Posts Tagged ‘dinosaurs!’

Roar! Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn Stomps Out

By Alice O'Connor on May 28th, 2015.

Hey buddy! Don't worry, this'll... actually, yeah, it probably will sting a lot.

If you want to shoot dinosaurs in their extinct faces, your interests are catered to now more than ever. With Ark: Survival Evolved, The Hunter: Primal, The Stomping Land, Orion: Prelude, Primal Carnage: Extinction, Crytek’s new tech demo, and more, it’s chockablockasauraus out there. If dinogames could be a bit better (or not a total shambles, in some cases) that’d be nice.

Now the Carnivores series, which started on PC in the ’90s then wandered onto pocket telephones and consoles, has returned to its old stomping grounds with the release of Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn [official site].

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Fight And Ride Dinosaurs In Ark: Survival Evolved

By Jem Alexander on May 12th, 2015.

At first glance Ark: Survival Evolved [official site] looks like another online, open-world survival game. That’s because it is. But it’s also a game in which you can capture, train and ride dinosaurs. And then fight other dinosaurs. How are there not more games around that allow you to do this?

Ark was announced yesterday by newcomers Studio Wildcard, who promise that it will include all of your favourite survival game features like crafting, hunting, building and waking up naked. Build a tribe with your friends, then fight your other friends. With dinosaurs.

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Watch Crytek’s Back To Dinosaur Island VR Demo

By Graham Smith on April 16th, 2015.

At this year’s GDC, Crytek demonstrated new features of the updated CryEngine. One of their demos was Back To Dinosaur Island, a VR demo designed for use with the Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype. The demo was playable – as much as it’s playable – on the show floor during GDC, but on the off chance that you weren’t there or couldn’t strap a VR helmet to your face, the below might be of interest. It’s a supposed direct feed video of the demo in action, with lots of shiny dinosaur action.

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LEGO Duo: Avengers & Jurassic World Announced

By Alice O'Connor on January 30th, 2015.

No, I know. This is from 2013's LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.

The simultaneous announcement of two new LEGO games makes me suddenly pained that they don’t let you mix-and-match parts from different games in the way one can with real LEGO [possibly the only capitalised brand name I’ll respect -ed.]. Obviously I’ll want to take the Black Widow from LEGO Marvel’s Avengers over into LEGO Jurassic World to zap raptors with her Widow’s Sting, and yes I absolutely would like to whack Loki with an ankylosaurus’s clubbed tail. Alas, the two games are separate for, one imagines, innumerable legal and technical reasons.

To celebrate this announcement, loads of LEGO games are on sale on Steam too.

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Clever Girl, The Hunter: Primal Is Out For You

By Cassandra Khaw on December 20th, 2014.

Preservation efforts? A park to contain all the beauties of the prehistoric world? Nah. We’ll just shoot ‘em all. Freshly arrived in the Early Access folder, The Hunter: Primal errs on the meaner side of the equation, the side that involves gore and goop and other things that could possibly drip from dinosaur-y insides. Here, you play as a hunter, a bipedal predator who must figure out how to survive a primitive yet gorgeous-looking island and its coterie of deadly dinosaurs, while putting together the biggest stack of trophies this side of the planet.

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Cretaceous! Primal Carnage: Extinction Announced

By Alice O'Connor on October 30th, 2014.

Roar.

Good news, dinosaur fans! Soon you’ll be able to murder dinosaurs or murder people who want to murder dinosaurs, depending on quite how you feel about ancient reptiles reborn in the modern era, better than ever. Primal Carnage was already one of the finer dinosaur multiplayer FPSs around, and next month will bring Primal Carnage: Extinction – a sequel that’s really a remake.

Bad news, Primal Carnage owners! The long-promised “recode” that was supposed to be a free update has become a separate game. The devs do plan to offer y’all a discount on it, at least.

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Tricera-plops: The Stomping Land Removed From Sale

By Adam Smith on September 2nd, 2014.

The last time we heard anything from multiplayer dino survival game The Stomping Land it wasn’t a stomp at all. It wasn’t a roar or a chomp, it was a statement about a change of engine. The dinos were gearing up for a switch to Unreal Engine 4, or so the developer reckoned, but it looks like the whole affair has come to a standstill. Like The War Z before it, The Stomping Land has been removed from sale on Steam. The page is still alive but there’s no option to buy and given the lack of updates, that seems like a wise decision. There has been no statement from either party (Steam or developer SuperCrit) and we can only hope that the game won’t emerge onto the store again in a few days, retitled as Dino: Survivor Stories or, Gabe forbid, The War D.

