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Posted by Kiri90

@GeneralGrey said:

Absolutely excellent video - informative, entertaining, amusing; all the reasons why I love Giant Bomb. Keep it up guys!

You took the words right out of my mouth.

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@Matiaz_Tapia said:

@fisk0 said:

I find it rather odd when they discredit Star Wars games as being for kids. Of course they are - Star Wars always was. Even the original movies were made with kid's toy tie-ins explicitly in mind, and that certainly didn't change with the prequels or animated series. The problem kinda is that the people who saw Star Wars in the 70's probably were kids then, but somehow expect the franchise to have matured with them as it has continued strong in the decades since then.

But the core audience has never been the fans of the 70's movies, it always was kids - which is why George Lucas has no problems with updating the old movies to stay relevant with kids today, rather than staying true to the nostalgia of it's old fans.

No, everyone liked the old Star Wars. Kids just happened to be on that group too. The new Star Wars was supposed to be for everyone as well.....none where meant as movies for children. Unless you think political intrigue, romance and limb mutilation is what children like the most. ( they probably do like the limb mutilation)

They made toys, sure. they made toys for the Alien and Predator movies as well.

The new movies failed to set the same wide net, so they went back to children. It's easier.

Star Wars is not Pokemon.

Also, I don't think they were "discrediting" it. Patrick's words were, "It's not for us."

Beyond that, making a game for kids is no excuse for making a crappy game-- much like making a Star Wars movie for kids is no excuse for making a crappy Star Wars movie.

Toy Story 3 and Cars 2 are games that were, arguably, made for children. Regardless, they're extremely well made games. Assuming that kids can't tell the difference will only get you so far.

Posted by SuperTess

Heck yeah, John Drake!

Posted by Phatmac

I killed that fox.

Posted by Humanity

Love all the John Drake up in this video.

As usual it looks like Jeff and Brad brought their young cousin to an event.

Posted by Scrawnto

@Trision said:

@SuperSambo: Looks about the same height. Maybe 6"3'?

It might look that way in this video, but he's not that tall. I met both of them at the Whiskey Media Block Party after the BLLSL. Brad's around my height, maybe a bit shorter, and I'm between 5' 9" and 5' 10". Jeff is definitely tall though.

Posted by pyromagnestir

Where is that video of Brad playing Trials HD? It does exist somewhere right? I have seen it before, I think, and want to see it again. Or did I imagine seeing it? What is reality?

Posted by Aegon

John Drake is a dance slave. 

Posted by Brad

@Scrawnto said:

@Trision said:

@SuperSambo: Looks about the same height. Maybe 6"3'?

It might look that way in this video, but he's not that tall. I met both of them at the Whiskey Media Block Party after the BLLSL. Brad's around my height, maybe a bit shorter, and I'm between 5' 9" and 5' 10". Jeff is definitely tall though.

I'm 6' even. Don't sell me short!

GET IT SHORT RIGHT LULZ

Staff
Posted by ProjektGill

Awesome video. I'm really excited for the new Trials game even if I couldn't get that last Endurance achievement in the first one.

And even though most of the Star Wars Kinect game footage looked pretty bad, I can kind of get behind the Podracer stuff because it looked like a HD version of what I remember the N64 game being. I'm sure it won't have much of the customization of the N64 game but that clip was pretty nostalgic.

Posted by ShadowConqueror

Thanks for keeping it funky fresh, Doctor Tracksuit.

Posted by tactis

Man what an amazing video! Great job!

Posted by AxleBro

wait the game is called reccetear? isnt that the same as that rpg with the item shop? or is it spelled different.

Posted by Scotto

@Brad said:

@Scrawnto said:

@Trision said:

@SuperSambo: Looks about the same height. Maybe 6"3'?

It might look that way in this video, but he's not that tall. I met both of them at the Whiskey Media Block Party after the BLLSL. Brad's around my height, maybe a bit shorter, and I'm between 5' 9" and 5' 10". Jeff is definitely tall though.

I'm 6' even. Don't sell me short!

GET IT SHORT RIGHT LULZ

Oh man, I just got it!

Posted by Bizen247

Glad to see Halo 4 actually seems to have quality visuals. Reach had some insultingly ugly graphics for a full price AAA title when it came out.

