With an onus on spectacle and selling you on a mood, instead of a stage or actual footage, video game trailers have become an artform unto themselves.
None of the members of the GameCity Prize jury are gamers, but the odd collection of actors, musicians, politicians and journalists recruited to judge seven of the most entertaining video games of the year sure picked a winner.
The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive booth at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle is a madhouse. People are waiting on long lines to play it. But if you can’t get in, you can at least watch it played on the big screen, through the largest crosshairs in town.