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Posts tagged “section 8”

Game Over: TimeGate Shut Down, Most Staff Laid Off

Welp, seems that time's up for TimeGate. After the Section 8 and Aliens: Colonial Marines campaign dev filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, reports recently surfaced that the entire operation's now kaput. I did a little digging of my own, and sources very close to the company confirmed the reports to RPS without hesitation. Details are still fairly scant at the moment, but you'll…

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Time’s Up: Aliens Co-Dev TimeGate Files For Bankruptcy

Despite what its name might imply, bankruptcy doesn't necessarily mean death. Not for businesses, anyway. But yeesh, Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer and Section 8 mastermind TimeGate has some far more frightening numbers to deal with than the looming specter of Chapter 11. The short version? The developer's total liabilities (i.e. the amount they owe various creditors) fall in the $10 to $50 million bracket, presumably…

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TimeGate Show Section 8’s Swarm Mode

One of the new game modes in Section 8 sequel Prejudice is one of those "co-op vs waves of bots" type modes, and TimeGate have put out an extensive ten-minute walkthrough video showing how it will work. It looks like a it could be fun, partly because the narrator gets pulled off a hoverbike by a mech and smacked on the floor, but not least…

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Section 8: Prejudice Multiplayer Beta Sign Up

I have to say I rather enjoyed Section 8, despite the game lacking a long term appeal. It was full of fun features, such as falling from the sky and robots smacking each other, and those things made it one of those games that it was great to arse about in for a couple of weeks, without it ever really getting its hooks in. I…

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Section 8 DLC Falls To Earth

The Section 8 forums have some info on the new DLC. It's three new maps and ten achievements, which can be purchased in-game via the downloadable content menu. It's 560MS points, which is around $7, which seems like a lot to me. The Seek and Destroy Map Pack expands the Section 8 experience with three new maps for the Multiplayer and Instant Action game modes.…

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Section 8 Review on Eurogamer

The response to my Section 8 review on Eurogamer seems to have been tempered somewhat by the release of a demo on the 360. It's worth stressing that I haven't seen 360 code and can make no judgment there, but impressions have not been favourable. I tried playing it on the 360 pad and, well, yes. Mouse and keyboard will be the default choice. It…

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Exploding 5-tonne Gorillas: Section 8 Beta Thinks

The Section 8 open beta got into full swing over the weekend, and I spent a lot more time messing around with it. We also had a bit of an RPS community romp on Saturday, although I missed most of it by being late to the party. The overflow played on a secondary server, and still got some good fights in. Some more thoughts on…

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Section 8: Footage And Glimpse Of Story

While I've been having a right old laugh in the beta for Section 8, as detailed here, we've not heard much about the single player game, until today. 'Neath the click is a trailer that SouthPeak sent over, which features the TimeGate team talking about their single player campaign. It's not clear how linear it'll be, as it looks like it'll be a bot-driven series…

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“Burning”: Hands-On With Section 8

The past few days I've been absorbed by Timegate's closed multiplayer beta for sci-fi shooter Section 8. I understand that there's actually some single-player element to the game, which will explain some of the sci-fi story which underscores the action, but what I've seen so far is a multiplayer game of fair complexity. It's a Unreal 3-powered amalgam of jetpacks, drop-pods, and guns that go…

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The Men Who Fell To Earth: Section 8 Diary

More action from Section 8's armoured dudes as they come crashing down from space in this new developer diary. Lots of in-game footage, and lots of chatter from the developers about loadouts, customisation, movement, and all that robo-jazz. This one is looking more and more interesting as time goes on. If the game is smooth and balanced when it hits, I suspect we might be…

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Section 8: Jumping Dudes Fight Trailer

Robots, jetpacks, tanks booted out the back of dropships, lots of firepower and some extreme mechanised jumping: Section 8's most recent trailer has all the elements that makes an wizened PC gamer sit back in his chair, run a hand across his beard and say: "hmm, I remember Tribes." Anyway, for those of us who haven't been able to get on the beta, the trailer,…

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North American Section 8 Beta Freed(Ish)

A mission! Should you choose to accept it, this internet will self-destruct in five seconds, etc etc. Go and get the Section 8 beta from Fileplanet, and find out what is a-happenin' in this multiplayer sci-fi shooter. Blues reports that even this simple task won't be made too easy, as "this event is a staggered beta with keys distributed first come, first served with limited…

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Games For 2008: F.E.A.R. 2

I seem to be getting something of a bum deal here. First I get Peggle Nights, about which a big fat nothing is known. And now F.E.A.R. 2, which is apparently being developed in a secret underground bunker fifty miles below the Atlantic ocean, by a team made up of invisible fairies. So what to tell you? I suppose a quick re-hashing of the confusion…

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