Posts Tagged ‘Splash Damage’

Battle Come Down: Dirty Bomb Open Beta Launched

By Alice O'Connor on June 3rd, 2015.

I quite like the non-copyright-infringing Underground logo. It's very 2.0, and the kind of thing some daft mayor might do some day.

As promised, Splash Damage’s class-based FPS Dirty Bomb [official site] launched its open beta test last night. All and sundry and can now run, wall-jump, and shooty-shoot around the streets of Merrye Olde Londone in objective-driven action for free. Nab it from Steam.

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London Calling: Dirty Bomb Enters Open Beta Next Week

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

Dirty Bomb [official site] is Splash Damage’s third game building on the wonderful Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, following the so-so Quake Wars: Enemy Territory and Brink. This time, the class-based, objective-driven multiplayer team FPS action is headed to my fair city of London, where the detonation of several dirty bombs means you can walk through Borough Market without having to literally punch the teeth out of slow-walking, backpack-wearing, loud-talking tourists’ faces and keep on punching and punching until the rozzers pull you off and slip you twenty bob in thanks.

What I’m trying to say is, Dirty Bomb will enter open beta next week.

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BOOM: Dirty Bomb Key Giveaway And Exclusive Video

By Adam Smith on May 11th, 2015.

Splash Damage’s Dirty Bomb [official site] takes elements from Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Brink, and combines them to create a vision of mercenary squads scrapping across a distressed near-future London. We have some keys to give away, which provide access to the closed beta, and you can watch a video guide to teamwork below. You’ll also get to see members of Splash Damage enjoying a pint.

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Hands-On: A Few Hours With Dirty Bomb

By Edwin Evans-Thirlwell on March 31st, 2015.

Rhino, right, can hold off a team single-handed once his Gatling gun spins up, but you can always get Arty, left, to drop an airstrike on him. Assuming Proxy, centre, doesn't slap a remotely detonated bomb on his caboodle.

I managed to get hopelessly lost on my way to last week’s Dirty Bomb [Steam page] event, squirrelled away in the trendy thicket of London’s Old Truman Brewery. Annoying? Yes. Fitting? Absolutely. Splash Damage has a multitude of demons to slay with its latest spin on Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory – the ever-controversial choice of a free-to-play model, the spectre of Brink, its previous stab at a new IP – but the most fearsome of these demons is surely London itself. London, a city that’s actually a bunch of medieval villages mashed into each other, where roads designed for horses struggle to find room for buses and Range Rovers. London, a metropolis blown half to bits during World War 2, then mutated into absurd, glittering shapes by overseas investors. London, where heading a mile downriver feels like setting foot on a different planet.

You couldn’t ask for a less elegant setting for a multiplayer FPS in the Team Fortress vein, where a single sightline askew can be the difference between enjoyment and fury, but the studio has done a bang-up job. In fact, one of this formidable, comfortable shooter’s greatest strengths is how it chisels readable warrens of coverspots, overlooks and chokepoints out of the capital’s beguiling weirdness. London is everywhere in Dirty Bomb, from its red letterboxes to the graceful arches of Waterloo Station, but unlike the reality, it’s seldom inconvenient. It never gets in your way.

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Hot Cakes: Dirty Bomb Weekend Beta Key Giveaway

By Adam Smith on March 6th, 2015.

Edit: That was quick. All keys have been claimed, I’m afraid. Enjoy if you managed to grab one!

Fancy an early jaunt in an upcoming game? This weekend, the folks at Splash Damage are performing a stress test of their multiplayer FPS game, Dirty Bomb [official site] and we have a pile of keys to hand out to our readers. All you need to do to snag one is pop your email in the box below. The giveaway is first-come, first-served and the key is distributed via godankey.com. They won’t use your email address for anything other than dispensing the key.

The stress test has already started and runs through to Monday. Go go go!

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Dirty Bomb Extraction Dirty Bomb Beta Is Live

By Alec Meer on January 7th, 2015.

gettin' those tax credits, eh?

It might appear that we didn’t cover the news that Splash Damage’s upcoming team shooter Dirty Bomb has been unrenamed Extraction and is now Dirty Bomb again, but what really happened was that all the chopping and changing sent our tags system into quantum disarray. There are in actual fact 418 posts about Dirty Bomb in our system, but they can only be seen if you can correctly guess which name the game is going under at any split second. It was called Dirty Bomb 655,315 times for the duration of the last sentence, and Extraction 641,978, so good luck with that. You’ll probably have more luck getting into Dirty Bomb Extraction Dirty Bomb Extraction Dirty Extraction’s closed beta, which went live today.
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Prepare To Enter Extraction

By Craig Pearson on September 20th, 2013.


