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New GTTVs with Madden, Fight Night, BioShockNo Comments

gdc-reggieThis month we’ve been pumping out lots of new original episodes of GameTrailers TV.  And there’s even better stuff to come leading up to E3 in early June.  If you haven’t had a chance to watch them, these are our three most recent shows:

Madden NFL 10 / Mafia II: This episode gives you the world exclusive first look at Madden NFL 10 for both the Xbox 360/PS3 and the Nintendo Wii.  It will be interesting to see if EA’s new artistic direction for the Wii version will work or not. I’ll reserve judgment until I sit down and play it.

This show also has a look at Mafia II from 2K Games, and exclusive new content for Ghostbusters: The Videogame and Prototype. [Watch This Episode at]

Fight Night Round 4: A few weeks ago I headed up to EA Sports in San Francisco to chat with Peter Moore and the team behind Fight Night Round 4.  FNR3 was a landmark game, and the sequel looks to be even better with refined controls and a much quicker response time to your actions.  On the show we also announced that a demo is coming in May, featuring a re-creation of the upcoming bout between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton.  And if that wasn’t enough, we also world premiered a new villain for Batman: Arkham Asylum – Harley Quinn.  The Batman game is looking better and better every time I see it.  We’ll have another villain reveal for you in May. [Watch This Episode at]

GDC 2009: I always love our show from GDC, and this year was no different.  It’s our best show so far this year.  I had a great time chatting with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime about the Wii, DSi and Punch-Out!!  Reggie also gave us the world exclusive multiplayer trailer for Punch-Out!!  It was a big moment for us at the show because Nintendo doesn’t normally hand out exclusive trailers. In addition, we had some other huge scoops in the show: The announcement of the Killzone 2 DLC, and, a little world premiere for a game called BioShock 2.  Like always we brought you the first ever game footage of BioShock 2, and it seems like the fans are digging it.  It’s already up to nearly 1.5 million downloads on GameTrailers. [Watch This Episode at]

As always thanks for watching GTTV.  We have some great shows coming up in the weeks ahead as we countdown to E3 2009.

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Watch Bonus Round with Jaffe, Pachter, and Gerstmann1 Comment


If you haven’t been over to GameTrailers lately, make sure to watch this month’s Bonus Round featuring game designer David Jaffe, Bonus Round regular Michael Pachter, and‘s Jeff Gerstmann.  We taped this show up at the Game Developers Conference and it’s one of our best yet.  These guys are fun, honest and insightful. Our discussion covers everything from used games, OnLive, gaming in the recession and much more. It’s our best episode so far in 2009.

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Bioshock 2 World Exclusive This Thursday on GTTV2 Comments

This week GTTV moves to a new premiere time, Thursday nights at 12:30. (Although the show will still air on Friday nights as well). And this is a show you don’t want to miss – it’s one of our best yet! First, you’ll see the world premiere of BioShock 2. This isn’t a CG trailer or a teaser — it’s real gameplay, and it’s not just a quick blink-and-you’ll-miss-it glimpse. You’ll see the Big Sister in action and get a sense of how it will feel to play as the Big Daddy! Don’t miss it.

If that’s not enough, we also have some other great things planned. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime joins me to discuss the state of Nintendo and brings along a world exclusive trailer for Punch-Out!! that showcases new content. Reggie also tells us what he thinks about President Obama playing the Wii, updates us on what to expect at E3 from Nintendo, and gives us his take on how Microsoft and Sony are doing in the console war.

Also, you’ll get breaking news on what’s next for Killzone 2 and exclusive footage. And, game design legend Peter Molyneux joins us to tease what he has up his sleeve for E3 and beyond.

Watch the promo below and make sure not to miss this week’s show.

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Watch GTTV from Bioware Featuring Mass Effect 21 Comment

blog-biowareWant the latest news on Bioware? You can now watch this week’s episode of GTTV, which we filmed last week up at Bioware in Edmonton, Canada.  We have brand new footage of Dragon Age: Origins, and the first information on Mass Effect 2 from project director Casey Hudson.  When it comes to Mass Effect 2, watch the segment very carefully as Bioware drops a lot of hints in the footage you see.  Is that the Illusive Man in some of the concept art?  What about the Mako vehicle — does it now hover? And Casey drops a pretty big hint about the storyline when he says there’s a good chance you play Mass Effect 2 from multiple perspectives. (Yes, that brings back memories of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Halo 2, or even Knights of the Old Republic).

I’m really excited to learn more about ME2. All the speculation about the storyline shows that the fiction is very deep and compelling, and I have no doubt there are more surprises yet to be revealed.  On Monday we will be posting an extended cut of my interview with Casey on GameTrailers so you can see what didn’t make the half-hour show.

This episode also contains a number of world exclusive trailers such as RATCHET & CLANK: A CRACK IN TIME, BATTLEFIELD BAD COMPANY 2, GI JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, the opening cinematic from TERMINATOR SALVATION, and news that you can download the interactive Killzone 2 commercial this Thursday for free on PSN.

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Sneak Preview of This Week’s GTTV from Bioware3 Comments

Below you can view a sneak preview of this week’s GameTrailers TV we shot up at Bioware in Edmonton, Canada.  We’ll be focusing on both Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2.  For Dragon Age, you’ll get a glimpse at a new part of the game and meet the undead!  And for Mass Effect 2, project director Casey Hudson gives his first interview about the game, the teaser trailer floating around on the Internet, and yes, even drops some hints about what to expect from the story.  You might even see some new characters and vehicles for the first time.  When it comes to our Mass Effect 2 segment, you’ll want to watch it very carefully….so set up your TIVO.

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OnLive – Coming to Xbox 360 or PS3? It’s Possible7 Comments

blog-onliveBy now you’ve probably seen the news about OnLive, the new “cloud game computer” that streams a game to your TV/PC in real time from a server. (It’s basically the PS3 “Remote Play” technology done on a grand HD scale).  The technology is impressive over a good broadband connection for the PC, Mac, or via a “microconsole” that hooks up to a TV.

But could OnLive work on a gaming console?  That’s a question I posed last week to Steve Perlman, the founder.  His answer? Yes, OnLive could work on PS3 and Xbox 360 with no additional hardware required.  You’d just have to download a small client on Xbox Live, and then “stream” games to your 360 much like Netflix streams movies.

Since Perlman has a previous relationship to Microsoft (he sold WebTV to them), I asked if he’d approached Xbox with the idea.  Nope, he said.  OnLive hasn’t spoken to Microsoft or Sony. In fact he expects execs at both companies to be shocked by the announcement.

While OnLive certainly doesn’t need the power of the PS3 or 360, adding this as a “service” on top of an existing console platform might be the gateway OnLive needs to reach a wider audience.  (Nothing would prevent them from releasing their “microconsole” as well, which is expected to be quite inexpensive). Partnering with a console would also help OnLive with one of its biggest challenges: Marketing and distribution.

Of course the bigger question is whether Microsoft or Sony would ever allow such a service on their respective platforms — or see it as a huge threat.  If OnLive works on the Xbox 360 or PS3, it would, in effect, make a “PS4″ or “Xbox 1080″ pointless.  But as the old saying goes, keep your friends close and your enemies closer? If Xbox was to buy the 100-patent-strong technology, it could make “cloud computing” only possible on the 360 or PC.  Or even release a dirt-cheap Xbox “Microconsole.”

Part of me wonders if we will ever see “OnLive” hit the market in its current form, or if we’re witnessing the birth of the $49 Xbox and we just don’t know it.

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