Posts Tagged ‘Rebellion’

AvP Retro: A Stand-Up Fight Or Another Bughunt

By Alec Meer on December 7th, 2014.

Every Sunday, we reach deep into Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s 141-year history to pull out one of the best moments from the archive. This week, Alec’s 2007 celebration of the real meaning of Aliens, in (the original) Aliens versus Predator.

Like every good geek, I have a favourite gaming moment. It’s in Aliens Versus Predator, a vintage but oft-forgotten first-person shooter that gets mentioned by my games-hack peers about as often as the Pope says “are you sure this hat makes God happy?”

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Game On, Man: Aliens Versus Predator Free On GOG

By Alice O'Connor on October 15th, 2014.

Only forgot their 'FREE HUGS' sign, didn't they?

Years of pining for a decent Alien game have been ended by Alien: Isolation, a right little stonker, which probably means it’s time to start hoping for another good Aliens game. That little extra s makes a huge difference, calling for space marines with big guns yelling “Let’s rock!” then melting in sprays of acid blood. If you fancy a fun interspecies rumble on PC, you’ll need to look back a good decade.

As luck would have it (or a convenient marketing opportunity), you can now grab one of the last good Aliens games for free. GOG are giving away Rebellion’s Aliens Versus Predator (the nice one from 1999, not 2010’s so-so Aliens vs. Predator) to get folks testing the infrastructure for the upcoming Galaxy service.

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Tanked Up: Bionites And Battlezones

By Adam Smith on July 29th, 2014.

In the first of what certainly won’t be a regular innuendo-strewn column entitled Dan’s Hot Tip, I bring news directly from the Twitter feed of handsomely bearded journo Dan Griliopoulos. Jason Kingsley of Rebellion, the home of Sniper Elite and 2000 AD, discusses the UK developer’s plans for Battlezone. [We] “bought the IP at auction from Atari last year. Have some exciting plans for it and lots of ideas”. The purchase was made last summer and Rebellion picked up Moonbase Commander rights at the same time. The real news though – the part that you can actually touch – is the release of Bionite’s alpha.

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WW2 Fanfic: Sniper Elite 3 DLC Saves Churchill

By Alice O'Connor on July 18th, 2014.

Just two guys, hanging out.

You would like to shoot Adolf Hitler, wouldn’t you? You wouldn’t want Winston Churchill to die, would you? No, you’re not a monster, are you? Sniper Elite 3‘s big DLC packs focus on rewriting history, but it comes off a bit tacky to me. Yesterday brought the first part of a three-chapter DLC campaign about foiling a plot to assassinate Churchill and it’s not the most enticing start, reusing and reworking an old campaign level. Still, Rebellion have also released a free new multiplayer map.

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Wot I Think: Sniper Elite 3

By Tim Stone on June 30th, 2014.

Try RPS sister site Auk, Sandpiper, Shelduck for the Snipe Elite 3 review

If you’re looking for a Wot I Think on the recently released Snipe Elite 3 – a game in which you spend most of your time wading around wet meadows, using a long bill to probe mud for worms and larvae, you are in the wrong place. This is a Wot I Think on the recently released Sniper Elite 3 – a game in which you spend most of your time waddling around dry wadis, using a long arm to probe flesh for bones and organs. The only feathers you’ll find here are feather palms, the only helpless invertebrates Axis soldiers crudely de-spined by Lee-Enfields and M1 Garands. Read the rest of this entry »

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Scoping Strategies: Sniper Elite 3 Out Now

By Adam Smith on June 27th, 2014.

“German officer, your life force energy is fading.”

The screenshot made me hope for Treguard’s tones but sadly it was not to be. Sniper Elite 3 could have taken the series in a bold new dungeon-crawling direction but further inspection reveals another WWII organ-busting simulator. That’s not to say it’s not worth your time and precious pennies though. The game is out in Blighty now, having struggled through a staggered geographic release, and we’ll be taking a look through our critical scopes in the near future. Go prone and watch the trailer from afar.

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Stay On Target: Sniper Elite 3 Multiplayer Trailer

By Graham Smith on June 11th, 2014.

'This looks like a nice place to stop for some sandwiches'.

