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Posts tagged “Croteam”

The Talos Principle’s Demo Will Test Your Humanity

You can now play a slice from The Talos Principle for free, if you like. Which I think you should, because a philosophical first-person puzzler from the makers of Serious Sam that seems genuinely awesome is as rare as a kirin in France. Editorial overlord John Walker says that The Talos Principle is a "surprising new direction" for Croteam. Gone are the guns, the manic…

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Feature: Ontoludology

Hands On: The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle is a very clever, very calm creation. Which is a surprising new direction from Croteam, who have previously given us the splendid madcap frenzy of Serious Sam shooters. While clearly sharing the same fast-paced twitchy controls of the Serious Engine, and a similar design ethic of ruined civilisations, beyond this Talos is dramatically different. It’s a captivating first-person puzzle game, more influenced…

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Platonic Puzzler: The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle is an attractive first-person puzzler from Croteam. The short trailer contains lasers bouncing off mirrors, crates being shifted around and Tetris blocks locking togeter in a pictureless jigsaw. These are the puzzle game equivalents of zombies, terrorists and Nazis. It really is a handsome thing though and there are two intriguing writers on board. Tom Jubert, of The Swapper and FTL, and…

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New Serious Sam Made By Serious Fans Seriously On Steam

We should be seeing and hopefully playing Serious Sam 4 by the end of this year, but until then you'll just have to make do with fan remakes of the series' first two games with an entire new campaign, bosses, an upgraded engine, 64-bit compatibility, Steam trading cards, and buzzword buzzword buzz buzz buzz I am a bee. It's a bit odd given that Croteam…

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Seriously! – Serious Sam 4 Coming In Late 2014

Where in the world is Serious Samdiego? I think a fair number of people would like to know, especially in light of the fact that series creator Croteam announced it was funding Serious Sam 4 with a Humble Bundle. But then it just disappeared. So what gives? Did the beloved throwback shooter have a stumble (bundle)? Evidently not, as Croteam is now claiming that Serious…

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Croteam Funding Serious Sam 4… Via Humble Bundle

After three main series entries and countless spin-offs, it's a wonder that Serious Sam hasn't shot all the things yet. I feel kind of bad for him, honestly. He works so hard, but there's always something else to blast into entrail soup with a cannon ball gun. Ah, the action hero's burden. 'Tis truly a heartbreaking thing. So, right then, Serious Sam 4. It's real! I can…

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Serious Sam 3 Explodes Onto Steam Workshop

That right there? That's Sir Buttersworth. His hobbies include savoring life's most delicate fineries and single-handedly justifying the existence of Serious Sam 3's Steam Workshop support. Oh, and loping ever onward - to almost completely certain death - in dim hope of truly understanding that most top-hat-less of Others, Serious Sam. Can't forget that. But he is not alone, neither in that indirectly suicidal pursuit…

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Serious Sam 3’s Big Fat Expansion

I know I played Serious Sam 3 at some point in the last three decades, but I'd be lying if I said I knew it was this year, or last year, or the year before... So many games, arriving so fast, sending me into a giddy tailspin of memories that all blend into each other, creating a miasma of settings, weapons, stories and muscle-memory control…

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Coming Soon: Serious Sam 3 BFE DLC For You And Me

Hello there, Sam. Long time, no DLC. One of the nice things about putting words in your mouth and then regurgitating them for all the world to hear is that you can't verbally eviscerate me for that awful pun. Oh Sam, you're the greatest. So anyway, you say you've finally got some new content on the way for Serious Sam 3: BFE, huh? And it's…

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Two Year Old Sam Is Serious About New Demo

Blue has pointed out that we seem to have got some news from 2010 this week, with the arrival of the Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter demo on Steam. The HD version of The Second Encounter was originally release just under two years ago, and has waited until now to get a demo. It seems to be promotion for the 75% sale of the…

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Serious Sam Second Encounter Seriously Encounters F2P

Hm. This sort of came out of nowhere. Well, maybe not nowhere, exactly. I mean, free-to-play has voraciously consumed the hearts of every other business model and gained their powers, and Croteam's been known to host the occasional F2P weekend from time-to-time on Steam. But it still surprised me, OK? Gosh. At any rate, this is exactly what it sounds like: Serious Sam HD: The…

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Serious Sam’s DRM Is A Giant Pink Scorpion

Some companies' DRM is stupidly cruel, punishing only those who have legitimately purchased the game, and not those who pirate it. Well, most companies' DRM is that. Serious Sam 3's DRM is brilliantly cruel, punishing only those who pirated it. By relentlessly pursuing them with a giant invincible armoured scorpion. As revealed by Dark Side Of Gaming, only those who unlawfully duplicate the game encounter…

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Feature: Very Serious Indeed

Wot I Think: Serious Sam 3: BFE

The only honest first-person shooter is back. Is Sam Stone a one-trick pony? Well, yes. That's the point, stupid. I've been blasting my way through the singleplayer campaign of Croteam's latest, and I'm ready to tell you what I made of it. Though, If I was allowed, I would make each and every one of the following 1000-odd words 'blam.' The game doesn't start until…

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Serious Sam 3: BFE’s eye-popping trailer

New up-and-coming games writing wannabe Craig Pearson is with us this week. Say hello to the young Scottish chancer! Croteam's Serious Sam 3: BFE, which I hope stands for 'Best Friends forEver', has an exciting new trailer out where the guns are relegated to second place. In place of well-oiled gun barrels and polished, throbbing rockets it's the grim melee assaults that strut confidently around…

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Boom: Serious Sam: The Random Encounter

Vlambeer's Serious Sam spin-off/remake/demake/upmake/downmake/JRPGmake Serious Sam: The Random Encounter was always a bit of a bonkers proposition. The gameplay trailer (below) hasn't really done much to change that perception. It is quite random. And it looks totally awesome. Vlambeer say: "The game'll launch on Steam & some other digital distribution platforms October 24th for $4.99. We're pretty damned excited, that's our first commercial release, I…

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Serious Sam 3 In Not So Serious Delay

Betrayal! Oh, the wound! Why, why, why? The eve of shamelessly excessive manshooting with a retro flavour but a hypermodern look was almost upon us, and then they only go and move the release date of Serious Sam 3: BFE back by a month. You're not going to be playing this on October 18 after all. I BET THEY DON'T EVEN LOVE US AT ALL.…

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Serious Sam 3 And Knuckles

These Rich Knuckles / Serious Sam 3 helpline videos aren't ever going to stop, are they? As long as that man has breath in his body, he will just keep on uttering catchphrases, puns, mum gags and snarky digs at the competition. And reassuring people that 16-player co-op does not count as an orgy. (I heard a rumour they filmed 13 thousand of these videos…

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Diapers Advised: Serious Sam 3 Trailer

How many trailers manage to accurately convey a design philosophy while also being pretty damn funny? I’ve done some swift calculations on my abaci and mathomancy tells me that the correct answer is this one for Serious Sam 3: BFE. Despite pouring scorn on so many modern gaming conventions, the whole thing is so gleeful that it doesn’t seem spiteful, just completely and incurably insane.

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