Posts Tagged ‘FPS’

Ghost Of Recon Past: Ground Branch Kickstarter

Today’s FPS games rarely last long on my hard drive, stuffed as it is with maps, dice and musty tomes of history retold. It’s more than a decade since my deathmatch days , which makes me feel indescribably ancient. It’s only fitting that it takes a Kickstarter project to rekindle my interest, as Kickstarter so often seems like fertile ground for old roots to sprout new shoots. Ground Branch is a multiplayer tactical shooter with a team of both industry and military veterans working on it, including folks from the original Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon teams at Red Storm, and special ops chaps from [REDACTED]. Authenticity is the key word, with full body modelling from a first-person perspective, realistic reloading and gear, and no unlocks or kill streaks. It’s already looking good as you can see for yourself below.

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Let The Gameshow Commence: Bullet Run

this is a very silly image

The free to play FPS formerly known as Hedone is now the free to play FPS known as Bullet Run, or at least that seems to be the case. Either that or Acony have made two identical games with separate names and convinced Sony to put their logo at the beginning of one of them. It’s a shooty shooty gameshow which means I’m contractually obliged to mention SMASH TV and you can sign up for the beta now if that’s the sort of thing you think you might enjoy. This trailer may help make up your mind one way or the other.

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Lock And Michelangeload: Renaissance Heroes

I once heard a couple refer to The Last Supper as 'that Dan Brown painting' and have liked every living thing a little less ever since

Fool that I am, I reckoned Renaissance Heroes might be a bit like War of the Roses, being a multiplayer action game with a historical hat on. The trailer persuaded me otherwise and I duly rolled my eyes around the room like a couple of marbles before taking a big gulp of coffee as bitter as a broken heart. Then I paused, added some sugar to the coffee, popped my eyes back in and watched again. It looks a lot like Unreal Tournament, except with more pantaloons and other frippery. That’s no bad thing, not as far as I’m concerned, although it is an odd choice of setting. But I guess it means I can call it a ‘Renaissance man shoot’.

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Wot I Think: Tribes: Ascend

Wotcha. Bet I don't miss at this range.

Tribes: Ascend is finally out of beta and ready to welcome all-comers in free-to-play jetpack combat. Is it enough to be the series’ true successor though, or just another casualty of its own reputation? We sent Richard screaming through the air to find out.

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Dino Might: Orion Gets A Release Date, Trailer

Co-operative, open-world sci-fi dinosaur hunting game Orion: Dino Beatdown is strapping into its jetpacks for an April the 20th release date. After watching the trailer below I just hopped onto Google Calendar and made sure I had nothing planned for that day – just some lump thing in my brain needed removal on that day. I soon got rid of that. What smells of burning, btw? Anyway: I also added “Sleepover with the Timothy Olyphant” to my girlfriend’s calendar to make sure I’m not disturbed. I love Trespasser and I take my dinosaur hunting VERY seriously. I am the Bob Peck of RPS.
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Battlefield 3 Patch Contains Tweaks, Adds Shortcuts

The Battlefield 3 patch rolls out today, bringing some excellent tweaks as well as adding “shortcut items” that allow players to buy items rather than putting in the hours to unlock them – “If you’re new to the game, this is the perfect way to gain some ground on the veterans online.” Or maybe you’re just a lazy man-/vehicle-shooter with money to burn? If so, these are the items for you, with an ultimate bundle that unlocks everything and smaller collections available. Some people are predictably furious, whether due to price or due to the fact that newcomers can jump to the top of the tree straight away. Personally, as I gibbered about earlier, I’m increasingly disinterested in these multiplayer unlock systems. Other changes listed below.

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Rise And Shine: Tribes Ascend Release Date And Trailer

If you're not crying by the end of the trailer, then the brief blast of Wub Wub is for you
If you’re already part of the Tribes: Ascend open beta, you might not realise that it’s not already out. That 3.8Gb on your hard-drive is nothing more than a game that is pretending to be out. The duplicitous, lying beast will soon be much more moral, though: following a successful beta, that’s had 400’000 players, Hi-Rez are launching, or at least de-betafying, their lovely online free-to-play FPS. Come April 12th, it’ll no longer be able to say “but I’m only a beta” when people point out the code holes the developers have left.
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