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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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8 Comments

  1. Blackthunder01
    December 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    I’m a little disappointed with this trailer. It’s interesting and all but it doesn’t really tell us anything about the game other than Batman’s a bad ass. I wonder if this video was only made because people want something “new” to look at while they wait for the game to come out. News on the game has been rather slow and I think a lot of people are anticipating the Viral Marketing to have started in some fashion.

  2. Blackthunder01
    December 13, 2010 at 12:27 pm — Reply

    Damn it. This is what I get for not playing the video first. I saw the first few seconds of the trailer and said “I saw this on another site” (a german one that leaked it) but it turns out that this is a greatly extended cut of the same footage. The other site only had the mercinaries attack him while talking to each other through their headsets. Nothing about Hugo Strange at all.

    This trailer is really friggin cool.

  3. Paul S.
    December 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm — Reply

    Anyone want to place bets if this game will come out before DC Universe Online?

    • JacinB
      December 15, 2010 at 9:27 pm — Reply

      I’ve played DCU Online. Except for lag issues with their servers, I’d say it’s ready to go.

  4. Armaan
    December 13, 2010 at 11:28 pm — Reply

    I’m just amazngly impressed by how REAL the graphics seemed.
    I mean, just think.
    We’re THIS close to not needing actors in our movies at all!

    • ntoniosanciolo
      December 14, 2010 at 4:06 am — Reply

      won’t happen, at least as far as genuinely entertaining films are concerned. It’s different with video games as there is an immersive element in you controlling the character but when it comes to feature length entertainment I think certain parts of the brain that process the aesthetic just give up and it comes a very detatched affair.

      In small doses of half an hour or less I think it works well; a la The Clone Wars or that DC Universe online cutscene that was shown a month ago. I just think something in our brains and maybe our hearts won’t let us emotionally invest in a computer generated feature that rans your average 105 minutes.

      Still THIS LOOKS AWESOME!

      • Damascus
        March 15, 2011 at 9:22 am — Reply

        I’d only posit Toy Story 1, 2, and 3 against your statement. I’m a grown man and when all the toys were in the woodpile furnace thing and accepting their fate, I started to tear up, I was completely engrossed in their story. I do agree though when the characters look very human but feel like they’re missing something like their soul (as in Polar Express and Final Fantasy Spirits Within), that it can be very distracting and hard to watch.

    • John I.G.
      December 14, 2010 at 8:35 am — Reply

      Sure they’ve got the bone and muscle movement, but there are definitely movies that benefit from a well-versed actor, and I don’t think animators will be able to replace that.

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