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Ah, the video game cutscene. It’s kind of a hot topic among hardcore gamers. “Why are the cutscenes so long?” “I can’t skip this crap? Are you kidding me?!” “What is this, a movie?”
The list of gripes can go on and on, but whether you love or hate them, most games these days will feature these cinematics or in-game movies to some extent. A cutscene is simply a sequence in which the player has little or no control over the game. It usually interrupts gameplay action for the purpose of advancing the plot, presenting character development, and providing things like background information, dialogue, clues, and atmosphere.
Taking advantage of new game engines, stronger processors, and techniques like CGI animation, cutscenes these days can be really impressive and maybe even worth seeing again. Let’s get right to it and find out how to watch and download video game cutscenes online.
Both GameTrailers and GameVideos offers loads of video game clips, including trailers, previews, reviews, shows, and recording gameplay footage uploaded by its users. Simply search through their massive media collections for your favorite video game cutscenes.
Fortunately, both websites make downloading the videos very easy. On GameTrailers, just click on the Download button below the video to display the download links (Quicktime, WMV, and MP4 for iPod). Registration to the site is required first, but it’s free.
On GameVideos, just look for the download links under each video (MOV or WMV) to start downloading. This time, registration is not required.
For fans of role-playing games (RPGs), especially those of the Final Fantasy series, Blue Laguna is the place to download full motion videos (FMVs) and cutscenes from your favorite titles.
The site’soffers a wide variety of videos to download in AVI or MPG formats. Simply choose one of the games from the list to view the main content of all the video game cutscenes. The title of the movie is available, along with the file size, duration, and a plethora of screenshots. If you like what you see, you can download the video for free.
If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, there’s always of course YouTube. The video sharing website probably has the largest collection of cutscenes out there. Simply search for the cinematics from the video game of your choice and hopefully users have uploaded some for you to view.
As for the downloading, we have extensively covered the topic of how to download videos from YouTube here at MakeUseOf. Just check out the following articles to find out how to get it done:
- 4 Quick Ways To Download YouTube Videos Off The Net
- 18 Free Ways To Download Any Video off the Internet
What’s your take on video game cutscenes? Do you enjoy them or just skip right through? Also, where do you go to watch or download your favorite cutscenes? Be sure to let us know in the comments.
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