It’s that day again. The day where I tune into Google’s blogs and look for all the silly things they burned money on. They’re fun — and what I can only suspect — expensive gags. Unfortunately, these fun videos have become a reason for upset Google Reader users to focus on.
It wouldn’t be a Game Developer’s Conference without some middleware upselling. First we have Crytek’s CryEngine 3. It starts with a demo reel of games powered by their engine before getting into the nitty gritty.
It’s a nice little off screen capture of the trailers, but it doesn’t quite match the trailer Epic put out for their Unreal Engine 3 updates.
Epic’s trailer showcased a wide range of platforms including Adobe Flash, Vita, iOS and the usual candidates. That’s far more impressive than the handful of no-name games (except Mechwarrior Online) that Crytek showed off. But most importantly, Unreal Engine 3 continues to look awesome. I look forward to GDC 2013 where we’ll hopefully be seeing Unreal Engine 4 making its debut.
Forget that it’s poorly lit and in Japanese. Just look at these game characters and how awkward and ridiculous they look in the real world. Unsurprisingly, it’s the judge that looks the most plausible.
It’s another example of why literal adaptations just doesn’t work.