Posts Tagged ‘thief 4’

Thief’s Loading Tips Offer Sage Advice For Us All

By John Walker on February 24th, 2014.

As I played Thief non-stop for three days, as well as only dreaming Thief-based dreams, and perhaps losing my mind somewhere along the way, I began to notice that the loading screen tips were providing me the sort of advice I could take away from the game. Thief may not directly cause me to turn to a life of crime, but there’s wisdom in those briefly appearing words that will stay with me forever.

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Wot I Think: Thief

By John Walker on February 24th, 2014.

It’s been a very long time coming, first confirmed in 2009, but the new Thief is out this week. Tomorrow in the States, Thursday in Australia, and Friday in Europe. Having just managed to get a copy of the game in time, I’ve done nothing but play Thief for three days in order to be able to tell you wot I think:

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New Thief Screenshots Won’t Make You Check Your Wallet

By Graham Smith on November 14th, 2013.

First-person games, maybe all games, need “a thing”. “A thing” is a technical term, referring to the unique mechanic that defines a game and make it seem exciting. It’s separate from theme, or character, or setting. It’s specifically something you’re going to get to do if you buy the game. ‘I can’t wait,’ you’d say, ‘to [fight that Big Daddy/ride those skyrails/explore that island/free run across those rooftops/toss physics objects into those faces/vault myself with a portal].’

Thief‘s problem is that it doesn’t appear to have a thing. Let’s go looking for one in these seven new screenshots.
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New Thief Trailer, Same Old Worry

By John Walker on October 9th, 2013.

It’s hard to know what to think about Thief. Previews haven’t been impressive, and it’s clear the project’s been through all kinds of hell. As we nudge closer to next February’s release, the trailers aren’t exactly inspiring us. This latest, described as a “gameplay trailer”, shows very little of that, and just makes me worry even more.

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Eidos Montreal Talk Thief At EG Expo

By Jim Rossignol on September 30th, 2013.


There’s been a lot of interest in the new Thief game – due out in February – but also an equally large measure of scepticism. That makes it interesting to see Eidos Montreal presenting their game at EGX this weekend, with lots of game footage, and an in-depth explanation of some of the decisions they made for their latest iteration of the great sneaking series.

Take a look, below.
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There’s Thief (4) Gameplay Footage, Too

By Jim Rossignol on June 14th, 2013.


Spike TV got to see Thief (no, just Thief now, branding fans) in motion, too. You can see their encounter with it below, as you refresh yourself with delicious Doritos and Mountain Dew. I am contractually obliged to mention that our kid Adam has already played the game, and you can read about his experiences over here.

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First Look: Thief

By Adam Smith on April 4th, 2013.

the picture is symbolic - that's me, peeking at Thief for the first time. Do you see?

I spent a huge portion of my teenage years either playing Thief or thinking about Thief, and I’ve never really stopped. A couple of weeks ago, armed with a questioning mind, I travelled across an ocean to see Thief: No Longer Four and to talk to the development team at Eidos Montreal. The ’4′ is gone because crimes against typography and sense can only be endured for so long, and also because this is a reboot rather than a sequel. With my archaeological hat sitting atop my sceptic’s cap, I was determined to find whatever traces of the old remained and to see what remains for those who remember the original series so fondly.

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Stolen: The Thief 4 Debut Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on April 2nd, 2013.


Good day. You might well have seen the Thief [just Thief now, not Thief 4] teaser trailer. But have you seen the full debut trailer? No? Well, it’s around here somewhere. It’s some kind of leak, apparently.
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Through The Looking Glass: Paul Neurath Interviewed

By Cara Ellison on March 11th, 2013.

System Shock 2 AAAAH my CDs

“When the history of my glory is written, your species shall only be a footnote to my magnificence,” said a terrifying lady, yesterday, to me. Or SHODAN did or whatever. But her legacy lives on thanks to the kind of innovation Looking Glass studios was interested in. Paul Neurath, the co-founder and creative director of Looking Glass from ‘the day it opened to the day it closed’ has been interviewed on this super fascinating podcast looking back on his time with the studio. The company was responsible for some of our dearest memories, such as Ultima Underworld, System Shock, and Thief, before it closed its doors (sob!) in 2000.

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Sob: Thief 4 Sneaking Onto Next Gen Consoles?

By John Walker on August 8th, 2012.

The release year.

While Thief 4 has never had anything approaching a release date, following the ripe success of Deus Ex 3, and its having been in development for over four years, it was tempting to think it might be coming nearer. Well, forget that, because a rumour in the latest Official Xbox Magazine – and further validated by CVG – suggests that they’re now aiming for it to be a next-next-gen console release. And that means it’d be Christmas 2013 at the very, very earliest.

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Clutching At Shadows: Thief 4

By Adam Smith on April 19th, 2012.

If you starve a man he will gladly chew a button in order to create saliva, which he will then swallow in an attempt to fool his body into thinking it is being fed. This brief cry in the dark is my attempt to nourish myself with a lump of plastic or wood, it is the splinter in my tongue and the grumbling in my belly. This is what happens when they don’t tell me anything about Thief 4. I feast hungrily on scraps.

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Outside Influences: Of Crime And The City

By Adam Smith on March 13th, 2012.

I’ve been visiting various cities recently, which always fill me with confusion and wonder, then Dishonored made me think about how much I miss Looking Glass. Put the two together and this happens. Join me in a meandering word-search for cohesion and theme in the use of the city across Thief, and the selected works of Rockstar and Charles Dickens. Be warned, there are spoilers for all three Thief games.

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Oh My God It’s The First Thief 4 Screenshot

By Quintin Smith on February 25th, 2011.

Is that a stopwatch? How hardcore is Eidos Montreal's playtesting division?

Strategy Informer sends word of this, a photo posted by Eidos Montreal and subsequently picked up by French site JeuxVideo. You can find the original photo here. My feverish analysis follows.
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