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Posts tagged “Deep Silver”

Saints Row Devs Announce Agents Of Mayhem

Saints Row creators Volition today announced they'll release a new open-world explode-o-rama in 2017, though it's not a new Saints Row. Not really. Agents of Mayhem [official site] will see the good-ish guys of M.A.Y.H.E.M. (the Multinational Agency for Hunting Evil Masterminds) scrapping with the dastardly L.E.G.I.O.N. (the League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations) in open-world shooty antics. Here, check out the announcement…

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Mighty No. 9’s Latest Trailer Is A Bit Underwhelming

"Do you like awesome things that are awesome?" asks the latest trailer for Mighty No. 9 [official site] - the incoming 2D Mega Man-a-like from Comcept, Mega Man co-creator Keiji Inafune's new studio - before showing off a sequence of largely underwhelming visuals and grating dad-voiced narration. It then suggests we: "make bad guys cry like an anime fan on prom night." A month before…

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Deadlight: Director’s Cut Out June, Survival Mode Deets

I was pretty torn with sidescrolling platformer/survival 'em up Deadlight when I first played it a few years back. For the most part, I enjoyed its zombie apocalypse narrative, its challenging gauntlet sequences and its wonderfully bleak presentation, however really struggled with certain jarring features - like how the protagonist would instantly drown upon impact in water, or how the screen would go all weird…

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Homefront: The Revolution Performance Boosts Coming

Homefront: The Revolution [official site] is awfully wonky but has some good bits at heart, is how I'd crudely summarise Wot John Thinks of Dambuster Studios' first-person shooter sequel. His problems were more along the lines of "the AI is dreadful" than poor performance, but evidently that's been an issue for some. Publishers Deep Silver have announced that they're working on patches to fix up…

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Feature: Frontin'

Homefront – The Revolution review

The hot potato of gaming, tossed from publisher to publisher, is somehow complete. Homefront: The Revolution [official site] is out today in the US, and then anachronistically, for no bloody sodding reason, delayed for Europe until Friday. (Is there still a shop that even sells PC games?) In development for five long years, can it possibly hold together? The answer for this open-world shooter is…

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Feature: But can it survive comparison with Far Cry?

Homefront: The Revolution Wants To Make America Great Again

Homefront: The Revolution [official site] is a surprisingly sophisticated game. New developer Dambusters has assembled a thoughtful open world shooter that mixes the DNA of a Far Cry gunfight with the dented, jury-rigged science fiction of a Metro 2033. On the strength of six hours play it's streets ahead of the Kaos Studios original, despite the project's changing hands twice in two years - airlifted…

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Dead Island & Riptide Remastered In ‘Definitive Editions’

Zombie-slaying FPS-RPG Dead Island [official site] and its 2013 expandalone Dead Island Riptide are being "remastered" in Definitive Editions - more relatively-recent games coming our way again with a new swing in their step after being prettied up for the latest consoles. Too bad someone already took the name Deathinitive Edition, huh? Out of curiosity, I went back to see what RPS said in 2011…

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Homefront: The Revolution’s Co-op Maps Will All Be Free

Oh hey, Homefront: The Revolution [official site] has a co-operative multiplayer side too? I'd not really paid attention to that, but a media blitz today says yes, that is so. Sure, okay, cool. I'm already pretty interested in the open-world FPS because I like exploring and I like shooting faces so... sure, co-op too? Go for it!

