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Posts tagged “Painkiller”

People Can Fly Flies Again, Still Owns Bulletstorm

Polish studio People Can Fly made well-received OTT shooters Painkiller and Bulletstorm, then they got bought by Epic and became Epic Games Poland, and now suddenly they're independent and are People Can Fly again. I'm genuinely distressed that they didn't take the opportunity to name themselves People Can Fly Again. No cast-iron reason has been given for the regained independence and there is, as yet,…

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Epic’s Fortnite Still Exists, Now At Bulletstorm Dev

It has been far, far longer than a fortnight since we last heard even the slightest peep about Epic's Fortnite. Many fortnights, in fact - enough to bridge the gap between last year's PAX Prime and this very day. During that span, renowned puppy eater and fearless chainsaw-gun entrepreneur Cliff Bleszinski departed the studio for somehow greener pastures and also another Gears of War game came out…

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Mighty Morphine: Painkiller – Hell And Damnation

'Hell and Damnation' is the kind of exclamation that I imagine might escape the rarely unpursed lips of a country vicar as he stubs his toe on the rector's boot-scraper when arriving for afternoon tea. Tacked on the end of Painkiller's colon, it's probably not intended to sound as quaint as all that but rather to convey the gurgling, catarrh-trembling roar of a heavy metalist.…

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Feature: Shoot two of these and see me in the morning

Hands On – Painkiller: Hell & Damnation

Painkiller is a game that's never really been away since it first appeared in 2004. While never actually receiving a formal sequel, there have been four more games since, each from a different developer, and each described as a standalone expansion. Which makes it all the more strange that Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is still not a sequel, but rather a remake. I've had my…

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Still Killing Pain After All These Years: Painkiller Reboot

Back in the old days, when only 12 people read RPS, each and every one of them hated me to the core because I said I didn't think the original Painkiller was a very good videogame. I wonder what happens when I say that now? I think we can all agree that these long years of expansion packs and expandydandelions haven't exactly done great favours…

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Redeeming Painkiller?

Attention, fans of shooting things again and again: the undying Painkiller is to receive a fourth follow-up, Redemption. It's due next week, which means it is perhaps unwisely going head-to-head with the latest game from original Painkiller creators People Can Fly. That'll be Bulletstorm, which we might have mentioned here and there a couple of times. Both games are due out next week. Redemption was…

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Renewed Pain

God, Painkiller was rubbish. Really, really awful. Having the hell marketed out of it made it briefly popular with pro-gaming types, though - I've even had the curious pleasure of being beaten soundly at it by Fatal1ty, though unfortunately I got shouted at by his mate/PR/bodyguard-guy for daring to touch his mouse. Anyway, Painkiller: Overdose, the inevitable sequel, is on its way soon, and here's…

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