AWOOGA: Do not search on Youtube for “Extraction”. I went looking for some beta footage to add to this post, but without filtering the search the results turned out to be rather anatomical and spider-bitey. Luckily for me a defense mechanism kicked and I was only briefly exposed to the bitten bits of people before my tears and screaming blocked it all. But I’ve seen things, readers. Horrible things. What I was looking for was recent footage of Splash Damage’s Extraction, their in-development shooter set in the streets of London. I have reasons, and it involves you signing up to the closed beta.
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Seizium: Rad Soldiers Appears On Chrome Store

By Jim Rossignol on September 6th, 2013.


Splash Damage might be busy with Extraction and Batman, but before either of those were a twinkle they were doing something else that wasn’t Brink: Rad Soldiers. Actually, strictly speaking, this wasn’t Splash Damage, it was Warchest, their spin off. But much the same talent pool… Anyway, it’s on the Chrome store now, which means you can play it on your home computing device of choice. I’m doing it right now! I can report it’s moderately entertaining cartoon turn-based combat, with jokey happenings.

There’s a trailer around here, too.
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Dirty Bomb Now Extraction, Nexon Publishing

By Jim Rossignol on August 27th, 2013.


The title says it all, really. There’s a new Nexon teaser site up for “Extraction”, which is the reborn Splash Damage multiplayer FPS, Dirty Bomb. Early footage (below) makes it look like a radically modified Brink in a new setting, that of a terrorised contemporary (or near-future) London. Looks like it will be free-to-play, of course, but Splash Damage are keen to stress it’s a purely skill-based game.

Expect an appearance from the game in early 2014.
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Batman: Arkham Origins Has Multiplayer By Splash Damage

By John Walker on July 31st, 2013.

Splash Damage have just announced that they are to be creating the multiplayer for Batman: Arkham Oranges. The sequel is due out on the 25th October, which is two days before my birthday – PUT IT IN YOUR DIARY NOW – and it seems will have the pro team ensuring that going online is worthwhile.

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Dirty Bomb In Closed Alpha, Which Is Apparently A Thing

By John Walker on January 30th, 2013.

Splash Damage’s Dirty Bomb has entered the mystic realms of “closed alpha”. Is that a thing? Surely that’s just “development”? Oh, players are getting in. Then that’s beta, isn’t it? Anyway, whatever it might be, it means those who spent $120 on the game before they knew anything about the game are being sent keys to get in (other price tiers will get in this alpha as time goes on). You could too, if you wanted to pay for a game that will be free to play before you’ve read a review when the game’s nowhere near finished. Everything is weird now. Or you could buy it for $320! Wait, is this a Kickstarter thing then? I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW TO BUY GAMES ANY MORE.

This all means that the day is heralded with a new trailer, and I bloody dare you to watch it.

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London Bridge Is Falling Down: Dirty Bomb Footage

By Adam Smith on December 14th, 2012.

Splash Damage announced that they were working on Dirty Bomb by releasing a video that didn’t show any in-game action but led me to predict, confidently, that the game would involve people shooting one another on the streets of London. The pre-alpha video below sidled up to me this afternoon and said, ‘hey, you were right. Just look at how much those people are shooting on another on the streets of London.’ I nodded because they really were shooting each other a lot. Occasionally something exploded. Probably a bomb, although I think it was of the ‘clean’ variety. The sort that only disintegrates people within the immediate blast radius.

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Primed: Splash Damage Reveal Dirty Bomb

By Adam Smith on November 29th, 2012.

Splash Damage have been quiet for a while, at least on the PC front, but there have been rumblings of a free to play PC shooter for a while now, and it looks like that Dirty Bomb, announced moments ago, may be that game. A teaser trailer shows a London street, semi-meticulously recreated and strewn with fallen combatants. By semi-meticulously I refer to the fact that there is a signpost that says Bromley on it but the Underground sign is a work of fiction. The copyright for the real one is probably owned by Boris Johnson. So, panic and bomb disposal on the streets of London? Watch.

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