This is a trailer for a game that unfortunately never came out, Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 (remember?). After reading an article on Polygon suggesting that Battleborn (which looks fantastic, though the song they used in the trailer might be the worst noise I've ever heard) might be a re-worked version of this game. So what the hell, I looked up the trailer for this game, and... At the very end, it says "available for pre-order".

Yeah, not only did the game never actually come out, but it looks like they hadn't even finished the box art for this game before they started taking pre-orders. Hell, as far as I know, this is the one and only trailer that has ever existed for this game. Aside from some gameplay footage quietly leaked last year, nothing has been said about this one... Yet they still decided they were cool to take pre-orders for it.

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The only reason I bring this topic up is that a few gaming commentary folks I watch regularly - Jim Sterling, ReviewTechUSA and Total Biscuit among them - have been railing on pre-orders and how cancerous they are to the consumer. I agree... But that trailer came out, what, in 2008? This shit's been going on for a while.

I really have nothing else to say on the matter. Unless you're looking to buy something for the Vita or from a publisher that you know makes limited runs, just don't pre-order. It's pointless.

While I'm here though, let's post a bunch of trailers for games that never saw the light of day but totally should have:

Overstrike (which was re-worked into FUSE by idiots):

Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned (cancelled to finish a Tron game no one gives a fuck about so it could be out for Christmas):

Mega Man Legends 3 (cancelled because CAPCOM hates money, its fans, its IPs, basically everything that's not Street Fighter or a dumb-dumb bro shooter):

Star Fox 2 (THE GAME WAS DONE! IT WAS DONE! IT WAS NEVER RELEASED! FFFFF!)