You’ve probably seen this already, as it seems to be everywhere– or at least on a lot of male-targeted programming, anyway. I’m not especially inclined to play the game, but I do enjoy this ad more than last year’s version. I guess there’s something about Tony Stark bringing a jet to a gunfight that I just find appealing.
Incidentally, how many of these people are celebrities, anyway? I don’t watch enough TV or anything to really know unless they guest-host Monday Night Raw.
Recently, James Rolfe added to a series of GameTrailers videos where he drops his “Angry Video Game Nerd” persona and talks candidly about video games he has fond memories of from years ago. His most recent entry (which, unlike his AVGN videos, has little in the way of serious vulgarity) looks back at the fighting game collaboration between Rare, Nintendo, and Midway, Killer Instinct:
Though I may not have said as much about it here, I’ve made no secret that Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is one of my favorite games– period. And in the kart-racing arena, I honestly feel that SEGA and Sumo Digital have managed to craft a product which actually surpasses Mario Kart in many ways, chief among them being the actual racing, item use, and how unlockables are earned.
So as you can imagine, I was absolutely giddy when it was revealed that they were now creating a sequel, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. In the following video (with some NSFW language), ConsoleCreature has one of the developers show us what’s new in this version:
We’ve heard about the additions of Shinobi star Joe Musashi and Golden Axe hero Gillius Thunderhead to the roster, but now we get to see them and their rides in action with three of the game’s all-new racetracks: Dragon Canyon from Panzer Dragoon, Temple Trouble from Super Monkey Ball, and Adder’s Lair from Golden Axe.
And now, presenting a counterpoint to my own thoughts on E3 2012′s press conferences is Lanceheart:
Let me start off with full disclosure: I didn’t own a 360 until very recently. As a result, my immediate attachment toward many Xbox-exclusive franchises is fairly low. This conference was, however, a chance for Microsoft to show me something that could potentially drive me to buy more games for their platform over Sony’s or Nintendo’s. Continue reading →
Here we go, looking back at the “big three” press conferences from E3 2012, and going over what worked for me, and what didn’t. First up: Microsoft.
On a personal note, I feel the need to mention that I do own an Xbox 360 and rather enjoy it. I don’t game enough online to warrant a Gold account for Xbox LIVE, however, and while I do have a nice stack of games for it, most of what I play comes through Xbox LIVE Arcade. That said, I’m probably not the “ideal” Xbox 360 gamer, but I do enjoy it.