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APB Reloaded

APB Reloaded review

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2 months ago

Feature: "APB is like a unicorn, y’know?"

Why are people still playing APB Reloaded?

Why are people still playing APB Reloaded? I left that question unspoken when I wrote about Little Orbit picking up the cops and robbers MMO a couple of weeks ago, but you can bet I was thinking it. I bet that most everyone who read that post was too, and I bet you're thinking it right now. Then I remembered I was a games journalist,…

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Little Orbit are now in charge of APB Reloaded, and they’ve got big plans

I was going to open this post by saying 'Remember APB?', but Graham already did that in 2013. Um. Do you remember remembering APB? It's the cops and robbers MMO that launched in a shonky state back in 2010, causing Realtime Worlds to sink just weeks after launch. Then the game got picked up by GamersFirst, who turned it free-to-play, slapped 'Reloaded' onto the name,…

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2 years ago

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Have You Played… APB Reloaded?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. The story of APB is a twisted games industry tale that makes us all squirm with discomfort. Presented as Grand Theft Auto meets MMO it had neither the confidence of the former nor the lifespan of the latter. It was ambitious but also…

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5 years ago

APB: Reloaded To Be Reloaded Into Newer Engine

Remember APB? It was GTA Online before GTA Online existed. It was a massively multiplayer game of cops and robbers. It launched like a soggy biscuit and its developers, Real-Time Worlds, collapsed just weeks after launch. It was eventually bought by another company, GamersFirst, and turned into a free-to-play game called APB: Reloaded that we still didn't like. Yet the game carries on, buoyed by…

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Pole-Vaulting The Shark: APB Vendetta Kickstarter

In today's game news from another universe: Modern Warfare's sensitive depiction of the banality of combat has prompted the Pulitzer committee to add a video games category. Half-Life 3's midnight launch also brought with it Steam 2. And APB, the most populated and well-received action-MMO of its generation, spawning a cultural revolution and raising gaming to the highest artform, has a sister game in production:…

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6 years ago

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Virtual Kisses: Valentine’s Day Events 2012

As RPS' only painfully single person at the moment, I'm happy to inform you that Valentine's Day is cancelled. A pox on all happy couples, literally and figuratively. Return to your empty, silent houses with the biggest bag of sweets you can, turn off the lights, and spend the evening sobbing until the sweet, sweet chocolate oozes out of your eyes and anus. ...or alternatively,…

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7 years ago

APB Reloaded Is Reloaded (Onto Steam)

It's a strange sight, seeing APB back on Steam, a year after it went away. Of course this is the new version, brought back to life by K2 Networks, reinvented as a free-to-play game. Which as of today can now be played-for-free via Steam. So, you gonna? And here's a sweet thing - the image above is captured from the new version of the game's…

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APB Reloaded’s Live Action Nonsense

Oh, this spate of live action trailers the world is currently suffering from will surely end soon? Beyond giving the message, "we don't think our in-game graphics are impressive", I'm not sure what else they're supposed to convey. But fortunately, this latest for APB Reloaded does occasionally switch to in-game footage. Which, of course, ends up looking (slightly) unfairly lame having just been watching its…

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APBeta: Open For All This Afternoon

APB Reloaded's delayed open beta is set to go live at 1400hrs UK time. It's going to be interesting to see what changes GamersFirst have made in their efforts to reboot the dead MMOFPS as a free-to-play title, and they're keen to stress they're very much regarding this as a beta, despite the game having launched once before. Interestingly, the company has taken on Dave…

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APB Reloaded: A Trailer, Beta News

So APB Reloaded is now going into its second week of beta, and the APB Reloaded blog has a full breakdown of what took place during the first week. If only all beta-tests were so transparently documented! The team have also released a trailer for the game, which is currently undergoing lots of tweaking for both balance and performance. The trailer shows a car-chase, and…

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APB Reloaded Screenshots Show Men, Guns

And now, some guns! GamersFirst have released the first few screenshots of APB Reloaded, their upcoming free-to-play reboot of Realtime Worlds' cops'n'robber MMOG. There are four of these shots, all showing a man enjoying a day out with his gun. The screenshots accompany a long blog post from designer Zak Littwin (previously the QA Lead at Realtime Worlds) detailing just some of the changes coming…

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8 years ago

APB: Re-beta’d, The Sign Up

The APB: Reloaded blog has come up with some details about how to join the closed beta. Sign up and create a GamersFirst account is the first step, but later there's information and DxDiag and things. They're just warning you that it's going to get involved, or something. Apparently 20,000 people have already registered, which sounds like a decent number, but I wonder how many…

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APB Reloaded Beta “Late February”

That's according to this tweet from the company that now owns the game. Last year's biggest disaster is being transformed into a free-to-play title by the chaps at GamersFirst, who picked up the dead game for a bargain price when RealTime Worlds collapsed in September. For more details - and to keep an eye out on beta details promised for later in the week -…

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