I find Sniper Elite‘s fascination with face-breaking slow-motion bullet impacts somewhat grotesque, because I’m exactly the kind of hand-wringing, self-loathing videogame journalist the internet commenters warned you about. That doesn’t mean I don’t like the core idea of hunkering down behind some crumbling buildings, fearing for my life and timidly scanning the treeline for fascists. It only means I’d rather play Sniper Elite V2’s multiplayer, where pace necessitated fewer lovingly rendered shots of severed bollocks and where the presence of other players created far greater tension.

Good news, then! Not only am I getting to the point of this news story, but the point is this: Sniper Elite 3 expands the series’ multiplayer offering considerably, and there’s a trailer below.

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Penetrating Insight: Sniper Elite 3 Killcam Dev Diary

By Graham Smith on February 17th, 2014.

Bullet to the brainpan, squish.

It’s rare that videogame violence makes me feel uncomfortable. After all, it’s just polygons, only code. I like the idea of games that purposefully make me feel uncomfortable with the heinous acts I commit – in ways more nuanced or subtle than po-faced script writing, at least. But I don’t think that’s what Sniper Elite 3 is going for with its X-Ray killcam. I think it’s going for, “hey bullets are awesome, look at how badass they are.”

The developer diary below outlines the changes to the system in their next World War 2 sniping sim.
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Rebellion’s Evil Genius Online In Open Beta… Again?

By John Walker on December 19th, 2013.

I’m getting the strangest feeling of deja vu. Rebellion – developers behind the mediocre Alien Vs Predator reboot, and the abysmal Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Something nonsense – recently announced a Facebook version of Evil Genius, now in open beta. Um, it’s not 2010, right? This already happened. As Alec reported three years ago, a game was up on Facebook and there to play. The link’s dead now, but it happened. We’re not mad. It happened. Now everyone else, including Rebellion, seems to have forgotten this, it’s happening all over again.

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What’s In Your Head: Sniper Elite – Nazi Zombie Army 2

By Adam Smith on October 21st, 2013.

As we approach the twilight of 2013, I can’t engage in my favourite hobby without hitting a zombie. I’m talking, of course, about swinging a dead cat. Before you call the authorities, take note that the cat isn’t properly dead and I certainly didn’t harm it in any way. The mewling monstrosity is mostly dead, meaning that in some ways it’s just another zombie on the corpse vine. The rotters are everywhere, from Austin to Shakespeare, and the tainted tide shows no signs of letting up. On Halloween, the dead are going back to Berlin in Rebellion’s Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2. I thought the original had the most appropriate title for a vidya game ever but popping a ‘2’ on the end makes it absolutely perfect.

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Cast A Beady Eye On This Sniper Elite 3 Trailer

By Craig Pearson on October 2nd, 2013.

Ah, the Snipe Master 3000. The discerning sniper's choice.
Gaming confession time. I’ll tell you all a secret if you respond with one of your own. Here’s mine: I have played 31 hours of Sniper Elite V2. I have a good reason, though. I got a bit sucked into the multiplayer. In some way, the multiplayer solved a lot of the issues I had with the single-player game: the levels are non linear, and deathmatch on the right server is definitely tense fun. It’s not a great game, but it did generate a series of interesting experiences for me. So I’m wee bit interested in Sniper Elite 3, even after watching the trailer.
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Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie 2 Is Happening For Some Reason

By Nathan Grayson on September 7th, 2013.

Did you miss me? Did you even have *time* to miss me?

You might remember that John tried out a little bit of Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army a while back. And by “a bit,” I mean “a bit over half an hour.” Then he quit playing forever, tore out his own brain stem, and offered it as a chew toy for a pack of encroaching, maggot-riddled undead mongrels. Such were the depths of his loathing for Rebellion’s not-particularly-rebellious spin-off. So of course the developer’s making another. Naturally. It’ll be out this year, because why not release a sequel months after the obviously rushed original? Maybe it’ll be a little better this time? Somehow? We can only hope.

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I Played Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army For Half An Hour

By John Walker on March 4th, 2013.

It's even made cheerful old Hitler all grumpy.

And that’s as much as I think any human should have to.

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