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Watch GTTV on Alpha Protocol, The Pitt1 Comment

We’ve now posted this week’s GameTrailers TV episode.  We filmed down at Obsidian Entertainment in Irvine, CA and focuses on Alpha Protocol, a new action/RPG.  It definitely feels a lot like BioWare’s Mass Effect, but I’m intrigued by the combination of action and storytelling.  The real question is whether Obsidian will be able to deliver the quality of third-person action we expect from a shooter like Gears of War 2.  (Feargus, the head of the studio, says they are using the Unreal Engine to make sure the action feels good).  But the concept is dead-on: A Jason Bourne-style action/adventure with deep dialogue and RPG elements.  The game is expected to come out this Fall and I’ll be watching it closely.

This week you’ll also see the first trailer for The Pitt, the new Fallout 3 DLC coming out on March 27th.  This one is set in Pittsburgh, and, as you’ll see from the trailer, has a very different vibe from Fallout 3 and the recent Alaska-themed expansion.  A lot of companies are experimenting with different DLC models, but so far I am impressed with the frequency and variety of Bethesda’s approach.  The real question is how long fans will stay interested in paying for new Fallout missions.  From talking to Todd Howard at DICE, I get the feeling Bethesda is planning more than just the first batch of 3 DLC packs, assuming of course, the fans keep downloading them.

Stay tuned for news on next week’s episode of GTTV, which we just filmed in Madison, Wisconsin.  We’ll be going behind the scenes of WOLFENSTEIN, a long-awaited game that I first heard about back in 2005.  It’s going to be worth the wait though, and you’ll see a trailer, cutscenes, and a brand new trailer during the show.  Yes, that’s right: an id/Raven game with it’s own cutcenes.  And they look great.  More details soon.

[GameTrailers TV Episode 205]

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Alpha Protocol, Fallout, and Ghostbusters on GTTV2 Comments

This week’s GTTV is all about the new spy-action-RPG Alpha Protocol. The game comes from Obsidian Entertainment, creators of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and Neverwinter Nights 2. We’ll be world premiering a ton of gameplay footage, an epic new 2 minute trailer, and learning more about the ladies man achievement.

You’ll also see some great world exclusives, including the first-ever look at the trailer for THE PITT, the new Fallout 3 DLC coming out at the end of the Month. And we’ve got the exclusive on a new, never-before-seen boss in Ghostbusters: The Videogame.

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Fallout 3 The Pitt DLC Trailer on GTTV This Friday1 Comment

Fallout 3's The Pitt DLC

We’re excited to announce that this Friday’s GTTV will include the world premiere trailer for The Pitt, the new Fallout 3 DLC for Xbox 360.  The trailer looks great, and once again the team at Bethesda has come up with a DLC pack that feels completely different from the original game and the recent Operation Anchorage.

We will have more details on this week’s GTTV on Wednesday, but get ready for a blowout episode on Alpha Protocol, the new action-RPG from Obisidian Entertainment, creators of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II.

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Watch GTTV from DICE 2008No Comments


Head on over to GameTrailers to watch the latest episode of GameTrailers TV from DICE 2008. You’ll see me chatting with Bethesda’s Todd Howard (who reveals there was a surgery mini-game removed from Fallout 3), id’s Todd Hollenshead, EA’s Glen Schofield, and Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi.

Lots of great exclusive reveals this week as well, including Boom Blox Bash Party for the Wii, a new trailer for The Conduit, and the world premiere of the DLC for Call of Duty: World at War. We also break news on the show by revealing Split Second, the new racing game from Black Rock Studios, the creators of Pure. Although the trailer is CGI, I love the concept of a racing game with environmental destruction — especially if they can pull it off at a decent frame rate.

If you watch this week’s episode carefully you’ll also pick up on a big exclusive for next week’s show: The world premiere of the trailer for The Pitt, the new DLC for Fallout 3 set in Philadelphia. That one premieres next Friday, March 13 when I host the show from Obsidian Entertainment to discuss ALPHA PROTOCOL.

[GTTV Episode 204 – DICE 2009]

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GTTV Heads to DICE for Call of Duty and Resident Evil1 Comment

Make sure to check out this week’s GTTV from the DICE Convention in Las Vegas.  It airs this Friday on Spike.  We have an all-star group of guests and some big exclusives including:

– Todd Howard from Bethesda who chats with us about the success of Fallout 3.  Find out which mini-game was removed from Fallout 3 before release.  Todd also updates up on the next Fallout 3 DLC and shares some exciting news about it.

– The world exclusive first look at the downloadable content for CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR.  We’ll show you three of the maps in action for the first time anywhere. WORLD OF WAR is still topping the Xbox Live charts and fans are going to love the new maps.

– If you’re a fan of Burnout, you’ll definitely want to see the announcement trailer for SPLIT SECOND from Black Rock Studios, the creators of the E3-award winning Pure.  This is another example of GTTV breaking news about a game before it’s even officially announced to the public!

– We’ll debut the first trailer for the sequel to Steven Spielberg’s BOOM BOX on the Wii, entitled BOOM BLOX BASH PARTY.

– We’ve got a brand new trailer for the Wii exclusive first person shooter THE CONDUIT.

– Also, I catch up with id’s Todd Hollenshead about Rage, Doom 4 (or as he corrects me, the game only known as “DOOM”), and Quake Live.  Todd gives some very interesting hints, especially about Doom 4 and confirms when you WON’T be seeing Rage.

– And finally, RESIDENT EVIL 5 producer Takeuchi-san joins me to world premiere a couple boss battles from the game.  You only have a week left to wait.

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Killzone 2: How Is It Selling?2 Comments

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Killzone 2

Ever since E3 2005, gamers have been patiently awaiting the release of PlayStation 3 exclusive Killzone 2.  Now it’s out and has received incredibly positive reviews from critics (amassing a 91 on Metacritic).  But how is it selling compared to say, Halo 3?  And more importantly, is it giving PS3 hardware sales a much needed boost?

I was curious, so I reach out to some retail managers around the country for a highly unscientific poll. The general consensus is that the game is doing well at retail, but isn’t necessarily moving PS3s — at least not yet.

Here’s what I heard:

Killzone 2 did very well. Probably not Halo 3 well, but one of the best selling PS3 games I have seen.”

Without checking I bet I sold less than 2 dozen. Only had a handful of pre-orders, Metal Gear 4 sold 50 copies on pre-order, 2 dozen day one, and 2 people bought PS3s just for the game.”

Killzone sold ALOT. Normal earnings for the past few days saw an increase of 3-5 thousand.”

10 pick ups @ midnight in AZ, needs a little more marketing push from Sony.”

We sold through 90 percent of our reserves in the first 48 hours.”

The real tale of the tape, of course, will come in March when we see the February NPD data.

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