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DinoZ: Surviving And Thriving In The Stomping Land

By Craig Pearson on March 21st, 2014.

That would chafe.

The Stomping Land sprinted into my heart–much like Jeff Goldblum fleeing the T-Rex in Jurassic Park–and I’ve been anxiously awaiting more news from what appears to be DayZ with dinosaurs. The silence has been broken! Not hugely. Not like the roar of a T-Rex with a bellyful of goat, but more like the squirty trill of the dilophosaurus*. The developers have been updating their site for the past week with more information about character customisation, taming, and tracking. Follow the footprints to find out more.

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A Jurassic Lark: The Stomping Land Trailer

By Craig Pearson on May 3rd, 2013.

Dino-corrrrrr
You know me. You know I love games with dinosaurs. I think I was born in the wrong time period. I’m more of a late-period cretaceous type of guy. Don’t believe what those “scientists” would have you believe. People and dinosaurs did live at the same time, as evidenced by the totally fact-based multiplayer dino-hunting game, The Stomping Land. See those hunters? See those dinos? I rest my case. Games One, Science Zuheero. Take a look at the trailer. It has traps, and at one point the guy pole-vaults a stegosaurus.
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The Best Idea: Dinosaurs On A Spaceship

By Nathan Grayson on April 23rd, 2013.

Oh god, no! Don't look this way! Aim your early 1990s cordless phone at the dinosaur, for goodness' sake.

My favorite thing about Jurassic Park was how dinosaurs always somehow managed to end up in the absolute worst places. Right on the brink of a gigantic, car-devouring abyss? Yep. In a cramped generator room where everyone could’ve sworn they left the rest of Samuel L Jackson? Naturally. Oh, and how about the kitchen? I was half expecting to find raptors dressed in full chef regalia just going about their business when the kids fled in there. Dinosaurs On A Spaceship, however, is a “retro-styled futuristic top-down survival horror game” that’s looking to take that idea a couple million steps further. Yes, yes, that obviously means space, but how the prehistoric ultra-lizards managed to get there is a story that actually sounds kind of – dare I say it – interesting?

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Fan’s Folly: Jurassic Park: Aftermath

By Craig Pearson on March 14th, 2013.

Here’s how much I love Jurassic Park: back in the Dextrassic period (January 10th 2007 to August 28th 2011), I lived with internet-famous John Walker and a bunch of other handsome people. We all shared a cat. The antics of that cat have been well documented in the pages of The Cat Magazine, but there’s one thing John doesn’t mention in all his articles about MY cat. Whenever Dexter wanted a cat treat, he’d sit up on his back legs and eat them out of the palm of our hands. He looked like a cute little brachiosaurus. Picture this: three grown men and a lady standing in a broken kitchen, one feeding a standing cat as the others hum the music from the movie… which brings me nicely to this astonishing looking Jurassic Park fanmade Cryengine game: Jurassic Park: Aftermath

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Sunder Lizards: Primal Carnage Beta Open

By Adam Smith on October 8th, 2012.

Dinosaurs versus heavily armed people. It’s a tale as old as time, with a clear artistic through line that begins in the cave paintings of Mann-Shüt, which depicted heroic cavefolk firing rocks at armies of marauding velociraptors, and ends with Primal Carnage. It’s an online PvP game that allows players to bite their enemies in half, although presumably only if they choose to be a dinosaur. I’d quite like to see a squad of hunters chewing through a brontosaurus’ neck but I just don’t imagine it’s included. Only those who have preordered receive beta access now and even though the official site isn’t reporting the launch yet, players are receiving keys right now. Here’s a video.

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Dino Might: Orion Gets A Release Date, Trailer

By Craig Pearson on March 29th, 2012.

Peccccccccck!
Co-operative, open-world sci-fi dinosaur hunting game Orion: Dino Beatdown is strapping into its jetpacks for an April the 20th release date. After watching the trailer below I just hopped onto Google Calendar and made sure I had nothing planned for that day – just some lump thing in my brain needed removal on that day. I soon got rid of that. What smells of burning, btw? Anyway: I also added “Sleepover with the Timothy Olyphant” to my girlfriend’s calendar to make sure I’m not disturbed. I love Trespasser and I take my dinosaur hunting VERY seriously. I am the Bob Peck of RPS.
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