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A New Playground for Playground Games?

Image from Flickr user lowflyer1951 (CC)
Image from Flickr user lowflyer1951 (CC)

In 2012, a new envisioning of Microsoft’s popular racing game series, Forza, appeared on the scene: Forza Horizon. Forza Horizon wasn’t simply a racing game, it was an open-world driving game that invited players to explore a vast world in a variety of cars and progress through a series of tasks and challenges. Even though I was only nominally familiar with the Forza series at the time, I tried my hand at Forza Horizon. It didn’t grab me, but I could certainly see the appeal. Being unleashed into a relatively expansive world solely as a car, so to speak, was something different, if not entirely new. (A few Need for Speed and Burnout games pre-date Forza Horizon.)

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Saturday Video Round Up: September 25 – October 1

It’s Saturday once again and alongside is a brand new edition of the Video Round Up. This is the weekly series that brings you the biggest and best trailers from the week that was. With the fall release season in full swing, there’s a lot of good stuff to get to, so lets dive right in! Here’s a small taste of what awaits you after the jump.

Arguably the biggest trailer this week came from EA and DICE who finally showed off the single player campaign in Battlefield 1. The trailer does a good job at not only humanizing the war through various characters, but depicting just how brutal and chaotic World War I actually was. It looks like players will be jumping between a few characters, seeing their stories unfold through the campaign.

Bethesda is really going full steam ahead on Dishonored 2 marketing. This week, they released two trailers, both featuring the same level, but played in entirely different ways. If you’re a fan of taking action and going in guns blazing, you’ll want to check out the high chaos clip. For you stealthy ghost players, the low chaos version might tickle your fancy.

I’ve also got new videos for Titanfall 2, Yooka-Laylee, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

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Saturday Video Round Up: September 18 – 24

Saturday has once again rolled around so that means it’s time for another edition of the Saturday Video Round Up. As usual, we’re bringing you the latest trailers from the week that was. Let’s see what when down in the gaming industry this week, shall we?

Xbox has a bunch of launch trailers for your viewing enjoyment. The first is the gorgeous looking racer Forza Horizon 3, which looks to just want to provide a fun experience to players rather than be a true simulation racer.

Even though it’s not out for a few more weeks, the hype meter continues to rise for Gears of War 4. All aboard the hype train as the impressive launch trailer is now available for your eyes.

Ubisoft waited till the end of the week, but they released a new trailer for Watch_Dogs 2 focusing entirely on the story. We finally get to see the villain of the game, motivations for the characters, and a surprise reveal from a big character form the first game. No, not Mr. Trench Coat, Aiden Pearce, but another friendly face.

I’ve also got new videos for Dishonored 2, Destiny: Rise of Iron, Titanfall 2 and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

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Saturday Video Round Up: August 28 – September 3

Welcome to the weekend everyone! We’re into September now and that means the fall rush of games is about to kick off. As such, it’s another busy week for videos and trailers, so let’s get going on the round up, shall we?

I can’t decide if Titanfall 2 or Gears of War 4 had bigger news, so I’ll mention them both quickly. Fresh off of their second and final technical test, Respawn dropped in a brand new trailer showcasing all six Titan classes players will be able to select once the full game launches at the end of October.

The big news from Microsoft was for Gears of War 4, finally revealing the popular Horde mode. While the fundamentals are the same with 50 waves of increasingly difficult enemies, The Coalition have added a few new twists including classes and character loadouts.

Nintendo held a new Direct conference this past week and while WiiU owners were left out in the cold, 3DS owners got a ton of new reveals including a new DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors Legends, and other games like Mario Party: Star Rush and Picross 3D: Round 2.

I’ve also got new videos for Watch_Dogs 2, Fora Horizon 3, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

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