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Mega Late, Man: Mighty No. 9 Delayed Again

Mega Man 'em up Mighty No. 9 [official site] was due to launch in two weeks, but the Man spiritual successor from creator Keiji Inafune has ended up delayed once again. This time, wonky multiplayer is to blame. It's now expected in spring, which could put it a year behind the April 2015 launch pitched when it was on Kickstarter. Hey, making games is tricky,…

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Homefront: The Revolution Striking On May 17th

The original Homefront was an unremarkable FPS with a plot that was goofy even for a CoD 'em up (a unified Korea invades the USA), but I have been interested in its sequel, Homefront: The Revolution [official site]. An open-world FPS skulking around an occupied Philadelphia sounds a laugh! For a while I'd feared The Revolution might be crushed by the wreckage of publisher THQ…

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Mighty No. 9 Mega-Busting Into February 2016

Every time I see the name Mighty No. 9 [official site], something in me sees it as Wonderful 101 and my heart skips a beat. But hey, a new Mega Man-ish game from the co-creator of the mega-busting robot is still a pretty exciting idea - enough for folks to bung it $3,845,170 on Kickstarter. When will we found out how the reality rises to…

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Dead Island: Epidemic MOBA Shutting Down

As if it weren't already clear that the world is not desperately short of F2P MOBAs, and that dressing a game in the clothes of a known brand isn't attractive enough to players, another branded arena 'em up is closing. Dead Island: Epidemic [official site], a MOBA-y spin-off from the open-world zombie-slaying FPS-RPG, will close next month, publishers Deep Silver have announced. The game will…

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Ahoy: Risen 3 Gets A Free Graphics Boost

O Risen - The ol' girl gets accused of being what's called "low fantasy" (fiction elitist-speak which I think essentially means it has pirates in it). But even in the face of years of apathetic reviews (we called Risen 2 "deflating" and devoted nine diary posts to the threequel to saying the game was really weird and vaguely sexist though charmingly ambitious) Deep Silver have devoted quite some…

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Homefront: The Revolution Looks A Far Cry From The First

"Hullo!" hollered Homefront: The Revolution [official site] yesterday, poking its head in the door and waving a cinematic trailer in its hand. "Just thought I'd remind you after I exist! After all those troubles... you do remember I was bounced from company to company, don't you? Didn't think you'd check in on me? Make sure I hadn't slipped in the shower? No, no. Anyway, hi,…

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Vive! Homefront: The Revolution Reappears With Trailer

Face-shooting Red Dawn fanfic Homefront: The Revolution [official site] has had a funny old time. After shutting down Homefront creator Kaos Studios, publishers THQ turned to their Montreal studio for the sequel, then looked to Crytek UK as THQ fell apart. Crytek bought the game and rights in the THQ fire sale and revealed the game at E3 2014. Less than two months later, suffering…

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Shambling: Yager Taken Off Dead Island 2

Polish studio Techland may have created open-world zombie-smashing FPS-RPG Dead Island, but publishers Deep Silver got the rights. That's how come Deep Silver went on to have folk make daft things like the MOBA-y Dead Island: Epidemic and baffling drek Escape Island while Techland went on to make another open-world zombie-smashing FPS-RPG in Dying Light. Straight-up sequel Dead Island 2 [official site] was in the…

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Release Date Man: Mighty No. 9 Due In September

Being fairly clueless about console platformers for most of my life, I had been awfully surprised to discover Capcom made a long series of So Solid Crew platformers. (That's a joke about PC isolationism and early noughties English pop culture. You don't get gags that rich every day.) After Mega Man co-creator Keiji Inafune left Capcom, he, well, decided to make more Mega Man, crowdfunding…

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Feature: Beelzebubstep

Saints Row – Gat Out Of Hell review

Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell arrives later this week, but we’ve been annoying Satan before that. And in the game. Unfortunately review code was all-too-familiarly later than promised, so this review is written before I’ve managed to complete the whole game. We’ll update it with anything crucial if necessary. Here’s wot I think:

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Dead Island: Epidemic Ready To Infect Beta Players

If you've missed word of Dead Island: Epidemic before today, it is - deep breath - a free-to-play multiplayer action hack and slash arena game. It's pursuing a cartoony look and feel and, from a trailer voiceover, it's making no bones about trying to be funny (although I hope the game itself aims a little higher than a silly voice). There's a little more info…

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