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Some of you may remember my ambitious machinima car chase project Collateral Collision from last year which involved a huge collaborative effort by the Live For Speed community and countless hours of work. For those who are not familiar with it, you can watch the full movie here.

This is a bonus supplement to the aforementioned movie which details some of the cinematic inspirations that applied to the project.

My goal was to create the most authentic and definitive machinima car chase possible within the PC racing simulation Live For Speed, which drew inspiration from just about every movie car chase scene known to man. The Influences is therefore a montage of movie scenes compared against equivalent or similar scenes from Collateral Collision – I will be duly impressed if anyone can identify some of the more obscure movies featured.

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Intellivision

[Every Thursday is Retro Day at Gamer Limit, so kick back and enjoy the classics. Feel free to check out our full schedule right here!]

Bringing awkwardness to another level is this week’s Retro Ad. Who would have thought that combining the annoying kid from E.T. with your friendly local pervert could produce such an uncomfortable 30 seconds?

Hit the jump to see how Intellivision marketers dropped the ball on this one.

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Modern Warfare 2: Mythbusters
By: | December 28th, 2009

It seems like every day there are more and more glitches popping up in popular games with outcries of, “Screenshot or it didn’t happen!” and other such cries for proof. The Defend The House Clan, or DTHClan for short, is stepping up to the plate with a series of videos surrounding popular “myths” in the latest addition to the Call of Duty family.

The video explores such things as knifing mirrors in the barber shop and exploding planes with the Predator missile from the game. Some of them are quite outlandish, while others are easy to believe and can finally put the rest the cries of, “That’s not true, because it didn’t happen to me.”

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is shaping up to be one of the most highly touted shooting games of 2010, and it’s easy to see why. And now DICE have unveiled an all new game mode entitled Squad Deathmatch, along with a new map right in the midst of the 300,000 player strong beta.

Squad Deathmatch pits four squads of four against each other, making for a more frantic and personal experience. When killed, the player can dive straight back into the action by spawning at a set location or on any squad mate’s current location.
You can view this new mode in all its glory in the video posted above. Only 3 months to go…

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated shooting games of 2010, and it’s easy to see why. And now DICE have unveiled an all new game mode entitled Squad Deathmatch, along with a new map, right in the midst of the 300,000 player strong beta. Not that I’m bitter or anything, but an invite would have been nice.

Squad Deathmatch pits four squads of four players competing against each other, making for a more frantic and personal experience. When killed, the player can dive straight back into the action by spawning at a set location or on any squad mate’s current location.

You can view this new mode in all its glory in the video posted above. The next 3 months can’t go by fast enough for when the game is released on March 2nd in Americaland and March 5th in Europeland.

Black Rock Studio’s forthcoming racer Split Second has now been confirmed for release in May 2010.

To put it simply, Split Second is a game which features cars, racing and enough high octane explosions to fill a Michael Bay blockbuster. It features a unique gameplay mechanic known as the “powerplay” meter, which can be used to trigger events of explosive proportions, such as collapsing buildings, to make life that little bit harder for your fellow opponents.

It all looks very promising so far, so I will certainly be keeping my eye on this one as a self-confessed fan of racing and wanton destruction. In the meantime, check out the new trailer for a glimpse of what to expect.

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Splinter Cell: Conviction is shaping up to be one of the must own titles of 2010.  While all the attention so far has been given to the single player campaign, the game is actually going to feature an entirely separate co-op campaign as well.  It’s being described as a prequel to the main Sam Fischer story.

Ubisoft has just released the first trailer highlighting this multi-player campaign, and it looks phenomenal.  You and a friend will take control of two special agents, one Russian and one American, as you try to stop a rogue element of the Russian military from reeking havoc upon the world.  The trailer showcases many of the styles of co-op gameplay you’ll get to experience during the campaign. You can view it now in the video above or download it on the XBLA marketplace.. Read more… »

I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of all the Darksiders media THQ is getting out to the public.  Every time I see the game in action I feel like I have to play it right now!  I’m ready to dive in and begin fighting both angels and demons as I attempt to discover who caused the premature apocalypse which has destroyed the world.

With only three weeks to go before the game’s January 5, 2010 release date, Vigil Games has released another trailer for the much anticipated title.  This one showcases many of the larger-than-life enemies you’ll have to fight as you step into the shoes of War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

I recommend you stop reading this right now and watch the trailer above. Your fate may depend upon it. Read more… »

Capcom is not wasting any time getting as much Mega Man 10 information out to the public as possible.  Last night they hosted a live video stream featuring the first video footage of game, and today they released the first official trailer.

It appears a virus has broken out causing all the robots to turn evil and begin taking over the world.  It’s up to Mega Man, with the help of Proto Man, to stop the out-of-control robots and save the day again.  The trailer shows off multiple levels from the game as well a quick glimpse at the new “Easy Mode”.

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Mass Effect 2

After playing through the first Mass Effect, multiple times or not, you can’t help but be left wanting more. Mass Effect 2, set to be released on January 26, 2010, is slowly building up everyone’s anticipation. With a star cast for voice overs, improved combat, graphics, inventory system, and much more, this epic sequel is easily the top of the 2010 must-have list.

For now, we are left with nothing more than in-depth interviews, sneak peaks, and teaser trailers. The newest teaser trailer provides some interesting information as it promises that the full-length cinematic trailer will premier on Xbox Live on December 22. Hit the jump for yet another feeling of wanting more. Read more… »

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VGA Recap
By: | December 13th, 2009

VGAs 2009

For those, like myself, that found it far too painful to watch a “Hollywoodized” video game awards show, Gamer Limit is here to save you from the agony. Spike’s 2009 Video Game Awards had “world exclusive” trailers for the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum, UFC Undisputed 2010, Halo Reach, and much more. Oh, and some “awards” were won.

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For wannabe attorneys that need a big screen for their courtroom antics, Ace Attorney Phoenix Wright is coming to WiiWare.  According to Nobuooo, “The first trilogy is due out in early 2010 in Japan.”

Check out the debut trailer for the game above, complete with a ridiculously over-the-top Japanese family enjoying the new Wii-exclusive motion controls.  According to the final frames, pricing appears to be set at 900 points.

I believe this is an update of the Nintendo DS games with new controls…?  (Sorry, my kanji translation is a little rusty.)  Whether it’s a remake or an original entry in the series, however, it’s sure to capture the fun and charm of its handheld brethren.

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Time and time again I’ve harped on the fact that gamers are still waiting for a mesmerizing adaptation of a film spawning from a video game.  Wyck Godfrey, producer of the Gears of War film, took time out of his schedule to talk about his ideas.

While many still remain pessimistic that the film will butcher the video game, it is a bit comforting to see how the film will unfold.  For the video interview, please read on. Read more… »