perusal here.

 

Mrs Rolling Eyeballs just viewed it with me and promptly gave it the finger – she’s not a fan of the hyper-violent, uber-patriotic, neo-con action game you’ll be stunned to learn – and I’m not really that into it, either.  It does look like more of the same, certainly in terms of the campaign trailer.  Still, when you sell a gazillion copies each time that you release a new game, why fix what’s very clearly working well for a big audience?

Seriously, Activision, would it kill you to include unicorns with rainbow-shooting RPG mounts in the next one? Wither innovation…

 

 

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Pandas run amok in “WoW”. New “Starcraft II” add-on. It must be Blizzcon…

Blizzcon is on and with it come a whole bunch of announcements – Kotaku has all of the news, videos and enticing guff that you might need.

 

Big helm? Power armour? RTS? Why am I not playing this yet?

Highlights? There’s a fine-looking video for “Heart of the Swarm”, the first additional content for “StarCraft 2” – which is so very pretty that it is hastening my resolve to build a PC which wouldn’t fall over and die in shock at the game’s specs.

There’s the next add-on for “World of Warcraft” – the excellently barking mad ‘Mists of Pandaria‘. Which, splendidly, features warrior panda monks and Chinese-inspired locales and a bunch of game play additions for you if you’re in thrall to Blizzard’s MMORPGOMGZROFLCOPTER.

Where be my dumplings? I require extra dumplings!

Finally, there’s a bunch of “Diablo 3” stuff, which kind of interests me more, given my recently found love of loot-grabbing games and some stuff on “Blizzard DOTA”, which (to me) came out of nowhere and looks fun – various Blizzard characters, duking it out in arenas and raining on Valve’s “DOTA”aping parade somewhat.

It’s good to see Blizzard still creating new stuff – they could be happy to just sit back and count the ‘WarCraft’ cash, but they clearly want to stay reasonably relevant.  Yeah, we’re talking updates and iterations on franchises, admittedly, but in gaming that doesn’t seem to be the big problem that it is in other media.

Just check out that “StarCraft 2” video – so good.

 

 

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