Sunday, January 31st, 2010
Posted by Tony Huynh.
If you haven’t already noticed, I would like to call your attention to the new WordPress Theme created by none other than the wonderful and talented Berenice Limon of BereDesign.com. I haven’t been posting because we’ve been in the final crazy stretch for God of War III (3) coming out this March 16, 2010. We’ve been all working a lot of late nights and weekends to make sure GoW3 is the conclusion that the God of War series deserves. The hectic schedule is finally beginning to wind down as we get closer and closer to the ship date.
In another announcement, the box art is finalized for God of War III.
I know some of you may prefer to have a certain “other” cover for the game. If you are one of these people, you may want to grab your copy of God of War 1 and 2 and open the case and take out the cover. Now flip the cover around and you’ll notice that on the back is an alternate cover for the game. When you get God of War III, you may want to do the same thing.
I also noticed that Amazon has a great deal on God of War III pre-orders. You can get the game for $57 and they’ll throw in a $10 gift card.
Lastly, there are some great games coming out this first quarter and beyond and some really great game trailers to go with them. Here are a few of the standout trailers.
Mass Effect 2 Launch Trailer
Damn that’s a good soundtrack and I’m a sucker for good soundtracks.
Red Dead Redemption Trailer
This is the perfect trailer for a Western themed game. It’s surprising that so many western genre games miss on evoking what a western is about. It is about selling the setting and not the main character and always has been.
These game trailers got me thinking about all the great video game trailers of the past. Here are a few of my favorites off the top of my head.
Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 2K7 Trailer
I like explosions.
Silent Hill 2 E3 Trailer
This is one messed up trailer, especially looking back on it now that I’ve played the game.
Gears of War (Mad World)
This trailer is made by the inspired choice in music.
GranTurismo 5 Ferrari Tribute
Damn this is a sexy trailer and a great accompanying song.
World of Warcraft Cinematic Trailer
Blizzard has been known for creating amazing cinematics and this is their crowning achievement.
Mirror’s Edge Trailer
Amazing soundtrack and innovative gameplay. The game wasn’t as good as I had hoped, but this trailer made the game an instant day one purchase for me.
Halo 3: ODST Live Action Trailer
Damned if Microsoft doesn’t know how to market a game. Truly successful trailers sell a feeling and a sense that the game is bigger than it is.
Street Fighter IV Announcement Trailer
Without any news on the actual game and this trailer the only thing to go by, I thought if they could make the game a 1/10th of how awesome this trailer was, I would be satisfied with Street Fight IV.
Battlefield Bad Company – Snake Eyes
I genuinely laughed when I saw this. Humor works.
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (There’s Always a Girl)
Rockstar knows pop culture. When you can cut a great trailer with The Look from Roxette you’ve earned my respect and god damn it, there’s always a girl.
Halo 2 Announce Trailer
I remember sitting there in disbelief when I saw this trailer. It left a lasting impact especially for somebody who loved the first Halo as much as I did. What separates a great trailer is that it evokes a feeling of something bigger than the game itself. Halo 2’s advertising campaign did that and that’s why it is my favorite trailer.
Hope you enjoyed the video game trailer blast.
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Friday, August 28th, 2009
Posted by Tony Huynh.
It is official. I have left Day 1 Studios and joined the God of War team at Sony Santa Monica as a combat designer. While I enjoyed my time at Day 1 Studios and met and worked with a lot of talented people there, the move brings me closer to friends and family geographically. I will miss the city of Chicago and all the friends I have met there.
If you are a reader of this blog, you may have noticed that there has been a long lull in the posting recently. Now you know the reason why. I will be continuing to update the blog as time permits. Thanks for your continued support.
Friday, March 6th, 2009
Posted by Tony Huynh.
I have not been posting as often because I have been really busy with work and life outside of work. Speaking of life outside of work, my girlfriend and I watched Cable Guy again a few weeks ago and that convinced us to buy tickets to Medieval Times for this weekend. This is our first trip to Medieval Times ever and I am really excited to dork it up. I’ll be sure to take pictures.
Cable Guy’s Medieval Times Scene
Brad Borne’s The Fancy Pants Adventures
Here is a great flash game that I’ve been having a lot of fun with called The Fancy Pants Adventures. It is a momentum based movement game with really great animations. It plays a lot like how Sonic the Hedgehog wishes it could.
Lastly I wanted to share World Builder, a beautiful short film by filmmaker Bruce Branit. He was the co-creator of 405. World Builder was shot in a single day and the postproduction took 2 years. The user interface for the 3D modeling is amazing. I wish the Unreal 3’s BSP editor worked liked that.
Bruce Branit’s 405
See my other related articles:
Become a Video Game Designer: Everything You Need to Know Part 1
Roger Ebert is Right: Games are Not High Art…Yet
Top 5 Greatest Moments in Competitive Gaming (eSports)
What Video Games Taught Me About Life
Low Skill Cap and Luck (RNG) in World of Warcraft PVP
Best Games of All Time by Genre Part 1
10 Greatest Video Game Designers Part 1
What’s Bad About Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Mode?
Call of Duty: World at War Through the Eyes of a Game Designer
Dead Space Through the Eyes of a Game Designer
Gears of War 2 Through the Eyes of a Game Designer
8 of the Most Underrated or Overlooked Video Games of All Time
Best MMA Fights & Genki Sudo: Real Life Video Game Character
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