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Posts tagged “Red Faction: Armageddon”

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Have You Played… Red Faction: Armageddon?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. The game that killed the franchise. Red Faction: Armageddon was Volition's only real failure, a sequel to the stunning Red Faction: Guerilla, but one that failed to pick up nearly enough sales. THQ ditched it, and then moments later went under, the rights…

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The End For The Red Faction Series?

THQ has blamed poor sales of Red Faction Armageddon - which we thought was okay, if something of a step back from Guerilla - for their recent losses. Volition have already moved onto other projects, of course, including Guillermo del Toro's "Insane" games, which begin in 2013, but it's not clear whether they'll ever have a chance to go back. Shacknews quotes Brian Farrell, THQ…

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Red Faction: Armageddon Goes Eighties

Red Faction: Armageddon doesn't appear to be taking itself very seriously. One of the unlockable modes in the forthcoming destruct-em-up will let things look like they're in an '80s music video. They're calling it Sketch Mode, and say it "redefines comic mischief", which seems an odd claim. But, they say it's "more than a fun way to play." Apparently it "showcases the GeoMod 2.0 destruction…

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Red Faction Armageddon Looking Outdoorsy

I appreciate we all have an important job to do in beeing gloomy that the PC won't be getting a demo of 3rd-person destruct-'em-up Red Faction Armageddon (I personally have sipped my way through a whole cup of tea while staring furiously out of the window), but look at this trailer! I'm sure most of you out there would agree that Armageddon appearing to trade…

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No PC Demo For Red Faction: Armageddon?

If it weren't for my throat being quite so epically sore, I'd be sighing long and hard enough to power a hovercraft. After all of Volition's trumpeting about finally treating the PC as an equal, no longer farming out PC versions of their games, and generally trying to sell themselves as the PC gamer's bestest friend, the same old tiresome nonsense is occurring. Want to…

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This Red Faction Armageddon Trailer Is Dark

By "dark" I don't mean the protagonist is stumbling around with more inner turmoil than a tumble drier, or that the callous spectre of death threatens to snatch down and kill any character at any time. Not that kind of dark. No, I mean that you just can't see what on Earth is going on. Hardly ideal footage for people like me, who were disappointed…

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Red Faction: Armageddon Trailer Has A Lady

Looking at the above screenshot, you'd think that character was from a fantasy game, no? Perhaps one called "Four Wind Journey" or "Dragonica", and she'd have a name that suggested independence like Chala or Kara or something. In truth, she's the sassy sidekick Volition have just revealed for subterranean alien-masher Red Faction Armageddon, she actually is called Kara, and you can watch her debut trailer…

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Volition Boss Says No More Duff PC Ports

There's some lovely comments from Volition's studio manager, Eric Barker, over on Eurogamer. Discussing why it's always worth developing for PC when creating cross platform titles, and how Volition will no longer be using external developers for their PC versions, he drops this gem of a comment that I'll be quoting for some time to come. "I don't think [piracy] is something at the forefront…

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Down Under: Red Faction Armageddon

It was not unreasonable to see the early footage of Red Faction: Armageddon and worry. After Guerilla's open-air festival of smashing stuff it seemed so counter-intuitive to be claustrophobically wedged underground. What are we supposed to smash?! And then we found out about the Magnet Gun. Well, even more recent footage shows more good news. There's still buildings down there for you to spectacularly knock…

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Destroy & Repair In Red Faction: Armageddon

When the teaser trailer for Red Faction: Armageddon appeared last month it looked a bit odd. Set underground, it looked rather troublingly like a corridor shooter. And after the magnificent Red Faction: Guerilla, it would be such a shame to see the series take that turn. However, the five minutes of game footage revealed at Comic Con show something else entirely. I was still worried…

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Red Faction Armageddon’s Trailer Is Ok

A new Red Faction game might be something to be excited about since Guerilla was such a laugh. This new game isn't looking much like its sandboxian prequel however, as you can see from the trailer below. There's also a preview website up here, with a stack of screenshots and smattering of information. Seems that an apocalyptic cult has risen on Mars and drive the…

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