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Monthly Archives: September 2012

We’re back, after a brief hiatus, with an array of ‘Behind The Scenes’ videos. I must admit that I sometimes prefer the ‘making of’ on a special edition Blu Ray to the actual film itself, and it’s no different with games. It’s great to see the array of different talents that are ruthlessly exploited employed together to create a ‘triple A’ game.

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Recently we saw the new game­play trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and now we have some screenshots to check. It really does show the amazing detail in the foreground elements … as well as all those lens flares. Nice shot of the 3D in-game GUI as well.

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Kojima Productions have released a new gameplay trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and it’s every bit as epic, cinematic and self-indulgent as you would expect. It appears Hideo Kojima has been taking lighting tips from JJ Abrams as lens flares adorn the entire 10 minute video. The trailer opens with some impressive weather effects, including falling rain and mist, as well as the realistic clothing movements in the gusts of wind. The moody lighting, lens blurs and bokeh effects all contribute to the cinematic quality. All the more impressive if this really is all achievable on the PS3 using their much vaunted Fox Engine.

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Naughty Dog have released a 15 minute gameplay trailer for the highly anticipated Last Of Us. As you would expect from the creators of the Uncharted series, it look amazing. Beautiful environments, lighting and character animation combine to offer a truly immersive experience. The only downside being that it’s another PS3 exclusive. I really am going to have to get one.

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Here is the trailer for the third episode in Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series. Based on the beautifully illustrated comic book created by Robert Kirkman, rather than the TV series spin-off, the game has a stylised look reminiscent of Afro Samurai. Take a look at some of the screen shots.

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