Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wolfenstein Re-Revealed

There's a lot of press kicking up for Wolfenstein lately, which is pretty much what I am up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's really exciting to have this press out there and let everyone see what we've been up to lately at Raven, especially after having had the game under wraps for so long.

First, Spike TV aired a half-hour show, GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley, on Wolfenstein Friday night. That entire show is now available on GameTrailers.com if you missed it (It did air at 1 AM, so I am sure most people missed it). There is an exclusive trailer near the top of the show, an exclusive cinematic that shows one of the more horrific creatures we have in the game, a number of interviews with developers, and tons of in-game footage. Geoff got a chance to play the game himself and he seemed to enjoy it quite a bit, so it's good to know we're doing the right things. If you just want to see the new trailer, it's available here.

Next, this month's Official Xbox Magazine (April 2009) has Wolfenstein on the cover with the first hands-on. It should be on newsstands now, so go pick it up if you want to read up more on Wolfenstein. If you live outside of the United States, we are also on the cover of the UK OXM as well as a number of other magazine covers. We had an entire international media day in February, and got a chance to show off the game first hand to members of the press. It was really awesome to see their reactions and now their subsequent write-ups of what they saw.

Also, the official website launched and there is some media up there you can check out. Additionally id Software is twittering about Wolfenstein, so you can follow their tweets (Or whatever Stephen Colbert likes to call them) if you enjoy that sort of thing.

So now you know why I've been so busy lately. I hope you enjoy all the new Wolfenstein press and get a chance to check it out. Feel free to leave your impressions or thoughts (positive or negative) on this post. You won't hurt my feelings - I read Kotaku comments. I'm used to it!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

I'm ReAnimated!

Remember how I said I would post more after New Years? Yeah, I'm doing a fantastic job about that. The truth of the matter is, I've played about 2 hours of video games in the past two months due to work, unfortunately, but I have a few blog post ideas in the pipe and hope to get at least one of them up and out there later this week. It's hard to post about games when you don't play them. It's an issue I am trying hard to resolve shortly.

In the mean time, however, I was invited to join the ReAnimators on their podcast. We discussed race and ethnicity in games, which is a topic I feel strongly about. I hope you get a chance to check out the podcast - it was an interesting discussion and I hopefully I didn't ramble too much.

Check out the ReAnimators Podcast here. Thanks to Mike, Ryan, and Rick for having me on.