US News Wrap, August 11 – What Happened Today

By Stephany Nunneley
11 August 2011 22:04 GMT

My shift is about to wrap up, and while I will still be around to give you the skinny on the NPDs in a bit, Brenna will likely toss that in with her wrap because, well, I am just sort of assuming she will. At any rate, the lull leading up to gamescom is getting into full swing, but there’s still some nice bits and bobs for you below.

Video Box

Space Marine developer diary discusses making “blockbuster entertainment”
Relic said in this video it’s taking a look at how Hollywood builds a blockbuster.

The art and sound of RAGE discussed in new developer diary
More art and sound snippets from id on RAGE. You know you want it.

Dead Island: Prologue, skill trees and zombie slaughter videoed
Killing zombies never sounded so fun.

Freefalling gameplay video released for Saints Row: The Third
We’ve had Tom Petty’s “Free Falling” song stuck in our head ever since we posted this. Damn it all to hell and back.

Black Ops video goes behind the scenes of Rezurrection with Treyarch
Zombies, shooting zombies, and well just more zombies. We all win.

Today saw the release of quite a few videos, so we took a cue from Brenna and lumped them all into a lovely box-out. Looks much more organized and clean. Shame we’re neither.

Things of Note

US News Wrap

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