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Carmageddon

3 months ago

THQ Nordic held a Q&A with 8chan, a website de-listed from Google for hosting suspected child porn

"We're doing an 8chan AMA and we have no idea why," announced THQ Nordic on their Twitter account earlier this evening. If you're not aware, 8chan is an imageboard website which has been de-listed from Google search results for hosting "suspected child abuse content," and which is associated with Swatting and Gamergate. THQ Nordic's marketing director has since apologised and claimed ignorance, but both are…

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6 months ago

Smash! Bash! Cash! THQ Nordic buy Carmageddon

In their ongoing mission to own PC gaming 1992-2006, publishers THQ Nordic are now buying the intellectual property rights to Carmageddon. Like when they bought Alone In The Dark earlier this year, THQ Nordic (who even bought the "THQ" half of their name) say part of their ownership will, naturally, involve thinking about maybe making "sequels and new content". Which they've gone on to do…

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4 years ago

Feature: Meet gaming’s restoration experts

How GOG.com Save And Restore Classic Videogames

“Hunting for distribution rights is essentially detective work,” says Marcin Paczyński, Head of Product at GOG. “Rights can repeatedly change hands or be split up between different parties, and it’s our job to get to the bottom of what happened.” Preservation of old games involves more than just an extra patch. The journey from dusty unplayable relic to polished, cross-platform installer is a minefield of…

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Ready Steady Splat: Carmageddon Leaves Early Access

I have a soft spot for Carmageddon and I fear that the Kickstarted Reincarnation [official site] is going to steamroll over that soft spot and turn it into a gloopy red mess at the side of the road. After a prolonged stint as an Early Access title, Stainless Games' rebooted Deathracer launched yesterday. I've only played briefly - although I spent a few hours with…

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7 years ago

Carmandgeddem: Stainless Talk Kickstarter At Rezzed

Remember, remember the 6th of Julember. For that is the date that the two-day Rezzed game show, orchestrated by Eurogamer with lots of help from the nerds at Rock, Paper, Shotgun, kicks off in my current home town of Brighton, UK. It's also my girlfriend's birthday, which means I won't be at the show until Saturday July 7th. And that I will very sadly miss…

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Editing The Eagle: Carmageddon Remake’s First Screens

It's entirely possible we'll have to wait another 12.7 thousand years for Carmageddon: Reincarnation to roll its spiky, organ-splattered wheels this way, but we've waited this long already so a spot of extra patience before we can massacre pedestrians with weird cars isn't going to hurt. At least we finally have a first peek at roughly what the game will look like. Above is one…

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8 years ago

Feature: Likewise Twisted

Gaming Made Me: Carmageddon

I was nine years old, visiting far-flung relatives in Malaysia. Back then, piracy was huge over there, with entire shops in respectable shopping malls dedicated purely to the sale of pirated software of all stripes. To a young kid with no real concept of money and ownership, all I saw was shelves of games in poorly-photocopied plastic wallets that my well-meaning relatives happily bought for…

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Feature: The Splat Pack are back

Interview: Carmageddon’s Comeback

I was a typically world-hating, violence-lovin' teenager during the early 1990s, and that means I'm as pleased as the next man-child that ultra-sadistic racing/pedestrian-splatting game Carmageddon is finally, finally due for a comeback next year, with a new game called Carmgeddon: Reincarnation. Having rescued the rights from the ashes of publisher SCI, original developers Stainless Games are back at the helm. Here, I chat to…

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Carmageddon Countdown To Indie Reveal?

VG247 are reporting that the countdown timer at Carmageddon.com has nothing to do with former publishers Square-Enix (Eidos), and that it is possibly an independent project. A source familiar with the matter said that Square Enix has nothing to do with the next in the Carmageddon series. All rights to the action IP have been negotiated away from Square, owner of original publisher Eidos. The…

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9 years ago

Carma

Have we ever polled the RPS omni-opinion about Carmageddon? It appears not. The discovery that the 'Carmageddon' tag did not exist on this humble website before now is startling. It's not a game I'd ever hold up as essential, classic, important, with lessons unlearned by those that followed... but it's formative. It's a game that occurred at the right time, when technology was crude and…

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