Posts Tagged ‘Serious Sam HD’

Lose Your Head: Serious Sam 3′s Kamikazes

By Alec Meer on May 19th, 2011.

A Serious Sam game without its screaming headless bombermen, the Kamikazes, would not be a Serious Sam game. Hence, it has now been indisputably proven that the upcoming Serious Sam 3: BFE is definitely a Serious Sam game. The bellowing explodey-blokes are back, but they’re… different.
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Serious, Sam

By Kieron Gillen on November 27th, 2009.

I write this in a classy French flat, so have the proper intellectual kudos. You understand.

A great thinker, when first confronted with the teenage delirium of Doom, made one of the most astute, piercing and brilliant observations ever to be applied to a videogame. Yes, this is pretty good…. but imagine if you could talk to the monsters. Now that would be something. And it would. It would be a glorious thing, a dream only yet partially achieved, that hundreds chase. But I come not to talk of the future – I come to talk of a present. A present where hundreds chase you.
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16 Reasons To Play Serious Sam HD

By Alec Meer on November 25th, 2009.

(As revealed by Kieron’s, Jim’s and my recent run-through of the entire thing in online co-op).

This!

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EG Launch ‘Get Games’ With Sam HD

By Jim Rossignol on November 25th, 2009.


RPS chums Eurogamer have launched their own digital download service, Get Games, with just one game: Serious Sam HD. It also looks like it’s going to be far and away the cheapest place to get Serious Sam HD (which I’ve just downloaded and should get to writing about later in the week), with the game at just £9.99. Go take a look.

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The Singular Madness Of Serious Sam HD

By Alec Meer on November 24th, 2009.

This is Dave Bladehead. He's very good at crosswords.

Oho, we’ve not said too much about the rejiggery of Serious Sam, have we? I fear it got a little lost amidst all the wartorn modernity, ages of dragons, deadly leavings and lands of borders of recent weeks, alas. But it’s here now. As in, right now, as of today. Steam is its only current home, where it’s busy pulling the crab most muscular in the hope of earning $20/£18 (damn you, exchange rate) of your esteemed funds. I’m in two minds about Sam HD. On the one hand – been there, done that. On the other, well, you know. Serious Friggin’ Sam. Don’t make ‘em like that anymore, and all that. Sniff. Below, a glut of agreeably insane promotional videos that we really should have put up earlier. They won’t improve your understanding of the game one bit, but they will brighten/strangen/unsettle your day. Bless you, Crotream, you mad fools.
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Notoriously Mental: Serious Sam HD Supermercial

By Kieron Gillen on August 26th, 2009.

Any game with an opponent called The Notorious Mental is fine by me.

G4 and their exclusives, eh? They’ve just gone and put up a new comedy commercial for the forthcoming Serious Sam HD. Much like the majority of my pun titles, it’s a bit Trying Too Hard, but it’s highly likeable. It also reminds me of the first Old Man Murray interview around the dawn of Serious Sam, especially the bit where they really don’t know what a crate is. I’m also reminded the time we howled down the phone until all of Edge came all around the future building to see the glorious final battle against Notorious mental. I’m also reminded of the time I actually tried to hand in my notice over some publisher backstabbing to do with Serious Sam. Ah, the memories.

I’m actually really looking forward to this. Serious Sam was a profoundly splendid first-person shooter, and nothing has been nearly as dumb and brilliant since.
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Getting Serious: Serious Sam HD

By Jim Rossignol on June 26th, 2009.


So, according to Eurogamer, Serious Sam HD, which is a blow-for-blow remake of the original sillier-than-thou shooter from Croteam in the Serious Sam 3 engine, will be coming to PC. Of course we’ve yet to see anything much of Serious Sam 3 itself, which Croteam reconfirmed they were working on a few weeks ago. One minor development is that new publisher on the block, Devolve Digital, which has been set up by the chaps behind defunct publishing outfits Gathering of Developers and GameCock, is somehow involved in the new Sam games. We’ll be hearing more about that very soon, I suspect.

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