Insomniac Games Community Intern Brandon Winfrey shared a Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One PS3 update today complete with a new trailer video from Gamescom 2011.
To quote: Fun fact of the day: Trailers used to be shown at the end of a movie. Hence the name trailer. Because it trailed the mov- you know what, you probably got it.
Eventually, the marketing people woke up and realized that no one sticks around after a film, so they moved it to the beginning.
However, the name "trailer" stuck. Probably because the name "beginnier" is lamer than my 17th birthday (it involved a gluten-free cake and a Pauly Shore marathon - you do the math).
Nowadays, marketing people have gotten even savvier. You can watch a trailer - on the internet! Now you don't have to drain your 401k watching Jason Statham punch various objects and/or people just to get a glimpse at the trailer for whatever beacon of enjoyable entertainment that's on the horizon.
For instance, just by pressing that little triangle directly north of this text - you can see a new trailer for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. In it, you'll get a taste of all the mischievous co-op action that awaits you in our latest entry in this esteemed franchise. You can play nice with your three other friends, sure... but who doesn't have the occasional urge to launch one of them off a cliff? It's all in good (and sometimes painful) fun!
Plus, you get a peek at the dynamically dysfunctional group made up of Ratchet, Clank, Qwark, and Dr. Nefarious. These guys aren't exactly the closest of friends, so pitting them to work together produces an endless stream of not-so-amiable (albeit hilarious) banter. They're like the Odd Couple - only there are four of them and they have explosive weaponry - and of course one of them is an evil robot.
So go ahead - click it - and be trailerized.
Done being trailerized? Sweet! Now be sure to pick up Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One when it releases on October 18th. You can also register at www.ratchetandclank.com to get some free PSN Avatars, Home t-shirts and Static Theme!
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