Posts Tagged ‘Night Dive Studios’

Warm Up The Cerebral Bore: Turok 1&2 Being Revamped

Barreling on through the ’90s revival, it’s inevitable that we’d see the return of cyborg dinosaurs with guns for arms and laser eyes. Though perhaps not the most iconic antagonists of the decade, they were always there, seen in shoddy cartoons and found in toy shops alongside non-copyright-infringing bodacious humanoid reptiles. Oh, and they had a whole FPS series devoted to them.

Night Dive Studios, the folks who untangled the knot of System Shock 2‘s rights for a rerelease, have announced plans to “restore” and release “modernized versions” of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil.

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The Ambitious Failure Of Cybervamp RPG BloodNet

I’m known for writing about old games that are worth playing today. This is something of a departure, as I can’t really recommend Bloodnet [Wikipedia page] with a clear conscience. It isn’t a good game. But it’s been lurking in my mind for the better part of 20 years.

It’s a rare game that would excite a traditional RPG fan as well as a genre cynic like me – an unforgiving, non-linear, party-based adventure with turn-based combat and minimal handholding, set in a world devoid of goddamn elves. Instead, it’s set in the kind of future that only the early 1990s could conjure up.

Cast as Ransom Stark, you’re a ‘disgrunt’ – a former employee of evil megacorporation du jour, TransTechnicals, discarded when your work made you sick. Now you’re one of many surviving the dystopian microcosm of Manhattan via illegal activities like ‘decking’ (unauthorised Matrix use. No, not that one. Well, actually….), theft, espionage, and of course murder. Then you’re bitten by a vampire.

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Yesssss: No One Lives Forever Finally Getting Re-Released

'Hey, get off me!' the mime did not say.

Yes yes yes thank goodness hooray finally oh gosh woooo wheeeee yeah excellent fantastic wonderful groovy there should be a parade.

No One Lives Forever, the excellent tongue-in-cheek spy series from Monolith whose rights mysteriously went missing, is very likely about to get an online re-release. Finally. So, where in the world hasĀ Carmen Sandiego Cate Archer been hiding all this time? Well, it looks like Night Dive Studios – they of the System Shock 2 and Humongous Entertainment re-releases – got ahold of the series, though they’re not committing to anything just yet.

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