Posts Tagged ‘Homefront’

Korea Criminal: Homefront Launch Trailer

If that's the sun then why is it night?

Good morning, good morning, my frail and noble villagers of this leaky hamlet we call PC gaming. Homefront‘s out in America tomorrow and in Europe and Australia on Friday, so if you ever wanted to shoot a man with a gun then this is the week for you. All the reviews I can find online are 9/10s so far, which sounds good. The launch trailer awaits you below, packed tightly with footage of expensive military hardware blowing up. Better than any morning cup of tea, eh?
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Hands On Preview: Homefront

What did we ever do to the North Koreans, eh?!

I’ve been looking forward to Homefront ever since I saw it at E3 in 2009. Along with Just Cause 2, the demo we saw showed a game with a mad sense of catastrophic glee, set in a refreshingly familiar world of suburban cul-de-sacs and department store carparks. Accompanied by a remotely controlled armoured vehicle, Goliath, it looked like it could be the buddy game of the century – just you and your indestructible rolling weapon machine. The narrative intrigued too, by seeming so ludicrous: by 2027 North Korea has invaded and occupied North America, with you playing as part of a group of rebels attempting to overthrow the new leaders. Now having played the first three levels of the game, it’s safe to say that all my expectations have been subverted.

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New Homefront Trailer Has Many Explosions

That tank in the back is all like 'Hellooo'

Machinima has an exclusive new Homefront trailer. Yes. I’m not sure it’s quite as interesting as the more detailed alternate timeline stuff the developers have been putting out that shows how North Korea could successfully invade the USA, but it does feature many explosions. The game’s out on March 18th, you know. So soon! The explosions will be ours so soon.
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Editorial: THQ’s Online Pass DRM

Nope, you're not getting in.

What do you own? Not “pwn”, you nu-gamer young person. But own. What do you pay for that’s yours to do with as you wish? Food, clothes, knitting needles. But what about games? When you pay money for a game, do you own it? Increasingly, not in any understood meaning of the word. Like music over the last couple of decades, we’re currently sleeping through having our rights as consumers taken from us, while the prices stay the same. If you buy an album, do you own that music? No – not at all. If you do anything with that music other than listen to it on the CD it came on, or as the files you downloaded, then you’re breaking an ever-more spurious collection of laws. And increasingly, gaming is going in the same direction. What was once considered sharing – and we’re not even talking about copying here – is now being treated as theft. And THQ, as reported by Shacknews, are going out of their way to prevent sharing or re-selling of Homefront.

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Kim Wrong-Il: Homefront

Is Homefront poorly-timed or perfectly-timed? I’d love to have been a fly on the wall in THQHQ when news broke about the recent violence between North and South Korea. “Does this mean the game’s screwed or a guaranteed success?”, I imagine a man with expensive business cards saying. No-one at THQHQ actually said that, of course. I’m just imagining what it might have been like. It’s like The West Wing, but with Rachael Bilson’s dad and some Space Marine statues in the halls.
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Implausotron: Homefront

Hup, hup, quickly now. Over on Eurogamer at the moment is a preview wot I dun wrote about THQ’s upcoming COD-like shooter Homefront. Looks promising, but the whole ‘North Korea invades America’ plot isn’t a particularly comfortable or believable concept. The game’s definitely THQ trying to hit it out the park rather than hang around in the cheap-seats, though.

For more on how the once-beleaguered publisher is trying to rejoin the big leagues, have a read of my interview with one of their biggest (and mouthiest) wigs, Danny Bilson. Yes, perv-o-gossips, he’s the father of the OC’s Rachel Bilson. Also includes him frothing about the Warhammer 40K MMO, and comfirming the inclusion of Titans. Titans!

RPS At E3: Homefront

See, it's the front of a home!

Yesterday I mentioned that there had been two games at E3 this week that had made me laugh out loud at their scale and audacity. The first was Just Cause 2, the second was Kaos Studios‘ Homefront. The first thing you’ll read about Homefront anywhere is that it’s written by John Milius, the screenwriter behind Red Dawn and Apocalypse Now. But let’s not forget he also wrote and directed Conan The Barbarian. It would be inappropriate to do otherwise. Anyhow, the more important thing to know about it is the Goliath armoured vehicle that accompanies you for much of the game.

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