Posts Tagged ‘croteam’

Serious Sam’s DRM Is A Giant Pink Scorpion

By John Walker on December 7th, 2011.

This is actually what Ubisoft's DRM developers look like.

Some companies’ DRM is stupidly cruel, punishing only those who have legitimately purchased the game, and not those who pirate it. Well, most companies’ DRM is that. Serious Sam 3’s DRM is brilliantly cruel, punishing only those who pirated it. By relentlessly pursuing them with a giant invincible armoured scorpion. As revealed by Dark Side Of Gaming, only those who unlawfully duplicate the game encounter this immortal enemy, who haunts them from the opening moments. You can see it in action below.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

179 Comments »

Wot I Think: Serious Sam 3: BFE

By Alec Meer on November 24th, 2011.

Sam he is.

The only honest first-person shooter is back. Is Sam Stone a one-trick pony? Well, yes. That’s the point, stupid. I’ve been blasting my way through the singleplayer campaign of Croteam’s latest, and I’m ready to tell you what I made of it. Though, If I was allowed, I would make each and every one of the following 1000-odd words ‘blam.’

The game doesn’t start until you get the assault rifle.

The game doesn’t start until you get the double-barrelled shotgun.

The game doesn’t start until you get the rocket launcher.

The game doesn’t start until you get the Devastator.

No, no, no the game doesn’t start until you get the minigun. Budda-budda-budda-budda-budda-budda-budda-wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

119 Comments »

And: Serious Sam 3 Is Out Later Today

By Jim Rossignol on November 22nd, 2011.


The third Serious Sam game is released on Steam at 6pm today. TODAY! That’s so soon it’s almost right now. I guess we are working on a review of it. Are we? I am imagining that the other members of RPS are sort of shrugging non-committally in response to this question, but actually I have no idea, because I am sat in an annex of my kitchen typing this gibberish into the internet, and they are off being heroes in various corners of post-industrial England. Perhaps they actually are shrugging, but have no idea why, such is their psychic connection to the PC gaming blog… So spooky. Anyway, there’s a launch trailer below, and a hands-on from John over here. Read, watch, think, judge, decide.
Read the rest of this entry »

, .

72 Comments »

Serious Sam 3: BFE’s eye-popping trailer

By Craig Pearson on November 7th, 2011.

That eye is going to pop, and I'm going to feel odd in the tummy.

New up-and-coming games writing wannabe Craig Pearson is with us this week. Say hello to the young Scottish chancer!

Croteam’s Serious Sam 3: BFE, which I hope stands for ‘Best Friends forEver’, has an exciting new trailer out where the guns are relegated to second place. In place of well-oiled gun barrels and polished, throbbing rockets it’s the grim melee assaults that strut confidently around in their chaps. It’s like the Queensbury Rules: 2nd edition, where “That no shoes or boots with spikes or sprigs be allowed”, has been replaced with “If your heart is ripped out and squeezed into a paste, you have till the count of ten to get back on your feet.”

The uncouth violence is below.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

46 Comments »

Boom: Serious Sam: The Random Encounter

By Jim Rossignol on October 7th, 2011.

Watch the video.
Vlambeer’s Serious Sam spin-off/remake/demake/upmake/downmake/JRPGmake Serious Sam: The Random Encounter was always a bit of a bonkers proposition. The gameplay trailer (below) hasn’t really done much to change that perception. It is quite random.

And it looks totally awesome. Vlambeer say: “The game’ll launch on Steam & some other digital distribution platforms October 24th for $4.99. We’re pretty damned excited, that’s our first commercial release, I think.” They’re right.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

26 Comments »

Serious Sam 3 In Not So Serious Delay

By Alec Meer on September 30th, 2011.

It's that spider-thing's fault. Get it!

Betrayal! Oh, the wound! Why, why, why? The eve of shamelessly excessive manshooting with a retro flavour but a hypermodern look was almost upon us, and then they only go and move the release date of Serious Sam 3: BFE back by a month. You’re not going to be playing this on October 18 after all. I BET THEY DON’T EVEN LOVE US AT ALL. I bet they don’t even like us. Wonder what crappy reason they’re going to fob us off with? So they can add more DRM? Because some suit at Microsoft told them to? Because they’re in a dark alliance with an evil retail chain? Or just because they’re cold, mean-hearted bastards?
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

32 Comments »

Serious Sam 3 And Knuckles

By Alec Meer on September 20th, 2011.

