Trailer: Space Hulk: Deathwing: Rise of the Terminators

Trailer: Space Hulk: Deathwing: Rise of the Terminators

  • Release Date: February 2013
  • Publishers: Focus-Home Interactive
  • Gaming Platform: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One

What it’s about:

An upcoming space shooter set within the Warhammer 40K universe; developed on the Unreal Engine 4 by Streum On Studio, the team behind E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy.

Here is info from Focus Home Intereractive:

“Space Hulk: Deathwing offers players the chance to experience a desperate battle against Genestealers in the
claustrophobic tunnels of a Space Hulk, as they will gain skills, new abilities and new equipment thanks to experience earned during perilous missions. Space Hulks drift along the currents of the Warp, the
immaterial dimension of Chaos. Made up of gigantic mangled asteroids, derelict ship wrecks and other spatial
debris, they sometimes grow to the size of a moon and often contain treasured and ancient lost technologies. However, they are ripe with danger including infestations of the lethal
Genestealers.” 

Personal Thoughts:

I am not very familiar with the franchise, but really digging on the cinematic. The look and feel of Games Workshop flag franchise game series shines through with its signature Space Marine soldiers and tech (that I  often see painted and really tiny). The whole concept looks straight forward; geared up as humans fighting beasts. Both sides seem advanced, built upon for this modern age of horror shooter storyteller. The music adds to the excitement, starting off with some blues vocal with a somber tone to something a bit more up-tempo and adrenaline pumping. While I am not too curious to where this leads me as a possible player, I do have the sudden urge to play some video games of this genre.

– Orion T

Below, is snap of concept art from the studio, and some screenshots…

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Trailer: Homeworld Remastered Collection

Homeworld Remastered Story Trailer (Homeworld Remastered Collection)

What it’s about:

Homeworld was a real-time strategy computer game originally released 15 years ago published by Sierra Entertainment, developed by Relic Entertainment. The Cataclysm came out shortly after. The Homeworld 2 sequel came out in 2003. This current trailer is a remaster of the complete collection coming out soon on February 25, 2015 for the PC and Steam system.

Here is more from the official site www.homeworldremastered.com:

“The Homeworld games have been painstakingly re-mastered with key members of the original development team and taking critical influence and assistance from the passionate fan community. The Homeworld Remastered Collection introduces Relic’s acclaimed space strategy games Homeworld and Homeworld 2 to modern players and operating systems using the newest sophisticated graphics rendering technology, plus a fully remastered score and new, high fidelity voice recordings by the original actors.”

Personal Thoughts:

Being a real time strategy (RTS) game fan, and appreciation of story driven PC games, this has my interest. I never had the time or chance to play the originals. But something of this appeals to me, both in the story and gameplay. The combat strategy involving a complex 3-D system looks almost cinematic. The colors are vibrant and gives the look and feel a very unique feel to it. The music also works well, and a nice complement to the smooth voice acting done. I would like to eventually check this out.

– Orion T

Video Short: POLIS by Steven Ilous, Daniel Perea

  • Title: Polis
  • Creators: Steven Ilous (director, co-writer), Daniel Perea (writer)
  • Starring: Parker Young, Dileep Rao, Mark Kelly
  • Music: Electric Youth
  • Length: 8:09
  • Source, official sites: polisthemovie.tumblr.com, facebook.com/polisthemovie

Synopsis:

“Set in the distant future, POLIS is a sci-fi thriller about David Porter, a young telepath whose search for his mother threatens to uncover a utopian society’s horrifying secrets.”

Personal Thoughts:

I love everything about this short film, and curious for more. The cinematography is stylish, yet simple. The tech and environments are believable and not overdone. The acting is good (with added props to the intensity of the starring role), but not enough to make a clear case for great or terrible. The reactions and dramatic shootings give plenty to the higher grade modern effects.

The story itself, has more to go as short films of this type tend to do. It seems here, the classic case of science gone wrong, as an a subject escapes and discovers psychic powers that may change the world. Nothing quite new here, but never tiresome either. It’s the kind of story I see often in science fiction dystopian tales, yet feel there are still not enough ways to tell that. In this case, I like the idea of a moral conscience instilled in our hero from his mother, not so much from the predictable notion that a protagonist must be good.. This gives me optimism that the survival of the good will lead to better things to fix the “horrifying secrets” that are probably affecting others.

So do I want more? Yes. My hopes are that the movie is kept simple in terms of story, and pretentious as others of this type tend to be. I have a feeling the story would come to end full circle with some sort of reunion or conclusion with the mother figure and the role she plays. I would prefer this right balance of action, where the tech of guns and robots are awesome, yet the drama and intrigue focus remain the center of attention. I will keep an eye on this world of POLIS.