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Thief’s debut trailer creeps out of the shadows

And it’s about as dark and stealthy as you’d expect. No gameplay here, just eye-candy – and one notable difference. Stephen Russell won’t be reprising his role as the voice of Garrett, and fans of the Thief franchise are already up in arms about it – sound familiar?

Drama aside, it’s great to see Thief returning, whatever form this numberless game takes.




CD Projekt Red takes the wraps off Cyberpunk 2077

And CD Projekt Red storms into the early lead in the race for 2013’s Trailer of the Year!

Okay, okay – let’s pick our jaws up off the ground and be objective for a second here. Does it show any actual gameplay? Nope. Is there any hint as to how the game might play? Not really, no. On the other hand – is this not the same studio that gave us The Witcher and its celebrated sequel? Yes, yes it is! And are they also not generally all-around good guys (as well as being behind the treasure trove that is Yep!

So, on the whole, I’d say a certain measure of elation is justified here. To be honest, I would’ve been happy with just an announcement that CD Projekt Red was making another game, any game. A game based on the classic pen-and-paper Cyberpunk 2020 would have me rather curious. An open-world multi-thread nonlinear RPG called Cyberpunk 2077, which openly claims inspiration from Blade Runner? My cup runneth over, friends – think Vesuvius.

If you’d like to see a little more about this trailer’s journey from concept to what you just watched – and who wouldn’t? – click here. Very cool indeed.

Dead Island: Riptide trailer doesn’t try to fix what wasn’t broken

If it’s a Dead Island game, it’s gotta have a tragic piano-heavy trailer.

…let’s hope the game fixes what was, though.

Alone and forsaken in The Last of Us

Although country music legend Hank Williams is perhaps better known for more cheery songs, Naughty Dog appears to have adopted his hauntingly bleak ‘Alone and Forsaken’ as the theme for The Last of Us. Based on the above trailer shown at Gamescom 2012, the song’s a perfect fit for the grim post-apocalyptic hardships that Joel and Ellie have to face.

It’s safe to say The Last of Us won’t suffer such a fate at launch time, which simply can’t come soon enough.

When it rains, it pours – Deus Ex film rights picked up by CBS Films

Looks the part, doesn't he?

Well well well. Just days after the Assassin’s Creed movie got a shot in the arm comes word that CBS Films have picked up the film rights for the Deus Ex franchise and intend to produce a movie based on Human Revolution, the latest game in the series. They plan on working closely with Eidos Montreal, the team behind Human Revolution, in the production of the film; which, if it’s true, would be another victory for common sense in, what, just under a week? She canna take it, captain! Jokes aside, this is what Terry Press, co-president of CBS Films had to say:

“No one knows ‘Human Revolution’ like the team that created it, and we look forward to working with them from day one to make a film adaptation worthy of the ‘Deus Ex’ name.

Let’s hope that’s what we get.

Adrian Askarieh’s name has already been linked to the project, which would make it the third game-based film he’s associated with (the others being Hitman – yes, I know – and the upcoming Kane & Lynch adaptation). A little snooping revealed that CBS Films are the guys behind Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, The Women in Black and…The Mechanic. Starring Jason Statham. Worryingly, further investigation turns up the fact that Dwayne Johnson, Jennifer Lopez and some woman from High School Musical have all starred in (fairly) recent CBS Films productions. Gulp.

You know what? Even if the worst happens – even if, say, we get Arnold Schwarzenegger as Adam Jensen (I never asked for zis!) – the film can be salvaged with the help of one little YouTube video, which I’ve embedded after the break.

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