Have you played that headless bomber iPhone game? I have. That's my story. I hope you liked it.

These Rich Knuckles / Serious Sam 3 helpline videos aren’t ever going to stop, are they? As long as that man has breath in his body, he will just keep on uttering catchphrases, puns, mum gags and snarky digs at the competition. And reassuring people that 16-player co-op does not count as an orgy.

(I heard a rumour they filmed 13 thousand of these videos back to back. 3,124 cameraman died in the process. Knuckles ate their festering corpses in order to keep going himself, though he left all the fingers. He doesn’t like fingers. That’s just what I heard, anyway.)

Read the rest of this entry »

, .

30 Comments »

The Secret Of Serious Sam’s Pockets

By Alec Meer on September 12th, 2011.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA yourself

Part 2 of Croteam/Devolver Digital’s crazed Serious Sam 3: BFE Helpline videos is here! And we’re going to post it even though we posted the last one like five minutes ago or something! Because it’s very funny! And it contains the much-speculated-upon answer to how one man can carry so many cannonballs! Have a good evening!
Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

30 Comments »

Diapers Advised: Serious Sam 3 Trailer

By Adam Smith on September 6th, 2011.

A game full of giant monsters, a screenshot with no monsters at all. Croteam are good at marketing, I am not.

How many trailers manage to accurately convey a design philosophy while also being pretty damn funny? I’ve done some swift calculations on my abaci and mathomancy tells me that the correct answer is this one for Serious Sam 3: BFE. Despite pouring scorn on so many modern gaming conventions, the whole thing is so gleeful that it doesn’t seem spiteful, just completely and incurably insane.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

31 Comments »

Serious Sam 3 Release Date, Pre-Orders Open

By John Walker on August 23rd, 2011.

A typical view in SS3.

Croteam have revealed the release date for Serious Sam 3: BFE. It shall be with us on the 18th October, and you can pre-order it now soon on Steam, GetGames, and so on. Should you? Well, take a look at the new in-game trailer below to get an idea.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , , .

47 Comments »

First On RPS: Serious Sam 3 Hands On

By John Walker on August 11th, 2011.

See. SEE. Shooters are great.

I can still hear the screaming headless kamikaze. That’s not a twee little aphorism. Despite the fact that I’m no longer playing the game, I can still hear the incessant roaring scream of the droves and droves of bomb-wielding suicidal maniacs charging toward me, somewhere inside my brain. I hope it goes away soon, because this would be no way to live.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun is the first place in the world to have been given a few levels of Serious Sam 3: BFE to play with, and I’ve now killed and been killed within them an awful lot. Let me tell you all about it.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , .

90 Comments »

Serious Sam 3 To Feature 4-Player Splitscreen

By John Walker on August 9th, 2011.

It can do two more too.

The fans, they demanded of Croteam that Serious Sam 3: BFE feature four-player splitscreen play. And so it came to pass. RPS can exclusively reveal that the forthcoming ultro-shooter will allow you to gather around a PC monitor with your chums and FIGHT. Up to three gamepads can be used alongside one mouse and keyboard to have four-player multiplayer and co-op. You can see full-size screens below.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

82 Comments »

Devolver Scrap Own Digi Distro For Sam 3

By John Walker on August 1st, 2011.

This is the guy who wrote the press release.

Some astonishing controversy from Friday that escaped our gaze – Devolver Digital, they publishing Serious Sam 3: BFE, have announced that they’ve scrapped their planned proprietary digital distribution service, Krundle, and instead are opting to use Steam. And not Origin. The press release, containing their reasoning and what could have been (including features such as “Free-to-Play-for-Fifty-Bucks games wherein the consumer is free to play the game once it is purchased for $50″, and velvet-covered jet skis), is below.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

61 Comments »