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PlanetSide 2: The Jace Hall Show Ruined the Latest Trailer

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelPosts: 23,001MMORPG.COM Staff Epic

Sony Online Entertainment took a gamble and decided to work with the folks behind The Jace Hall Show to create the newest PlanetSide 2 trailer. The results are....interesting. Check it out!

Today, the results are in... and things couldn't have been more awkward. The Jace Hall team delivered what may be called the "Nanite Ned" trailer (starring PlanetSide 2 Creative Director Matt Higby) and it's safe to say, SOE President John Smedley is not pleased. Luckily, the entire process from pitch to final trailer has been documented. Smedley has ordered the SOE team to immediately spread the word on the trailer in hopes of creating awareness of the epic failure as well as to save industry peers from making the same mistake.


  • IlayaIlaya BochumPosts: 447Member Uncommon



    Didn't knew the show before, i had a good laugh tho. Awesome ! image

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,951Member Rare

    Holy sh*t. Classic. 


    These guys are good. Foreal. Weekly video column plzzz.

  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsPosts: 2,349Member Uncommon
  • SysFailSysFail LondonPosts: 375Member
    It's very "American" isn't it. 
  • sgtalonsgtalon Lenox, MIPosts: 129Member Uncommon
    That was awesome. I love how Smedley was wearing the same crappy hawaiian shirt.
  • GyrusGyrus Lost City of ZPosts: 2,413Member Uncommon

    I don't know why americans think the rest of us are so stupid we cannot see a 'staged' production?

    And notice all the product placement - "Free Realms". 


    I guess Smedley is just trying to reach a wider audience.  Pitty he is trying to reach a lower brow type of audience...

    It shows that he still hasn't realised what the vast majority of MMO Devs and Players have realised too - that is that you are building your community with this crap.  It sets the tone.  So when Planetside 2 community devolves into a bunch of trash talk in chat and the gameplay is ruined by gank squads who think they are soooo 1337... you can see why those people were attracted to your game in the first place?

    It also shows Smedley's character by who he associates with...


    So - this Jase Hall bloke has "several hundred thousand" games does he?

    And he paid for all those?

    Because if not.... not the sort of person a Game Dev needs to be associating with?

    Nothing says irony like spelling ideot wrong.

  • TruthXHurtsTruthXHurts El Do, KSPosts: 1,555Member Uncommon

    Smedly is just making one bad decision after another. Why don't they just do the opposite of what Snively thinks?


    Funny he can tell that the video belongs in the toilet, but can't tell that all his decisions belong there too.


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  • DakirnDakirn Kansas City, MOPosts: 374Member Uncommon

    Since it's promoted by SoE it's obviously just a funny viral marketing tactic.. why are sites marketing this as something other than that?


    They made a pretty good video though.

  • odinsrathodinsrath louisville, KYPosts: 814Member Uncommon

    after watching that did any1 else want to rip one of those guitars off the wall and bash smedly in the face?


  • AnirethAnireth Posts: 834Member Uncommon

    Well, Smedly actually said some true things there. "You can't edit this" and "i didn't pay for this". Probably some more.

    Another funny thing: While the fake trailer is obviously really really bad, and the official trailer looks really really awesome, the fake trailer actually shows more about the actual game. The other one would make for an epic movie, but it doesn't say anything about the game.

    There are a lot of companies doing awesome CGI trailers, especially Blizzard, but they (except lately) delivered awesome games. If all you can do is making awesome trailers, you should stick to that. Like, Blur. If it actually was an in-house team, and not Blur, who did the PlanetSide trailer.

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  • SimonVDHSimonVDH GdanskPosts: 178Member
    Originally posted by Vandali
    It's very "American" isn't it. 

    I don't know if it's american (as I'm not from US), but I sure know it isn't funny (imho of course). The part about arcade machine was actually funny and interesting. Also, the real trailer for planetside 2 itself isn't that great .

  • WolfClawsWolfClaws Arlington, VAPosts: 636Member Uncommon

    Completely retarded.


    But the commercial was pretty good.

  • Agricola1Agricola1 PortsmouthPosts: 4,968Member Uncommon

    $medley mean with money? Utterly unconvincing! Why he's an angel that gives out money to poor hard up DEVs *cough* McQuaid *cough* whilst farting rainbows and casting fairy dust around the offices.

    If that video was real and those guys had wasted Smed's cash he would have garroted that man then cut him up and sold his organs on the black market to make some cash back. If it wasn't enough to break even he'd have turned his fat into candles and used them to light the offices until he was back in the black!

    But hey, he is putting everything into Planetside 2, using every method possible to get the word out. He maybe the most ruthless bastard in the MMO industry, but it seems this time his head and heart are in the right place.

    Planetside 2 is an amazingly intense MMOFPS with some real heart stopping massive warfare, he just needs to get people to try it once because after that it sells itself ... and it's going to be free to play.


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  • blythegablythega SydneyPosts: 174Member Uncommon

    I fail to see the humour in this.

    If SOE spent the same amount of time, effort and money on the actual game it would be finished by now.


  • CujoSWAoACujoSWAoA Nooo, AKPosts: 1,781Member Uncommon

    Not the funniest of the Jace Hall show, by any means.

    But its alright.

  • SoulsemmerSoulsemmer Wichita, KSPosts: 25Member Uncommon
    Some of you guys are way too serious. It was a joke. Get over it ;)
  • rimaxo14rimaxo14 chicopee, MAPosts: 118Member
    bunch of whiny babies that's all this site has turned out too be i thought it was awsome and watched the whole trailer.

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  • ronpackronpack North Charleston, SCPosts: 138Member
    Would love to get a copy of that commercial before it gets banned lol. Friggin hilarious!
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