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The PC And The Re-Rise Of The Shoot-’em-up

Wasim Salman writes about videogames using short, mechanical sentences. He asked us to let him steer the RPS ship around the doujin game community and to aim his rhythmic sentence-bullets at the shmup genre. Fashion. Before the arcades died, they bloomed into obscene spectacle. Cabinets grew bigger. Stranger. They became experiences. In the black sunset of that era, purity lost its place.

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See How Inhuman You Can Be In Human Element

No such thing as too many zombie games, right? Robotoki's upcoming Human Element is a fast-paced shooter-slash-base-management chimera that takes place 35 years after the end of an undead uprising. Humanity has broken into gun-loving factions, and is now clamoring over what few resource-rich outposts remain.

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Enter The Gungeon: A Dungeon Crawler What Has Guns

Enter the Gungeon is developer Dodge Roll's love letter to the "many inventive and memorable guns of video games." It's further described as a radial shooter stuffed into a "dungeon-crawler lootfest," which is reason enough to open your mouth and prep a yawn. But there's enough fun character design and potential Vlambeer-y feels on display in the trailer that I'd ask you to stifle it…

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As Seen On Craigslist: Cottage Of Doom

Doom is awesome! Maybe not the state of being doomed. Or even that movie where The Rock forced his cooking down alien olfactory senses. But domiciles of doom? Better than cottage cheese. Master of leafy strategy games Alex May recently released a remake of Cottage of Doom, his winning entry in 2007's TIGsource B-Games competition. The idea behind this piece of lo-fi goodness is a…

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Glowy Death Abounds In Daedalus – No Escape

Lasers, glistening biceps, and corrugated labyrinths, oh my! Is there any way to make space marine-driven arena shooters better? If you were Daedalus - No Escape, you'd say something like, "Of course! By turning it into a top-down affair, naturally." Out now on Steam, Daedalus looks like a slick, violent conflagration where only the best can reign from the top of the leader boards. No…

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Feature: One who splats.

Splatter review

Splatter: Just Harder Times, to use its full title, is the tale of a man who one day decides to experiment with using guns instead of hands, luckily coinciding with the start of a zombie-type apocalypse. Opening a door? Shoot it. Looting a crate? Shoot it. Moving a car out of his way? Blam-blam-blam-kabloom. Everything in the top down world is now thankfully malleable with…

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Dino Dash: Primal Carnage

Only a fool would take the recent release of Orion: Dino Beatdown as evidence that there are sufficient dinosaur versus man games in the world. Until the dinosaurs outnumber the dead it is the duty of every so-called hunter of great game to demand more 'clever girl' and less 'shambling, idiotic ghoul'. Like a t-rex drooling on a leashed goat, John has salivated over previous…

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Scope And Gory: Sniper Elite V2 Demo

The demo for Sniper Elite V2 is now available on Steam, having previously been holed up in consoleland, waiting for a chance to break from cover and dash across to nestle inside your tower. Once there, it'll scan the room for enemies to gratuitously shoot in the spleen. The level provided, which has been specially tweaked for demonstration purposes, does contain some sniping, although I…

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A Snippet Of Sniper Elite V2 Footage

I still don't quite know if Sniper Elite V2 is as open and as stealthy as I'd like it to be. My hope is that it's a bit like Hidden And Dangerous, just sniper-centric, but then I wake up every morning hoping for that game. This new walkthrough video shows one mission, trying to get an angle to snipe Müller, sliced into tiny chunks, so…

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Feature: Man-shoot-mania

Impressions – ShootMania: Storm

It’s exactly like that training course scene from Starship Troopers. The one with the non-lethal lasers, I mean. Not the one where a man gets shot to death in the skull during a live fire exercise. In ShootMania, nobody gets shot to death in the skull – that would be much too violent. Violence isn’t really what this particular FPS has in mind.

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Scrabble’s Favourite Shooter: Nexuiz

What better way to start a Monday than with a new trailer for the "reimagining" of Nexuiz, an arena-based shooter that aims to resurrect warm memories of killing friends in improbable environments? Maybe a preferably beginning would be a stroll through Montmartre, ending with a fresh coffee by the Seine as conversations erudite and elegant intermingle with the aroma of freshly baked bread? Unfortunately, that's…

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Shooter Nexuiz Being Remade, Published

Edit: The video is below now. Perhaps not the most catchy of names, Nexuiz has just been announced as receiving a publishing deal from THQ Partners and Machinima. And thus into the public gaze it heads. IllFonic's CryEngine 3 game is an FPS "reimagining" of the game's previous incarnation when released by Alien Trap in 2005. Then it was intended to be a GPL shooter,…

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An Hour Of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Last time we brought you news of Counter-Strike: GO (go go!), we were able to show you nine new images from the game. Nine! That's a lot of global offense. This time, prepare for an offensive overload because there is over an hour of footage waiting for you below, in the form of a competitive match between the United States and Europe. I wouldn't spoil…

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Heroes & Generals: Re-Announced, Trailered

Having been away on my honeymoon for nearly two weeks, and thus not paying much attention to videogames, I'm feeling out of touch. But I'm not sure that can account for my not having realised that a group of ex-IO Interactive founders left the company in 2004 to restart their old development team, Reto-Moto. The company was officially re-announced in 2008, and only now, forty-seven…

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Intelligent Design: Primal Carnage Footage

There's a museum in Kentucky entirely dedicated to promulgating a literal interpretation of the Genesis poem to the masses. And a big part of that, for these hardcore Creationists, is insisting that dinosaurs and humans co-existed. So sure, you might want to weep and tear your clothes at the countless millions of dollars being spent on a temple dedicated to spreading what most would consider…

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Ctrl Alt DESTROY: Hard Reset Screens

Why, twas only Sunday that Alec brought us the in-game footage of Hard Reset - the PC only shooter from Polish Travelling Wilburys-like developer best-of, Flying Wild Hog. Made up of developers from People Can Fly, CD Project and City Interactive. And today, for those who find moving pictures distracting and upsetting, I've some still images of the game in action. And for once the…

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Beachy: War Inc. Battlezone Open Beta

War Inc. Battlezone is proof that Atari don't defend their trademarks well enough, and a free-to-play third-person shooter that has just this very day gone into beta. And the sort of beta that doesn't even require faffing around with a registration email. You apply, then it lets you download the game. Well, download the downloader, which then downloads a more up-to-date downloader, which then downloads…

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Hey, Artists: Crunchy Leaf Games Want You

Any artists fancy getting involved with a cute-looking shooter? That's the appeal from an ex-Crytek tester turned indie developer, Crunchy Leaf Games (contender for best dev name?). At the moment it's a one-man project, looking to find someone who can replace the placeholder artwork that's currently in there. It's an old-school space shooter, like your grandmother used to play, built in Flash. You can watch…

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Don’t Toy With Them: MicroVolts Beta, Trailer

MicroVolts, a third-person multiplayer shooter, has been rumbling along in beta for a few months now. It's a hybrid of TF2 and MicroMachines, teeny little toys waging war in your back garden. Why do they fight? For battery resources, of courses. And for supremacy in the Micro World. Which is presumably just the world, but seen from lower down. It's entering its second closed beta…

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Command Carriers: Orion: Prelude

An email arrived from Orion: Prelude developers, Spiral Game Studios, asking us if we miss Starsiege: Tribes. Which I misread as "Miss Starsiege: Tribes", which would be the strangest beauty contest ever. It is, in fact, the multiplayer shooter Alec mentioned a couple of weeks back, based on the success of their previous Orion: Source mod experiment. Oh, and it contains dinosaurs of course. And…

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