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Insurgency

1 month ago

Insurgency: Sandstorm delays deployment to December while extending its beta

Modern multiplayer military manshoot Insurgency: Sandstorm won't be fully launching until December 12th. While partially available now as a pre-order beta, the final release (featuring more maps and playmodes) has been delayed for additional tuning, polishing up and optimisation on top of a bonus round of bug-fixing. Developers New World Interactive have provided a checklist of things they hope to have tightened up and locked…

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2 months ago

Dusty tactical FPS Insurgency is free to keep for the next two days

While I'll never be fully comfortable playing games set in the contemporary forever-war continually in the background of modern life, I must admit that Insurgency is a solid little shooter. Originally based on the Source mod of the same name, it offers realistic class-based tactical manshootery both competitive and co-op. For the next two days, it's free to grab in order to promote its upcoming…

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5 months ago

Insurgency: Sandstorm to launch on PC this September

Despite having to drop its exciting-sounding solo campaign, upcoming competitive FPS Insurgency: Sandstorm remains firmly on our radar for its uncompromising, brutal and tactile depiction of modern urban combat. Today, developers New World Interactive outlined their launch plans in an extensive development blog post, although the part you're all wondering is the release date, right? Despite not having a specific day picked out, the game…

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8 months ago

Feature: The chaos of war

Insurgency: Sandstorm is a harrowing depiction of combat

This is what it must feel like to enjoy Battlefield or Call of Duty. I've tried many multiplayer military shooters over the years but I've never thought of one as more than a passing distraction until now. Insurgency: Sandstorm is more than a distraction. It's one of the most harrowing and thrilling depictions of combat I've ever seen, and I think it's a goddamn work…

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10 months ago

Insurgency: Sandstorm dropping story campaign, for now at least

The singleplayer and cooperative story campaign planned for Insurgency: Sandstorm, the sequel to 2014's mod-turned-standalone Insurgency, might not actually happen. Developers New World Interactive announced last night that the campaign is "cancelled for release" so they can focus on the multiplayer that the series is known for, then the story "will be considered again at a later date." Which sounds like we probably won't get…

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2 years ago

Day of Infamy shoots its way out of early access

“Infamy! Infamy! They’ve all got it infamy!” is one of the best jokes of all time. It is also what I screamed as I was repeatedly gunned down in World War II shooter Day of Infamy [official site] while playing the early access version. Fans of murdering me from afar with a scoped rifle will rejoice that the game has just now busted out into…

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Feature: Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it Infamy!

Premature Evaluation: Day of Infamy

Every Monday, Brendan heads to the frontlines of early access and writes about his heroic battles there. This week, he repeatedly fires upon his own team in multiplayer shooter Day of Infamy. In an age of Overwatches and hyper-CoDs it’s easy to forget that every first-person shooter was once set inside a single trench of World War II. Returning to this battlefield might seem like…

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3 years ago

Insurgency Launches Free DoD-y Mod Day Of Infamy

Modern-day military FPS Insurgency [official site] now has a World War 2 military FPS lurking inside it, like a matryoshka doll made from bullets. Insurgency developers New World Interactive built the foundations of mod Day of Infamy themselves but have opened it up to players to expand it. Yes, obviously it is inspired by Day of Defeat. Infamy required a beta client when it first…

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4 years ago

Feature: One Year Later

Insurgency Early Access Impressions: What’s It Like Now?

Insurgency is a lot of fun. Following Rich’s great exploratory feature on the highly tactical game last year, I took a look at it for the first time this week and tried to find out more about it, where it’s going and how a year’s further development has shaped it. At its core, Insurgency is a tactical shooter, one that sits between the hardcore realistic…

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Into The Night: Insurgency Adding Dark, Dark Co-op

Darkness in multiplayer shooters is a tricky one. In theory, it demands new ways of moving, more attention and more caution, but opens up new tactics and opportunities. In practice, people bump their brightness high enough to make the darkness pointless so you do it too because they're essentially playing a different, easier game and then it's all just pointless and everyone's looking at an…

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Steam Free Weekend-o-rama: Jets vs. Vampires vs. Soldiers

A trio of free weekend trials on Steam mean that all and sundry can enjoy what are, as I understand, three figures and ideals important to PC gaming: soldiers, vampires, and jetplanes. They all, naturally, do fighting. Not each other, mind--others of their kind. None of these games will let you e.g. pilot a fighter jet battling winged vampires. More's the pity, really. Multiplayer futureplane…

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5 years ago

Shots Fired, Strikes Countered: Insurgency Out Now

Well, now-ish anyway. Today is JanuMonth TwentyTwomeral (or however we're designating dates in these lawless, calendar-bereft times), and tactical multiplayer shooter Insurgency should be out any second now. Originally an award-winning Half-Life 2 mod, a full version has crept forth from the massive camo-tattooed womb that births all military FPSes. After an attempted infiltration of Kickstarter didn't end so well, developer New World Interactive took the…

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Feature: Swift, Sudden Death

Hands On With Insurgency

The big question with any Insurgency – who's it for? For 'the people', that nebulous concept underlying the promises of kings and tyrants? Against the foreign devil? Or is Insurgency for folk who find Counter-Strike too arcadey, ArmA too serious, and want something that's a bit like Red Orchestra but is not Red Orchestra? Eternal questions like this are addressed below.

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6 years ago

Heads Up: Insurgency Pre-Orders Terrorise Your Wallet

Dakka-dakka boom and all those noises. Team-based shooter Insurgency is back, Back, BACK! And the latest released is poised at the potential-filled moment of early-access via pre-orders. You might recall that the first version of this game was a Half-Life 2 mod that was ModDB's mod of the year back in 2007, but it's now a full commercial project, complete with four game modes, class-based…

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First On RPS: Eight Minutes Of Insurgency 2

When Insurgency was first released in 2007, even RPS wasn't around. A total conversion mod for Half-Life 2, it was co-created by Jeremy Blum, the man behind that even more famous mod, Red Orchestra. And now, five years on, his independent studio - New World Interactive - is creating a sequel, Insurgency 2. There's some in-game footage in the game's Kickstarter video, but tonight we…

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11 years ago

Rise Up: Andrew Spearin on Insurgency’s victory

Since Insurgency recently took the first place in the ModDB 2007 awards and we found ourselves bouncing e-mails with this total-conversion of Half-life 2's Founder and now Senior Advisor, photojournalist Andrew Spearin. We figured it was an opportune time to talk about his feelings of the long route from its conception in 2002 to its triumph five years later. We talk about how how he…

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