Pokken Tournament – Pikachu vs Lucario Gameplay

Pokemon meets Tekken – a match made in heaven Feast your eyes on nearly seven minutes of intense real-time fighting between two of Pokemon’s more popular monsters: the timeless Pikachu, and Smash Bros veteran Lucario. This is far from anything we’ve ever seen out of the franchise, and it seems to be a welcome change among fans of the pocket monsters. Will it turn into something good Time will tell, but they sure can stir up some discussion with even a few minutes of gameplay

Call of Duty: Advance Warfare – Havoc DLC Trailer “Randall Higgins: KillCameraman”

I feel like we hear the words “pulling out all the stops” associated with Call of Duty hype all the time, but my goodness did they pull out all the stops for this DLC trailer. Live action with lots of booms, plenty of gameplay and even a freaking Raconteurs song.

The best move here, however, was focusing on the unsung hero: the kill cam guy. It’s obviously preposterous to actually have a person wielding that camera on the battlefield, but isn’t it fun to think about I’d like to think there’s some psycho war photographer catching shots of every noob I pwn on the virtual battlefield. Not only was this a fun angle to take on a common trailer format (COD releases a trailer for every DLC pack they drop), but it’s something that every player will recognize and appreciate. Awesome fan service on top of the features.

Sid Meier’s Starships – Announcement Trailer

Sid Meier is going back to space! Coming soon for PC, Mac, and iPad, Starships is a turn based action strategy from the mind of the man who brought us the Civilization series. Piggybacking off of the themes from Civilization: Beyond Earth, you now have a fleet that is space combat ready, and you embark on a mission to save other pockets of mankind desperate for your help.

The game is described as an experience that focuses on starship design and combat within a universe filled with interstellar adventure, diplomacy, and exploration. Similar Civ themes, but this time you’re exploring space instead of trying to take over measly old Earth. Color me stratospherically excited.

BONUS: Strafe – Kickstarter Trailer

I . . . uh . . . don’t really have words for this one. Just watch it. *WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC CONTENT*