Posts Tagged ‘atomic games’

Have You Played… Close Combat?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

The Close Combat series turns twenty next month. Twenty! Doesn’t time fly when you’re waging turnless war on a top-down WW2 battlefield with alarmingly vulnerable Armoured Fighting Vehicles and teams of understandably reluctant infantrymen. Read the rest of this entry »

Breach Around, Eurogamer Review Out

You can tell this shot's staged because the wood's falling down instead of being cast upwards.

Morning my chirruping and greasy internetlings. Did you know that download-only multiplayer shooter Breach has been released? Alright. But did you know Eurogamer has also published my review? Yes! It’s like some kind of coincidence. In the review, I say things like this:

The English language has one four letter word which is more beautiful, more important and more heartening than any other. You know which word I’m talking about. It’s a word that can bring weightlessness to a lonely spirit, that can chase away the dark, that can come to define you existence. I bet you want to hear it right now. There’s no shame in that.

Read it (and find out what in the crap I’m talking about) here. Also, you can watch an absurdly well put-together launch trailer below.
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Breach Gets Its Gadgets Out

Breach, the forthcoming wall-penetrating multiplayer destructo-shooter, is out on January 26th, and the team are showing off the various gadgets and techno-trickery that supplements the blowing-holes-in-walls bits, in a new trailer. For more information of rather more textual variety, please browse Quintin’s preview feature, where he talks about the game because he has seen it and so forth. Yep.
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Not Brink, Not Reach: Breach

Houses: Weak!

Breach! It’s a download-only class-based multiplayer FPS coming in Jan 2011! Oh yes it is.

I went pottering along to a preview event on Wednesday for some hands-on time. As it turns out, Breach focuses on encouraging some authentic military tactics, and, more excitingly, boasts some really advanced destructible environment tech. Atomic Games president Peter Tamte laid out for me like this:
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Destructilism Part 3: Breach

The studio behind the Close Combat series, Atomic Games, have announced that they’re doing a multiplayer combat game with destructible tech along the lines of RF:Guerrilla/BFBC2. The game is called Breach, and it’s going to hit this summer for a budgetly pricing of $15.

Virtual warriors can punch holes through floors to get the drop on enemies below, breach both interior and exterior walls, crush enemy fighters by collapsing ceilings and balconies, and even shoot away individual bricks to create “shooter’s holes.”

“Shooter holes”. Yeah. I’m basically posting this because I like that comedy screenshot of a man falling through a ceiling.

Warring Factions: Six Days In Fallujah Controversy

Ban this sick filth.

Oh videogames, when will you ever learn that you’re not supposed to be about things? Your restrictions are thus: jumping on mushrooms, hitting a ball, and racing. But not racing to anywhere or from anything. Will you please control yourselves?

Six Days In Fallujah is Konami’s gaming interpretation of the gruesome 2004 battle in which 38 US troops, and 1200 insurgents were killed. Made by Atomic Games, most recently known for the Close Combat games, it’s a squad-based tactical third-person game, designed to recreate the atmosphere and experiences of the soldiers who fought there four and a half years ago. Please welcome The Daily Mail.

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