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timeshift

4 months ago

World War Z has an overwhelming gameplay trailer

The film World War Z is supposed to have a sequel coming. I'm not sure how or why, considering that the first title had one of the more troubled production histories in the last decade of cinema. Brad Pitt and director David Fincher pop up every few months to remind us that it is still happening, probably, sometime. That's fine by me. But what's much…

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7 months ago

Feature: Half-Life 2 for dummies (in a good way)

Have you played… Timeshift?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. I think about replaying Timeshift, a 2007 FPS that has all but evaporated from the wider collective gaming memory, surprisingly often. Which is because I find myself hungry for a perfectly decent 7/10 action game surprisingly often - hard to come by in an age where…

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2 years ago

Feature: 21 Of The Best 7/10 Games

In Celebration Of Perfectly Average Action Games

We don’t do scores on RPS, but sometimes we mourn for the inability to deploy a 7/10. The ur-score, the most double-edged of critical swords, the good but not great, the better than it deserves to be, the guilty pleasure, the bungled aspiration, the knows exactly what it is, the straight down the line. One score that can mean so much. There is one particular…

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10 years ago

Feature:

The Trouble With Demos

The demo stands alone. In all of entertainment, with the possible and fairly rare exception of novel samplers, there's nothing quite like it - it may be based on the same principles as a movie trailer or a single, but the execution and the eventual effect is entirely different. A movie trailer is a mash-up of the film's best moments - often to the point…

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11 years ago

Timeshift’s shifting development time.

This year's a big one for FPS with enormously protracted development times from Ex-Soviet Nations. Clearly, there's Ukraine's STALKER, but Russia's TimeShift had a similar lengthy trip from conception to completion, including Multiple Publishers and going back to the drawing board after it was completed back in 2006. What happened? Saber's Andrey Iones talks about it all in a lengthy Gamasutra interview. "In Russia, you…

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World Laments FPS Shortage

Just in case your broadband was feeling neglected this week, the Timeshift demo also came out this weekend. You can grab the 983mb (65.5 Peggles) download from here. It's... actually not bad. It has a kind of explodey efficiency to it: high fights-per-second, or something. Nevertheless it's not exactly going to carve itself into the bedrock of our collective memory. It's not looking like a…

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Hey, Realistic Graphics!

Okay. Am I the only person to find this advert for Timeshift rather peculiar? Thanks, Game Trailers. Thanks. They've chosen to make an advert for a videogame mostly in live action. Sure there's some CGI in there but... whatwhat? Exactly how can that be said to advertise a videogame in any way? Isn't it just a little creepy? Perhaps it's not an advert at all,…

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