Posted by Mercanis

That there is some good editing.

And who is this David Lang?

Posted by big_jon

Great video dudes.

Posted by FLStyle

The Giant Bomb day-by-day recap videos at conventions are some of my favourites of all of GB's coverage.

Posted by whitespider

I would not fit in the frame of that shot with jeff-brad-pat length wise. Being 6'6 you would just see my jaw.

My favorite part of that entire video = "Hmm.. haven't killed a fox yet...." ".............. and.... now i've killed a fox"

I miss greg kasavin.

Posted by Cybexx

@AxleFGK: I was thinking the same thing, its "Wreckateer"

Posted by fisk0

@Matiaz_Tapia said:

@fisk0 said:

I find it rather odd when they discredit Star Wars games as being for kids. Of course they are - Star Wars always was. Even the original movies were made with kid's toy tie-ins explicitly in mind, and that certainly didn't change with the prequels or animated series. The problem kinda is that the people who saw Star Wars in the 70's probably were kids then, but somehow expect the franchise to have matured with them as it has continued strong in the decades since then.

But the core audience has never been the fans of the 70's movies, it always was kids - which is why George Lucas has no problems with updating the old movies to stay relevant with kids today, rather than staying true to the nostalgia of it's old fans.

No, everyone liked the old Star Wars. Kids just happened to be on that group too. The new Star Wars was supposed to be for everyone as well.....none where meant as movies for children. Unless you think political intrigue, romance and limb mutilation is what children like the most. ( they probably do like the limb mutilation)

They made toys, sure. they made toys for the Alien and Predator movies as well.

The new movies failed to set the same wide net, so they went back to children. It's easier.

Star Wars is not Pokemon.

The political stuff isn't exactly in heavy focus in the films, especially not until the prequels, but maybe in the expanded universe stuff, and Pokemon isn't exactly the only kids stuff out there (there are plenty of non-seizure inducing live action kids shows, especially before the 80's), I'd say it's probably comparable to Pixar today - the target demographic is kids (pre-teens, not necessarily 4 year olds) or young teens, but there's a bit more there to keep parents and older people entertained. As far as I know, George Lucas cited 50's live action sci-fi adventure shows like Flash Gordon, as well as traditional heroic tales as heavy influences, which generally were also intended for teen/pre-teen audiences. As for the dismemberment, there are pretty much only two somewhat graphic shots throughout the 6 films, and the modern ratings system had barely been etablished by 1977 (PG-13 didn't appear until 1984, 7 years after Star Wars. and what PG meant was fluctuating a lot throughout the 70's), some of the more graphic scenes were added in order to avoid getting the lowest rating, as G rated movies don't tend to do as well as PG movies - and there's nothing stopping parents from letting their kids watch PG movies anyway. Sure, there have been the odd toys made in relation to movies intended for older audiences, but there's no denying Star Wars has always been incredibly successful as a toy brand, from it's launch in 1977 up to today. I know there are interviews with Lucas and other ILM guys out there that explicitly state that most of the stuff in the movies were designed in such a way that they could easily be made into toys, with a lot of it being planned to launch at the same time as the movie. I could certainly try to dig them up if you need sources for that, though I don't have them around right now.

Posted by Aegon

By the way, this video is great from both the content and editing point of view. 

Edited by Kosayn

Man, I'm such a FromSoft mark. Everything they say about Steel Battallion... the crazier it is, the more I want it. Thank goodness they finally have some money to make their mech games look good.

Posted by selbie

They're triple trouble y'all.

Posted by Springfart

That's a giraffe!

Posted by andrew2696

Was the lady shaking the canteen Female voice 1 in Saints Row: The Third?

Posted by MistaSparkle

Great coverage guys!

Steel Battallion looks really really fun if the controls are accurate enough. Trials is absolutely beautiful and the multiplayer seems super fun. Can't wait for more Halo 4, also.

Posted by Patman99

@fisk0: I would buy the toys and I am a 20 year old. Star Wars appeals to all the age groups, not just kids. This Kinect game, as with most Kinect games, seems to have kids in its focus. The platform and genre of the game is what makes it for kids not its subject matter. But I do agree, Star Wars is very appealing for children, without a doubt.

