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It’s A Sabotage

January 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Sean Devlin: Irishman. Race-car driver. Terrorist.

If that last word brought on a tiny bit of a wince, then you’ve just reacted the same way as I did when I first encountered EA Games’ The Saboteur. Sure, the game might be set in Paris during World War II (with Nazis as the bad guys, so killing them is a good thing), but there are still some connotations that don’t sit particularly well, and that’s one of them. To get away with something like that, you’ve got to have a pretty good game, or at the very least, one that’s incredibly fun to play. Read more…

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Welcome…To The World Of Tomorrow

June 2, 2009 2 comments

electronicentertainmentexpoNope, it’s not a Futurama post, but rather a run-down of some stuff from yesterday’s E3, with some pretty amazing videos.

Day One of the Expo kicked off with presentations from Microsoft, EA and Ubisoft, with some overlap between them, but a whole host of impressive trailers and videos…and some not so impressive.

We’ll start off with the least impressive of the bunch and Ubisoft: Microsoft and EA were both tough acts to follow, but Ubisoft really didn’t give much away. A witty introduction from TV presenter Joel McHale led to Ubisoft’s director’s dicussing their attempts to cross media barriers and offer a multimedia approach: director James Cameron took to the stage to discuss Ubisoft’s involvement in his upcoming Avatar movie and the tie-in game. In what is probably the most disappointing and lengthy discussion ever, Cameron spoke at length about the film’s plot and effect, along with his hopes and expectations for the game…and showed nothing. Read more…