Posts Tagged ‘Rebellion’

AvP Retro: A Stand-Up Fight Or Another Bughunt

Every Sunday, we reach deep into Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s 141-year history to pull out one of the best moments from the archive. This week, Alec’s 2007 celebration of the real meaning of Aliens, in (the original) Aliens versus Predator.

Like every good geek, I have a favourite gaming moment. It’s in Aliens Versus Predator, a vintage but oft-forgotten first-person shooter that gets mentioned by my games-hack peers about as often as the Pope says “are you sure this hat makes God happy?”

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Game On, Man: Aliens Versus Predator Free On GOG

Only forgot their 'FREE HUGS' sign, didn't they?

Years of pining for a decent Alien game have been ended by Alien: Isolation, a right little stonker, which probably means it’s time to start hoping for another good Aliens game. That little extra s makes a huge difference, calling for space marines with big guns yelling “Let’s rock!” then melting in sprays of acid blood. If you fancy a fun interspecies rumble on PC, you’ll need to look back a good decade.

As luck would have it (or a convenient marketing opportunity), you can now grab one of the last good Aliens games for free. GOG are giving away Rebellion’s Aliens Versus Predator (the nice one from 1999, not 2010’s so-so Aliens vs. Predator) to get folks testing the infrastructure for the upcoming Galaxy service.

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Tanked Up: Bionites And Battlezones

In the first of what certainly won’t be a regular innuendo-strewn column entitled Dan’s Hot Tip, I bring news directly from the Twitter feed of handsomely bearded journo Dan Griliopoulos. Jason Kingsley of Rebellion, the home of Sniper Elite and 2000 AD, discusses the UK developer’s plans for Battlezone. [We] “bought the IP at auction from Atari last year. Have some exciting plans for it and lots of ideas”. The purchase was made last summer and Rebellion picked up Moonbase Commander rights at the same time. The real news though – the part that you can actually touch – is the release of Bionite’s alpha.

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WW2 Fanfic: Sniper Elite 3 DLC Saves Churchill

Just two guys, hanging out.

You would like to shoot Adolf Hitler, wouldn’t you? You wouldn’t want Winston Churchill to die, would you? No, you’re not a monster, are you? Sniper Elite 3‘s big DLC packs focus on rewriting history, but it comes off a bit tacky to me. Yesterday brought the first part of a three-chapter DLC campaign about foiling a plot to assassinate Churchill and it’s not the most enticing start, reusing and reworking an old campaign level. Still, Rebellion have also released a free new multiplayer map.

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Wot I Think: Sniper Elite 3

Try RPS sister site Auk, Sandpiper, Shelduck for the Snipe Elite 3 review

If you’re looking for a Wot I Think on the recently released Snipe Elite 3 – a game in which you spend most of your time wading around wet meadows, using a long bill to probe mud for worms and larvae, you are in the wrong place. This is a Wot I Think on the recently released Sniper Elite 3 – a game in which you spend most of your time waddling around dry wadis, using a long arm to probe flesh for bones and organs. The only feathers you’ll find here are feather palms, the only helpless invertebrates Axis soldiers crudely de-spined by Lee-Enfields and M1 Garands. Read the rest of this entry »

Scoping Strategies: Sniper Elite 3 Out Now

“German officer, your life force energy is fading.”

The screenshot made me hope for Treguard’s tones but sadly it was not to be. Sniper Elite 3 could have taken the series in a bold new dungeon-crawling direction but further inspection reveals another WWII organ-busting simulator. That’s not to say it’s not worth your time and precious pennies though. The game is out in Blighty now, having struggled through a staggered geographic release, and we’ll be taking a look through our critical scopes in the near future. Go prone and watch the trailer from afar.

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Stay On Target: Sniper Elite 3 Multiplayer Trailer

'This looks like a nice place to stop for some sandwiches'.

I find Sniper Elite‘s fascination with face-breaking slow-motion bullet impacts somewhat grotesque, because I’m exactly the kind of hand-wringing, self-loathing videogame journalist the internet commenters warned you about. That doesn’t mean I don’t like the core idea of hunkering down behind some crumbling buildings, fearing for my life and timidly scanning the treeline for fascists. It only means I’d rather play Sniper Elite V2’s multiplayer, where pace necessitated fewer lovingly rendered shots of severed bollocks and where the presence of other players created far greater tension.

Good news, then! Not only am I getting to the point of this news story, but the point is this: Sniper Elite 3 expands the series’ multiplayer offering considerably, and there’s a trailer below.

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