Posted by Rongaryen

The video's pic makes Patrick look like he's got an extra chromosome. Just sayin'.

Edited by fisk0

@Patman99 said:

@fisk0: I would buy the toys and I am a 20 year old. Star Wars appeals to all the age groups, not just kids. This Kinect game, as with most Kinect games, seems to have kids in its focus. The platform and genre of the game is what makes it for kids not its subject matter. But I do agree, Star Wars is very appealing for children, without a doubt.

You misunderstand, that the target demographic is kids doesn't mean older people can't enjoy it, but that they aren't who the movies and games are the primary intended audience for. I've tried to avoid to put any value judgments on that throughout my posts, but I know there's a bias against something intended for kids or general audiences (which is why a lot of movies throw in some impromptu nudity, cursing or mild violence in order to avoid the dreaded G rating - like the burned corpses and dismemberment in Star Wars).

Posted by rcath

havent killed a fox yet....

now i have killed a fox.

Posted by Zeniblade

John Drake, keepin it classy at the end there. Love it.

Posted by Vorbis

@andrew2696 said:

Was the lady shaking the canteen Female voice 1 in Saints Row: The Third?

Heard that too, sounded like Laura Bailey.

Posted by honkyjesus

A game that seems like it might be good using Kinect? I have heard this story before. I was just using Kinect Fun Labs last night, so I like it, I am just tired of hearing of the imaginary awesome games for it.

Who is the kid skipping school that Jeff interviews? Why am I listening to him?

Posted by JackSukeru

Man, this video really brightened my day.

Posted by SamDrugbringer

Anyone else freaked out by Brad starring right at you in the preview?

Posted by DancingJesus

The music in this video is fantastic.

Posted by cavemantom

@fisk0 said:

@Patman99 said:

@fisk0: I would buy the toys and I am a 20 year old. Star Wars appeals to all the age groups, not just kids. This Kinect game, as with most Kinect games, seems to have kids in its focus. The platform and genre of the game is what makes it for kids not its subject matter. But I do agree, Star Wars is very appealing for children, without a doubt.

You misunderstand, that the target demographic is kids doesn't mean older people can't enjoy it, but that they aren't who the movies and games are the primary intended audience for. I've tried to avoid to put any value judgments on that throughout my posts, but I know there's a bias against something intended for kids or general audiences (which is why a lot of movies throw in some impromptu nudity, cursing or mild violence in order to avoid the dreaded G rating - like the burned corpses and dismemberment in Star Wars).

G ratings aren't dreaded. No one avoids a G rating. G movies rake in more cash than R rated movies could ever hope to. The "General" audience is the largest audience. Unless their specific goal is to make something explicit or provocative, directors always prefer the lower rating.

Dreamworks and Pixar have made a mint catering to children and their parents. People are down on Star Wars Kinect because it appears to be a bunch of half baked ideas cobbled together in an effort to deliver on the promise of a game called Star Wars Kinect.

Stormtroopers dancing to awful parody songs isn't a bad idea because it's supposed to appeal to children more than adults; it's a bad idea because it's a really bad idea.

There's an enormous gulf between making something that mostly appeals to kids and making something that will only appeal to very, very young children. It's like Hugo versus Barney the Dinosaur.

Edited by HerbieBug

New Forza better have weather effects 'cause come on! Come on now! You make four of these things and the best you can do in that regard is cloudy vs. sunny?
 
Yay for new Trials.
 
Also, white xbox = RACIST  D:

Posted by DoctorWelch

DROP THE MIC!

Posted by ILikePopCans

Great video.

Posted by JDW519

Whoa, a white Xbox? that's just silly looking...

Posted by DigTheDoug

Best event coverage I've seen since I can remember. Keep it up!

Posted by Pudge

The description of Steel Battalion is exactly what I want from a Kinect game! Using the controller plus motion! They finally figured it out!

Posted by Eeptog

Even if you dont like kinect at least they are trying to get it some good games.

Posted by brocool

Jeff bringing the truth! I like it.

Posted by Kingfalcon

I love Brad

Posted by Claude

I love it when Brad says I'm calling it.

Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish

That was a super fun video.

Posted by Dimsey

Wreckateer and Steel Battalion look like decent enough reasons to dust off the Kinect.