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A Good Day To Try: Showdown Effect Free Weekend

Have you ever wanted to dive out of a window to avoid an explosion, while throwing a sword at a ninja? I tried it once but landed badly and ended up with a nasty crick in my neck. It's the kind of antic that might look amazing when performed by a sinewy star of the silver screen, but my body just isn't made for that…

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Slice And Dice: The Showdown Effect Interview

The Showdown Effect is a bombastic game, packed with more eighties action movie clichés and stereotypes than Schwarzenegger’s CV, or that one friend’s DVD collection that you’re fairly sure is entirely an edifice of ironic appreciation. I spoke to Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt at the Paradox Convention and we talked about Warhammer, dice and situational comedy. And, hey, why not the game as well?

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Feature: It's dangerous to go Stallone, take Plissken

Hands On: The Showdown Effect

The Showdown Effect stood out at the Paradox Convention. Among the fine Port*, maps and history, here was a game that threatened to introduce itself like a shot of Tabasco sauce to the back of the throat. GUNS! ONE LINERS! SWORDS! BLOOD! ACTION MOVIES! THE EIGHTIES! I was braced for impact but as the sauce settled, I paused to swirl it around my mouth, nodded…

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Head-To-Head With 30 Mins Of Showdown Effect Footage

Not enough things are inspired by 1980s action movies. And I write that knowing a quite a lot of things actually inspired by that apex of stupidity, and I should probably shut up, but I only have one day as a regular updater left on RPS and I'm demob happy. So I'm demanding more things that explode, more quips about death, and rocket launchers for…

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Paradox Reveal Three Games, One From Arrowhead

Run for higher ground, for the deluge has begun. As you may be aware, the GDC is in full swing now, which means announcements of a ludic nature are flooding my inbox and I only need to adjust the intricate series of valves that is my protective system ever so slightly to let them slip through, one at a time. Or maybe three at a…

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Magicka: The Stars Are Left Goes Noir

Arrowhead tell us that Magicka: The Stars Are Left should be available at online stores later today and to herald the alignment of the code, here is a pleasing video. The familiar robed figures are present but the combination of Lovecraftian and noir stylings makes them all the more entertaining, even if they're not accidentally blowing one another to wizbits. Before the release of the…

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Staff Discount: Magicka Free DLC Released

RPS reader Alex "Truthcake" Turpin sends word that Arrowhead Studios has released a free little bit of DLC for wizardly co-op title Magicka entitled "Mea Culpa", which is nerd for "We're sorry". What are they sorry about? The game's buggy launch, of course, as indicated by the list of new content after the jump. The developers have released a new song, too, entitled The Gamer…

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Spell Check: 5 Mistakes To Avoid In Magicka

Co-op wizardly action extravaganza Magicka comes out tomorrow, making this the perfect time for the following public service announcement. You will suck at Magicka. You will be so terrible. You’ll be introduced to its innovative element-mixing system, you’ll nod, smile at the power at your disposal, and then proceed to screw up in a thousand ways you never foresaw. You will kill yourself. You will…

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More Of A Magicka

Arrowhead Games - whoa, a strange "arrowhead" theme - showed off their isometric multiplayer Diablo-like action adventure Magicka at GDC, and so we've snaffled the video to post below. It's looking like a fun time: you play as wizards and you can combine and mix spell powers to suit your tastes. There's some really lovely detail on the monsters and environments, too. Also, it does…

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Magicka: It’s An Adventure Of Some Sort

I think I have a new favourite trailer. For Magicka. Despite the accolades it's already won it hasn't crossed my path before, only announced this week as an official game. It's the creation of developers Arrowhead Games, based in Skellefteå, Sweden, and appears to be a cross between a dungeon crawler and a top-down shooter, letting you create your own magic spells on the fly.…

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